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B. 01-28 Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech San Jose City Hall
C. 02-22 Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead East San Jose
3. 04-02 Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job Sun
4. 04-29 Google files long-awaited IPO plans Google
F. 05-04 Sharks earn berth in Conference finals San Jose
G. 06-02 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire South San Jose
H. 07-21 Bird found infected with West Nile virus San Jose
8. 08-04 Possible securities violations disclosed Google
08-19 Google goes public, shares surge 18% Google

Summary.     Click for More > First in Bay Area infected with West Nile  A 50-year-old man apparently became ill Aug. 25 after being bitten by mosquitoes Otellini to succeed Barrett as CEO
  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 Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job Google files long-awaited IPO plans  Google hopes to raise $2.7 billion to have a market value of at least $20 billion Sharks earn berth in Conference finals 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire Bird found infected with West Nile virus Possible securities violations disclosed Google goes public, shares surge 18%
Jan.4  South San Jose  Gang-related shooting kills 2 teens
 East San Jose  Beef bone recall
Jan.12  Sunnyvale  Car Smashes into Home
Jan.14  SJSU  Jeff Garcia arrested on suspicion of DUI
Jan.16  San Jose Downtown  California Democratic Convention opened
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall
Feb.5  Adobe  Schwarzenegger made visit
Feb.16  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Gonzales Back at Work
Feb.17  San Jose Downtown  Shot and killed by state narcotics agent
Feb.21  East San Jose  4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd
Feb.22   East San Jose
 Santa Clara  Fire rips through middle school
Mar.4  Santa Clara  Bush banked $700,000 at fund-raiser
Mar.16  South San Jose  Sex Offender Moves to San Jose
Apr.2   Sun
Apr.7  Yahoo  First-quarter profit doubles
Apr.14  Apple  Quarter earnings triple, beat expectations
Apr.15  SJ Arena  Sharks advanced to Conference semifinals
Apr.19  San Jose  Men posing as cops hunted by real police
Apr.23  San Jose  SJ Native NFL Star Dies in Afghanistan
Apr.26  San Jose  Sharks defeat Avalanche to take 3-0 lead
Apr.29   Google
May.3  San Jose  Tillman remembered in hometown
May.4   San Jose
May.5  San Jose City Hall  City May Close Park Restrooms
May.11  SJ Arena  Calgary pounds Sharks 4-1, takes 2-0 lead
May.12  San Jose  Anderson arrested 4 years after murder
May.16  San Jose  Sharks snuff out Flames to even series
May.19  San Jose  Flames burned Sharks 3-1
Jun.2   South San Jose
Jun.18  San Jose  Sex predator arrested for failing to register
Jul.13  Intel  2nd-quarter earnings nearly double
Jul.15  South San Jose  Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Jul.20  San Jose  Two Drown After Saving Two Children
Jul.21   San Jose
Jul.28  San Jose  Jury indicts state drug agent in shooting
Jul.30  Google  Site opened to register bidders
Aug.1  Apple  CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Aug.4   Google
Aug.9  East San Jose  Fire grown to 1,200 acres
Aug.10  San Jose City Hall  Chief information officer Grycz resigns
Aug.16  Google  Regulators open inquiry into stock issue
Aug.18  Google  IPO price range to between $85 and $95
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 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.2  Intel  Financial forecast lowered for 3rd quarter
Sep.14  San Jose  Guilty verdict in rape and kidnap of girl
 Los Gatos  Workers Sickened at Post Office
Sep.16   San Jose
Sep.26  West San Jose  Officer fired fatal shots at man
Oct.1  Cupertino  46,000 residents without power
Oct.5  Sunnyvale  Satellite mishap blamed on human error
Oct.11  eBay  Software glitch disrupts PayPal service
Oct.12  Yahoo  3rd-quarter profit nearly quadruples
Oct.14  Google  Software offered to search hard drive
Nov.8  Los Altos  Billionaire Poizner concedes race
Nov.9  Mountain View  Mozilla Firefox browser launched
Nov.10  Los Gatos  Prominent author found dead in her car
Nov.11   Intel
Nov.22  San Jose  Safest big city in U.S.
Dec.17  Cupertino  Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b
Dec.25  San Jose  Pregnant woman, fetus injured in attack


