Northern California

Executives from Toyota and Contra Costa College launch the T-TEN training program. From left to right: John Márquez, CCC; Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, CCC; Tom Trisdale, Toyota; Dr. Katrina VanderWoude, CCC; Shawn Domeracki, Toyota; Lucille Beatty, CCC and Bobby Sturgeon, CCC.
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern...
Sacramento, CA – August 21, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Bill Meyer of MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced Mr. Meyer’s appointment he commented: “ Bill has been...
SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2018) – Sonoma Raceway and key figures from the founding of then-Sears Point Raceway came together today to mark the 50th anniversary of the facility’s ceremonial groundbreaking, which was celebrated on Aug. 14, 1968. Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page...
What: BASF is the presenting sponsor at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA When: Saturday, August 24-26 Background:BASF will be the presenting sponsor of the 32nd Goodguys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, CA from August 24-26, 2018. BASF will have...
From left: Mort Schwartz, past CAWA chairman, and Greg Livingston, of All Trade Tools, present CAWA scholarships to Naomi Rivas, Christina Schneider, Stephanie Garcia, Ernesto Candelario, Michael Ni, who are five of the 14 recipients.
Newport Beach, Calif.—CAWA has announced the recipients of its 2018 scholarship awards. CAWA provided $11,750 in scholarships this year to 15 individuals of which 10 students also received a $500 Powerbuilt certificate donated by All Trade Tools. “Once again, CAWA is proud to assist these young...
Burlingame, Calif.—Driveroo, a new startup, recently announced that its on-demand car care app and network of independent ASE-certified service providers is currently available. During its initial development stage, the Driveroo network successfully completed thousands of Artificial Intelligence (...
NEVADA Fleetcon will be at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nev., Sept. 10-12. The education event offers fleet professionals training from industry experts on regulatory compliance, managing fleets, fuel programs, service contracts and more. Registration is open for the FleetPros-sponsored event,...
Owner Greg Migliore at Greg’s Automotive Service has made fleet work a significant part of his business by dedicating his resources to it.
Hayward, Calif. — With more than half of his shop’s workload derived from fleet repair and maintenance, Owner Greg Migliore at Greg’s Automotive Service is always striving to serve his fleet accounts better. When he opened the business 38 years ago, Migliore saw an opportunity and seized it and now...
Doug Roach has owned Collision Repair Specialists since 1987 and recently celebrated 35 years as an I-CAR instructor.
San Jose, Calif. — Doug Roach has been in the collision repair industry in two different capacities since the 1980s and enjoys wearing both hats. As the owner of Collision Repair Specialists in Silicon Valley and an I-CAR instructor of 35 years, Roach wants to repair cars right and then teach...
SONOMA, Calif. (July 29, 2018) – Long-time Sonoma Raceway Drag Racing Manager Georgia Seipel was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame today during pre-race ceremonies for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Seipel, who retired earlier this year after a 30-year career in Sonoma, is the...

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