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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

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Consumers in California are one step closer to achieving safer vehicles with the introduction of AB 471, a measure that would expand the inspection of vehicle safety components and systems.

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Tesla’s largest Supercharger V3 station to date has taken a definitive step forward, with the Santa Monica, CA, Planning Commission approving the 62-stall rapid-charging facility in a 5-2 vote.

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A U.S. Forest Service employee was arrested March 1 on a federal grand jury indictment charging him with illegally directing nearly $900,000 in no-bid Forest Service vehicle repair and maintenance work to a San Bernardino County, CA, auto body repair shop that illicitly paid him more than $360,000 in bribes and kickbacks.

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Count Artistic Auto Body among the shops geared up and ready for the coming wave of electric vehicles (EVs).

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ProColor Collision announced March 3 it has joined the California Autobody Association (CAA), one of the largest nonprofit trade associations of automotive collision repairers in the U.S., as a corporate sponsor.

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Officials in Petaluma, CA, have decided to ban the construction of new gas stations in a unanimous vote from the city council following a two-year moratorium passed in early 2019, according to a local news source.