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02-12 Officials perform first gay marriages SF City Hall
C. 03-02 Report: Bonds received steroids San Francisco
3. 04-10 Police officer killed, another wounded 1300 Newhall Street, SF Bayview
E. 08-19 Google goes public, shares surge 18% Google
F. 11-09 5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire South Broadway and Rudgear Road, Walnut Creek
6. 11-12 Peterson convicted of murder Redwood City
H. 12-13 Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion Oracle
8. 12-14 Jury Recommends Death for Peterson Redwood City

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Officials perform first gay marriages
Jan.8  SF City Hall  Gavin Newsom takes office as mayor
Jan.18  SF City Hall  Mayor replaces police chief, names woman
Jan.20  Redwood City  Peterson trial to move to Redwood City
Jan.28  San Jose City Hall  Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
Jan.29  Emeryville  Pixar dumps Disney
Feb.12  San Francisco  Bonds' trainer charged in steroid sting
  SF City Hall
  In an open challenge to state law, city performed nearly 100 same-sex weddings
 A lesbian couple who have been together 5 decades were the first to marry, followed by 89 couples. The gays and lesbians who had expected to be refused wedding licenses were instead married under the ornate City Hall rotunda. Mayor Newsom argues that state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman amounts to unconstitutional discrimination
Feb.22  East San Jose  Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead
Feb.26  SF City Hall  Rosie O'Donnell weds longtime girlfriend
Mar.1  Highway 680  Possible shootings on freeways climb to 10
Mar.2   San Francisco
Mar.7  SF Zoo  37-year-old elephant euthanized
Mar.9  Richmond  Students Protest After Sports Eliminated
Mar.11  San Francisco  Court blocks gay marriage
Mar.26  San Francisco  Son of former police chief arrested again
Apr.2  Sun  Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
Apr.10   SF Bayview
Apr.28  Belmont  Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
Apr.29  Google  Google files long-awaited IPO plans
May.3  SF City Hall  Care not Cash initiative go into effect
May.4  San Jose  Sharks earn berth in Conference finals
May.17  Palo Alto  Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police
Jun.1  Redwood City  Peterson trial opens
Jun.2  South San Jose  11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
Jun.22  Hayward  Transgender teen case ends in mistrial
Jun.23  Redwood City  Juror removed from Scott Peterson trial
Jul.1  Bay Area Bridges  Bridges Tolls Go Up a Buck
Jul.7  San Mateo  200 pounds of high explosives stolen
Jul.21  San Jose  Bird found infected with West Nile virus
Jul.24  Bay Bridge  Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
Aug.4  Google  Possible securities violations disclosed
Aug.12  San Francisco  Calif. Supreme Court voids gay marriages
 Redwood City  Frey confronts Peterson in recorded calls
Aug.13  Richmond  High school football star killed
Aug.16  Bay Bridge  Bay Area Might Be Stuck with Bridge Bill
Aug.17  San Pablo  Massive New Casino Deal
Aug.19   Google
  Shares finished the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares having changed hands.    The offer price had been cut to at $85 from an initial estimate of $108-135, in the face of weakness in the tech sector. The flotation ranks as the 3rd ri...
Sep.7  San Mateo Bridge  2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash Sep.15  Redwood City  Peterson jurors shown autopsy photos Sep.16  San Jose  First in Bay Area infected with West Nile Sep.17  Pac Bell Park  Bonds hit his 700th home run Sep.18  Pac Bell Park  Giants fan fatally stabbed Sep.28  Candlestick  Monster of Change for Candlestick Park Sep.29  San Francisco  Hotel workers begin two-week strike Oct.1  Pleasanton  PeopleSoft fires CEO Craig Conway Oct.16  Brentwood  3 bodies found in home Nov.1  Napa  Roommates Killed in Double-Murder  Redwood City  Closing arguments in Peterson trial Nov.9   Walnut Creek 5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire Nov.10  Redwood City  Peterson judge removes jury's foreman Nov.11  Intel  Otellini to succeed Barrett as CEO Nov.12   Redwood City   Peterson convicted of murder
  Scott Peterson, 32, was convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing his wife and of 2nd-degree in the death of the son
 Geragos told jurors that he would prove that the baby was older when he died than the prosecution said. The prosecution's most compelling evidence was the fact that the bodies of Laci and the baby had washed ashore 4 months after she vanished. The tide shifted toward the prosecution when Peterson's former girlfriend, Amber Frey took the stand
Nov.16  Barry Bonds  Bonds won his record 7th NL MVP award Nov.20  San Francisco  Hotel employees to return to work Dec.3  San Francisco  Bonds Unknowingly Used Supplements Dec.13   Oracle   Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion   PeopleSoft agreed to a sweetened buyout by rival software maker, relenting after a 18-month takeover saga Dec.14   Redwood City Jury Recommends Death for Peterson Dec.22  Hayward  Boy abducted by father


