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B. 03-16 Historic Cannery catches 5-alarm fire Hyde Street and Jefferson, Fishermans Wharf
C. 04-20 20 thousands show up for anti-war rally SF Downtown
D. 06-12 One officer died, 3 injured in collision SF Mission
E. 06-17 Noel get 4 years. New trial on murder San Francisco
F. 07-15 Knoller sentenced to 4 years in prison San Francisco
6. 08-09 Bonds made 600th home run Pac Bell Park
7. 10-14 Giants win NLCS over Cards Pac Bell Park
I. 10-26 42,000 anti-war protesters SF Downtown
10-27 Giants lost World Series to Angels Giants

Summary.     Click for More > San Francisco lost 2012 Olympic bid to NY Voters stripping homeless of monthly cash   Pelosi to be House Democratic Leader  A SF congresswoman is almost sure to become the first woman to lead either party in the House of Representatives
Historic Cannery catches 5-alarm fire 20 thousands show up for anti-war rally One officer died, 3 injured in collision Noel get 4 years. New trial on murder   Knoller sentenced to 4 years in prison  Marjorie Knoller was sentenced to the maximum of 4 years in prison for the dog-mauling death of a neighbor Bonds made 600th home run Giants win NLCS over Cards  Lofton hit an RBI single with two outs that sent Bonds to his first World Series as SF beat the St. Louis 2-1   42,000 anti-war protesters  Thousands of demonstrators from California and across the West gathered here to protest a potential war against Iraq Giants lost World Series to Angels
Jan.3  San Francisco  Providian to cut 800 jobs
Jan.4  Bay Bridge  One killed, 2 injured in scaffold collapse
Jan.7  SF Downtown  Apple introduces revamped iMac
Jan.15  Giants  Bonds Signs With Giants
Jan.26  San Francisco  Candlelight marks year since dog attack
Jan.27  San Francisco  Police-impersonating thieves
Jan.31  Golden Gate Bridge  2 Air force jets scrambled
Feb.6  South of Market  Hall of Justice evacuated after explosion
Mar.14  San Francisco  224 molestation charges dismisses
Mar.16   Fishermans Wharf
Mar.18  Daly City  Mother, two sons died in apartment blaze
Mar.22  San Francisco  Attempted arson at synagogue
Apr.3  San Francisco  Police release 911 tape from dog mauling
Apr.5  Pac Bell Park  Bonds hit two-run, beat San Diego 3-1
Apr.20   SF Downtown
Apr.21  SF Downtown  Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax
Apr.26  San Francisco  Arrested for Pit Bulls at Day Care Center
May.1  Bay Bridge  Big cranes slip under bridge
May.17  Bernal Heights  Boy, 12, shot to death
May.20  SF City Hall  Supervisors take on police issues
May.24  SF Mission  5 wounded as fist fight ends in gunfire
May.26  SF Mission  Carnaval
Jun.12   SF Mission
Jun.17   San Francisco
Jun.20  SF City Hall  Police chief announces retirement
Jun.23  SF Downtown  Pro-Israel Marchers Take to Market Street
Jun.28  San Francisco  Gov. Davis unveils bullet trains
Jun.30  SF Downtown  Half million turn out for gay pride parade
Jul.3  Bay Bridge  Hostage situation leaves traffic mess
 San Francisco  Gang rape began as robbery
Jul.11  SF City Hall  Earl Sanders Nominated as Police Chief
Jul.12  Bay Bridge  Big rig overturns leaking diesel fuel
Jul.14  San Francisco  Olympics Officials for 2012 Games bid
Jul.15   San Francisco
Jul.23  SF City Hall  City may get into pot-growing business
Jul.25  SF Downtown  Reopening of historic Union Square
Jul.29  SF Downtown  Boy, 8, wounded in drive-by shooting
Aug.4  SF Mission  One killed, 3,600 people without power
Aug.7  SF Downtown  Cheney addresses Commonwealth Club
Aug.9   Pac Bell Park
Aug.11  Golden Gate Bridge  Threat prompts security boost
Aug.26  South SF  Lotto winner stepped forward
Aug.27  San Francisco  SF is Finalist for 2012 Olympics
Sep.1  Golden Gate Bridge  $5 toll to cross span
Sep.8  Golden Gate Bridge  5-mile ribbon of red, white and blue
Sep.10  SF Bayview  Shot dead after deal with prosecutors
Sep.15  San Francisco  French Canadian Wins Grand Prix
Sep.17  Schwab  Schwab to cut 10% of staff
Sep.23  San Francisco  Gore Criticizes Bush in SF Speech
Sep.26  Gap  Gap picks Disney exec as new CEO
Sep.27  SF Downtown  10th anniversary of Critical Mass
Oct.6  SF Downtown  Thousands rally for peace
Oct.7  Giants  Giants win 3-1 over Braves in Game 5
Oct.9  Giants  Giants give Cardinals a Busch-wacking
Oct.10  Giants  Aurilia power Giants to 2-0 NLCS lead
Oct.12  Pac Bell Park  Cardinals 5-4 over Giants in Game 3
Oct.13  San Francisco  Crews pumping out flooded houses
 Golden Gate Park  $1.5 million fundraising for AIDS Memorial
 Pac Bell Park  Giants Lead Series 3 -1
Oct.14   Pac Bell Park
Oct.19  Giants  Giants over Angels 4-3 in Game 1
Oct.20  Giants  Angels rallied to beat Giants 11-10
Oct.21  San Francisco  United reservation centers shut down
Oct.22  Pac Bell Park  Angels rout Giants 10-4 in World Series
Oct.23  Pac Bell Park  Giants win 4-3 over Angels in Game 4
Oct.24  Pac Bell Park  Giants win 16-4 over Anaheim in Game 5
Oct.26   SF Downtown
 Giants  Giants lost 6-5 to Angels in Game 6
Oct.27  San Francisco  Man thrown overboard during party cruise
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  Angels lead Giants 4-1 through 8 innings. Lackey was steady for 5 innings and Garret Anderson hit a 3-run double.    Bonds, in one of the most dominant overall Series performances, went 8-for-17 (.471) with 4 homer...
Nov.2   San Francisco
Nov.5   San Francisco
 San Francisco  Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved
 San Francisco  Yes to marijuana measure
Nov.6  Giants  Dusty Baker leaving Giants
Nov.7  SF Mission  Spreading series of power outages
Nov.8   San Francisco
Nov.10  San Francisco  4-year-old girl shot
Nov.13  Giants  Felipe Alou Named New Giants Manager
Nov.14  San Francisco  Hospitals on Alert After FBI Warning
Nov.21  SF City Hall  3 off-duty S.F. cops probed in beating
Dec.7  South of Market  Policeman kills self on Hall of Justice steps
Dec.13  San Francisco  First Asian bishop in United States
Dec.18  San Francisco  Bonds' home run ball must be sold
Dec.20  San Francisco  SLA fugitive pleads innocent


