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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

At age 13, Austin Phipps wasn’t old enough for a driver’s license, but he bought his first car anyway.

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a collision repair center in Pomona, CA.

Dick DeLoach was a humble man. Fifteen years ago, he called me to inquire about writing for Parts & People, a now defunct automotive publication out of Denver. I asked him if he had any experience and his response was “A little.”

Tesla has won its long-standing feud with ex-Gigafactory employee Martin Tripp, who once broke trade secret violations by telling reporters about delays in Model 3 production.

Darryl Shiozawa, owner of Fix Auto in Campbell, CA, began working in his father’s shop at age 15.

Nov. 19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order due to the pandemic meant to be effective starting Nov. 21.