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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

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced June 11 that her office, along with 16 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, settled an environmental protection action against CarMax Auto Superstores California, LLC.

During the coronavirus shutdowns, we gearheads have seen races, shows and other events canceled right and left. Even car museums shuttered their doors.

A Dodge dealership in San Leandro, CA, became one of the biggest targets during a night of violent riots and intense looting on June 1, following the recent death of George Floyd, after his neck was pinned by the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest.

The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) in California has arrested a former auto repair employee on suspicion of murder, after an owner of the auto repair shop was found dead in his office.

Geoffrey M. Palermo was charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud and making false statements in a loan application in connection with multiple schemes to defraud, spanning from 2013 to 2020, announced U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson, FBI Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Western Region Special Agent in Charge Weston King.

Government-imposed business shutdowns to stem the spread of coronavirus helped erase nearly 597,000 jobs in the Bay Area during March and April---yet they also helped wipe out vehicle trips and traffic jams in a big way, according to a new economic report released June 2.

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