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Drone For Moviemaking Win FAA Approval

The FAA is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/25/2014

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LAPD On Police Commission Radar, ‘Will Not Be Used’ Before Authorization Given

Community activists opposed to the use of drone technology by law enforcement in Los Angeles and across the state of California were expected to rally Monday at City Hall.

09/15/2014

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Assembly Passes Bill Aimed At Tougher Limits On Government Drone Use

State lawmakers Wednesday passed a bill that would protect privacy rights of Californians establishing basic restrictions on the government use of unmanned aerial systems, also known as “drones”.

08/27/2014

Engineers say patents for technology such as the "floating pixel" (pictured) could be used to replace potentially dangerous firework shows.

Disney Eyes Drone Technology For Theme Park Parades, Firework Shows

Larger-than-life-sized Disney characters could one day take to the skies over the Happiest Place On Earth using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

08/26/2014

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Anti-Drone Activists Warn Of LAPD ‘Mission Creep’ At Downtown Rally

Community activists Thursday held a rally at City Hall against the recent acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones – by the Los Angeles Police Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2014

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Hearing Held To Examine Legal & Policy Implications Of Drone Use In California

A hearing was held Friday to examine the legal and policy implications of expanded drone use in the state of California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2014

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Simi Valley Company First To Get FAA Approval For Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

The FAA has granted a Southern California company the first permission for commercial drone flights over land.

06/13/2014

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LAPD Moves Closer To Testing Aerial Drones For ‘Tactical Events’

Chief Charlie Beck says police could soon begin using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during manhunts, standoffs and other “tactical events”.

06/05/2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) similar to the one pictured above are expected to become more commonplace in American skies over the next several years. (Photo credit: CBS)

SoCal Left Off FAA List Of Drone Testing Sites

County officials from Southern California voiced disappointment after the FAA announced Monday the selection of nine states to host research sites for drone testing.

12/30/2013

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Navy Cruiser In Port After Drone-Training Mishap

A Navy guided missile cruiser hit by a malfunctioning drone during a training exercise is back in San Diego, where investigators will assess the damage and determine what went wrong.

11/17/2013

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Bill Seeks To Ensure Privacy As Drone Use Rises

California would take its first steps to protect the public from the increased use of unmanned aircraft under a bill approved by the state Senate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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SoCal Firms Apply For Drone Testing Permits From FAA

The skies over Southern California could soon become the latest testing ground for military drone aircraft.

03/25/2013

Charles Feldman flies a drone in Simi Valley

The Age Of Drones: Military May Be Using Drones In US To Help Police

A revised Air Force report is renewing privacy fears as drones appear poised to soon become a ubiquitous presence in the skies above U.S. cities.

06/04/2012

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Feds To Expand Drone Surveillance Program East Of San Diego Area

The U.S. military’s “eye in the sky” may soon make its debut over a wider swath of California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/06/2012

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) similar to the one pictured above are expected to become more commonplace in American skies over the next several years. (Photo credit: CBS)

Drones Now Being Used To Sell Pricey Southern California Real Estate

Helicopter drones are one of the military’s most effective tools. Unmanned aircraft that can get in and out of touch spaces without being detected.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2011

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