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NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 2000

In 2000, a Watsonville, Calif., salon was the source of a major bacterial outbreak that infected at least 110 clients and left them with lesions on their legs.

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Signature Services: Scintillating Mint Pedicure

Another Death Linked to Pedicure

In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.

California Nail Salons Being Sued

At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.

California Bill Aims to Make Pedicures Safer

After learning about the numerous amounts of clients who were contracting bacterial infections and leg lesions after visiting salons, California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) knew he had to do something, especially since many of the cases were being reported in the Bay Area, where he is located.

Foot Spa Infection Victims Settle Lawsuit

It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.

Pedicure Bath Concerns Continue to Vex Industry

More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons.

Bacterial Infections Continue to Plague Pedicure Clients

Several San Jose, Calif.-area nail salons are currently under investigation after more than 50 people were affected by a bacterial infection after receiving pedicures.

The New Pedicure Boom

Pedicure services have already become a staple in the salon. Now, a new trend is pushing pedicures to the forefront of many businesses, and Asian entrepreneurs are leading the way.

Watsonville: News at 11

Far be it for me (as a member of the media) to criticize the rest of the media, but you have to wonder why the news picked up on this story six months after it happened, and is now blowing the story out of the water without doing much follow-up.