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FAA’s New Proposal On Commercial Drone Use Draws Mixed Reviews

The proposal arrives as companies such as Amazon continue to develop a drone delivery system and smaller businesses, in industries like filmmaking and real estate, hope to give their projects an aerial view.

02/16/2015

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Near Miss At LAX May Spark Tighter Regulations On Drone Use

Some in the aviation community are calling for tighter laws and regulations after a potentially hazardous event was avoided at LAX involving a commercial flight and a drone.

02/10/2015

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Drone Scare For LAX-Bound Flight Reignites Safety Debate

The plane was making its final descent into the Los Angeles airport Sunday when the pilot reported the close call, according to audio obtained by NBC News.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/09/2015

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Police: Drug-Laden Drone Crashes Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Police in a Mexican border city said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot.

01/21/2015

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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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