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1. 01-01 Mayor Newsom engaged to actress Siebel SF City Hall
2. 01-23 New job for editor Bronstein SF Chronicle
3. 01-25 Bushee New Chronicle Editor SF Chronicle
02-11 Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies San Francisco
5. 02-20 Bankruptcy for Sharper Image San Francisco
6. 03-19 Visa Soars In Largest-Ever IPO San Francisco
H. 04-09 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Pier 48, SF Downtown
8. 04-29 Average Gas Price Reaches $4 A Gallon San Francisco

Summary.     Click for More > Bankruptcy for Sharper Image Visa Soars In Largest-Ever IPO  Visa Inc. shares soared more than 30% to $58 from their IPO price of $44 in their stock market debut Torch protesters scale bridge Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Map of Pier 48 San Francisco
  Mayor Newsom engaged to actress Siebel  San Francisco Mayor proposed to actress Jennifer Siebel in Hawaii and the couple are now engaged to be married New job for editor Bronstein Bushee New Chronicle Editor  Ward H. Bushee has been named executive vice president and editor of The SF Chronicle, the Hearst Corp. said Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies
Jan.1   SF City Hall
Jan.2  San Francisco  Rep. Lantos retires due to cancer
Jan.5  SF Zoo  Attendance up following fatal tiger attack
Jan.7  SF Zoo  Geragos Accuses Zoo Of Defamation
Jan.8  PG&E  PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record
Jan.9  SF Mission  Man Who Left Witness Protection Killed
Jan.10  SF City Hall  Embattled Supervisor Ed Jew Resigns Post
Jan.11  SF Zoo  Leopard Nearly Escapes From Enclosure
Jan.13  San Francisco  Father Killed In Sacred Heart Shooting
Jan.15  SF Downtown  Apple introduces slim notebook
 SF Zoo  Tiger attack tapes released
Jan.16  San Francisco  SFPD search tiger attack victims' car, cells
 San Francisco  Ex-Brocade CEO Gets Prison
Jan.17  SF Zoo  Tiger victim admitted drinking, taunting
Jan.23   SF Chronicle
Jan.25   SF Chronicle
Jan.30  SF City Hall  Restaurants asked to ban trans fats
Feb.1  SF Zoo  Zoo experts denounce poor conditions
Feb.8  SF Castro  Filmmakers Recreate Harvey Milk March
Feb.11   San Francisco
  The only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress was 80. He was surrounded by his wife, Annette, two daughters
Feb.14  San Francisco  Bonds failed drug test in 2000
Feb.20   San Francisco
Feb.21  San Francisco  Bonds: Typos could compromise case
Feb.22  Genentech  FDA Clears Avastin for Breast Cancer
Feb.25  San Francisco  Visa readies record $18.8 billion IPO
Feb.28  San Francisco  Ex-Supe Gonzalez Picked As Nader Mate
 South of Market  Huge InterContinental Hotel opened
Feb.29  San Francisco  Judge to unseal Bonds' '03 testimony
Mar.5  San Francisco  Jury sides with Guardian
Mar.6  San Francisco  47 Bay Area billionaires on Forbes list
Mar.17  SF City Hall  Tibet Activists Want Torch Run Canceled
 SF Mission  4-Alarm Blaze Consumes Buildings
Mar.19   San Francisco
 SF City Hall  City Hall handicap ramp will cost $1 Million
Mar.20  SF Downtown  150 arrested during anti-war protests
Mar.26  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Chain-Reaction Crash; 9 Hurt
Mar.29  San Francisco  Bloody Night: 4 Dead In Shootings
Apr.4  San Francisco  Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case
Apr.7   Golden Gate Bridge
Apr.8  SF Downtown  Gere joins torch protests
Apr.9  SF Downtown  Emotional Tibetan protests ahead of relay
  SF Downtown
  Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes.    The only North American leg of the Olympic torch relay has been marked by confusion. Thousands of pro-Tibet and pro-Be...
 Highway 280  Driver Gunned Down With Kids In Car Apr.15  Schwab  Schwab's Best 1Q Ever Apr.17  San Francisco  Bay Home Prices Fall 16% Apr.22  San Francisco  Ship Pilot Charged With Lying In Spill Probe Apr.26  SF Bayview  Pelosi Kicks Off Foreclosure Workshop Apr.29   San Francisco Average Gas Price Reaches $4 A Gallon  The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in San Francisco is marking a record-setting price for the city May.2  San Francisco  7 elite athletes to testify against Graham May.9  SF Downtown  Dead whale found stuck under pier  SF Downtown  Dozens sickened by norovirus at Moscone May.13   San Francisco Bonds charged with 15 counts May.15  San Francisco  CBS in $1.8B deal for info site Cnet May.16  SF City Hall  Same-sex ruling victory for mayor May.20  San Francisco  Bay Area home sales climbed nearly 30% May.22  SF City Hall  Harvey Milk sculpture unveiled at city hall May.29  San Francisco  Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO May.31  Highway 101  1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Road Rage Shooting Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development Jun.6   SF Zoo Director Quits 6 Months After Tiger Attack  San Francisco  Bonds pleads not guilty Jun.14   Pac Bell Park 16 People Injured In Muni Collision Jun.16   SF City Hall Same-Sex Couples Get Married
  Mayor Gavin Newsom presided at the wedding of Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84, in recognition of their long relationship.    More than 600 same-sex couples have made appointments to get marriage licenses in the city over the 10 days. Newsom...
Jun.22   San Francisco Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing
Map of Maynard and Congdon street San Francisco
  Officers found 3 men suffering gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene.    At least one suspect inside the 2nd vehicle fired shots into the victims' vehicle. The murders immediately sparked public outrage, which only inten...
Jun.23  Brisbane  200 evacuated due to 5-alarm wildfire Jun.27  SF City Hall  NRA sues to overturn gun ban Jun.29  SF Downtown  Marriage Freedom Is Focus Of Gay Parade Jul.2   SF City Hall Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape Jul.8  San Francisco  Elie Wiesel testifies about hotel attack Jul.19  San Francisco  Sex Workers Put Prostitution On Ballot Jul.23  San Francisco  Mayor visits city engineer in jail, gets codes  San Francisco  Triple murder turns focus on sanctuary Jul.26   Newsom Newsom marries actress Siebel in Montana  40-year old San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to marries 34-year-old Jennifer Lynn Siebel at Siebel's parents' ranch Jul.30  Gap  Gap-Backed To Reorganize Pacific Lumber Aug.4  SF Downtown  14 Injured In Muni Streetcar Crash Aug.6  San Francisco  Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F.  San Francisco  Protester Falls From Consulate Roof Aug.14  USF  2 Men Shot Dead Inside Car Near USF Aug.18  SF Downtown  Barack Obama Fundraises Aug.28  South of Market  St. Regis penthouse on sale for $70 mil Sep.1  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Toll Jumps To $6 Sep.3   SF Mission Head Of SF Hell's Angels Shot Dead   Mark Guardado, 45, was found with gunshot wounds. He was shot by a man who drove up on a motorcycle  San Francisco  Bank Under Siege By Facing Foreclosure Sep.5  SF Mission  2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings Sep.9  SF Downtown  Apple Unveils New iPods Sep.21   Golden Gate Park New Calif. Academy of Sciences opens  The Academy reopened to the public after more than 10 years of planning and construction. The new $488 million building substitutes the old ... Sep.22  San Francisco  15-To-Life For Dog Owner In Fatal Mauling Sep.25  San Francisco  Woman Hit By Cable Car Dies Sep.27  Golden Gate Park  Academy Of Sciences Reopening Oct.3   Wells Fargo Wells Fargo To Buy Wachovia  Wachovia agreed to be acquired in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal. Citigroup demands that Wachovia abide by the terms of its earlier deal Oct.9  Wells Fargo  Wells gets green light for Wachovia Oct.10  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Net Oct.13  Wells Fargo  Feds approve merger with Wachovia Nov.4   San Francisco Pelosi Defeats Sheehan To Win 12th Term Nov.8   SF Downtown Thousands March Protest Against Prop. 8 Nov.10  Potrero Hill  2 Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide Nov.11  Giants  Lincecum earns NL's Cy Young Dec.12  SF City Hall  400 City Workers Getting Pink Slips Dec.18  SF Downtown  S.F. Office Rent Dips 22%  San Francisco  Gay rights leader to boycott inauguration Dec.20  SF City Hall  Police chief to retire Dec.21  San Francisco  Price of gas lowest in nearly 5 years Dec.31  San Francisco  AsianWeek Stops The Presses


