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Cellphone video of a Tesla Model S electric car on fire near Seattle on October 1, 2013. (Petrus Breedt)

Tesla CEO Says Model S Won’t Be Recalled Due To Fires

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company “definitely” won’t recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks



3 Hospitalized After Engine Fire On Alameda Tugboat

A tugboat engine fire on a boat docked along the Alameda shoreline sent three people to the hospital Wednesday morning, an Alameda fire official said.



ConsumerWatch: Customer Revved Up Over Rental Car Fee

If you’ve ever rented a car, you know the final bill will more than likely include some extra fees. But, Don Nelson of Redwood City got hit with one he never expected — a $145 charge after he returned the vehicle with the “check engine” light on.


The kitten found inside the engine compartment of a Van in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter)

Marin Kitten Survives 85-Mile Journey Inside Engine Compartment

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter spokesman Todd Stosuy said the cat was probably looking to curl up someplace warm to sleep when it lodged itself inside the engine compartment of a van parked outside a Mill Valley McDonalds at 600 Redwood Highway.


Passengers evacuated from an Alaska Airlines flight at Oakland Airport (CBS)

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Oakland Following Bird Strike

Shortly after takeoff, the Alaska Airlines flight bound for Maui ingested a bird into its engine.


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SFO Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Colorado

A New York City-bound flight was diverted an hour after it took off from San Francisco International Airport early this morning because of a mechanical problem, an airport duty manager said.