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The California Autobody Association (CAA) has been in contact with various regulatory agencies and recently attended a meeting concerning inspections of auto body shops in Sacramento and San Jose by the Economic and Employment

The Boyd Group Inc. (“Boyd Group”) has acquired Advanced Auto Body’s Anthem, Arizona location, which will now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. This acquisition was completed on October 6, 2009. The new location is approximately 16,200 square feet in size, and is well located to help serve consumers and insurance clients in the growing north suburban Phoenix market.

Rachel Oroz says bravely that she has leukemia, leukemia doesn't have her. You would never know from her big smile, dedicated work ethic and positive attitude, that she even has leukemia.

The Assembly approved AB 1200 (Hayashi) 42-19 on September 9, 2009. The bill now goes to the Governor for his consideration. The CRA will ask him to veto the measure because it will hurt the independent collision repair shops that already suffering during the economic downturn while depriving claimants the benefits of a repair analyses based on the right thing to do, not the cheapest way to go.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 16:56

CAA Says "Help Stop More Tax Increases"

The CAA has released an appeal to its members which reads as follows:

You may have read about the Commission on the 21st Century Economy, a blue ribbon tax panel tasked with finding ways to modernize California’s tax system.
 
What hasn’t gotten much news media attention are some of the specific tax changes that are very alarming for California taxpayers. Proposals under serious consideration include a property tax change that could lead to higher taxes for employers and higher rents for small businesses and average Californian and a doubling of the state gas tax that would cost billions every year. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 16:53

CAA Benefit: Tiger Gas

Effective Sept. 16, Tiger Natural Gas Company has partnered with the California Autobody Association (CAA) on a Third Party Natural Gas Program to benefit its members.