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February 2004 Your ad is here
Shot and killed by state narcotics agent
Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead
4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd
Fire rips through middle school
Schwarzenegger made visit
Mayor Gonzales Back at Work
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March 2004 Your ad is here
Sex Offender Moves to San Jose
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Bush banked $700,000 at fund-raiser
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April 2004
Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
First-quarter profit doubles
Google files long-awaited IPO plans
Men posing as cops hunted by real police
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SJ Native NFL Star Dies in Afghanistan
Sharks advanced to Conference semifinals
Sharks defeat Avalanche to take 3-0 lead
First-quarter profit doubles
Google files long-awaited IPO plans
May 2004 Your ad is here
Anderson arrested 4 years after murder
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Tillman remembered in hometown
City May Close Park Restrooms
Sharks earn berth in Conference finals
Calgary pounds Sharks 4-1, takes 2-0 lead
Sharks snuff out Flames to even series
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June 2004 Your ad is here
Sex predator arrested for failing to register
11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
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July 2004
2nd-quarter earnings nearly double
Site opened to register bidders
Jury indicts state drug agent in shooting
Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Two Drown After Saving Two Children
Bird found infected with West Nile virus
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Site opened to register bidders
August 2004
CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Possible securities violations disclosed
IPO price range to between $85 and $95
Google goes public, shares surge 18%
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CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Fire grown to 1,200 acres
Chief information officer Grycz resigns
Your ad is here
Possible securities violations disclosed
IPO price range to between $85 and $95
Google goes public, shares surge 18%
September 2004
Financial forecast lowered for 3rd quarter
Guilty verdict in rape and kidnap of girl
Officer fired fatal shots at man
Workers Sickened at Post Office
First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
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November 2004
Mozilla Firefox browser launched
Otellini to succeed Barrett as CEO
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Prominent author found dead in her car
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Mozilla Firefox browser launched
December 2004
Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b
Pregnant woman, fetus injured in attack
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Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b

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January 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4   South San Jose
  East San Jose
Jan.6  Apple  $250 iPod mini unveiled
 San Jose City Hall  Rob Davis set to become next police chief
Jan.12   Sunnyvale
Jan.14   SJSU  
 Intel  Better-than-expected profits and revenue
 Apple  Earnings rise on strong iPod, laptop sales
 San Jose Downtown  One dead, one Injured in home invasion
Jan.15  San Jose City Hall  Painful Budget Cuts Expected
Jan.16   San Jose Downtown
Jan.21  eBay  eBay tops Wall Street expectations
 San Jose  Dog Goes Back to Original Owner
Jan.27  Willow Glen  Student Killed on the Way to School
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall  
  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city
Jan.31  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Remains Hospitalized

February 2004 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3  Cisco  Quarter profit exceeded expectations Feb.4  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Gonzales released from hospital Feb.5   Adobe Schwarzenegger made visit
Feb.9  Sunnyvale  Juniper to buy NetScreen for $3.5 billion Feb.10  San Jose  Miss Vietnam of Northern California Resigns Feb.13  Sunnyvale  Police: Students plotted to burn school Feb.15  San Jose  Roddick outlasts Fish in Siebel Open Feb.16   San Jose City Hall Mayor Gonzales Back at Work Feb.17   San Jose Downtown Shot and killed by state narcotics agent Feb.19  San Jose  Police shot and killed suspected car thief Feb.21   East San Jose 4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd Feb.22   East San Jose   Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead
  Ranbir Singh who opened fire killed 3 Sikh men. Bystanders pinned him to the ground, where he died instantly
  Santa Clara   Fire rips through middle school  A 7-alarm fire roared through part of Buchser Middle School, damaging 10 classrooms and forcing firefighters to call for help

