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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.

Monday, 29 April 2019 21:54

Going the Distance: Colson’s Auto Repair & Costa’s Auto Works in Carpinteria, CA

Written by Megan Waldrep, Coastal View News

Colson’s Auto Repair in Carpinteria, CA, has been family-owned-and-operated for 70 years.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:04

Royal Collision Center in Fontana, CA, Helps Veteran in Need of Car

Written by Russell Ingold, Herald News

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.

Friday, 12 April 2019 16:33

Couple Found Dead in Long Beach, CA, Auto Body Shop; Parents Suspect Murder-Suicide

Written by Jeremiah Dobruck, Long Beach Post

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.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:52

Ben Clymer’s the Body Shop Donates Car to Yucaipa, CA, Family

Written by Rachael Gustuson, News Mirror

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.

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