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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:04

Royal Collision Center in Fontana, CA, Helps Veteran in Need of Car

Written by Russell Ingold, Herald News

Ilona Smetana has gone through many hardships in recent years. Now, with help from a big donation by a Fontana, CA, company, she is moving forward on a positive path.

On April 12, two Paradise, CA, residents experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of vehicles to provide them reliable transportation following the massive wildfires that destroyed the region.

Friday, 12 April 2019 16:33

Couple Found Dead in Long Beach, CA, Auto Body Shop; Parents Suspect Murder-Suicide

Written by Jeremiah Dobruck, Long Beach Post

The man and woman found dead March 31 in an industrial area of Long Beach, CA, had been a couple for nine years, according to relatives who suspect they died in a murder-suicide.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:52

Ben Clymer’s the Body Shop Donates Car to Yucaipa, CA, Family

Written by Rachael Gustuson, News Mirror

The rain stayed away long enough on Thursday, March 21 to allow for a huge celebration as Ben Clymer’s the Body Shop gave away another car to a needy family.

Most of us are probably familiar with this famous line screamed by a TV ex-anchorman while on air in the film “Network” (1976): "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

Although he sees himself as an I-CAR instructor first and a body shop owner second, Doug Roach, 66, has been wearing both hats successfully for the last 36 years.

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