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San Francisco
Bonds' trainer charged in steroid sting
Son of former police chief arrested again
Police officer killed, another wounded
Giants fan fatally stabbed
Bay Area Might Be Stuck with Bridge Bill
Hotel workers begin two-week strike
37-year-old elephant euthanized
Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
Gavin Newsom takes office as mayor
Mayor replaces police chief, names woman
Officials perform first gay marriages
Rosie O'Donnell weds longtime girlfriend
Court blocks gay marriage
Care not Cash initiative go into effect
Calif. Supreme Court voids gay marriages
Bonds' trainer charged in steroid sting
Report: Bonds received steroids
Bonds hit his 700th home run
Monster of Change for Candlestick Park
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Peninsula
Peterson trial to move to Redwood City
Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
Peterson trial opens
Juror removed from Scott Peterson trial
200 pounds of high explosives stolen
Peterson convicted of murder
Jury Recommends Death for Peterson
Bridges Tolls Go Up a Buck
Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
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Peterson trial to move to Redwood City
Peterson trial opens
Juror removed from Scott Peterson trial
Frey confronts Peterson in recorded calls
Peterson convicted of murder
Jury Recommends Death for Peterson
Silicon Valley
Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead
Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
Google files long-awaited IPO plans
Possible securities violations disclosed
Google goes public, shares surge 18%
Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police
11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
Sharks earn berth in Conference finals
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East Bay
Possible shootings on freeways climb to 10
Transgender teen case ends in mistrial
High school football star killed
Pixar dumps Disney
Massive New Casino Deal
PeopleSoft fires CEO Craig Conway
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
Students Protest After Sports Eliminated
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Transgender teen case ends in mistrial
Redwood City
Peterson trial to move to Redwood City
Peterson trial opens
Juror removed from Scott Peterson trial
Frey confronts Peterson in recorded calls
Peterson convicted of murder
Jury Recommends Death for Peterson
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Peterson trial to move to Redwood City
Peterson trial opens
Juror removed from Scott Peterson trial
Frey confronts Peterson in recorded calls
Peterson convicted of murder
Jury Recommends Death for Peterson
San Jose
Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead
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Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
Sharks earn berth in Conference finals
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Contra Costa County
Possible shootings on freeways climb to 10
High school football star killed
3 bodies found in home
Massive New Casino Deal
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
Students Protest After Sports Eliminated
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West Santa Clara County Your ad is here
Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
Google files long-awaited IPO plans
Possible securities violations disclosed
Google goes public, shares surge 18%
Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police
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Tri Valley (680)
Possible shootings on freeways climb to 10
3 bodies found in home
PeopleSoft fires CEO Craig Conway
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
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SF City Hall Your ad is here Your ad is here Your ad is here
Gavin Newsom takes office as mayor
Mayor replaces police chief, names woman
Officials perform first gay marriages
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Bay Area Bridges Your ad is here
Bridges Tolls Go Up a Buck
Bay Area Might Be Stuck with Bridge Bill
Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
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Central San Mateo County
Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
200 pounds of high explosives stolen
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Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
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Alameda County
Transgender teen case ends in mistrial
Pixar dumps Disney
PeopleSoft fires CEO Craig Conway
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Transgender teen case ends in mistrial
Mountain View Your ad is here
Google files long-awaited IPO plans
Google goes public, shares surge 18%
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West Contra Costa
High school football star killed
Massive New Casino Deal
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Students Protest After Sports Eliminated
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  Gavin Newsom takes office as mayor  Wealthy businessman was inaugurated as San Francisco's youngest mayor in more than a century Mayor replaces police chief, names woman Peterson trial to move to Redwood City   Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city Pixar dumps Disney   Bonds' trainer charged in steroid sting  Victor Conte, a track coach and top executives of BALCO were charged with running an illegal drug distribution operation Officials perform first gay marriages