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Hall of Justice evacuated after explosion
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March 2002 Your ad is here
224 molestation charges dismisses
224 molestation charges dismisses
Attempted arson at synagogue
Historic Cannery catches 5-alarm fire
Mother, two sons died in apartment blaze
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April 2002
Bonds hit two-run, beat San Diego 3-1
20 thousands show up for anti-war rally
Police release 911 tape from dog mauling
Arrested for Pit Bulls at Day Care Center
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Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax
Bonds hit two-run, beat San Diego 3-1
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Boy, 12, shot to death
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Big cranes slip under bridge
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June 2002 Your ad is here
Pro-Israel Marchers Take to Market Street
Noel get 4 years. New trial on murder
One officer died, 3 injured in collision
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July 2002
Olympics Officials for 2012 Games bid
Earl Sanders Nominated as Police Chief
Reopening of historic Union Square
Hostage situation leaves traffic mess
Knoller sentenced to 4 years in prison
Hostage situation leaves traffic mess
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August 2002
Bonds made 600th home run
SF is Finalist for 2012 Olympics
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Threat prompts security boost
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Bonds made 600th home run
September 2002
10th anniversary of Critical Mass
Gore Criticizes Bush in SF Speech
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$5 toll to cross span
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October 2002
Giants win 3-1 over Braves in Game 5
Giants Lead Series 3 -1
Giants win NLCS over Cards
Giants over Angels 4-3 in Game 1
Angels rallied to beat Giants 11-10
Giants lost World Series to Angels
Thousands rally for peace
42,000 anti-war protesters
Man thrown overboard during party cruise
Crews pumping out flooded houses
Man thrown overboard during party cruise
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Giants win 3-1 over Braves in Game 5
Giants Lead Series 3 -1
Giants win NLCS over Cards
Giants over Angels 4-3 in Game 1
Angels rallied to beat Giants 11-10
Giants lost World Series to Angels
November 2002
San Francisco lost 2012 Olympic bid to NY
Dusty Baker leaving Giants
Felipe Alou Named New Giants Manager
Voters stripping homeless of monthly cash
Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved
Yes to marijuana measure
Pelosi to be House Democratic Leader
3 off-duty S.F. cops probed in beating
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Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved
Dusty Baker leaving Giants
Felipe Alou Named New Giants Manager
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Providian to cut 800 jobs  Credit card issuer will cut a 6% of its work force, to make the troubled company more efficient One killed, 2 injured in scaffold collapse Apple introduces revamped iMac  Flat-screen 15-inch display, faster processor and a new look Bonds Signs With Giants Candlelight marks year since dog attack Police-impersonating thieves 2 Air force jets scrambled Hall of Justice evacuated after explosion  small bomb exploded in a first floor men's bathroom. It was placed in a paper dispenser 224 molestation charges dismisses Historic Cannery catches 5-alarm fire Map of Hyde Street and Jefferson San Francisco


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3   San Francisco  
Jan.4   Bay Bridge
Jan.5  Pacific Heights  4-alarm blaze at building
Jan.7   SF Downtown  
Jan.13  49ers  Green Bay 25, 49ers 15, at wild card
Jan.15   Giants
Jan.18  SF Downtown  Bonds, Burnett carry Olympic Torch
Jan.23  Eastern Span  $1.04 billion contract
Jan.26   San Francisco
Jan.27   San Francisco
Jan.31   Golden Gate Bridge