March 2004 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  San Jose Downtown  2 men on bicycles killed in street by car Mar.4   Santa Clara Bush banked $700,000 at fund-raiser Mar.6  San Jose Downtown  Police killed despondent man Mar.9  San Jose City Hall  City agrees to recognize gay marriages Mar.16   South San Jose Sex Offender Moves to San Jose Mar.20  South San Jose  Teen fatally stabbed in confrontation Mar.24  Alviso  Died after being trapped underwater Mar.26  San Jose  Car crashes into stroller, toddler killed Mar.29  San Jose  Store owners charged with tax evasion Mar.31  Google  Google to offer free e-mail

April 2004 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Sun   Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
  Struggling server maker reached a sweeping, $1.6 billion settlement and plans to cooperate with its longtime nemesis
Apr.7   Yahoo First-quarter profit doubles Apr.10  San Jose Downtown  7 wounded in 2 drive-by shootings Apr.14   Apple Quarter earnings triple, beat expectations Apr.15   SJ Arena   Sharks advanced to Conference semifinals  Smith snapped a 2nd-period tie en route to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Stuart and Ricci also scored Apr.16  SJC  Blues' Danton arrested in murder plot Apr.19   San Jose Men posing as cops hunted by real police Apr.21  eBay  1st quarter profits nearly double Apr.22  San Jose  Student Dies in Schoolyard  Santa Clara  4-year-old boy fell out of bedroom, died  SJ Arena  Sharks rout Avs 5-2 in their opener Apr.23   San Jose   SJ Native NFL Star Dies in Afghanistan  Pat Tillman, 27, gave up a lucrative career in NFL to serve his country was remembered as a hero and inspiration Apr.24  SJ Arena  Sharks take 2-0 series lead on Avalanche Apr.26   San Jose Sharks defeat Avalanche to take 3-0 lead Apr.28  San Jose  Colorado avoids sweep by Sharks 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
Apr.30  Google  Philosophical IPO notice

May 2004 ... more > Top ^
May.1  SJ Arena  Avs win 2-1 OT over Sharks May.3   San Jose Tillman remembered in hometown May.4   San Jose   Sharks earn berth in Conference finals
  Nabokov stopped 28 shots, and Sharks scored 3 goals in the 2nd period to finally finish off the Avalanche 3-1
May.5   San Jose City Hall City May Close Park Restrooms May.7  Intel  Intel to focus on dual-core processors May.9  SJ Arena  Calgary beats Sharks 4-3 in OT May.11  Cisco  Strong fiscal third-quarter results   SJ Arena Calgary pounds Sharks 4-1, takes 2-0 lead May.12   San Jose   Anderson arrested 4 years after murder  Curtis Dean Anderson, an imprisoned kidnapper has been arrested in the murder of a 7-year-old Xiana Fairchild May.13  San Jose  Sharks shut out Flames, trail series 2-1 May.16   San Jose Sharks snuff out Flames to even series May.17  SJ Arena  Flames roll 3-0 in Sharks to take 3-2 lead May.19   San Jose Flames burned Sharks 3-1  Cupertino  Symantec to acquire Brightmail for $370m May.22  San Jose  Baseball supporters rally

June 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   South San Jose   11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
  A huge fire at Seven Trees Shopping Center was visible across the South Bay. No one was hurt
Jun.3  Intel  2nd-quarter financial forecast narrowed Jun.4  San Jose  Police shoot, kill man Jun.10  East San Jose  2 men killed Jun.13  San Jose  Newborn baby found alive behind bar Jun.18   San Jose   Sex predator arrested for failing to register  Detectives arrested Cary Verse at his residence for failing to update his registration as a sexual offender Jun.24  San Jose  Lee Iacocca Backs Kerry at Rally Jun.25  San Jose  Cary Verse to move to Merced County

