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An unmanned drone comes in for a landing (CBS)

California 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.

05/28/2013

Attendees watch an A.R. Drone helicopter by Parrot, controlled wirelessly by an iPhone, as it flies overhead during a press event at the Venetian for the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 5, 2010 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Growing Popularity Of Private Drones Concern California Privacy Groups

No longer exclusively used by the military, drones are increasingly being used by groups and private individuals. As drones become even more popular, and with very few rules regarding their use, privacy experts are worried.

05/18/2013

Motorcycle

CHP Cracks Down On Unsafe Motorcyclists, Bicyclists In Marin County

The California Highway Patrol says it has seen a surge in the number of complaints about unsafe motorcycle riders and bicyclists in Marin County, prompting the agency to respond with a new crackdown effort.

03/18/2013

These unexplained lights were spotted above the Mission District early Sunday (Enrique B)

Unexplained Light Formation Spotted Above San Francisco’s Mission Dist.

A viewer told CBS 5 about some surprising video captured early Sunday morning in San Francisco’s Mission District. In the video, a series of lights fly in formation above the city before appearing to take a diamond shape and eventually disappearing.

12/10/2012

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Coast Guard Ends Search For Missing Northern California Fishermen

The U.S. Coast Guard said they found no signs of seven missing fishermen from Northern California, whose chartered fishing boat sank in the Sea of Cortez on July 3.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/12/2011

The Virgin Galactic White Knight flys over San Francisco International Airport (CBS)

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Launcher Circles Bay Area Skies

A unique, spaceship-launching aircraft flew over the San Francisco Bay Wednesday morning in conjunction with the opening of a renovated terminal at San Francisco International Airport.

KPIX 5–04/06/2011

A person shines a laser at a helicopter. (CBS)

Laser Strikes Chopper 5 Over East Palo Alto

A person shined a laser pointer at Chopper 5 while covering a fire at a nearby veterans home Monday night.

KPIX 5–02/15/2011

A laser light pointer aimed at an airplane in flight. (AP graphic)

Defendant Faces Stiff Punishment For San Jose Laser Incident

Santa Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California’s three strikes law.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/31/2011

A laser light pointer aimed at an airplane in flight. (AP graphic)

Man Arrested In San Jose For Pointing Laser At Aircraft

A suspect in San Jose was arrested Monday night after allegedly shining a laser at a small airplane and a police helicopter, a police sergeant said.

CBS San Francisco–01/24/2011

crop duster

Fatal Crop Duster Crash Near Bethel Island

The pilot of a crop dusting plane died Monday when the aircraft crashed on Webb Tract, an island just north of Bethel Island, in a remote area of Contra Costa County, authorities told CBS 5.

KPIX 5–01/10/2011

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