February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  San Francisco  Off-duty police officer kills man
 Japantown  Dead in senior care facility fire
Feb.6   South of Market  
Feb.7  SF Downtown  Package shuts down federal building
Feb.8  SF Zoo  Oldest male koala in captivity dies
Feb.15  San Francisco  49ers Coach Mariucci Could Go to Tampa
Feb.23  SF Downtown  Antiwar protesters march


March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  San Francisco  Gay community center opens
Mar.9  San Francisco  School shut down for poor performance
Mar.12  San Francisco  NextCard fires 546 workers
Mar.13  San Francisco  Arrest in Bus Stop Slashing
Mar.14   San Francisco
Mar.15  San Francisco  One dead, 2 injured from shooting
Mar.16   Fishermans Wharf  
  A fire at Fisherman's Wharf raged for hours, destroying the fourth floor and roof. Burn damage to adjacent buildings
Mar.18   Daly City Mother, two sons died in apartment blaze Mar.20  SF Downtown  Pacific Stock Exchange closes Mar.22   San Francisco Attempted arson at synagogue Mar.26  San Francisco  Couple convicted in dog mauling returned

April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  SF Downtown  Dead infant found Apr.3   San Francisco     Police release 911 tape from dog mauling  An elderly neighbor frantically called police, saying she was too afraid to intervene  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge insurance to double Apr.5   Pac Bell Park Bonds hit two-run, beat San Diego 3-1
Apr.13  SF Mission  3-alarm fire involved 4 buildings Apr.18  San Francisco  Jewish Day Care Center Evacuated Apr.20   SF Downtown   20 thousands show up for anti-war rally
  Predominantly pro-Palestinians gathered for a march and rally protesting war, racism and poverty
Apr.21   SF Downtown Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax
Apr.23  SF City Hall  Elections Director dismissed Apr.25  SF Mission  Entire ATM Machine Stolen Apr.26   San Francisco Arrested for Pit Bulls at Day Care Center

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Bay Bridge Big cranes slip under bridge
May.2  SF City Hall  Haygood demands reinstatement  SF Downtown  China's VP welcomed by Brown May.8  Pacific Heights  Author Steel holds 26 parking permits May.10  SF City Hall  FBI Searches Offices of Assessor May.17   Bernal Heights Boy, 12, shot to death May.18  SF Bayview  4 people shot May.19  Golden Gate Park  75,000 runners at Bay to Breakers race May.20   SF City Hall Supervisors take on police issues May.21  Gap  CEO announces retirement plans May.24   SF Mission 5 wounded as fist fight ends in gunfire May.25  Golden Gate Bridge  Anti War Protest Stopped Traffic May.26   SF Mission Carnaval May.27  SF Presidio  Parade and memorial service May.28  SF City Hall  $3.6 billion in water system improvements May.31  Bay Bridge  Messy spill of fish parts

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  SF Downtown  Hotel fire leaves 100 homeless Jun.3  SF City Hall  4.9 billion budget proposal Jun.5  South SF  Baby Found Dead in Car Jun.7  San Francisco  Dog Mauling Sentencing Delayed Jun.10  Daly City  Female corpse inside storage locker Jun.11  San Francisco  Pregnant woman and son, 6, missing Jun.12  SF Downtown  First Lady campaigns for Bill Simon   SF Mission   One officer died, 3 injured in collision
  Two patrol cars were responding to a call at a high rate of speed when they rammed into each other
Jun.14  San Francisco  Officer's gun taken in scuffle Jun.17   San Francisco     Noel get 4 years. New trial on murder
  Judge James Warren was saying Robert Noel showed 'an utter lack of remorse' for the fatal dog mauling of Diane Whipple
Jun.18  San Francisco  Restaurant lost case in Supreme Court Jun.19  Bay Bridge  Truck overturns, stops commute Jun.20   SF City Hall Police chief announces retirement Jun.22  San Francisco  Bars shut down during World Cup Jun.23  SF Richmond  Envelopes with white powder in mailboxes   SF Downtown   Pro-Israel Marchers Take to Market Street  Israel supporters and a handful of pro-Palestinian counterprotestors had a brief clash Jun.25  SF Bayview  Pit bull bites 4-year-old boy Jun.28  Golden Gate Bridge  Toll hiked to $5   San Francisco Gov. Davis unveils bullet trains Jun.30   SF Downtown Half million turn out for gay pride parade

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3   Bay Bridge   Hostage situation leaves traffic mess  Police shot Carl Cael, 48, holding his girlfriend at gunpoint. 85-year-old woman found shot to death   San Francisco Gang rape began as robbery
Jul.11   SF City Hall     Earl Sanders Nominated as Police Chief  Mayor Willie Brown has nominated current Assistant Police Chief who has been a police officer for nearly 40 years Jul.12   Bay Bridge Big rig overturns leaking diesel fuel  San Francisco  Nurses strike averted Jul.13  SF Downtown  Robertson Stephens bank closed Jul.14   San Francisco   Olympics Officials for 2012 Games bid  It is a close race between SF, Houston, New York or Washington. Stanford and UC Berkeley set aside their differences Jul.15   San Francisco     Knoller sentenced to 4 years in prison
  Marjorie Knoller was sentenced to the maximum of 4 years in prison for the dog-mauling death of a neighbor
Jul.23   SF City Hall City may get into pot-growing business Jul.24  SF Downtown  Rally in support of longshoremen Jul.25   SF Downtown   Reopening of historic Union Square  Ribbon-cutting ceremony and a variety of musical and theater performances after $25 million project Jul.27  SF Downtown  Low-flying plane circling over Jul.28  SF Downtown  Thousands of runners at Marathon Jul.29   SF Downtown Boy, 8, wounded in drive-by shooting Jul.31  San Francisco  Joint Chiefs chairman talks about war