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February 2008
Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies
Bankruptcy for Sharper Image
Visa readies record $18.8 billion IPO
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March 2008
150 arrested during anti-war protests
Jury sides with Guardian
47 Bay Area billionaires on Forbes list
Visa Soars In Largest-Ever IPO
Bloody Night: 4 Dead In Shootings
Bridge Chain-Reaction Crash; 9 Hurt
April 2008
Torch protesters scale bridge
Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Emotional Tibetan protests ahead of relay
Average Gas Price Reaches $4 A Gallon
Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case
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Bonds charged with 15 counts
Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO
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June 2008
Voters Pass Bayview Development
Director Quits 6 Months After Tiger Attack
Same-Sex Couples Get Married
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Bonds pleads not guilty
Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing
16 People Injured In Muni Collision
July 2008
Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape
Newsom marries actress Siebel in Montana
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August 2008
Protester Falls From Consulate Roof
Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F.
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Bank Under Siege By Facing Foreclosure
Head Of SF Hell's Angels Shot Dead
2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings
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November 2008
Pelosi Defeats Sheehan To Win 12th Term
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December 2008
Police chief to retire
400 City Workers Getting Pink Slips
S.F. Office Rent Dips 22%
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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   SF City Hall  
  San Francisco Mayor proposed to actress Jennifer Siebel in Hawaii and the couple are now engaged to be married
 San Francisco  Man Killed In Drive-By; 3 Others Hurt Jan.2   San Francisco   Rep. Lantos retires due to cancer  Tom Lantos, a California Democrat will not seek re-election this year because he has cancer of the esophagus  SF Zoo  Vodka Bottle Found In Mauling Victims Car Jan.3  SF Zoo  Visitors Show Support For Reopened Zoo Jan.5   SF Zoo Attendance up following fatal tiger attack
Jan.6  San Francisco  Man Killed In 1 Of 4 Weekend Shootings Jan.7   SF Zoo     Geragos Accuses Zoo Of Defamation  An attorney for the brothers who survived a tiger accused officials who'd suggested the young men provoked the incident of character assassi...  SF Downtown  Crews working to contain spill Jan.8   PG&E   PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record  An estimated 1.9 million to 2.1 million customers lost electricity after the storm's howling winds and driving rain Jan.9  San Francisco  Employers To Subsidize Health Care Plan  SF Zoo  Complaints ignored after 1st tiger attack   SF Mission Man Who Left Witness Protection Killed Jan.10   SF City Hall Embattled Supervisor Ed Jew Resigns Post  San Francisco  Young Broadcasting to sell KRON-TV Jan.11   SF Zoo Leopard Nearly Escapes From Enclosure Jan.13   San Francisco Father Killed In Sacred Heart Shooting Jan.15   SF Downtown   Apple introduces slim notebook  CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world's thinnest notebook computer MacBook Air that measures between 0.16 inch and 0.76 inch thick   SF Zoo     Tiger attack tapes released  A zoo employee is on the phone with a dispatcher relaying information he is getting from co-workers over a walky-talky Jan.16   San Francisco SFPD search tiger attack victims' car, cells   San Francisco Ex-Brocade CEO Gets Prison Jan.17   SF Zoo Tiger victim admitted drinking, taunting  SF Mission  Obama Touts Economic Plan In SF Stop Jan.18  San Francisco  City lawyers can inspect phones, not car Jan.19  SF City Hall  Investigators ordered to patrol streets Jan.21  San Francisco  Wintery Blast Of Cold, Snow Jan.23   SF Chronicle   New job for editor Bronstein
  Chronicle Editor is leaving his post to assume a broader role in the newspaper division of the Hearst Corp., which owns The Chronicle
 San Francisco  Bonds Asks Judge To Toss Out Case Jan.25   SF Chronicle   Bushee New Chronicle Editor
  Ward H. Bushee has been named executive vice president and editor of The SF Chronicle, the Hearst Corp. said
 Bushee, 58, a second-generation journalist, is editor and vice president of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix since 2002
Jan.26  South of Market  Dead, Wounded In Gas Station Shooting Jan.28  SF Bayview  1 killed, 2 hurt in demolition of old building  SF Zoo  Tiger Experts Reviewing Zoo Safety Jan.30   SF City Hall Restaurants asked to ban trans fats Jan.31  San Francisco  Huckabee Heckled, Won't Drop Out