January 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  San Francisco  Knoller released from prison
Jan.6  Pac Bell Park  Pacific Bell Park renamed to SBC Park
Jan.8   SF City Hall  
Jan.10  SF City Hall  Newsom named woman as Fire Chief
Jan.14  SJSU  Jeff Garcia arrested on suspicion of DUI
Jan.18   SF City Hall
Jan.20   Redwood City
Jan.23  Antioch  Triple homicide
 SF Sunset  Feds break up prostitution ring
 Redwood City  Peterson Moved to Redwood City
Jan.27  Redwood City  Judge Delucchi chosen for Peterson trial
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall  
 Alamo  Workers Protest at Home of Safeway CEO
Jan.29   Emeryville
Jan.30  Redwood City  $51,000 for spot next to Peterson trial


February 2004 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Fremont  Mother and daughter clubbed to death
Feb.2  San Mateo  Hometown MVP Celebrated
Feb.9  Oakland  Parnell convicted of trying to buy little boy
Feb.10  Redwood City  Defense objects to use GPS technology
Feb.12   San Francisco  
  SF City Hall  
  In an open challenge to state law, city performed nearly 100 same-sex weddings
 A lesbian couple who have been together 5 decades were the first to marry, followed by 89 couples. The gays and lesbians who had expected to be refused wedding licenses were instead married under the ornate City Hall rotunda. Mayor Newsom argues that state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman amounts to unconstitutional discrimination
Feb.14  San Francisco  Gays head to SF for Valentine's weddings Feb.17  San Francisco  Bonds' Trainer Gave Steroids to Players Feb.19  San Francisco  Billionaire Anschutz buys SF Examiner Feb.20  San Francisco  Judge denies stay of gay marriages Feb.22   East San Jose Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead
 Santa Clara  Fire rips through middle school Feb.26   SF City Hall Rosie O'Donnell weds longtime girlfriend

March 2004 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Highway 680   Possible shootings on freeways climb to 10   2 men allegedly shot at a vehicle on I-680 in Walnut Creek. In the other incident, the window of a car on I-680 shattered Mar.2   San Francisco     Report: Bonds received steroids
  According to a newspaper report, Greg Anderson, gave the players the drugs from the Laboratory Co-Operative
Mar.3  Contra Costa County  Wal-Mart survives move to block stores Mar.4  Redwood City  Jury selection begins in Peterson trial Mar.7   SF Zoo 37-year-old elephant euthanized Mar.9   Richmond Students Protest After Sports Eliminated Mar.10  Lafayette  Rip-Off Nanny Spotted Mar.11   San Francisco Court blocks gay marriage Mar.15  San Francisco  9th Straight Day of Record Temps Mar.20  Marin County  Founder of PowerBar Dies at 51  SF Downtown  Anti War Protestors Take to Streets  Stanford  Stanford crashes out with loss to Alabama Mar.26   San Francisco Son of former police chief arrested again Mar.30  SF City Hall  Former SFPD chief Fagan Sr. retires

April 2004 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Sun Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
 Bay Bridge  Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours Apr.7  San Francisco  Police close unsolved Zodiac killer case Apr.10   SF Bayview   Police officer killed, another wounded Map of 1300 Newhall Street San Francisco
  2 undercover officers approached a suspect. He fired on officers with an automatic weapon, killing Isaac Espinoza, 29.    Police arrested David Hill, 21, who was picked in San Ramon. Espinoza, 29, an 8-year veteran of the department, wa...
Apr.12  SF City Hall  Vet named department's first female chief  Pac Bell Park  Bonds ties with Mays with 660th HR Apr.15  SJ Arena  Sharks advanced to Conference semifinals Apr.17  Santa Rosa  Murdered in front of 3-year-old son Apr.23  San Jose  SJ Native NFL Star Dies in Afghanistan Apr.28   Belmont   Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose  The girl was one of three 14-year-olds at the slumber party who took Ecstasy pills. Police have arrested a 17-year-old Apr.29   Google   Google files long-awaited IPO plans  Google hopes to raise $2.7 billion to have a market value of at least $20 billion  East Contra Costa  Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh

