Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Assembly Bill 2392 (Santiago, Chapter 434, Statutes of 2018) modified Vehicle Code (VC) § 22524.5 regarding reasonableness of storage rates and presumptively unreasonable charges when those fees are a result of an accident or recovery of a stolen vehicle.
Ilona Smetana has gone through many hardships in recent years. Now, with help from a big donation by a Fontana, CA, company, she is moving forward on a positive path.
On April 12, two Paradise, CA, residents experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of vehicles to provide them reliable transportation following the massive wildfires that destroyed the region.
The man and woman found dead March 31 in an industrial area of Long Beach, CA, had been a couple for nine years, according to relatives who suspect they died in a murder-suicide.
The rain stayed away long enough on Thursday, March 21 to allow for a huge celebration as Ben Clymer’s the Body Shop gave away another car to a needy family.
Most of us are probably familiar with this famous line screamed by a TV ex-anchorman while on air in the film “Network” (1976): "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Although he sees himself as an I-CAR instructor first and a body shop owner second, Doug Roach, 66, has been wearing both hats successfully for the last 36 years.
David Mello recently celebrated two notable anniversaries: his 30th as the owner of Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA, and his 40th in the collision repair industry.
On March 14, Technical Careers High School in Bonneville School District 93 in Idaho Falls, ID, was finishing up the last few touches on a car to be donated to a family in need.