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Prestigious Auto Body, located in Goleta and Santa Barbara, CA, has been certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturers' specifications.

With her little ones in tow, Mother Goose made a tour of Mike's Auto Body in San Ramon, CA. 

Friday, 25 May 2018 17:04

Technical Careers Senior in ID Heads to SkillsUSA Nationals

Written by Kelsey Pennock, Post Register

Paint masks and welding torches aren’t the usual school supplies, but for Technical Careers High School senior Lillian Reed in Idaho Falls, ID, they’re what are getting her to college.

Monday, 21 May 2018 21:24

Hawai‘i Reaches $7 Million Settlement With Takata Over Dangerous Airbags

Written by Staff, Big Island Now

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection on behalf of the state of Hawai‘i recently announced a settlement with Takata Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings, Inc. (Takata) over the state’s claims that Takata engaged in unlawful practices in connection with the marketing and sale of its dangerous airbags installed in vehicles sold to Hawai‘i consumers.

Monday, 21 May 2018 17:00

13 Arrested in Auto Insurance Fraud Ring in Merced, CA

Written by Staff, Dutra’s The Paper

Thirteen people were arrested May 11 following a lengthy investigation by the Merced, CA, County District Attorney’s office into an automobile insurance fraud ring involving 10 different insurance companies that paid out more than $430,000 in bogus claims, District Attorney Larry D. Morse II announced.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 22:53

Apple Now Has 50+ Self-Driving Cars on the Road in CA

Written by Peter Cao, 9 to 5 Mac

Apple’s autonomous vehicle program is one of the biggest known secrets in the tech industry. 

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