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Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA won an Excellence in Community Service Award at SEMA last year from the National Auto Body Council for her outstanding charitable efforts and volunteerism, including mentoring at-risk youth and disabled adults.

By working hard and doing all the right things for the right reasons, Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA is a shining example of how good things happen to good people.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 22:29

Vallejo Body Shop Gives Away its 11th Car

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For the 11th time, Regal Collision in Vallejo, CA presented a completely refurbished vehicle for a deserving family through its participation in the national Selected Benevolence Program.


Just like Nigel Tufnel said in the film This is Spinal Tap, "This one goes to 11!"

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced a major auto insurance fraud ring takedown which was operating in San Diego County.

Friday, 03 February 2017 18:12

Biz Boost: Savy Auto Service and Body Shop in Richmond, CA

Written by The Richmond Standard

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Savy Ly has operated an auto repair and maintenance shop at 12920 San Pablo Ave. for about 15 years.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:12

Oakland Auto Body Shop Catches Fire

Written by Gabby Baquero, West Orange Times & Observer

Firefighters from multiple municipalities surrounded an Oakland warehouse located at 17949 West Colonial Drive Saturday night as they battled the flames that engulfed the 6,000-square-foot building, which operated as an auto body shop.

Monday, 30 January 2017 23:39

Central Oregon Body Shops See Surge in Business

Written by Mike Allen,

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It's no secret that this winter already has been rough on Central Oregon drivers, and crashes are up. One business--auto body repair shops--has seen an uptick in business as a result.

Within the last six years, the insurance industry has continually questioned the authority of the California Department of Insurance to regulate its industry on several fronts.

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:16

Yokum’s Toys: Yokum’s Body Shop in CA Collects Toys for Tots

Written by Aura Whittaker, Willits News

The is the first year Yokum’s Body Shop in CA became a registered Toys for Tots collection location, and the community responded by donating loads of toys.

From legislative advocacy to training to offering member benefits and value, CAWA had a very productive and successful year in 2016.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:46

VIDEO: West Seattle Mom Saves Kids from Burning Car

Written by Nadia Crow, Q13 Fox

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What was supposed to be a casual play date with a friend turned into a life-or-death situation in late December:


A West Seattle mom with two kids, trapped inside a burning car on a busy downtown street.


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