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4   SF Mission One killed, 3,600 people without power
Aug.5  SF Tenderloin  Accident sent 2 police officers to hospital Aug.6  San Francisco  Toddler dies after 3-story fall  SF City Hall  49ers naming rights to Candlestick denied  Pac Bell Park  Bonds belts No. 599 Aug.7   SF Downtown Cheney addresses Commonwealth Club Aug.9   Pac Bell Park     Bonds made 600th home run
  Barry Bonds joins Aaron, Mays, Ruth in 600-home run club. Giants lost 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates
Aug.11   Golden Gate Bridge     Threat prompts security boost  The bridge was placed on a 'super-heightened' state of alert after potential terrorist threat Aug.13  Golden Gate Bridge  Worker died after falling from Bridge Aug.16  San Francisco  Gymnasium named after Flight 93 hero Aug.26   South SF Lotto winner stepped forward Aug.27   San Francisco   SF is Finalist for 2012 Olympics  The U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen the Bay Area and New York City as finalists in the bidding

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Golden Gate Bridge   $5 toll to cross span  Those with a FasTrak pass will pay $4. Last hike was in 1991 Sep.5  San Francisco  Two historic Bonds baseballs in court Sep.6  SF Downtown  Passenger tossed off cable car operator Sep.7  Genentech  Big patent win vs. Chiron Sep.8   Golden Gate Bridge 5-mile ribbon of red, white and blue
Sep.10   SF Bayview Shot dead after deal with prosecutors  Pac Bell Park  Giants regain wild-card lead Sep.11  Pac Bell Park  Giants Honor Heroes Sep.12  Daly City  Financial privacy ordinance Sep.13  SF Downtown  Daring Diamond Heist in Union Square Sep.14  San Francisco  Ex-Monsignor O'Shea is back in jail Sep.15   San Francisco French Canadian Wins Grand Prix  San Francisco  Mexican Consulate moving to new location Sep.17   Schwab Schwab to cut 10% of staff Sep.18  SF City Hall  Brown supports Newsom as successor Sep.22  Candlestick  49ers 20, Washington 10 Sep.23   San Francisco     Gore Criticizes Bush in SF Speech  Former Vice President blasted President's handling of the Iraq situation  SF Sunset  Killed when pinned by Postal truck Sep.26   Gap Gap picks Disney exec as new CEO Sep.27   SF Downtown   10th anniversary of Critical Mass  Bicyclists, stilt-walkers, and roller-skaters filled the streets in celebration of the city's first Car-Free Day Sep.28  San Francisco  Anti-war protest draws thousands  Pac Bell Park  7th win clinches wild card for Giants Sep.30  San Francisco  Oil recovered from sunken ship

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  Giants  Giants past Braves 8-5 in Game 1 Oct.3  Gap  Jobs resigns from Gap's board Oct.5  Pac Bell Park  Braves routed Giants 10-2 for a 2-1 Oct.6   SF Downtown   Thousands rally for peace  Protesters jammed Union Square, proclaiming their opposition to a potential war with Iraq  Pac Bell Park  Giants defeating Braves 8-3 Oct.7   Giants     Giants win 3-1 over Braves in Game 5  Bonds hit his third homer of the Division Series. San Francicso heads to an NLCS showdown with St. Louis Oct.8  San Francisco  Upside magazine folds Oct.9   Giants Giants give Cardinals a Busch-wacking
Oct.10   Giants Aurilia power Giants to 2-0 NLCS lead Oct.11  SF Downtown  Hundreds try to block federal building Oct.12   Pac Bell Park Cardinals 5-4 over Giants in Game 3 Oct.13   San Francisco   Crews pumping out flooded houses  Underground 44-inch line broke at about 6:57 a.m. and began spraying a fountain. 50 to 100 houses have been affected   Golden Gate Park $1.5 million fundraising for AIDS Memorial   Pac Bell Park   Giants Lead Series 3 -1  Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 to 3 in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Oct.14  North Beach  Giuliani visits North Beach   Pac Bell Park     Giants win NLCS over Cards
  Lofton hit an RBI single with two outs that sent Bonds to his first World Series as SF beat the St. Louis 2-1
Oct.16  San Francisco  Anchor Joe leaving KNTV Oct.19   Giants     Giants over Angels 4-3 in Game 1  Bonds homered in his first at-bat on baseball's biggest stage. Sanders and J.T. Snow later homered Oct.20   Giants   Angels rallied to beat Giants 11-10  Salmon trumped that 485-foot shot with the drive that counted the most at Game 2 in World Series Oct.21   San Francisco United reservation centers shut down Oct.22  SF Downtown  3 hit-and-run accidents by one suspect   Pac Bell Park Angels rout Giants 10-4 in World Series Oct.23   Pac Bell Park   Giants win 4-3 over Angels in Game 4  Bell singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. San Francisco even the Series at 2-2 after an early 3-0 deficit Oct.24   Pac Bell Park   Giants win 16-4 over Anaheim in Game 5  Bonds lined an RBI double. Kent, who had been hitting .188 in the Series, hit a pair of 2-run homers Oct.26   SF Downtown     42,000 anti-war protesters
  Thousands of demonstrators from California and across the West gathered here to protest a potential war against Iraq
  Giants Giants lost 6-5 to Angels in Game 6  SF Downtown  Thousands gather to cheer the Giants Oct.27   San Francisco   Man thrown overboard during party cruise  Coast Guard searches for a man after late-night Halloween party cruise. Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder   Giants   Giants lost World Series to Angels
  Angels lead Giants 4-1 through 8 innings. Lackey was steady for 5 innings and Garret Anderson hit a 3-run double
 Bonds, in one of the most dominant overall Series performances, went 8-for-17 (.471) with 4 homers and a .700 on-base percentage. Angels and the Giants combined for a record 85 runs and 21 homers
Oct.28  Pac Bell Park  Giants gathered fans for special tribute

