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Officials Consider Allowing Lyft, Uber Pickups At LAX

Transportation network companies, such as Lyft and Uber, aren’t currently allowed to operate at Los Angeles International Airport but that could soon change.

12/18/2014

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Amid Scrutiny, Uber Says It Will Focus More On Safety

Uber’s head of global safety wrote in a blog post Wednesday that in 2015 the company will “build new safety programs and intensify others.”

12/17/2014

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California Prosecutors Sue Uber; Lyft Settles

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey partnered with Gascon in a probe of the nascent ridesharing industry. A third company — Sidecar — is still under investigation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2014

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LA County DA Cracks Down On Rideshare Companies

District Attorney’s offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco have sent letters to popular rideshare companies requesting to discuss safe and legal practices, officials said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2014

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Uber Defends Slashing Drivers’ Rates Amid LA Protest

More than 50 Los Angeles-based Uber drivers assembled in a North Hollywood parking lot Tuesday night to voice their displeasure with continued cuts in their takehome pay.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/02/2014

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Uber In A Helicopter To Malibu Wines Over The Labor Day Weekend

The popular rideshare service Uber announced on its blog Friday the company is offering rides in a helicopter to Malibu Wines over the Labor Day weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2014

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California Sets Ride-Sharing Insurance Standards

Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday.

08/27/2014

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Experimental uberFRESH Meal Delivery Service Hits Santa Monica

From Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 5, the ride-sharing service will be testing out uberFRESH in Santa Monica.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2014

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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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Uber Drivers Protest Company’s Business Practices Outside Santa Monica Office

Drivers for the popular ride-share app Uber Tuesday protested the company’s business practices.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/24/2014

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Something Big Is Coming! Uber Will Offer Rides From ‘Optimus Prime’ Saturday

The popular rideshare app, Uber, will offer users the option to get a ride from “Transformers” Optimus Prime from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/17/2014

KNX1070 hosts "Ask The Mayor" Q&A with Mayor Eric Garcetti. (credit: KNX)

‘That’s Creepy': Mayor Says LAPD Drones Won’t Be ‘Flying Over The City…Trying To Find Crime’

Two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) acquired by the LAPD will remain grounded until lawmakers can establish specific policies governing their use, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday.

06/11/2014

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Councilmembers, Taxi Drivers Protest Ridesharing Apps At City Hall

Hundreds of taxicab drivers descended on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning to protest popular ridesharing apps.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/10/2014

Frederick Dencer was arrested Monday after a local woman called police from this 7-11 market in Panorama City. (CBS)

No Charges Filed Against Uber Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of Kidnapping Woman

Prosecutors declined Wednesday to file charges against a driver for a ride-share company who was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman and taking her to a Panorama City motel.

06/04/2014

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Uber Driver Accused Of Kidnapping Customer

A for-hire driver for a popular Southland ride-share company faced possible kidnapping charges Tuesday after allegedly taking a female client to a hotel room, police said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2014

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