Northern California

Northern California passenger car sales fell 3.9 percent, while light truck sales are down 5.1 percent.
Sacramento, Calif.—The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2019. While the market experiences a mild decline, new vehicle registrations are trending to exceed 1.9 million sales in 2019. According to the California Auto Outlook First Quarter 2019, market share for non-luxury...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Jerit Daley of Raybestos Brakes to the Association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “Jerit is a young professional in our industry and I know he will add...
SONOMA, Calif. (June 6, 2019) – Stock car racing in Sonoma dates back to June of 1969, just months after the raceway opened for business. Sonoma Raceway will celebrate 50 years of racing in wine country during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event, June 21-23, including a...
Sacramento – June 6, 2019--CAWA, Representing the Automotive Parts Industry, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 scholarship awards. CAWA provided $14,500 in scholarships this year to fourteen individuals. “Once again, CAWA is proud to assist these young people in pursuing their...
When - 13 Jun 2019 Location - San Jose Giants Excite Ballpark, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose  Registration Registration: Member and Non-Member Tire Dealers – $40.00 Registration: Member Vendors – $40.00 Registration: Non-Member Vendors – $75.00 Sponsorship – $250.00 Click Here to register.
The CAA is proud to announce that AB 755, a bill which would have increased the tire change fee from $1.75 to $3.25 per tire has died on the Assembly Floor. At the request of its sponsor, the bill was shelved on Wednesday, May 30th. The CAA and its allies have been working tirelessly to defeat the...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Tom Ogaz of the Parts Authority to the Board of Directors. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “ We look forward to Tom’s participation and contributions that will assist the Association in...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Two Paradise residents were presented vehicles to provide them reliable transportation by the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides following the wildfires that destroyed the region. Duane’s Body Shop, in Sacramento, and Fabian’s Collision Center, in Stockton, helped...
CAA/CalABC/ASCCA Lobbyist Jack Molodanof (left) and 2017 ASCCA Past State President David Kusa network at this year’s Legislative Day.
Sacramento Calif.— Every year in April, the Automotive Service Councils of California, California Automotive Business Coalition and California Autobody Association co-host Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day to interact with their local politicians. It’s all about building...
The crew at Walnut Creek Honda averages eight years on the job, led by Parts Manager Lester Pamplona, far right.
Walnut Creek, Calif.—By keeping fewer products on his shelves without compromising availability and delivery, Parts Manager Lester Pamplona is leveraging his 18 years at Walnut Creek Honda to serve two masters — his own service department and his wholesale customers. Pamplona relies on Honda’s...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.