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   SF Zoo Zoo experts denounce poor conditions
Feb.8   SF Castro Filmmakers Recreate Harvey Milk March Feb.11   San Francisco   Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies
  The only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress was 80. He was surrounded by his wife, Annette, two daughters
Feb.13  San Francisco  Corpse discovered in van in police lot Feb.14  San Francisco  Sharper Image replaces CEO Lightman   San Francisco Bonds failed drug test in 2000 Feb.18  SF Zoo  Tiger Exhibit Renovated After Fatal Attack Feb.20   San Francisco   Bankruptcy for Sharper Image
  The retail chain known for selling expensive gadgets filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it plans to sell off stores and inventory
Feb.21   San Francisco Bonds: Typos could compromise case  San Francisco  Man convicted in 1972 murder of nurse Feb.22   Genentech FDA Clears Avastin for Breast Cancer Feb.23  SF Downtown  State GOP Gathers To Boost McCain Feb.24  SF Tenderloin  10-Year-Old Girl Missing  San Francisco  2 Residences Burn In 3-Alarm Blaze Feb.25   San Francisco   Visa readies record $18.8 billion IPO  The world's largest electronic payment processing company, filed paperwork for what may be the richest-ever IPO, hoping to raise $18 Feb.26  SF City Hall  Academy of Art saving Flower Mart Feb.28   San Francisco Ex-Supe Gonzalez Picked As Nader Mate   South of Market Huge InterContinental Hotel opened Feb.29   San Francisco Judge to unseal Bonds' '03 testimony  Candlestick  Stadium Gets 'Candlestick' Name Back

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Mar.1  49ers  Smith, 49ers agree to $45M contract Mar.5  San Francisco  Allegations swirl around Wikipedia's Wales   San Francisco   Jury sides with Guardian  A jury awarded up to $15 million in damages to the Bay Guardian alternative weekly newspaper, to be paid by SF Weekly, its competitor Mar.6   San Francisco   47 Bay Area billionaires on Forbes list  The Bay Area's biggest billionaire is Oracle founder Larry Ellison, worth $25 billion  SF Downtown  Sex assault in hotel Mar.7  SF Zoo  Tiger gives birth to cub Mar.9  SF City Hall  Newsom Considers Run For Governor Mar.15  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge to get congestion tolls  San Francisco  Second Life creator steps down Mar.17   SF City Hall Tibet Activists Want Torch Run Canceled
  SF Mission 4-Alarm Blaze Consumes Buildings Mar.18  SF Zoo  Zoo Gets Mixed Reviews On Tiger Attack Mar.19   San Francisco   Visa Soars In Largest-Ever IPO
  Visa Inc. shares soared more than 30% to $58 from their IPO price of $44 in their stock market debut
 The company makes its money from processing fees. Visa touted itself as a safe have during the credit crunch that has scarred many of the lenders that issue its cards
 SF Downtown  Protests, Arrests Mark War Anniversary   SF City Hall City Hall handicap ramp will cost $1 Million  Barry Bonds  Bonds: 'I'm not going to retire' Mar.20   SF Downtown   150 arrested during anti-war protests  Demonstrators chanting anti-war slogans to mark the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war. Officers are taking people into custody for blocking tr...  San Francisco  Flaming obj. thrown at Chinese consulate Mar.21  San Francisco  Bonds perjury case is put on hold Mar.24  49ers  Niners to forfeit 5th-round pick Mar.25  San Francisco  Iconic ad man Hal Riney dies  SF Downtown  Supe Looks To Curb Business Energy Use Mar.26   Golden Gate Bridge   Bridge Chain-Reaction Crash; 9 Hurt  A collision involving almost a dozen vehicles, including a motorcycle, brought traffic to a standstill for more than 1.5 hour Mar.29   San Francisco   Bloody Night: 4 Dead In Shootings   Derek Butch and Jason De La Cruz killed in the Sunset district. In the Excelsior, one man was shot to death and another wounded  San Francisco  City to go dark for Earth Hour  San Francisco  Striking Nurses Go Back To Work

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  San Francisco  Man Fatally Shot While Driving Apr.3  SF Downtown  Hillary Clinton making fundraising stop Apr.4  SF City Hall  Feds wants city to return $5.4m grant   San Francisco   Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case  Former elite cyclist Tammy Thomas was convicted of lying to a grand jury investigating a steroid distribution ring Apr.5  SF Downtown  Protesters rally before torch's arrival Apr.7   Golden Gate Bridge   Torch protesters scale bridge
  3 people protesting China's human rights record climbed up the bridge and tied the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables.    The banners: One World One Dream. Free Tibet' and 'Free Tibet'. The protesters climbed s...
 Pac Bell Park  Giants Home Opener Spoiled By Padres Apr.8   SF Downtown Gere joins torch protests Apr.9   SF Downtown   Emotional Tibetan protests ahead of relay  Hundreds of activists carrying Tibetan flags and wearing traditional clothes gathered for the lighting of the Tibetan Freedom Torch   SF Downtown   Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Map of Pier 48 San Francisco
  Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes
 The only North American leg of the Olympic torch relay has been marked by confusion. Thousands of pro-Tibet and pro-Beijing demonstrators had gathered. Officials sent the torch on a new route. The closing ceremony was moved to a new site
  Highway 280 Driver Gunned Down With Kids In Car Apr.10  San Francisco  Sharper Image chairman resigns Apr.11  Highway 80  Schwarzenegger opens bridge approach Apr.15   Schwab Schwab's Best 1Q Ever Apr.16  San Francisco  Police looking for girl missing since Monday Apr.17   San Francisco Bay Home Prices Fall 16% Apr.18  SF Downtown  1 Survivor For '06 Quake Anniversary  San Francisco  Ex-prosecutor sentenced for defrauding Apr.19  San Francisco  2 Dead In Late Night Shootings Apr.22   San Francisco Ship Pilot Charged With Lying In Spill Probe Apr.24  Genentech  Court slashes $200 million from judgment Apr.26  SF City Hall  Cindy Sheehan plans to run for Congress   SF Bayview Pelosi Kicks Off Foreclosure Workshop Apr.27  San Francisco  Choir prayers for lower gas prices Apr.28  Visitacion Valley  Blaze Damages 4 Buildings, Displaces 8 Apr.29   San Francisco   Average Gas Price Reaches $4 A Gallon
  The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in San Francisco is marking a record-setting price for the city
 San Francisco  Visa profit jumps 28% on rising volumes  San Francisco  Home prices down 17% in February Apr.30  Genentech  Bad news on cancer drug Rituxan