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  San Francisco  4 people were stabbed at Halloween Nov.2   San Francisco   San Francisco lost 2012 Olympic bid to NY
  At U.S. Olympic Committee New York received 132 points out of possible total of 223 to beat out San Francisco
Nov.5   San Francisco   Voters stripping homeless of monthly cash
  The tough-love 'Care Not Cash' initiative passed with 59% of the vote. It would reduce cash allowances to $59 a month
  San Francisco   Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved  A $1.6 billion bond measure is covering the city's share of revamping Hetch Hetchy, the aging water delivery system   San Francisco     Yes to marijuana measure  63% supported a measure to allow the city to explore the possibility of growing and distributing pot Nov.6   Giants   Dusty Baker leaving Giants  Manager has had differences with Magowan, mainly on who deserves the most credit for the franchise's recent success Nov.7   SF Mission Spreading series of power outages Nov.8   San Francisco     Pelosi to be House Democratic Leader
  A SF congresswoman is almost sure to become the first woman to lead either party in the House of Representatives
Nov.10   San Francisco 4-year-old girl shot Nov.13   Giants   Felipe Alou Named New Giants Manager  Team officials signed former Montreal Expos manager to a 3-year contract. Alou played 17 seasons in the major leagues Nov.14   San Francisco Hospitals on Alert After FBI Warning Nov.21   SF City Hall     3 off-duty S.F. cops probed in beating  Alex Fagan Jr., 23, assistant chief's son, still on probation, involved in incident Nov.22  San Francisco  49er Hearst Apologizes for Gay Slur Nov.25  San Francisco  One Dead, Two Hurt in Shooting Nov.26  SF Mission  18 Homeless After Fire

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  San Francisco  Hundreds Gather For World AIDS Day Dec.5  San Francisco  Singer sued Opera Association Dec.7   South of Market   Policeman kills self on Hall of Justice steps  Michael Block had been suspended for allegedly possessing child pornography at his home and at work Dec.10  San Francisco  Cry for help on 911 tape after fracas  San Francisco  Investigation of son of Assistant Chief Dec.13   San Francisco First Asian bishop in United States
Dec.14  San Francisco  Scaffolding Collapsed Dec.15  Treasure Island  Body recovery operation Dec.18   San Francisco Bonds' home run ball must be sold Dec.20   San Francisco SLA fugitive pleads innocent Dec.25  San Francisco  4 separate assaults with deadly weapons Dec.26  Daly City  Dad arrested for shaken baby death



One killed, 2 injured in scaffold collapse 2 Air force jets scrambled Historic Cannery catches 5-alarm fire Map of Hyde Street and Jefferson San Francisco




San Francisco, 2002 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2002
Jan.4   Bay Bridge
Jan.5  Pacific Heights  4-alarm blaze at building
Jan.31   Golden Gate Bridge
Feb.2  Japantown  Dead in senior care facility fire
Feb.7  SF Downtown  Package shuts down federal building
Feb.8  SF Zoo  Oldest male koala in captivity dies
Mar.16   Fishermans Wharf
  A fire at Fisherman's Wharf raged for hours, destroying the fourth floor and roof. Burn damage to adjacent buildings
Mar.18   Daly City Mother, two sons died in apartment blaze Apr.1  SF Downtown  Dead infant found Apr.13  SF Mission  3-alarm fire involved 4 buildings May.31  Bay Bridge  Messy spill of fish parts Jun.2  SF Downtown  Hotel fire leaves 100 homeless Jun.5  South SF  Baby Found Dead in Car Jun.11  San Francisco  Pregnant woman and son, 6, missing Jun.12   SF Mission One officer died, 3 injured in collision
  Two patrol cars were responding to a call at a high rate of speed when they rammed into each other
Jun.19  Bay Bridge  Truck overturns, stops commute Jun.25  SF Bayview  Pit bull bites 4-year-old boy Jul.3   Bay Bridge Hostage situation leaves traffic mess  Police shot Carl Cael, 48, holding his girlfriend at gunpoint. 85-year-old woman found shot to death Jul.12   Bay Bridge Big rig overturns leaking diesel fuel
Jul.27  SF Downtown  Low-flying plane circling over Aug.4   SF Mission One killed, 3,600 people without power Aug.5  SF Tenderloin  Accident sent 2 police officers to hospital Aug.6  San Francisco  Toddler dies after 3-story fall Aug.13  Golden Gate Bridge  Worker died after falling from Bridge Sep.23  SF Sunset  Killed when pinned by Postal truck Sep.30  San Francisco  Oil recovered from sunken ship Oct.13   San Francisco Crews pumping out flooded houses  Underground 44-inch line broke at about 6:57 a.m. and began spraying a fountain. 50 to 100 houses have been affected Oct.13   Golden Gate Park $1.5 million fundraising for AIDS Memorial Oct.22  SF Downtown  3 hit-and-run accidents by one suspect Oct.27   San Francisco Man thrown overboard during party cruise  Coast Guard searches for a man after late-night Halloween party cruise. Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Nov.7   SF Mission Spreading series of power outages Nov.26  SF Mission  18 Homeless After Fire Dec.1  San Francisco  Hundreds Gather For World AIDS Day Dec.7   South of Market Policeman kills self on Hall of Justice steps  Michael Block had been suspended for allegedly possessing child pornography at his home and at work Dec.14  San Francisco  Scaffolding Collapsed Dec.15  Treasure Island  Body recovery operation