May 2004 ... more > Top ^
May.3   SF City Hall Care not Cash initiative go into effect
 Siebel  Tom Siebel steps down as CEO May.4   San Jose Sharks earn berth in Conference finals May.12  San Jose  Anderson arrested 4 years after murder May.15  Oakland  Big drop in slayings, fewer than in S.F. May.17   Palo Alto Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police May.19  Warriors  Warriors fire Musselman, hire Montgomery May.23  Oakland  Phone Equipment Allegedly Vandalized May.26  Half Moon Bay  1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled May.27  Bay Bridge  Bridge bid comes in $1 billion over target

June 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Redwood City     Peterson trial opens  Prosecutors: Within a day of reporting his pregnant wife missing, Scott lied about his extramarital affair Jun.2   South San Jose 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
Jun.3  San Francisco  Ex-Ukrainian prime minister convicted Jun.8  SF Downtown  150 protesters held at biotech conference Jun.10  Oakland  Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax Jun.16  Martinez  Jury finds man guilty of five murders Jun.18  San Jose  Sex predator arrested for failing to register Jun.22   Hayward   Transgender teen case ends in mistrial  The trial of 3 men charged with killing ended with the jury declaring they were deadlocked Jun.23   Redwood City Juror removed from Scott Peterson trial Jun.26  Martinez  Fire destroys home, threatens school

July 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Bay Area Bridges Bridges Tolls Go Up a Buck
Jul.7   San Mateo     200 pounds of high explosives stolen  Federal officials reluctant to reveal details of their ongoing investigation into the theft Jul.8  Palo Alto  Workers find child's decomposed body Jul.15  San Francisco  Brown to run for insurance commissioner  South San Jose  Grass fire grew to 435 acres Jul.20  Schwab  Charles Schwab recalled as CEO Jul.21   San Jose Bird found infected with West Nile virus Jul.22  Castro Valley  Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash Jul.24   Bay Bridge Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed Jul.30  Walnut Creek  West Nile Virus Confirmed

August 2004 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Apple  CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery Aug.4   Google Possible securities violations disclosed
Aug.5  Redwood City  Trial delayed, while defense investigates Aug.7  San Francisco  Man fakes own decapitation in videotape Aug.9  East San Jose  Fire grown to 1,200 acres Aug.12   San Francisco   Calif. Supreme Court voids gay marriages  The Court voided the nearly 4,000 marriages and ruled unanimously that the San Francisco mayor overstepped his authority   Redwood City Frey confronts Peterson in recorded calls Aug.13   Richmond High school football star killed Aug.16   Bay Bridge   Bay Area Might Be Stuck with Bridge Bill  The state blames the upscale signature design for more than half of the cost overrun Aug.17   San Pablo Massive New Casino Deal Aug.18  Google  IPO price range to between $85 and $95 Aug.19   Google   Google goes public, shares surge 18%
  Shares finished the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares having changed hands
 The offer price had been cut to at $85 from an initial estimate of $108-135, in the face of weakness in the tech sector. The flotation ranks as the 3rd richest US-based IPO on the Nasdaq. The shares offered through a 'Dutch auction' to give small investors a better chance of getting their hands on the stock


September 2004 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7   San Mateo Bridge 2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
Sep.9  Oracle  Bid to block PeopleSoft takeover rejected Sep.14  Coliseum  Texas player hurls chair at fans  East Oakland  3 killed, 9 injured in gang-related violence Sep.15   Redwood City Peterson jurors shown autopsy photos Sep.16   San Jose   First in Bay Area infected with West Nile  A 50-year-old man apparently became ill Aug. 25 after being bitten by mosquitoes Sep.17   Pac Bell Park     Bonds hit his 700th home run  Bonds rewarded his fans in the opener of Giants' 9-game homestand with an opposite-field homer Sep.18   Pac Bell Park Giants fan fatally stabbed Sep.25  Highway 280  4 die in car crash on 280 Sep.28   Candlestick Monster of Change for Candlestick Park Sep.29   San Francisco   Hotel workers begin two-week strike  Cooks, housekeepers, bellboys at 4 hotels began a noisy action that could spread to other venues and discourage visitors