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May.2   San Francisco 7 elite athletes to testify against Graham
May.4  San Francisco  2 Men Killed In Separate SF Shootings May.5  San Francisco  Half Of Cosco Busan Crew To Return May.6  SF City Hall  Mission Paint Store Okd May.7  SF Downtown  Protest on measure to end rent control May.8  San Francisco  Bernie Ward Offers Guilty Plea May.9   SF Downtown Dead whale found stuck under pier   SF Downtown Dozens sickened by norovirus at Moscone May.11  Pac Bell Park  Teen dies from assault after Giants game May.13   San Francisco     Bonds charged with 15 counts
  Home run record holder was charged with 14 counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice.    A new indictment was a result of the BALCO doping investigation. A new indictment that was a result of the BALCO doping investigation. The case is ...
May.15   San Francisco CBS in $1.8B deal for info site Cnet  San Francisco  New jobs, houses spur S.F. population May.16  San Francisco  Driver In Car Crash Victim Of Homicide   SF City Hall Same-sex ruling victory for mayor  Giants  Magowan to resign as managing partner May.18  Golden Gate Park  Kenyans win Bay To Breakers Race May.20   San Francisco Bay Area home sales climbed nearly 30% May.22   SF City Hall Harvey Milk sculpture unveiled at city hall May.23  Giants  Zito stifles Marlins, gets first win of season May.25  SF Mission  Thousands Participate, Watch Carnaval May.26  SF Presidio  Thousands Gather For Memorial Day May.27  Daly City  58 Arrested At Rave Party May.28  SF City Hall  Same-sex marriages to begin June 17 May.29   San Francisco   Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO  The trial of track coach netted steroids prosecutors another guilty verdict and a public admission of cheating  San Francisco  Visitors to SF in 2007 set spending record May.31   Highway 101   1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Road Rage Shooting   A shooting possibly prompted by road rage left a woman dead and a man and 3-year-old boy injured

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  San Francisco  Pelosi endorses Leno for state Senate Jun.4   San Francisco   Voters Pass Bayview Development
  SF voters considered 8 local propositions in primary election, approving a parcel tax to improve public education.    Measure G Reopens Door On 49er Stadium: In the city's largest redevelopment project since Worl...
Jun.6   SF Zoo   Director Quits 6 Months After Tiger Attack
  Manuel Mollinedo's resignation came following a closed-door meeting of the SF Zoological Society's board of directors
  San Francisco   Bonds pleads not guilty  Barry Bonds renewed his claims of innocence, pleading not guilty to 15 charges of lying to a grand jury about his performance-enhancing drug... Jun.10  UCSF  UCSF, Pfizer sign research deal  San Francisco  Teen gunned down outside of high school Jun.12  SF City Hall  Different sort of free Wi-Fi starts to thrive Jun.13  Visitacion Valley  Old Schlage Lock factory finally sold Jun.14   Pac Bell Park   16 People Injured In Muni Collision Map of Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco
  A rear-end collision between a N Judah and T 3rd Street train on King St .near AT&T Park'. Crowds were heading to AT&T Park for Giants game.    13 have been sent to the hospital and 3 are...
Jun.15  Pac Bell Park  A's Complete Sweep Of Giants Jun.16   SF City Hall   Same-Sex Couples Get Married
  Mayor Gavin Newsom presided at the wedding of Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84, in recognition of their long relationship
 More than 600 same-sex couples have made appointments to get marriage licenses in the city over the 10 days. Newsom helped launch the series of lawsuits that led the court to strike down California's one-man-one-woman marriage laws
Jun.21  North Beach  Levi's Could Leave S.F. Jun.22   San Francisco   Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing
Map of Maynard and Congdon street San Francisco
  Officers found 3 men suffering gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene
 At least one suspect inside the 2nd vehicle fired shots into the victims' vehicle. The murders immediately sparked public outrage, which only intensified when authorities revealed that Ramos, 21, is an illegal immigrant who had managed to avoid deportation despite previous brushes with the law
Jun.23   Brisbane 200 evacuated due to 5-alarm wildfire Jun.24  SF Downtown  Underground Explosion in Financial District Jun.25  San Francisco  Man Arrested In Road Rage Murders Jun.26  SF Downtown  Builders' trade show feels pain Jun.27   SF City Hall   NRA sues to overturn gun ban  The National Rifle Association sued the city to overturn its handgun ban in public housing Jun.29   SF Downtown Marriage Freedom Is Focus Of Gay Parade  San Francisco  Man Pays 2.1M For Glide Memorial Charity

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Jul.1  Barry Bonds  Bonds 756th HR lands in Hall of Fame Jul.2  San Francisco  Muni to pay $2 m to woman hit by train   SF City Hall   Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape
  An effort by the city to shield 8 Honduran crack dealers from federal officials backfired when the youths escaped from group homes
Jul.8   San Francisco Elie Wiesel testifies about hotel attack
Jul.9  San Francisco  California High-Speed Rail Route Approved Jul.11  San Francisco  Fundraiser convicted for illegal donations  SF Mission  Man Shot Dead At Busy Intersection Jul.12  SF City Hall  City to create car-free party zone Jul.14  SF Downtown  Cable Car Derails, Passengers Injured  San Francisco  Bonds unlikely to play this year Jul.16  Wells Fargo  Wells Fargo Boosts Payout Jul.17  SF Downtown  Starbucks To Close 12 Locations Jul.18  Pac Bell Park  Sabathia dominating over Giants Jul.19   San Francisco   Sex Workers Put Prostitution On Ballot  A measure that aims to keep prostitutes from facing criminal charges has qualified for the November ballot Jul.20  Giants  Giants close to dealing Durham to Brewers Jul.21  Genentech  Roche Offers $44B For Remaining Shares  San Francisco  Man Found Guilty Of Accosting Elie Wiesel Jul.22  SF City Hall  $6.4 Billion City Budget Adopted Jul.23   San Francisco Mayor visits city engineer in jail, gets codes   San Francisco Triple murder turns focus on sanctuary Jul.24  Barry Bonds  Bonds' bat is topic at Yankees' meetings Jul.26  San Francisco  LA Mayor pulls out of gay rights event   Newsom   Newsom marries actress Siebel in Montana
  40-year old San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to marries 34-year-old Jennifer Lynn Siebel at Siebel's parents' ranch
 It is the Siebel's first marriage and the second for the Newsom, who divorced legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle in 2006. Newsom met the actress in October 2006 and they have been together ever since. Nancy Pelosi traveled to attend the wedding along with other friends and family
Jul.30   Gap Gap-Backed To Reorganize Pacific Lumber  San Francisco  Visa Profits Jump 41%  San Francisco  McCain Pledges To Work With Pelosi Jul.31  San Francisco  Teenage Boy Stabbed To Death  SF Downtown  Clinton, Obama Rally Union Workers

