Auto Repair Shop Owner Devoted to Community

Longtime Oroville businessman known for his community minded work

Posted: Dec 11, 2017 12:08 PM
Updated: Dec 28, 2017 9:53 AM

As the owner of Briggs Car Care Center in Oroville, it's safe to say Vic Briggs is customer friendly.

"That's the best part of any business, if you don't like people you shouldn't be in business," said Briggs.

And on that note, Vic's business has been around for 32 years and his reputation as a people person comes not only from his friendly demeanor, but also from the work he does to help the less fortunate in the community. For example; he has spent over two decades on the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

"One of the things that Vic is very good at is recruiting people for our board and getting more people of the community involved with us, and that's a total asset that we very much appreciate," said Major Larry Feist of the Salvation Army of Oroville.

Therefore it's no surprise the Oroville Salvation Army nominated Vic to be recognized for his acts of human kindness.

Once again this holiday season his shop is a food donation drop off point and also features a Salvation Army Angel Tree where customers and employees can see that Christmas gift wishes are met for underprivileged children.

"It's really neat and it's fun to do," said Briggs. There's a lot of kids who are really in need and they wouldn't have things if we didn't do it. The generosity of the people of the community is overwhelming sometimes."

And it's also really neat to see a businessman who makes it his business to not forget who keeps him in business.

"You know the community supports you and I think it's important for businesses to support their community. It's a two-way street and it's a lot of fun," said Briggs.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1200624

Reported Deaths: 19116
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3908917623
San Bernardino921641129
Riverside857691437
San Diego80018997
Orange767611577
Kern40632448
Fresno37994481
Sacramento36579566
Santa Clara33732476
Alameda29116511
San Joaquin25741502
Contra Costa23571261
Stanislaus21585424
Tulare20634308
Ventura19379175
Imperial15960356
San Francisco15377160
Monterey14753116
San Mateo14148170
Sonoma12049157
Merced11550179
Santa Barbara11340135
Kings1068787
Solano1004481
Marin7704129
Placer635468
San Luis Obispo612936
Madera605085
Yolo473775
Shasta471847
Santa Cruz435828
Butte389459
Sutter314415
Napa298817
El Dorado23154
Yuba198110
San Benito186516
Lassen17733
Tehama164925
Mendocino148522
Nevada11849
Tuolumne9818
Lake90919
Glenn8918
Humboldt8509
Colusa6946
Siskiyou6242
Amador55416
Mono5453
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3131
Inyo29016
Plumas2050
Trinity1580
Modoc1310
Mariposa1302
Alpine500
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Oroville
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 40°
Paradise
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 36°
Chester
Clear
14° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 14°
Red Bluff
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 29°
Willows
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 36°
Above average temperatures and sunny skies will be in in the forecast for the next 7 days. Sadly, no rain.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events