Packages

FedEx courier David Kramer pulls a hand truck with packages as he makes a delivery in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Grinch Strikes In San Jose As Neighborhood Hit With Rash Of Package Thefts

Some residents have reported seeing a gold-colored van following delivery trucks, then waiting for packages to be dropped off.

12/18/2014

U.S. Postal Service mail truck. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Substantial Amount’ Of Mail Damaged In USPS Truck Fire While En Route From San Francisco To Los Angeles

A “substantial amount” of a mail was damaged during a vehicle fire involving a United States Postal Service tractor-trailer Sunday morning, according to a USPS spokesman.

12/07/2014

A package delivered by San Francisco-based start-up Doorman. (Doorman via Facebook)

With Online Holiday Shopping Season In Full Swing, San Francisco Start-Up Doorman Aims To Keep Packages Safe

Doorman allows people to get their packages delivered to them, rather than have packages left at their house or missed delivery stickers posted on their door.

11/28/2014

Julie Scott and Shawn McCourt (Palo Alto Police)

Suspects In Mail Theft Tag-Team Arrested With Bags Of Letters, Packages In Palo Alto

Two people on probation have been arrested after Palo Alto police found bags of U.S. Mail addressed to residences and a business, personal checks stolen from a mailbox and burglary tools.

09/24/2014

An image from a YouTube video of a Google [x] drone from the Project Wing. (Google/YouTube)

Google Lab Developing Fleet Of Drones To Bypass Traffic For Speedy Package Delivery

Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

08/28/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Amazon Asks FAA Permission To Fly Drones For Delivering Packages In Under 30 Minutes

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

A huge Amazon.com locker in the middle of San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza. (CBS)

‘Giant’ Amazon Locker Placed In San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza

A giant yellow box in the middle of San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza is getting lots of attention.

05/15/2014

A UPS driver delivers a package in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Many In Bay Area Still Waiting For Christmas Packages From FedEx, UPS

Packages meant to be delivered before Christmas were still being delivered throughout the Bay Area on Friday, as UPS and FedEx continued to clear up a massive backlog.

12/27/2013

A USPS employee sorts mail. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Bay Area Post Offices Packed As Holiday Deadlines Approach

Those hoping to get packages to friends and loved ones by the weekend need to spring into action, as time runs out for Christmas mail delivery.

12/20/2011

UPS driver pushes a load of packages (AP)

Santa’s Helpers Deliver In Big Brown Truck

Some of the hardest workers at this time of the year are UPS drivers, who put in long hours to deliver loads and loads of packages.

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