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1HomePageMap small w 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, NevadaOregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming

As Californians gear up to see an Independence Day like no other in modern day history, the list of things revelers can do to celebrate is shaping up to be even more restrictive.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state plans to issue new measures as early as July 1 that could require local jurisdictions to step up enforcement of a mandate requiring people to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings.

Recent images taken of Tesla’s battery production facility in Kato Road near the Fremont Factory in California suggest the expansion of the site is already underway.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will consider “toggling back” California’s reopening plan and reinstate restrictions if hospitals and health care needs exceed capacity after increased testing has resulted in more positive test results being reported.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has decided drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will be considered employees as is depicted under California’s new gig worker law.

A Nevada automotive dealer trade group says it's willing to work with state regulators after Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a new initiative to consider an electric vehicle mandate in the state.

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