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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 21:28

Truck Hits Herd of Elk on U.S. 26 Near North Plains, OR

Written by Rachael Rafanelli and Christine Pitawanich, KGW

The driver of a pickup truck hit a herd of elk the morning of Jan. 4 near North Plains, OR, on U.S. 26.

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 19:58

OR Audit Targets DEQ's Air Quality Permit Backlog

Written by Staff, KTVZ NewsChannel 21

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released an audit Jan. 3 of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Quality Permitting Program, finding a "significant" processing backlog that needs addressing.

In November, Kurt Money of Shotwell's Auto Body in Petaluma, CA, was named the I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year for 2017 for the second time by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. 

Monday, 08 January 2018 21:41

Auto Shops Play Role in Math, Science Education in CA Schools

Written by Carolyn Jones, EdSource

Thirty years ago, auto shop was as much a part of California high schools as frog dissection, typing classes and Friday night football.

BumperDoc Franchises, which develops BumperDoc Express Auto Body Repair Centers, announced the sale of its original shop to the husband and wife team of Jess and RJ Coons

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 21:54

Auto Body Hawaii Repairs Salvaged Van for Donation to Veteran

Written by Max Dible, West Hawaii Today

Big families on the Big Island need big cars. 

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CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced the opening of CARSTAR West Coast Collision Center, located at 9287 Orco Parkway, Riverside, CA, 92509.  It is owned by Mark Shackleford.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 22:28

CA Owner Speaks About Losing Auto Body Shop in Fire

Written by Sharon Chen,

Just a few days before Christmas, the owner of a Midway-area auto body shop was dealing with the loss of his livelihood.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 22:14

High School Auto Tech Program Expands in Simi Valley, CA

Written by Hector Gonzalez, Simi Valley Acorn

Nanor Deirboghossian, the sole girl in Simi Valley Unified School District’s new automotive repair program, knows more about fixing cars than many twice her age.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 23:48

Firefighters Battle Auto Repair Shop Blaze Near Mission Hills, CA

Written by Timothy Rawles, SDGLN

Fire crews battled a blaze at an auto body shop near Lindbergh Field in CA the morning of Dec. 19.

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