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Aug.2  San Francisco  Newspapers assail news-rack fee hike plan  SF City Hall  SF to pay millions in grants back to feds Aug.3  SF Bayview  2 SF Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 1 Injured Aug.4   SF Downtown 14 Injured In Muni Streetcar Crash
Aug.6   San Francisco   Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F.  The world's largest drugmaker will move the headquarters of its new biotech research unit to Mission Bay, next door to UCSF's new campus   San Francisco   Protester Falls From Consulate Roof   2 days before the opening of the Beijing Olympics, a Tibetan activist was injured when she fell from the roof 15 feet while staging a mock h... Aug.7  San Francisco  Performer Killed Girlfriend, Dumped Body  San Francisco  Police Shoot, Wound Woman Aug.12  San Francisco  Ex-CFO charged with embezzling Aug.13  Genentech  Genentech rejects Roche's $43.7b bid Aug.14   USF 2 Men Shot Dead Inside Car Near USF  PG&E  PG&E plans big investment in solar power Aug.18   SF Downtown Barack Obama Fundraises Aug.21  Gap  Tom Wyatt becomes Old Navy president  49ers  O'Sullivan 'perfect' for 49ers Aug.22  Golden Gate Park  Outside Lands Festival Rocks Park Aug.25  San Francisco  Company puts video on every device  San Francisco  Bonds Seeks Dismissal For Most Of Case Aug.26  San Francisco  Kaiser: worker may exposed babies to TB Aug.27  South SF  Cell Genesys Drug Trial Halts Aug.28   South of Market St. Regis penthouse on sale for $70 mil  SF City Hall  Fire commission rejects settlement Aug.29  San Francisco  Man gets prison for beating bus driver Aug.30  Candlestick  Candlestick Police Horse Spooks, Kills Fan

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Sep.1   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Toll Jumps To $6
Sep.3   SF Mission   Head Of SF Hell's Angels Shot Dead Map of 24th Street and Treat Avenue San Francisco
  Mark Guardado, 45, was found with gunshot wounds. He was shot by a man who drove up on a motorcycle
 Guardado had been the subject of an investigation into an assault with a deadly weapon incident
  San Francisco   Bank Under Siege By Facing Foreclosure  SF Wachovia branch was under siege by people on the verge of losing homes, accusing of giving mortgages that the bank knew they couldn't aff... Sep.4  San Francisco  Man to stand trial for murder Sep.5   SF Mission   2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings  2 men approached 19-year-old Noel Espinoza and 23-year-old Matthew Solomon and opened fire before fleeing in a waiting minivan Sep.6  San Francisco  Cosco operator offers to plead no contest  San Francisco  Tourism Boosts S.F. Economy Sep.8  Candlestick  Niners Encouraged Despite Opening Loss Sep.9   SF Downtown Apple Unveils New iPods  South SF  Solazyme producing oil from algae Sep.11  San Francisco  Suspect Identified In Hells Angels Murder Sep.16  SF City Hall  Officials vote against zoo plan Sep.17  SF Richmond  Bicyclist Shot To Death  SF Chronicle  Chronicle names Adkins as new president Sep.21   Golden Gate Park   New Calif. Academy of Sciences opens
  The Academy reopened to the public after more than 10 years of planning and construction. The new $488 million building substitutes the old facility
 The old building was seriously damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
Sep.22   San Francisco 15-To-Life For Dog Owner In Fatal Mauling Sep.25   San Francisco Woman Hit By Cable Car Dies Sep.27   Golden Gate Park Academy Of Sciences Reopening

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Oct.3   Wells Fargo   Wells Fargo To Buy Wachovia
  Wachovia agreed to be acquired in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal. Citigroup demands that Wachovia abide by the terms of its earlier deal
 The Citigroup deal would have been done with the help of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Wells deal without it
Oct.4  SF City Hall  Grand jury probes city sanctuary policy Oct.7  San Francisco  Bonds likes 'freedom' from baseball Oct.9   Wells Fargo Wells gets green light for Wachovia Oct.10   Golden Gate Bridge   Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Net  The officials voted overwhelmingly to hang stainless steel nets from the sides of the span in an effort to stop people from jumping to their... Oct.11  San Francisco  Lasorda Pulls Out Of Italian Parade Oct.12  Fishermans Wharf  Man accused of killing his mother arrested Oct.13   Wells Fargo Feds approve merger with Wachovia Oct.29  SF Castro  'Milk' Premiere Brings Stars To SF's Castro Oct.31  San Francisco  Feinstein, Pelosi Make Push For Prop. 1A

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Nov.4  Bernal Heights  Two people shot in attack  SF Downtown  Web 2.0 kicks off amid economic downturn   San Francisco     Pelosi Defeats Sheehan To Win 12th Term
  House Speaker was easily re-elected, overcoming a challenge from anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan
Nov.5  SF City Hall  Protests Follow Apparent Prop. 8 Win Nov.7  San Francisco  Gore Says Obama's Election Overwhelming Nov.8   SF Downtown   Thousands March Protest Against Prop. 8 Map of Market Street San Francisco
  Thousands of protesters angered by the passage of a state measure banning gay marriage marched during rush hour Friday evening
Nov.10  San Francisco  ABA Chief Defends Banks   Potrero Hill 2 Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide Nov.11   Giants Lincecum earns NL's Cy Young  San Francisco  DA Harris To Run For State Attorney Gen. Nov.18  Genentech  Avastin linked to higher risk of clots Nov.20  SF Downtown  WAMU to eliminate 1,600 jobs in Bay Area Nov.25  North Beach  Man Killed By Gunshots Outside Bar  Visitacion Valley  Teacher winner of prestigious award