July 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5  San Jose  Boy dies after mom stops to help dog Jul.7  Yahoo  2nd-quarter profit more than doubles Jul.10  San Jose  Missing teen located, alert cancelled Jul.11  South San Jose  One died, 25 displaced after fire Jul.13   Intel 2nd-quarter earnings nearly double Jul.14  Apple  Profit soars on new iPod sales Jul.15   South San Jose     Grass fire grew to 435 acres  Although the fire threatened several homes, none were damaged Jul.20   San Jose Two Drown After Saving Two Children Jul.21   San Jose     Bird found infected with West Nile virus
  A dead bird has tested positive for the virus
Jul.26  Google  Google to sell shares at $108 to $135 Jul.28   San Jose Jury indicts state drug agent in shooting Jul.30   Google Site opened to register bidders

August 2004 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Apple   CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery  Chief Executive Steve has had successful surgery for a pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees Aug.4   Google   Possible securities violations disclosed
  Google may have illegally issued 23 million shares of its stock to hundreds of employees and consultants
Aug.9  Google  Google, Yahoo to settle patent dispute   East San Jose   Fire grown to 1,200 acres  Fire is burning as remote with steep terrain. Shifting winds have made containment difficult Aug.10   San Jose City Hall Chief information officer Grycz resigns  Cisco  Record fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Aug.12  San Jose  Police Shoot and Kill Suspected Shoplifter Aug.16   Google Regulators open inquiry into stock issue Aug.17  San Jose  Girl recounts ordeal at kidnap trial  Google  No decision from SEC on IPO paperwork Aug.18   Google   IPO price range to between $85 and $95  The Internet search giant reduced the number of shares to be sold by insiders to 19.6 million, down from 25.7 million 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
Aug.21  San Jose Downtown  Rally to save Quakes

September 2004 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Intel Financial forecast lowered for 3rd quarter Sep.8  San Jose Downtown  Medical Center announced closure Sep.14   San Jose Guilty verdict in rape and kidnap of girl   Los Gatos Workers Sickened at Post Office  Yahoo  Yahoo buys jukebox provider Musicmatch 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.23  San Jose  Alleged kidnapper told to stop letters Sep.26   West San Jose Officer fired fatal shots at man

October 2004 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Cupertino 46,000 residents without power
Oct.5   Sunnyvale Satellite mishap blamed on human error Oct.7  San Jose  Schwarzenegger Rallies Against Gaming Oct.10  East San Jose  4-alarm suspicious apartment fire Oct.11   eBay Software glitch disrupts PayPal service Oct.12   Yahoo 3rd-quarter profit nearly quadruples  Intel  Profit gains despite weak PC demand Oct.13  Sunnyvale  2 men dead after fight on school grounds  Apple  Profits surge on iPod, laptop sales  San Jose  Ashcroft Brings Piracy Crackdown to SJ Oct.14   Google Software offered to search hard drive Oct.21  Google  3rd-quarter profit more than doubles Oct.23  East San Jose  Teenager found fatally shot inside car Oct.25  Mountain View  McCartney, Bennett sing together Oct.28  San Jose  Huge Power Outage

November 2004 ... more > Top ^
Nov.8   Los Altos Billionaire Poizner concedes race
Nov.9   Mountain View   Mozilla Firefox browser launched    Cisco  1st-quarter profit jumps 29% Nov.10   Los Gatos   Prominent author found dead in her car  The authorities believe Iris Chang, 36, may have taken her own life off of state Highway 17 Nov.11   Intel   Otellini to succeed Barrett as CEO
  The 30-year Intel veteran oversaw the launch of the Pentium processor in the 1990s. He was president and CFO fom 2002
Nov.22   San Jose Safest big city in U.S. Nov.30  Santa Clara  2 elderly residents, dog killed in blaze

