Feds Scrambling To Set Drone Registration Rules Before ChristmasFederal regulators will require the registration of most drone aircraft to help track operators who flout safety rules and to encourage greater accountability, according to a drone industry official.
2 Men Arrested In Santa Clara Drone Store BurglaryTwo men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of smashing the window of a drone store in Santa Clara and stealing small drones along with an iPad and backpacks, police said.
Drone Crashes In Sunnyvale Field, Starts 1-Acre Grass FireA drone caused a grass fire that burned an acre of grass Sunday morning at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, a department of public safety spokesman said Wednesday.
Drone Forces Emergency Transport Helicopter Pilot To Take Evasive Action In Fresno AreaPilots on board a medical emergency helicopter transporting a patient from the mountains to a hospital had to take evasive action when a drone flew right into their path near Fresno.
San Jose City Council OK's Crime Fighting Drone For City's Police DepartmentThe San Jose city council has given the police department the go-ahead to use a new drone for crime fighting.
Facebook Ready To Test Giant Drone For Beaming Internet Via LasersFacebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.
Drone Used To Search For Missing San Francisco Teacher In El Dorado National ForestThe California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used a drone for a search-and-rescue mission.
Amazon Proposes Prime Slice Of Air Space For Drone DeliveryAmazon is making a pitch for a prime slice of air space to facilitate high speed package delivery using drones.
1st-Ever U.S. Drone Racing Championships Featured At California State FairCalifornia's State Fair is hosting the first-ever U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, featuring 120 pilots from all over the world operating packs of drones zipping around an 11,000-seat stadium at speeds of up to 80 mph.
Drone Tour: What The New Presidio Parkway Looks Like From AboveKPIX 5's newest tool - SkyDrone5- debuts above the billion dollar roadway project connecting downtown San Francisco to the Golden Gate bridge.
Drone Flying Too Close To Wildfire Grounds Forest Service PlanesAuthorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires near Redding after a drone flew to close to the scene.
Hobby Drone Prevents Firefighting Aircraft From Flying Over California WildfireA hobbyist flying a drone prevented firefighting aircraft from fighting a wildfire in Southern California Wednesday, a Cal Fire officer tweeted.