October 2004 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Pleasanton PeopleSoft fires CEO Craig Conway
Oct.5  Emeryville  Flu maker Chiron slashes profit outlook Oct.7  Livermore  $40,000 ceramic mural with misspellings Oct.12  Bay Area  Bay Area Skies Filled with Smoke and Haze Oct.15  Lafayette  Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine Oct.16   Brentwood 3 bodies found in home Oct.25  SF City Hall  Mayor vows to join pickets to end lockout Oct.27  Redwood City  Testimony ends in Peterson trial  Barry Bonds  Bonds' 700th ball fetches $800K at auction Oct.29  Redwood City  Jury will be able consider 2nd-degree

November 2004 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Napa   Roommates Killed in Double-Murder  A woman in her 20's woke up to a disturbance in a home. She found 2 women dead on the second floor   Redwood City Closing arguments in Peterson trial
Nov.3  Napa  Constellation to buy Mondavi in $1b deal Nov.7  Vallejo  School player dies after being tackled Nov.9  Mountain View  Mozilla Firefox browser launched   Walnut Creek   5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire Map of South Broadway and Rudgear Road Walnut Creek
  A construction crew struck an underground oil pipeline. A fire burned several buildings and sent flames high into the air.    A backhoe operator ruptured a 10-inch line, releasing a fuel that was ignited by 2 welders using a blowtorch inside the 5-foot-diameter water...
Nov.10   Redwood City Peterson judge removes jury's foreman  Los Gatos  Prominent author found dead in her car Nov.11   Intel Otellini to succeed Barrett as CEO Nov.12   Redwood City     Peterson convicted of murder
  Scott Peterson, 32, was convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing his wife and of 2nd-degree in the death of the son
 Geragos told jurors that he would prove that the baby was older when he died than the prosecution said. The prosecution's most compelling evidence was the fact that the bodies of Laci and the baby had washed ashore 4 months after she vanished. The tide shifted toward the prosecution when Peterson's former girlfriend, Amber Frey took the stand
Nov.16   Barry Bonds Bonds won his record 7th NL MVP award
Nov.20   San Francisco Hotel employees to return to work Nov.22  San Francisco  Ex-officer acquitted in Fajitagate scandal

December 2004 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3   San Francisco Bonds Unknowingly Used Supplements
Dec.13   Oracle     Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
  PeopleSoft agreed to a sweetened buyout by rival software maker, relenting after a 18-month takeover saga
 PeopleSoft's board has approved an improved bid, worth $26.50 a share, after 5 previous offers, ranging in value from $7.7bn to $9.4bn. Oracle was winning the support of 60% PeopleSoft shareholders. Larry Ellison was initially making a $5.1bn offer in June 2003. The merged companies are second only in size to SAP in the enterprise software market
Dec.14  Oakland  Death Penalty for 'Sausage King'   Redwood City   Jury Recommends Death for Peterson
  The jurors deliberated for 12 hours before deciding that he should die for killing his pregnant wife and unborn son.    The jury deliberated for 12 hours before reaching its recommendation. A crowd outside the court ...
Dec.17  Cupertino  Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b  Martinez  Jury: death for quintuple murderer Dec.18  Mill Valley  Dynamite Discovered Dec.22   Hayward Boy abducted by father Dec.25  San Jose  Pregnant woman, fetus injured in attack Dec.30  Richmond  14-year-old kidnapped during carjacking



  Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city 37-year-old elephant euthanized Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose  The girl was one of three 14-year-olds at the slumber party who took Ecstasy pills. Police have arrested a 17-year-old Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire Bird found infected with West Nile virus Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed 2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash First in Bay Area infected with West Nile  A 50-year-old man apparently became ill Aug. 25 after being bitten by mosquitoes 5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire Map of South Broadway and Rudgear Road Walnut Creek