San Francisco, 2002 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.9  San Francisco  School shut down for poor performance



San Francisco, 2002 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.13  49ers  Green Bay 25, 49ers 15, at wild card Jan.15   Giants Bonds Signs With Giants
Jan.18  SF Downtown  Bonds, Burnett carry Olympic Torch Feb.15  San Francisco  49ers Coach Mariucci Could Go to Tampa Apr.5   Pac Bell Park Bonds hit two-run, beat San Diego 3-1 May.19  Golden Gate Park  75,000 runners at Bay to Breakers race Jun.22  San Francisco  Bars shut down during World Cup Jul.14   San Francisco Olympics Officials for 2012 Games bid  It is a close race between SF, Houston, New York or Washington. Stanford and UC Berkeley set aside their differences Jul.28  SF Downtown  Thousands of runners at Marathon Aug.6  SF City Hall  49ers naming rights to Candlestick denied Aug.6  Pac Bell Park  Bonds belts No. 599 Aug.9   Pac Bell Park   Bonds made 600th home run
  Barry Bonds joins Aaron, Mays, Ruth in 600-home run club. Giants lost 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates
Aug.27   San Francisco SF is Finalist for 2012 Olympics  The U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen the Bay Area and New York City as finalists in the bidding Sep.5  San Francisco  Two historic Bonds baseballs in court Sep.10  Pac Bell Park  Giants regain wild-card lead Sep.11  Pac Bell Park  Giants Honor Heroes Sep.15   San Francisco French Canadian Wins Grand Prix
Sep.22  Candlestick  49ers 20, Washington 10 Sep.27   SF Downtown 10th anniversary of Critical Mass  Bicyclists, stilt-walkers, and roller-skaters filled the streets in celebration of the city's first Car-Free Day Sep.28  Pac Bell Park  7th win clinches wild card for Giants Oct.2  Giants  Giants past Braves 8-5 in Game 1 Oct.5  Pac Bell Park  Braves routed Giants 10-2 for a 2-1 Oct.6  Pac Bell Park  Giants defeating Braves 8-3 Oct.7   Giants   Giants win 3-1 over Braves in Game 5  Bonds hit his third homer of the Division Series. San Francicso heads to an NLCS showdown with St. Louis Oct.9   Giants Giants give Cardinals a Busch-wacking Oct.10   Giants Aurilia power Giants to 2-0 NLCS lead Oct.12   Pac Bell Park Cardinals 5-4 over Giants in Game 3 Oct.13   Pac Bell Park Giants Lead Series 3 -1  Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 to 3 in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Oct.14   Pac Bell Park   Giants win NLCS over Cards
  Lofton hit an RBI single with two outs that sent Bonds to his first World Series as SF beat the St. Louis 2-1
Oct.19   Giants   Giants over Angels 4-3 in Game 1  Bonds homered in his first at-bat on baseball's biggest stage. Sanders and J.T. Snow later homered Oct.20   Giants Angels rallied to beat Giants 11-10  Salmon trumped that 485-foot shot with the drive that counted the most at Game 2 in World Series Oct.22   Pac Bell Park Angels rout Giants 10-4 in World Series Oct.23   Pac Bell Park Giants win 4-3 over Angels in Game 4  Bell singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. San Francisco even the Series at 2-2 after an early 3-0 deficit Oct.24   Pac Bell Park Giants win 16-4 over Anaheim in Game 5  Bonds lined an RBI double. Kent, who had been hitting .188 in the Series, hit a pair of 2-run homers Oct.26   Giants Giants lost 6-5 to Angels in Game 6 Oct.26  SF Downtown  Thousands gather to cheer the Giants Oct.27   Giants Giants lost World Series to Angels
  Angels lead Giants 4-1 through 8 innings. Lackey was steady for 5 innings and Garret Anderson hit a 3-run double
 Bonds, in one of the most dominant overall Series performances, went 8-for-17 (.471) with 4 homers and a .700 on-base percentage. Angels and the Giants combined for a record 85 runs and 21 homers
Oct.28  Pac Bell Park  Giants gathered fans for special tribute Nov.2   San Francisco San Francisco lost 2012 Olympic bid to NY
  At U.S. Olympic Committee New York received 132 points out of possible total of 223 to beat out San Francisco
Nov.6   Giants Dusty Baker leaving Giants  Manager has had differences with Magowan, mainly on who deserves the most credit for the franchise's recent success Nov.13   Giants Felipe Alou Named New Giants Manager  Team officials signed former Montreal Expos manager to a 3-year contract. Alou played 17 seasons in the major leagues Nov.22  San Francisco  49er Hearst Apologizes for Gay Slur Dec.18   San Francisco Bonds' home run ball must be sold



