(credit: CBS)

Grocers Ditch Self-Checkout Lanes Over Customer Service, Shoplifting Fears

At least two Southland grocery chains are pulling the plug on self-checkout lanes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2012

(credit: Paul  J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

First Arrest Made In Pasadena Using License Plate Scanner Technology

Police said the debut of a new system capable of scanning thousands of license plates per shift has been a success.

CBS Los Angeles–02/01/2012

alcohol booze

For Teens Or Unions? Law May Ban Alcohol Sales At Self-Checkout Counters

Union officials and other supporters argue the law would not only prevent teenagers from buying alcohol, but would also save the jobs of supermarket cashiers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/06/2011


New LAPD Patrol Car To Sport Infrared Night Vision, License Plate Scanner

The replacement for the Ford Crown Victoria is equipped with an infrared night vision camera, automated license plate scanner, and a touch-screen center console.



3-D Scanner Helping Doctors, Animators

(CBS) — It looks like 2011 will be the year 3-D goes mainstream. New state-of-the-art 3-D technology allows doctors and animators to digitize 3-D models and captures object in full color with multi-laser precision, all […]


( David McNew/Getty Images)

Body Scan, No Pat-Down For Mayor Villaraigosa At LAX

Ahead of the busiest travel day, Mayor Villaraigosa hoped to quell growing safety fears over the new TSA body scans by taking one himself.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/22/2010