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2004 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2004
Jan.10  SF City Hall  Newsom named woman as Fire Chief
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall
Feb.22  Santa Clara  Fire rips through middle school
Mar.7   SF Zoo
Mar.15  San Francisco  9th Straight Day of Record Temps
Apr.2  Bay Bridge  Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours
Apr.28   Belmont
Apr.29  East Contra Costa  Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh
May.17   Palo Alto
May.26  Half Moon Bay  1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled
Jun.2   South San Jose
Jun.10  Oakland  Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax
Jun.26  Martinez  Fire destroys home, threatens school
Jul.8  Palo Alto  Workers find child's decomposed body
Jul.15  South San Jose  Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Jul.21   San Jose
Jul.22  Castro Valley  Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash
Jul.24   Bay Bridge
Jul.30  Walnut Creek  West Nile Virus Confirmed
Aug.1  Apple  CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Aug.9  East San Jose  Fire grown to 1,200 acres
Sep.7   San Mateo Bridge
Sep.16   San Jose
Sep.25  Highway 280  4 die in car crash on 280
Oct.12  Bay Area  Bay Area Skies Filled with Smoke and Haze
Oct.15  Lafayette  Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine
Nov.9   Walnut Creek
  A construction crew struck an underground oil pipeline. A fire burned several buildings and sent flames high into the air.    A backhoe operator ruptured a 10-inch line, releasing a fuel that was ignited by 2 welders using a blowtorch inside the 5-foot-diameter water...
Nov.10  Los Gatos  Prominent author found dead in her car Dec.18  Mill Valley  Dynamite Discovered



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2004 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2004 Mar.7   SF Zoo 37-year-old elephant euthanized
Mar.9   Richmond Students Protest After Sports Eliminated Jun.10  Oakland  Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax Aug.13   Richmond High school football star killed Oct.7  Livermore  $40,000 ceramic mural with misspellings Nov.7  Vallejo  School player dies after being tackled



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2004 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.28  Alamo  Workers Protest at Home of Safeway CEO Jan.29   Emeryville Pixar dumps Disney
Jan.30  Redwood City  $51,000 for spot next to Peterson trial Feb.19  San Francisco  Billionaire Anschutz buys SF Examiner Mar.3  Contra Costa County  Wal-Mart survives move to block stores Mar.20  Marin County  Founder of PowerBar Dies at 51 Apr.2   Sun Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job Apr.29   Google Google files long-awaited IPO plans  Google hopes to raise $2.7 billion to have a market value of at least $20 billion May.3  Siebel  Tom Siebel steps down as CEO May.23  Oakland  Phone Equipment Allegedly Vandalized May.27  Bay Bridge  Bridge bid comes in $1 billion over target Jun.8  SF Downtown  150 protesters held at biotech conference Jul.1   Bay Area Bridges Bridges Tolls Go Up a Buck Jul.20  Schwab  Charles Schwab recalled as CEO Aug.1  Apple  CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery Aug.4   Google Possible securities violations disclosed Aug.16   Bay Bridge Bay Area Might Be Stuck with Bridge Bill  The state blames the upscale signature design for more than half of the cost overrun Aug.17   San Pablo Massive New Casino Deal Aug.18  Google  IPO price range to between $85 and $95 Aug.19   Google Google goes public, shares surge 18%
  Shares finished the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares having changed hands
 The offer price had been cut to at $85 from an initial estimate of $108-135, in the face of weakness in the tech sector. The flotation ranks as the 3rd richest US-based IPO on the Nasdaq. The shares offered through a 'Dutch auction' to give small investors a better chance of getting their hands on the stock
Sep.9  Oracle  Bid to block PeopleSoft takeover rejected Sep.29   San Francisco Hotel workers begin two-week strike  Cooks, housekeepers, bellboys at 4 hotels began a noisy action that could spread to other venues and discourage visitors Oct.1   Pleasanton PeopleSoft fires CEO Craig Conway
Oct.5  Emeryville  Flu maker Chiron slashes profit outlook Oct.25  SF City Hall  Mayor vows to join pickets to end lockout Nov.3  Napa  Constellation to buy Mondavi in $1b deal Nov.9  Mountain View  Mozilla Firefox browser launched Nov.11   Intel Otellini to succeed Barrett as CEO Nov.20   San Francisco Hotel employees to return to work Dec.13   Oracle   Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
  PeopleSoft agreed to a sweetened buyout by rival software maker, relenting after a 18-month takeover saga
 PeopleSoft's board has approved an improved bid, worth $26.50 a share, after 5 previous offers, ranging in value from $7.7bn to $9.4bn. Oracle was winning the support of 60% PeopleSoft shareholders. Larry Ellison was initially making a $5.1bn offer in June 2003. The merged companies are second only in size to SAP in the enterprise software market
Dec.17  Cupertino  Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2004 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.6  Pac Bell Park  Pacific Bell Park renamed to SBC Park Jan.14  SJSU  Jeff Garcia arrested on suspicion of DUI Feb.2  San Mateo  Hometown MVP Celebrated Feb.12   San Francisco   Bonds' trainer charged in steroid sting  Victor Conte, a track coach and top executives of BALCO were charged with running an illegal drug distribution operation Feb.17  San Francisco  Bonds' Trainer Gave Steroids to Players Mar.2   San Francisco   Report: Bonds received steroids
  According to a newspaper report, Greg Anderson, gave the players the drugs from the Laboratory Co-Operative
Mar.20  Stanford  Stanford crashes out with loss to Alabama Apr.12  Pac Bell Park  Bonds ties with Mays with 660th HR Apr.15  SJ Arena  Sharks advanced to Conference semifinals May.4   San Jose Sharks earn berth in Conference finals May.19  Warriors  Warriors fire Musselman, hire Montgomery Sep.14  Coliseum  Texas player hurls chair at fans Sep.17   Pac Bell Park   Bonds hit his 700th home run  Bonds rewarded his fans in the opener of Giants' 9-game homestand with an opposite-field homer Sep.28   Candlestick Monster of Change for Candlestick Park Oct.27  Barry Bonds  Bonds' 700th ball fetches $800K at auction Nov.7  Vallejo  School player dies after being tackled Nov.16   Barry Bonds Bonds won his record 7th NL MVP award Dec.3   San Francisco Bonds Unknowingly Used Supplements Dec.17  Martinez  Jury: death for quintuple murderer