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Dec.9  SF Zoo  Man cited for jumping into enclosure Dec.10  San Francisco  Irish president to visit S.F., Silicon Valley  San Francisco  'Day Without A Gay' Participation Spotty Dec.12   SF City Hall   400 City Workers Getting Pink Slips  Workers were being given notice, and released from service in February as part of more than $118 million in budget cuts  San Francisco  Man sentenced in killing of girlfriend Dec.18   SF Downtown   S.F. Office Rent Dips 22%  The rents made the largest decline in seven years, as the shrinking financial services industry flooded downtown with empty space   San Francisco Gay rights leader to boycott inauguration
Dec.20   SF City Hall     Police chief to retire  Heather Fong, 52, the first woman to serve as SF police chief says she'll retire in April after more than 32 years with the police department Dec.21   San Francisco Price of gas lowest in nearly 5 years Dec.24  San Francisco  Judge: Network Engineer To Face Felonies Dec.25  Highway 280  2 Injured After Car Runs Off 280 Onramp Dec.27  49ers  49er Head Coach Singletary Stays Dec.31   San Francisco AsianWeek Stops The Presses



Attendance up following fatal tiger attack PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record  An estimated 1.9 million to 2.1 million customers lost electricity after the storm's howling winds and driving rain Leopard Nearly Escapes From Enclosure   Tiger attack tapes released  A zoo employee is on the phone with a dispatcher relaying information he is getting from co-workers over a walky-talky Tiger victim admitted drinking, taunting 4-Alarm Blaze Consumes Buildings Bridge Chain-Reaction Crash; 9 Hurt  A collision involving almost a dozen vehicles, including a motorcycle, brought traffic to a standstill for more than 1.5 hour Dead whale found stuck under pier Dozens sickened by norovirus at Moscone 16 People Injured In Muni Collision Map of Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco




San Francisco, 2008 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.2  SF Zoo  Vodka Bottle Found In Mauling Victims Car
Jan.5   SF Zoo
Jan.7  SF Downtown  Crews working to contain spill
Jan.8   PG&E
Jan.9  SF Zoo  Complaints ignored after 1st tiger attack
Jan.11   SF Zoo
Jan.15   SF Zoo
Jan.17   SF Zoo
Jan.21  San Francisco  Wintery Blast Of Cold, Snow
Jan.28  SF Bayview  1 killed, 2 hurt in demolition of old building
Jan.28  SF Zoo  Tiger Experts Reviewing Zoo Safety
Feb.18  SF Zoo  Tiger Exhibit Renovated After Fatal Attack
Feb.24  SF Tenderloin  10-Year-Old Girl Missing
Feb.24  San Francisco  2 Residences Burn In 3-Alarm Blaze
Mar.17   SF Mission
Mar.18  SF Zoo  Zoo Gets Mixed Reviews On Tiger Attack
Mar.26   Golden Gate Bridge
Mar.29  San Francisco  City to go dark for Earth Hour
Apr.16  San Francisco  Police looking for girl missing since Monday
Apr.28  Visitacion Valley  Blaze Damages 4 Buildings, Displaces 8
May.9   SF Downtown
May.9   SF Downtown
Jun.14   Pac Bell Park
  A rear-end collision between a N Judah and T 3rd Street train on King St .near AT&T Park'. Crowds were heading to AT&T Park for Giants game.    13 have been sent to the hospital and 3 are...
Jun.23   Brisbane 200 evacuated due to 5-alarm wildfire Jun.24  SF Downtown  Underground Explosion in Financial District Jul.14  SF Downtown  Cable Car Derails, Passengers Injured Aug.4   SF Downtown 14 Injured In Muni Streetcar Crash Aug.26  San Francisco  Kaiser: worker may exposed babies to TB Aug.30  Candlestick  Candlestick Police Horse Spooks, Kills Fan Sep.25   San Francisco Woman Hit By Cable Car Dies Oct.10   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Net  The officials voted overwhelmingly to hang stainless steel nets from the sides of the span in an effort to stop people from jumping to their... Dec.9  SF Zoo  Man cited for jumping into enclosure Dec.25  Highway 280  2 Injured After Car Runs Off 280 Onramp



San Francisco, 2008 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.7  SF Zoo  Tiger gives birth to cub Jun.10  UCSF  UCSF, Pfizer sign research deal Jun.10  San Francisco  Teen gunned down outside of high school Aug.6   San Francisco Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F.  The world's largest drugmaker will move the headquarters of its new biotech research unit to Mission Bay, next door to UCSF's new campus Sep.21   Golden Gate Park New Calif. Academy of Sciences opens
  The Academy reopened to the public after more than 10 years of planning and construction. The new $488 million building substitutes the old facility
 The old building was seriously damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
Sep.27   Golden Gate Park Academy Of Sciences Reopening Nov.18  Genentech  Avastin linked to higher risk of clots Nov.25  Visitacion Valley  Teacher winner of prestigious award



San Francisco, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.14   San Francisco Bonds failed drug test in 2000
Feb.21   San Francisco Bonds: Typos could compromise case Feb.29   San Francisco Judge to unseal Bonds' '03 testimony Feb.29  Candlestick  Stadium Gets 'Candlestick' Name Back Mar.1  49ers  Smith, 49ers agree to $45M contract Mar.17   SF City Hall Tibet Activists Want Torch Run Canceled Mar.19  Barry Bonds  Bonds: 'I'm not going to retire' Mar.21  San Francisco  Bonds perjury case is put on hold Mar.24  49ers  Niners to forfeit 5th-round pick Apr.4   San Francisco Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case  Former elite cyclist Tammy Thomas was convicted of lying to a grand jury investigating a steroid distribution ring Apr.5  SF Downtown  Protesters rally before torch's arrival Apr.7   Golden Gate Bridge Torch protesters scale bridge
  3 people protesting China's human rights record climbed up the bridge and tied the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables.    The banners: One World One Dream. Free Tibet' and 'Free Tibet'. The protesters climbed s...
Apr.7  Pac Bell Park  Giants Home Opener Spoiled By Padres Apr.9   SF Downtown Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Map of Pier 48 San Francisco
  Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes
 The only North American leg of the Olympic torch relay has been marked by confusion. Thousands of pro-Tibet and pro-Beijing demonstrators had gathered. Officials sent the torch on a new route. The closing ceremony was moved to a new site
May.2   San Francisco 7 elite athletes to testify against Graham May.13   San Francisco   Bonds charged with 15 counts
  Home run record holder was charged with 14 counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice.    A new indictment was a result of the BALCO doping investigation. A new indictment that was a result of the BALCO doping investigation. The case is ...
May.16  Giants  Magowan to resign as managing partner May.18  Golden Gate Park  Kenyans win Bay To Breakers Race May.23  Giants  Zito stifles Marlins, gets first win of season May.29   San Francisco Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO  The trial of track coach netted steroids prosecutors another guilty verdict and a public admission of cheating Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development
  SF voters considered 8 local propositions in primary election, approving a parcel tax to improve public education.    Measure G Reopens Door On 49er Stadium: In the city's largest redevelopment project since Worl...
Jun.6   San Francisco Bonds pleads not guilty  Barry Bonds renewed his claims of innocence, pleading not guilty to 15 charges of lying to a grand jury about his performance-enhancing drug... Jun.15  Pac Bell Park  A's Complete Sweep Of Giants Jul.1  Barry Bonds  Bonds 756th HR lands in Hall of Fame Jul.14  San Francisco  Bonds unlikely to play this year Jul.18  Pac Bell Park  Sabathia dominating over Giants Jul.20  Giants  Giants close to dealing Durham to Brewers Jul.24  Barry Bonds  Bonds' bat is topic at Yankees' meetings Aug.21  49ers  O'Sullivan 'perfect' for 49ers Aug.25  San Francisco  Bonds Seeks Dismissal For Most Of Case Sep.8  Candlestick  Niners Encouraged Despite Opening Loss Oct.7  San Francisco  Bonds likes 'freedom' from baseball Nov.11   Giants Lincecum earns NL's Cy Young Dec.27  49ers  49er Head Coach Singletary Stays



