FAA Approves Routine Commercial Use Of DronesThe FAA approved routine commercial use of small drones Tuesday. The new rules could go into effect by mid-August.
Simulated 6.7 Earthquake Shakes 6-Story Test Building At UC San DiegoThe event was a simulation of the 6.7-magnitude Northridge quake. That temblor caused heavy damage to the Los Angeles area in 1994.
Top Guns: Drone Pilots Take Underground Racing Scene To New HeightsIn an East Bay warehouse a group of maverick pilots are moving the underground drone racing scene to a whole new level.
Support Grows For Commercial Drone Flights Over Populated Areas A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas.
Drone Makes First-Ever Package Delivery In Nevada TownA drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the U.S.
Missing Alameda Man's Family Asks Drone Operators To Help Search CoastThe family of a missing Alameda man, who was ordered to pay the feds over $113 million, is asking for drone operators to aid in the search.
‘No Drone Zone’ Signs Go Up Around Golden Gate BridgeThe Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District this week is installing new signs to remind people that flying drones over or near the famous bridge is prohibited.
Report: More Than 200 Near Misses With Drones NationwideA week after a near miss between a drone and a CHP helicopter in the Bay Area skies, a study released Friday revealed that there have been at least 241 reported close encounters between drones and aircraft.
Near Collision With Drone Forces CHP Helicopter To Abandon Search For Stolen Car Over MartinezA California Highway Patrol helicopter was forced to abandon a stolen vehicle search Saturday night after narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision with a drone, officers said.
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.