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2004 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.1  San Francisco  Knoller released from prison Jan.14  SJSU  Jeff Garcia arrested on suspicion of DUI Jan.20   Redwood City Peterson trial to move to Redwood City
Jan.23  Antioch  Triple homicide Jan.23  SF Sunset  Feds break up prostitution ring Jan.23  Redwood City  Peterson Moved to Redwood City Jan.27  Redwood City  Judge Delucchi chosen for Peterson trial Jan.30  Redwood City  $51,000 for spot next to Peterson trial Feb.1  Fremont  Mother and daughter clubbed to death Feb.9  Oakland  Parnell convicted of trying to buy little boy Feb.10  Redwood City  Defense objects to use GPS technology Feb.12   San Francisco   Bonds' trainer charged in steroid sting  Victor Conte, a track coach and top executives of BALCO were charged with running an illegal drug distribution operation Feb.17  San Francisco  Bonds' Trainer Gave Steroids to Players Feb.22   East San Jose Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead Mar.1   Highway 680 Possible shootings on freeways climb to 10   2 men allegedly shot at a vehicle on I-680 in Walnut Creek. In the other incident, the window of a car on I-680 shattered Mar.4  Redwood City  Jury selection begins in Peterson trial Mar.10  Lafayette  Rip-Off Nanny Spotted Mar.26   San Francisco Son of former police chief arrested again Apr.7  San Francisco  Police close unsolved Zodiac killer case Apr.10   SF Bayview Police officer killed, another wounded Map of 1300 Newhall Street San Francisco
  2 undercover officers approached a suspect. He fired on officers with an automatic weapon, killing Isaac Espinoza, 29.    Police arrested David Hill, 21, who was picked in San Ramon. Espinoza, 29, an 8-year veteran of the department, wa...
Apr.17  Santa Rosa  Murdered in front of 3-year-old son Apr.28   Belmont Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose  The girl was one of three 14-year-olds at the slumber party who took Ecstasy pills. Police have arrested a 17-year-old May.12  San Jose  Anderson arrested 4 years after murder May.15  Oakland  Big drop in slayings, fewer than in S.F. May.23  Oakland  Phone Equipment Allegedly Vandalized Jun.1   Redwood City   Peterson trial opens  Prosecutors: Within a day of reporting his pregnant wife missing, Scott lied about his extramarital affair Jun.3  San Francisco  Ex-Ukrainian prime minister convicted Jun.16  Martinez  Jury finds man guilty of five murders Jun.18  San Jose  Sex predator arrested for failing to register Jun.22   Hayward Transgender teen case ends in mistrial  The trial of 3 men charged with killing ended with the jury declaring they were deadlocked Jun.23   Redwood City Juror removed from Scott Peterson trial Jul.7   San Mateo   200 pounds of high explosives stolen  Federal officials reluctant to reveal details of their ongoing investigation into the theft Aug.5  Redwood City  Trial delayed, while defense investigates Aug.12   Redwood City Frey confronts Peterson in recorded calls Aug.13   Richmond High school football star killed Sep.14  Coliseum  Texas player hurls chair at fans Sep.14  East Oakland  3 killed, 9 injured in gang-related violence Sep.15   Redwood City Peterson jurors shown autopsy photos Sep.18   Pac Bell Park Giants fan fatally stabbed Oct.16   Brentwood 3 bodies found in home Oct.27  Redwood City  Testimony ends in Peterson trial Oct.29  Redwood City  Jury will be able consider 2nd-degree Nov.1   Napa Roommates Killed in Double-Murder  A woman in her 20's woke up to a disturbance in a home. She found 2 women dead on the second floor Nov.1   Redwood City Closing arguments in Peterson trial Nov.10   Redwood City Peterson judge removes jury's foreman Nov.12   Redwood City   Peterson convicted of murder
  Scott Peterson, 32, was convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing his wife and of 2nd-degree in the death of the son
 Geragos told jurors that he would prove that the baby was older when he died than the prosecution said. The prosecution's most compelling evidence was the fact that the bodies of Laci and the baby had washed ashore 4 months after she vanished. The tide shifted toward the prosecution when Peterson's former girlfriend, Amber Frey took the stand
Nov.22  San Francisco  Ex-officer acquitted in Fajitagate scandal Dec.14  Oakland  Death Penalty for 'Sausage King' Dec.14   Redwood City Jury Recommends Death for Peterson
  The jurors deliberated for 12 hours before deciding that he should die for killing his pregnant wife and unborn son.    The jury deliberated for 12 hours before reaching its recommendation. A crowd outside the court ...
Dec.17  Martinez  Jury: death for quintuple murderer Dec.22   Hayward Boy abducted by father Dec.25  San Jose  Pregnant woman, fetus injured in attack Dec.30  Richmond  14-year-old kidnapped during carjacking