December 2004 ... more > Top ^
Dec.13  San Jose  San Jose Soldier Killed in Iraq Dec.14  Google  Google Bringing Libraries to Web Dec.17   Cupertino   Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b  Computer security giant is buying storage and backup program specialist to create the world's 4th largest software maker Dec.25   San Jose   Pregnant woman, fetus injured in attack  A 25-year-old was in serious condition after Clifford Watkins, 44, allegedly choked her and kicked her in the stomach Dec.26  San Jose  Man charged with murder after fetus dies Dec.28  Apple  S. Jobs highest paid Bay Area executive



Beef bone recall Car Smashes into Home   Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech




Silicon Valley, 2004 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2004
Jan.4   East San Jose
Jan.12   Sunnyvale
Jan.21  San Jose  Dog Goes Back to Original Owner
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall
  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city
Jan.31  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Remains Hospitalized Feb.4  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Gonzales released from hospital Feb.21   East San Jose 4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd
Feb.22   Santa Clara Fire rips through middle school  A 7-alarm fire roared through part of Buchser Middle School, damaging 10 classrooms and forcing firefighters to call for help Mar.3  San Jose Downtown  2 men on bicycles killed in street by car Mar.24  Alviso  Died after being trapped underwater Mar.26  San Jose  Car crashes into stroller, toddler killed Apr.22  San Jose  Student Dies in Schoolyard Apr.22  Santa Clara  4-year-old boy fell out of bedroom, died Jun.2   South San Jose 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
  A huge fire at Seven Trees Shopping Center was visible across the South Bay. No one was hurt
Jun.13  San Jose  Newborn baby found alive behind bar Jul.5  San Jose  Boy dies after mom stops to help dog Jul.11  South San Jose  One died, 25 displaced after fire Jul.15   South San Jose   Grass fire grew to 435 acres  Although the fire threatened several homes, none were damaged Jul.20   San Jose Two Drown After Saving Two Children Jul.21   San Jose   Bird found infected with West Nile virus
  A dead bird has tested positive for the virus
Aug.1   Apple CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery  Chief Executive Steve has had successful surgery for a pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees Aug.9   East San Jose Fire grown to 1,200 acres  Fire is burning as remote with steep terrain. Shifting winds have made containment difficult Sep.14   Los Gatos Workers Sickened at Post Office 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
Oct.1   Cupertino 46,000 residents without power Oct.5   Sunnyvale Satellite mishap blamed on human error Oct.10  East San Jose  4-alarm suspicious apartment fire Oct.28  San Jose  Huge Power Outage Nov.10   Los Gatos Prominent author found dead in her car  The authorities believe Iris Chang, 36, may have taken her own life off of state Highway 17 Nov.30  Santa Clara  2 elderly residents, dog killed in blaze



Silicon Valley, 2004 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.27  Willow Glen  Student Killed on the Way to School Feb.13  Sunnyvale  Police: Students plotted to burn school Apr.22  San Jose  Student Dies in Schoolyard Oct.5   Sunnyvale Satellite mishap blamed on human error
Oct.13  Sunnyvale  2 men dead after fight on school grounds



Silicon Valley, 2004 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.14   SJSU Jeff Garcia arrested on suspicion of DUI  49ers quarterback was arrested by San Jose State University police near the athlete's alma mater Feb.15  San Jose  Roddick outlasts Fish in Siebel Open Apr.15   SJ Arena Sharks advanced to Conference semifinals  Smith snapped a 2nd-period tie en route to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Stuart and Ricci also scored Apr.16  SJC  Blues' Danton arrested in murder plot Apr.22  SJ Arena  Sharks rout Avs 5-2 in their opener Apr.24  SJ Arena  Sharks take 2-0 series lead on Avalanche Apr.26   San Jose Sharks defeat Avalanche to take 3-0 lead
Apr.28  San Jose  Colorado avoids sweep by Sharks May.1  SJ Arena  Avs win 2-1 OT over Sharks May.4   San Jose Sharks earn berth in Conference finals
  Nabokov stopped 28 shots, and Sharks scored 3 goals in the 2nd period to finally finish off the Avalanche 3-1
May.9  SJ Arena  Calgary beats Sharks 4-3 in OT May.11   SJ Arena Calgary pounds Sharks 4-1, takes 2-0 lead May.13  San Jose  Sharks shut out Flames, trail series 2-1 May.16   San Jose Sharks snuff out Flames to even series May.17  SJ Arena  Flames roll 3-0 in Sharks to take 3-2 lead May.19   San Jose Flames burned Sharks 3-1 May.22  San Jose  Baseball supporters rally Aug.21  San Jose Downtown  Rally to save Quakes



