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Son Defends Cab Driver Father Accused Of Rape As Officials Ask For Potential Victims To Come Forward

Samy Hakim, 58, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of rape of an intoxicated person.

10 hours ago

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Judge Rules California Cab Companies Can Sue Uber Over Ads

A federal judge has ruled California taxicab companies can sue competitor Uber over advertising statements that it offers the safest rides on the road.

07/18/2015

A cab driver who was allegedly held up at gunpoint, ran his vehicle into the suspect after the man got out of the taxi. (credit: CBS)

Cab Driver In Hemet Rams Rider With His Taxi After Man Allegedly Pulls Gun

Police say at this point the cab driver is not facing any charges.

04/24/2015

Police say Hemet resident Wayne Morgan was taken down by a cab driver he had targeted in an attempted robbery. (Photo credit Hemet PD)

Hemet Cab Driver Rams Robbery Suspect With Taxi

Police say a Hemet cab driver targeted in an apparent armed robbery used his driving skills to take down the suspect with his taxi.

04/24/2015

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KCAL9 Goes Inside Armored SUVs Used To End Last Week’s Taxi Pursuit

The LAPD halted a 2-hour pursuit of an armed carjacking suspect on Friday using an armored SUV and a PIT maneuver.

04/13/2015

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OC Officials OK Expansion Of Uber, Lyft Services At John Wayne Airport

Next time you fly into John Wayne Airport, hailing a taxi won’t be your only option.

03/04/2015

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Riders May Soon Be Able To ‘E-Hail’ A Regular Taxi Using A Smartphone

Los Angeles wants taxi drivers to get on board with a mobile app that will allow customers to hail a taxi from their smartphones.

01/16/2015

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CBS2’s Serene Branson Puts ‘Taxi Magic’ Mobile App To The Test

A mobile app for taxis, similar to the increasingly popular ride-sharing apps and being used by most Taxi companies in LA, was put to the test.

06/24/2014

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‘Twitter Taxi’ Service Lets Riders Use Social Media To Play Music

What’s being billed as the world’s first Twitter-based taxi service is expected to celebrate its launch Thursday in Venice Beach.

11/21/2013

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Assault Suspect Dies After Fullerton Pursuit

An assault suspect was killed Wednesday morning after he led authorities on a high-speed chase and crashed into a home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/30/2013

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Councilman Warns Unregulated Rideshare Cabs Pose ‘Danger To The Public’

The Los Angeles City Council was set Tuesday to consider a motion to appeal newly adopted state regulations for phone-app-enabled ridesharing services.

10/22/2013

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Mayor Garcetti: Shutting Down Ride-Sharing Companies ‘Wrong Move’

Just three months after the city’s taxi czar sent cease and desist letters to three of the region’s major ride sharing companies, Mayor Eric Garcetti is expressing support for the start-ups.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2013

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OC Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Man From Burning Taxi In Yorba Linda

An Orange County sheriff’s deputy saved a 49-year-old man from a burning car last Thursday in Yorba Linda—and it was all captured on camera.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/22/2013

Members of the taxi cab industry are taking aim at firms like Uber, which offer ride-share services as an alternative to traditional cab fares. (credit: UBER)

Fight Over ‘Bandit’ Taxis Returns To Downtown LA

Unionized taxi drivers held a demonstration Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles calling on state regulators to stop so-called “bandit taxicabs” from operating in the city.

07/09/2013

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Man In Cowboy Attire And Female Companion Sought In Attack On Huntington Park Cabbie

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male and female suspect accused of assaulting a taxicab driver in Huntington Park.

05/06/2013

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