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2004 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.8   SF City Hall   Gavin Newsom takes office as mayor  Wealthy businessman was inaugurated as San Francisco's youngest mayor in more than a century Jan.10  SF City Hall  Newsom named woman as Fire Chief Jan.18   SF City Hall Mayor replaces police chief, names woman
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall   Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city Jan.28  Alamo  Workers Protest at Home of Safeway CEO Feb.12   SF City Hall Officials perform first gay marriages
  In an open challenge to state law, city performed nearly 100 same-sex weddings
 A lesbian couple who have been together 5 decades were the first to marry, followed by 89 couples. The gays and lesbians who had expected to be refused wedding licenses were instead married under the ornate City Hall rotunda. Mayor Newsom argues that state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman amounts to unconstitutional discrimination
Feb.14  San Francisco  Gays head to SF for Valentine's weddings Feb.20  San Francisco  Judge denies stay of gay marriages Feb.26   SF City Hall Rosie O'Donnell weds longtime girlfriend Mar.9   Richmond Students Protest After Sports Eliminated Mar.11   San Francisco Court blocks gay marriage Mar.20  SF Downtown  Anti War Protestors Take to Streets Mar.30  SF City Hall  Former SFPD chief Fagan Sr. retires Apr.12  SF City Hall  Vet named department's first female chief Apr.23  San Jose  SJ Native NFL Star Dies in Afghanistan May.3   SF City Hall Care not Cash initiative go into effect Jun.8  SF Downtown  150 protesters held at biotech conference Jul.15  San Francisco  Brown to run for insurance commissioner Aug.7  San Francisco  Man fakes own decapitation in videotape Aug.12   San Francisco Calif. Supreme Court voids gay marriages  The Court voided the nearly 4,000 marriages and ruled unanimously that the San Francisco mayor overstepped his authority Oct.25  SF City Hall  Mayor vows to join pickets to end lockout