San Francisco, 2002 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.3   San Francisco Providian to cut 800 jobs  Credit card issuer will cut a 6% of its work force, to make the troubled company more efficient Jan.7   SF Downtown Apple introduces revamped iMac  Flat-screen 15-inch display, faster processor and a new look Jan.23  Eastern Span  $1.04 billion contract Mar.12  San Francisco  NextCard fires 546 workers Mar.20  SF Downtown  Pacific Stock Exchange closes Apr.3  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge insurance to double Apr.21   SF Downtown Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax
May.1   Bay Bridge Big cranes slip under bridge May.8  Pacific Heights  Author Steel holds 26 parking permits May.21  Gap  CEO announces retirement plans Jun.3  SF City Hall  4.9 billion budget proposal Jun.18  San Francisco  Restaurant lost case in Supreme Court Jun.22  San Francisco  Bars shut down during World Cup Jun.28  Golden Gate Bridge  Toll hiked to $5 Jun.28   San Francisco Gov. Davis unveils bullet trains Jun.30   SF Downtown Half million turn out for gay pride parade Jul.12  San Francisco  Nurses strike averted Jul.13  SF Downtown  Robertson Stephens bank closed Jul.24  SF Downtown  Rally in support of longshoremen Aug.26   South SF Lotto winner stepped forward Sep.1   Golden Gate Bridge $5 toll to cross span  Those with a FasTrak pass will pay $4. Last hike was in 1991 Sep.7  Genentech  Big patent win vs. Chiron Sep.12  Daly City  Financial privacy ordinance Sep.17   Schwab Schwab to cut 10% of staff Sep.26   Gap Gap picks Disney exec as new CEO Oct.3  Gap  Jobs resigns from Gap's board Oct.8  San Francisco  Upside magazine folds Oct.16  San Francisco  Anchor Joe leaving KNTV Oct.21   San Francisco United reservation centers shut down Nov.5   San Francisco Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved  A $1.6 billion bond measure is covering the city's share of revamping Hetch Hetchy, the aging water delivery system Dec.5  San Francisco  Singer sued Opera Association



San Francisco, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.27   San Francisco Police-impersonating thieves
Feb.2  San Francisco  Off-duty police officer kills man Feb.6   South of Market Hall of Justice evacuated after explosion  small bomb exploded in a first floor men's bathroom. It was placed in a paper dispenser Mar.13  San Francisco  Arrest in Bus Stop Slashing Mar.14   San Francisco 224 molestation charges dismisses Mar.15  San Francisco  One dead, 2 injured from shooting Mar.22   San Francisco Attempted arson at synagogue Mar.26  San Francisco  Couple convicted in dog mauling returned Apr.3   San Francisco   Police release 911 tape from dog mauling  An elderly neighbor frantically called police, saying she was too afraid to intervene Apr.18  San Francisco  Jewish Day Care Center Evacuated Apr.25  SF Mission  Entire ATM Machine Stolen Apr.26   San Francisco Arrested for Pit Bulls at Day Care Center May.10  SF City Hall  FBI Searches Offices of Assessor May.17   Bernal Heights Boy, 12, shot to death May.18  SF Bayview  4 people shot May.20   SF City Hall Supervisors take on police issues May.24   SF Mission 5 wounded as fist fight ends in gunfire Jun.7  San Francisco  Dog Mauling Sentencing Delayed Jun.10  Daly City  Female corpse inside storage locker Jun.14  San Francisco  Officer's gun taken in scuffle Jun.17   San Francisco   Noel get 4 years. New trial on murder
  Judge James Warren was saying Robert Noel showed 'an utter lack of remorse' for the fatal dog mauling of Diane Whipple
Jun.23  SF Richmond  Envelopes with white powder in mailboxes Jul.3   Bay Bridge Hostage situation leaves traffic mess  Police shot Carl Cael, 48, holding his girlfriend at gunpoint. 85-year-old woman found shot to death Jul.3   San Francisco Gang rape began as robbery Jul.15   San Francisco   Knoller sentenced to 4 years in prison
  Marjorie Knoller was sentenced to the maximum of 4 years in prison for the dog-mauling death of a neighbor
Jul.29   SF Downtown Boy, 8, wounded in drive-by shooting Aug.4   SF Mission One killed, 3,600 people without power Aug.11   Golden Gate Bridge   Threat prompts security boost  The bridge was placed on a 'super-heightened' state of alert after potential terrorist threat Sep.6  SF Downtown  Passenger tossed off cable car operator Sep.10   SF Bayview Shot dead after deal with prosecutors Sep.13  SF Downtown  Daring Diamond Heist in Union Square Sep.14  San Francisco  Ex-Monsignor O'Shea is back in jail Oct.22  SF Downtown  3 hit-and-run accidents by one suspect Oct.27   San Francisco Man thrown overboard during party cruise  Coast Guard searches for a man after late-night Halloween party cruise. Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Nov.1  San Francisco  4 people were stabbed at Halloween Nov.10   San Francisco 4-year-old girl shot Nov.14   San Francisco Hospitals on Alert After FBI Warning Nov.21   SF City Hall   3 off-duty S.F. cops probed in beating  Alex Fagan Jr., 23, assistant chief's son, still on probation, involved in incident Nov.25  San Francisco  One Dead, Two Hurt in Shooting Dec.10  San Francisco  Cry for help on 911 tape after fracas Dec.10  San Francisco  Investigation of son of Assistant Chief Dec.20   San Francisco SLA fugitive pleads innocent Dec.25  San Francisco  4 separate assaults with deadly weapons Dec.26  Daly City  Dad arrested for shaken baby death