San Francisco, 2008 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1   SF City Hall   Mayor Newsom engaged to actress Siebel
  San Francisco Mayor proposed to actress Jennifer Siebel in Hawaii and the couple are now engaged to be married
Jan.3  SF Zoo  Visitors Show Support For Reopened Zoo Jan.5   SF Zoo Attendance up following fatal tiger attack Jan.7  SF Downtown  Crews working to contain spill Jan.8   PG&E PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record  An estimated 1.9 million to 2.1 million customers lost electricity after the storm's howling winds and driving rain Jan.9  San Francisco  Employers To Subsidize Health Care Plan Jan.10  San Francisco  Young Broadcasting to sell KRON-TV Jan.15   SF Downtown Apple introduces slim notebook  CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world's thinnest notebook computer MacBook Air that measures between 0.16 inch and 0.76 inch thick Jan.16   San Francisco Ex-Brocade CEO Gets Prison Jan.23   SF Chronicle New job for editor Bronstein
  Chronicle Editor is leaving his post to assume a broader role in the newspaper division of the Hearst Corp., which owns The Chronicle
Jan.25   SF Chronicle Bushee New Chronicle Editor
  Ward H. Bushee has been named executive vice president and editor of The SF Chronicle, the Hearst Corp. said
 Bushee, 58, a second-generation journalist, is editor and vice president of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix since 2002
Jan.30   SF City Hall Restaurants asked to ban trans fats Feb.8   SF Castro Filmmakers Recreate Harvey Milk March Feb.14  San Francisco  Sharper Image replaces CEO Lightman Feb.20   San Francisco Bankruptcy for Sharper Image
  The retail chain known for selling expensive gadgets filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it plans to sell off stores and inventory
Feb.22   Genentech FDA Clears Avastin for Breast Cancer Feb.25   San Francisco Visa readies record $18.8 billion IPO  The world's largest electronic payment processing company, filed paperwork for what may be the richest-ever IPO, hoping to raise $18 Feb.26  SF City Hall  Academy of Art saving Flower Mart Feb.28   South of Market Huge InterContinental Hotel opened Mar.5  San Francisco  Allegations swirl around Wikipedia's Wales Mar.5   San Francisco Jury sides with Guardian  A jury awarded up to $15 million in damages to the Bay Guardian alternative weekly newspaper, to be paid by SF Weekly, its competitor Mar.6   San Francisco 47 Bay Area billionaires on Forbes list  The Bay Area's biggest billionaire is Oracle founder Larry Ellison, worth $25 billion Mar.6  SF Downtown  Sex assault in hotel Mar.15  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge to get congestion tolls Mar.15  San Francisco  Second Life creator steps down Mar.19   San Francisco Visa Soars In Largest-Ever IPO
  Visa Inc. shares soared more than 30% to $58 from their IPO price of $44 in their stock market debut
 The company makes its money from processing fees. Visa touted itself as a safe have during the credit crunch that has scarred many of the lenders that issue its cards
Mar.25  San Francisco  Iconic ad man Hal Riney dies Mar.25  SF Downtown  Supe Looks To Curb Business Energy Use Mar.29  San Francisco  City to go dark for Earth Hour Mar.29  San Francisco  Striking Nurses Go Back To Work Apr.8   SF Downtown Gere joins torch protests Apr.10  San Francisco  Sharper Image chairman resigns Apr.11  Highway 80  Schwarzenegger opens bridge approach Apr.15   Schwab Schwab's Best 1Q Ever Apr.17   San Francisco Bay Home Prices Fall 16% Apr.22   San Francisco Ship Pilot Charged With Lying In Spill Probe Apr.24  Genentech  Court slashes $200 million from judgment Apr.26   SF Bayview Pelosi Kicks Off Foreclosure Workshop Apr.27  San Francisco  Choir prayers for lower gas prices Apr.29   San Francisco Average Gas Price Reaches $4 A Gallon
  The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in San Francisco is marking a record-setting price for the city
Apr.29  San Francisco  Visa profit jumps 28% on rising volumes Apr.29  San Francisco  Home prices down 17% in February Apr.30  Genentech  Bad news on cancer drug Rituxan May.5  San Francisco  Half Of Cosco Busan Crew To Return May.6  SF City Hall  Mission Paint Store Okd May.7  SF Downtown  Protest on measure to end rent control May.15   San Francisco CBS in $1.8B deal for info site Cnet May.15  San Francisco  New jobs, houses spur S.F. population May.20   San Francisco Bay Area home sales climbed nearly 30% May.25  SF Mission  Thousands Participate, Watch Carnaval May.29  San Francisco  Visitors to SF in 2007 set spending record Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development
  SF voters considered 8 local propositions in primary election, approving a parcel tax to improve public education.    Measure G Reopens Door On 49er Stadium: In the city's largest redevelopment project since Worl...
Jun.12  SF City Hall  Different sort of free Wi-Fi starts to thrive Jun.13  Visitacion Valley  Old Schlage Lock factory finally sold Jun.21  North Beach  Levi's Could Leave S.F. Jun.26  SF Downtown  Builders' trade show feels pain Jun.29   SF Downtown Marriage Freedom Is Focus Of Gay Parade Jul.2  San Francisco  Muni to pay $2 m to woman hit by train Jul.9  San Francisco  California High-Speed Rail Route Approved Jul.16  Wells Fargo  Wells Fargo Boosts Payout Jul.17  SF Downtown  Starbucks To Close 12 Locations Jul.21  Genentech  Roche Offers $44B For Remaining Shares Jul.22  SF City Hall  $6.4 Billion City Budget Adopted Jul.30   Gap Gap-Backed To Reorganize Pacific Lumber Jul.30  San Francisco  Visa Profits Jump 41% Aug.2  San Francisco  Newspapers assail news-rack fee hike plan Aug.6   San Francisco Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F.  The world's largest drugmaker will move the headquarters of its new biotech research unit to Mission Bay, next door to UCSF's new campus Aug.13  Genentech  Genentech rejects Roche's $43.7b bid Aug.14  PG&E  PG&E plans big investment in solar power Aug.21  Gap  Tom Wyatt becomes Old Navy president Aug.22  Golden Gate Park  Outside Lands Festival Rocks Park Aug.25  San Francisco  Company puts video on every device Aug.27  South SF  Cell Genesys Drug Trial Halts Aug.28   South of Market St. Regis penthouse on sale for $70 mil Aug.28  SF City Hall  Fire commission rejects settlement Sep.1   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Toll Jumps To $6 Sep.3   San Francisco Bank Under Siege By Facing Foreclosure  SF Wachovia branch was under siege by people on the verge of losing homes, accusing of giving mortgages that the bank knew they couldn't aff... Sep.6  San Francisco  Cosco operator offers to plead no contest Sep.6  San Francisco  Tourism Boosts S.F. Economy Sep.9   SF Downtown Apple Unveils New iPods Sep.9  South SF  Solazyme producing oil from algae Sep.17  SF Chronicle  Chronicle names Adkins as new president Oct.3   Wells Fargo Wells Fargo To Buy Wachovia
  Wachovia agreed to be acquired in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal. Citigroup demands that Wachovia abide by the terms of its earlier deal
 The Citigroup deal would have been done with the help of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Wells deal without it
Oct.9   Wells Fargo Wells gets green light for Wachovia Oct.11  San Francisco  Lasorda Pulls Out Of Italian Parade Oct.13   Wells Fargo Feds approve merger with Wachovia Oct.29  SF Castro  'Milk' Premiere Brings Stars To SF's Castro Nov.4  SF Downtown  Web 2.0 kicks off amid economic downturn Nov.10  San Francisco  ABA Chief Defends Banks Nov.18  Genentech  Avastin linked to higher risk of clots Nov.20  SF Downtown  WAMU to eliminate 1,600 jobs in Bay Area Dec.12   SF City Hall 400 City Workers Getting Pink Slips  Workers were being given notice, and released from service in February as part of more than $118 million in budget cuts Dec.18   SF Downtown S.F. Office Rent Dips 22%  The rents made the largest decline in seven years, as the shrinking financial services industry flooded downtown with empty space Dec.21   San Francisco Price of gas lowest in nearly 5 years



