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Calif. Couple Sues PetSmart in Dachshund Pup's Death

Henry suffered 2 broken ribs and a punctured lung within 3 minutes of arriving

(Newser) - Pet grooming is an unregulated business and requires no license, and a PETA spokesperson tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the organization gets complaints "all the time" from people who say their pets were injured or even killed during grooming at PetSmart. Now a California couple whose dachshund Henry... More »

High-Tech Workers Make How Much?

In San Mateo County, Calif., they averaged $291K

(Newser) - Want to earn coin? Try being a high-tech worker in San Francisco. Their average salary leaped nearly 19% last year to $156,518, topping all cities nationwide in that job sector, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Now consider San Mateo County (which includes part of San Francisco), where last year'... More »

Limo Fire Survivor: Driver Didn't Help Us

Authorities say limo had 1 passenger too many

(Newser) - One of the surviving passengers from the limo fire that killed five women disputes driver Orville Brown's version of events and says he could have done more to help. Gloria Arrellano says she was the first to crawl through the partition after Brown stopped the limo on the San... More »

Deadly Limo Fire Broke Out Minutes From Destination

Driver initially thought women were asking if they could smoke

(Newser) - When a passenger first knocked on the limo partition to let driver Orville Brown know that she smelled smoke , Brown thought she was asking if she and the passengers, a bride and her friends, could smoke cigarettes. "They had the music up in the back," he tells the... More »

Bride, 4 Others Killed When Limo Bursts Into Flames

Women died trapped in limo on San Mateo bridge

(Newser) - A newlywed bride and four of her friends were killed in California on Saturday when the limo they were riding to a bridal shower burst into flames on the San Mateo Bridge, trapping them inside. Four other women and the driver escaped the burning car and survived, but two are... More »

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