Packages

Workers sort packages at a FedEx global hub. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Holiday Package Deliveries Improve Thanks To Better Weather, Better Systems

There aren’t many people who are still waiting for the gifts that were supposed to arrive by Christmas in the Bay Area, or anywhere else, for that matter.

12/26/2014

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

3 Hurt When Postal Service Truck Crashes With Vehicle On Highway 1 Near Half Moon Bay

Three people were hospitalized after a U.S. Postal Service truck collided with another vehicle on state Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay late Wednesday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

12/24/2014

Surveillance footage captures a package thief in action stealing from Bryan Nalette's Vallejo home. (Courtesy: Bryan Nalette)

Box Of Dog Poop Left For Package Thief After Vallejo Homeowner Gets Fed Up

A Vallejo homeowner fed up with package thefts from his front porch left a stinky surprise boxed up for the thief with a little help from his dog.

12/23/2014

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

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