San Francisco, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.26   San Francisco Candlelight marks year since dog attack
Feb.23  SF Downtown  Antiwar protesters march Mar.3  San Francisco  Gay community center opens Mar.14   San Francisco 224 molestation charges dismisses Apr.20   SF Downtown 20 thousands show up for anti-war rally
  Predominantly pro-Palestinians gathered for a march and rally protesting war, racism and poverty
Apr.23  SF City Hall  Elections Director dismissed May.2  SF City Hall  Haygood demands reinstatement May.2  SF Downtown  China's VP welcomed by Brown May.20   SF City Hall Supervisors take on police issues May.25  Golden Gate Bridge  Anti War Protest Stopped Traffic May.26   SF Mission Carnaval May.27  SF Presidio  Parade and memorial service May.28  SF City Hall  $3.6 billion in water system improvements Jun.3  SF City Hall  4.9 billion budget proposal Jun.12  SF Downtown  First Lady campaigns for Bill Simon Jun.20   SF City Hall Police chief announces retirement Jun.23   SF Downtown Pro-Israel Marchers Take to Market Street  Israel supporters and a handful of pro-Palestinian counterprotestors had a brief clash Jun.30   SF Downtown Half million turn out for gay pride parade Jul.11   SF City Hall   Earl Sanders Nominated as Police Chief  Mayor Willie Brown has nominated current Assistant Police Chief who has been a police officer for nearly 40 years Jul.23   SF City Hall City may get into pot-growing business Jul.24  SF Downtown  Rally in support of longshoremen Jul.25   SF Downtown Reopening of historic Union Square  Ribbon-cutting ceremony and a variety of musical and theater performances after $25 million project Jul.31  San Francisco  Joint Chiefs chairman talks about war Aug.6  SF City Hall  49ers naming rights to Candlestick denied Aug.7   SF Downtown Cheney addresses Commonwealth Club Aug.16  San Francisco  Gymnasium named after Flight 93 hero Sep.8   Golden Gate Bridge 5-mile ribbon of red, white and blue Sep.11  Pac Bell Park  Giants Honor Heroes Sep.12  Daly City  Financial privacy ordinance Sep.15  San Francisco  Mexican Consulate moving to new location Sep.18  SF City Hall  Brown supports Newsom as successor Sep.23   San Francisco   Gore Criticizes Bush in SF Speech  Former Vice President blasted President's handling of the Iraq situation Sep.28  San Francisco  Anti-war protest draws thousands Oct.6   SF Downtown Thousands rally for peace  Protesters jammed Union Square, proclaiming their opposition to a potential war with Iraq Oct.11  SF Downtown  Hundreds try to block federal building Oct.13   Golden Gate Park $1.5 million fundraising for AIDS Memorial Oct.14  North Beach  Giuliani visits North Beach Oct.26   SF Downtown   42,000 anti-war protesters
  Thousands of demonstrators from California and across the West gathered here to protest a potential war against Iraq
Nov.5   San Francisco Voters stripping homeless of monthly cash
  The tough-love 'Care Not Cash' initiative passed with 59% of the vote. It would reduce cash allowances to $59 a month
Nov.5   San Francisco Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved  A $1.6 billion bond measure is covering the city's share of revamping Hetch Hetchy, the aging water delivery system Nov.5   San Francisco   Yes to marijuana measure  63% supported a measure to allow the city to explore the possibility of growing and distributing pot Nov.8   San Francisco   Pelosi to be House Democratic Leader
  A SF congresswoman is almost sure to become the first woman to lead either party in the House of Representatives
Nov.21   SF City Hall   3 off-duty S.F. cops probed in beating  Alex Fagan Jr., 23, assistant chief's son, still on probation, involved in incident Nov.22  San Francisco  49er Hearst Apologizes for Gay Slur Dec.1  San Francisco  Hundreds Gather For World AIDS Day Dec.10  San Francisco  Cry for help on 911 tape after fracas Dec.13   San Francisco First Asian bishop in United States