Silicon Valley, 2004 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4   East San Jose Beef bone recall
Jan.6  Apple  $250 iPod mini unveiled Jan.14  Intel  Better-than-expected profits and revenue Jan.14  Apple  Earnings rise on strong iPod, laptop sales Jan.15  San Jose City Hall  Painful Budget Cuts Expected Jan.21  eBay  eBay tops Wall Street expectations Feb.3  Cisco  Quarter profit exceeded expectations Feb.5   Adobe Schwarzenegger made visit Feb.9  Sunnyvale  Juniper to buy NetScreen for $3.5 billion Mar.31  Google  Google to offer free e-mail Apr.2   Sun Sun settles with Microsoft, cuts 3,300 job
  Struggling server maker reached a sweeping, $1.6 billion settlement and plans to cooperate with its longtime nemesis
Apr.7   Yahoo First-quarter profit doubles Apr.14   Apple Quarter earnings triple, beat expectations Apr.21  eBay  1st quarter profits nearly double 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
Apr.30  Google  Philosophical IPO notice May.7  Intel  Intel to focus on dual-core processors May.11  Cisco  Strong fiscal third-quarter results May.19  Cupertino  Symantec to acquire Brightmail for $370m Jun.3  Intel  2nd-quarter financial forecast narrowed Jul.7  Yahoo  2nd-quarter profit more than doubles Jul.13   Intel 2nd-quarter earnings nearly double Jul.14  Apple  Profit soars on new iPod sales Jul.26  Google  Google to sell shares at $108 to $135 Jul.30   Google Site opened to register bidders Aug.1   Apple CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery  Chief Executive Steve has had successful surgery for a pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees Aug.4   Google Possible securities violations disclosed
  Google may have illegally issued 23 million shares of its stock to hundreds of employees and consultants
Aug.9  Google  Google, Yahoo to settle patent dispute Aug.10  Cisco  Record fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Aug.16   Google Regulators open inquiry into stock issue Aug.17  Google  No decision from SEC on IPO paperwork Aug.18   Google IPO price range to between $85 and $95  The Internet search giant reduced the number of shares to be sold by insiders to 19.6 million, down from 25.7 million 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.2   Intel Financial forecast lowered for 3rd quarter Sep.8  San Jose Downtown  Medical Center announced closure Sep.14  Yahoo  Yahoo buys jukebox provider Musicmatch Oct.11   eBay Software glitch disrupts PayPal service Oct.12   Yahoo 3rd-quarter profit nearly quadruples Oct.12  Intel  Profit gains despite weak PC demand Oct.13  Apple  Profits surge on iPod, laptop sales Oct.14   Google Software offered to search hard drive Oct.21  Google  3rd-quarter profit more than doubles Oct.25  Mountain View  McCartney, Bennett sing together Nov.9   Mountain View Mozilla Firefox browser launched   Nov.9  Cisco  1st-quarter profit jumps 29% Nov.11   Intel Otellini to succeed Barrett as CEO
  The 30-year Intel veteran oversaw the launch of the Pentium processor in the 1990s. He was president and CFO fom 2002
Dec.14  Google  Google Bringing Libraries to Web Dec.17   Cupertino Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b  Computer security giant is buying storage and backup program specialist to create the world's 4th largest software maker Dec.28  Apple  S. Jobs highest paid Bay Area executive



