Governor Gavin Newsom lays out parameters and tools needed before the state modifies California’s statewide stay-at-home orders and other broad #COVID19 interventions

Today Governor Newsom and staff laid out a 6 step plan to address key issues going forward; 1) Ability to Monitor 2) Dealing with At-Risk Populations 3) Ability for the Medical Community to Monitor and Manage Surges 4) Development of Therapeutics and vaccines to address the virus, 5)Physical Distancing - Now and into the future and into the ... Read More »

14th Apr 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom provides an update on California’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. #StayHomeSaveLives

The key takeaways from today's Governor briefing is tomorrow they will address the strategic plans to restart California's businesses with the overall goal of laying out the state-specific plans that have been coordinated with other Governors, particularly Washington State and Oregon. Also EDD has sent out 221,000 checks yesterday that includes ... Read More »

13th Apr 2020
Governor of California on Thursday evening issued a statewide stay-at-home order

The governor of California on Thursday evening issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. The order, which takes effect Thursday night, asks residents to leave their homes only when necessary. It will remain in place until further notice.   Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement came about an hour after ... Read More »

19th Mar 2020
California listing of all the counties that are under the Health Order

  Working for our members today, we comprised a listing of all the counties that are under the Health Order (or some variations of it) Here's the latest listing of all the counties. San Bernardino is slightly different as they have only issued an order to cancel all gatherings, while other counties are very detailed. “Shelter-in-Place” ... Read More »

19th Mar 2020
COVID19 Coalition Letter FINAL

Good day, this moved fast and furious today, and the Executive Board was in tow the entire time to ensure we covered the key areas that needed to be addressed in this Coalition letter to member of Congress. We appreciate the work that Joanna Johnson, from the Oil Changers Association and Kristi Babb did to initiate and facilitate this coalition ... Read More »

13th Mar 2020
BAR Initiates Disciplinary Action Against Nine Smog Check Stations Engaged in Fraud

BAR is actively going after shops that are running fraudulent Smog Checks, which is what’s prompting them to change the DAD unit and adding biometrics with a palm reader for the Smog Technicians and there will be other changes coming. See attached press release. BAR NEWS RELEASE Bureau of Automotive Repair Initiates Disciplinary Action ... Read More »

25th Feb 2020
BAR Advisory Recap – January 23, 2020

Our vision is to have a positive image in the market place with our consumers, industry and government and create an environment where all stakeholders benefit from our collective efforts. BAR News Release: Clunker Cars Repurposed in the Classroom The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has issued a news release on the new Cars for Schools ... Read More »

28th Jan 2020
Monthly Update ALERT! Dec. 2019 1 of 2

Our vision is to have a positive image in the market place with our consumers, industry and government and create an environment where all stakeholders benefit from our collective efforts.   Monthly Update ALERT! Dec. ... Read More »

18th Dec 2019
Monthly Update ALERT! Dec. 2019 2 of 2

Monthly SPOTLIGHT! Repair Orders: Get it Right by Writing it Right "Write it Clear and Keep it Clear"    Hello Industry Members:   With this installment of our series on “Get It Right by Writing It Right” we are focusing on Invoices. During this series of articles, we have been looking ... Read More »

8th Dec 2019
Fall 2019 Automotive Repair and Smog Check Newsletter

Good day, We wanted to share the latest edition of BAR’s Automotive Repair and Smog Check Newsletter, which is now available in a new online format and we included a PDF version as well. We wanted to share the newsletter with everyone, as I had worked with Chief Dorais after Bob Barkhouse passed away because Chief Dorais wanted to honor him in ... Read More »

19th Nov 2019