Silicon Valley, 2004 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4   South San Jose Gang-related shooting kills 2 teens Jan.14   SJSU Jeff Garcia arrested on suspicion of DUI  49ers quarterback was arrested by San Jose State University police near the athlete's alma mater Jan.14  San Jose Downtown  One dead, one Injured in home invasion Jan.27  Willow Glen  Student Killed on the Way to School Feb.13  Sunnyvale  Police: Students plotted to burn school Feb.17   San Jose Downtown Shot and killed by state narcotics agent Feb.19  San Jose  Police shot and killed suspected car thief Feb.22   East San Jose Man opens fire on card players. 4 dead
  Ranbir Singh who opened fire killed 3 Sikh men. Bystanders pinned him to the ground, where he died instantly
Mar.6  San Jose Downtown  Police killed despondent man Mar.16   South San Jose Sex Offender Moves to San Jose Mar.20  South San Jose  Teen fatally stabbed in confrontation Mar.29  San Jose  Store owners charged with tax evasion Apr.10  San Jose Downtown  7 wounded in 2 drive-by shootings Apr.16  SJC  Blues' Danton arrested in murder plot Apr.19   San Jose Men posing as cops hunted by real police May.12   San Jose Anderson arrested 4 years after murder  Curtis Dean Anderson, an imprisoned kidnapper has been arrested in the murder of a 7-year-old Xiana Fairchild Jun.4  San Jose  Police shoot, kill man Jun.10  East San Jose  2 men killed Jun.18   San Jose Sex predator arrested for failing to register  Detectives arrested Cary Verse at his residence for failing to update his registration as a sexual offender Jun.25  San Jose  Cary Verse to move to Merced County Jul.10  San Jose  Missing teen located, alert cancelled Jul.28   San Jose Jury indicts state drug agent in shooting Aug.12  San Jose  Police Shoot and Kill Suspected Shoplifter Aug.17  San Jose  Girl recounts ordeal at kidnap trial Sep.14   San Jose Guilty verdict in rape and kidnap of girl Sep.23  San Jose  Alleged kidnapper told to stop letters Sep.26   West San Jose Officer fired fatal shots at man Oct.13  Sunnyvale  2 men dead after fight on school grounds Oct.13  San Jose  Ashcroft Brings Piracy Crackdown to SJ Oct.23  East San Jose  Teenager found fatally shot inside car Nov.22   San Jose Safest big city in U.S. Dec.25   San Jose Pregnant woman, fetus injured in attack  A 25-year-old was in serious condition after Clifford Watkins, 44, allegedly choked her and kicked her in the stomach Dec.26  San Jose  Man charged with murder after fetus dies



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2004 Jan.6  San Jose City Hall  Rob Davis set to become next police chief Jan.15  San Jose City Hall  Painful Budget Cuts Expected Jan.16   San Jose Downtown California Democratic Convention opened
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.31  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Remains Hospitalized Feb.5   Adobe Schwarzenegger made visit Feb.10  San Jose  Miss Vietnam of Northern California Resigns Feb.16   San Jose City Hall Mayor Gonzales Back at Work Mar.4   Santa Clara Bush banked $700,000 at fund-raiser Mar.9  San Jose City Hall  City agrees to recognize gay marriages Apr.23   San Jose SJ Native NFL Star Dies in Afghanistan  Pat Tillman, 27, gave up a lucrative career in NFL to serve his country was remembered as a hero and inspiration May.3   San Jose Tillman remembered in hometown May.5   San Jose City Hall City May Close Park Restrooms Jun.24  San Jose  Lee Iacocca Backs Kerry at Rally Aug.10   San Jose City Hall Chief information officer Grycz resigns Oct.7  San Jose  Schwarzenegger Rallies Against Gaming Oct.13  San Jose  Ashcroft Brings Piracy Crackdown to SJ Nov.8   Los Altos Billionaire Poizner concedes race Dec.13  San Jose  San Jose Soldier Killed in Iraq