San Francisco, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  San Francisco  Man Killed In Drive-By; 3 Others Hurt Jan.6  San Francisco  Man Killed In 1 Of 4 Weekend Shootings Jan.7   SF Zoo   Geragos Accuses Zoo Of Defamation  An attorney for the brothers who survived a tiger accused officials who'd suggested the young men provoked the incident of character assassi... Jan.9   SF Mission Man Who Left Witness Protection Killed
Jan.13   San Francisco Father Killed In Sacred Heart Shooting Jan.16   San Francisco SFPD search tiger attack victims' car, cells Jan.16   San Francisco Ex-Brocade CEO Gets Prison Jan.17   SF Zoo Tiger victim admitted drinking, taunting Jan.18  San Francisco  City lawyers can inspect phones, not car Jan.19  SF City Hall  Investigators ordered to patrol streets Jan.23  San Francisco  Bonds Asks Judge To Toss Out Case Jan.26  South of Market  Dead, Wounded In Gas Station Shooting Feb.13  San Francisco  Corpse discovered in van in police lot Feb.21   San Francisco Bonds: Typos could compromise case Feb.21  San Francisco  Man convicted in 1972 murder of nurse Feb.29   San Francisco Judge to unseal Bonds' '03 testimony Mar.6  SF Downtown  Sex assault in hotel Mar.20  San Francisco  Flaming obj. thrown at Chinese consulate Mar.21  San Francisco  Bonds perjury case is put on hold Mar.29   San Francisco Bloody Night: 4 Dead In Shootings   Derek Butch and Jason De La Cruz killed in the Sunset district. In the Excelsior, one man was shot to death and another wounded Apr.1  San Francisco  Man Fatally Shot While Driving Apr.4  SF City Hall  Feds wants city to return $5.4m grant Apr.4   San Francisco Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case  Former elite cyclist Tammy Thomas was convicted of lying to a grand jury investigating a steroid distribution ring Apr.9   Highway 280 Driver Gunned Down With Kids In Car Apr.18  San Francisco  Ex-prosecutor sentenced for defrauding Apr.19  San Francisco  2 Dead In Late Night Shootings Apr.22   San Francisco Ship Pilot Charged With Lying In Spill Probe May.2   San Francisco 7 elite athletes to testify against Graham May.4  San Francisco  2 Men Killed In Separate SF Shootings May.5  San Francisco  Half Of Cosco Busan Crew To Return May.8  San Francisco  Bernie Ward Offers Guilty Plea May.11  Pac Bell Park  Teen dies from assault after Giants game May.13   San Francisco   Bonds charged with 15 counts
  Home run record holder was charged with 14 counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice.    A new indictment was a result of the BALCO doping investigation. A new indictment that was a result of the BALCO doping investigation. The case is ...
May.16  San Francisco  Driver In Car Crash Victim Of Homicide May.27  Daly City  58 Arrested At Rave Party May.29   San Francisco Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO  The trial of track coach netted steroids prosecutors another guilty verdict and a public admission of cheating May.31   Highway 101 1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Road Rage Shooting   A shooting possibly prompted by road rage left a woman dead and a man and 3-year-old boy injured Jun.6   San Francisco Bonds pleads not guilty  Barry Bonds renewed his claims of innocence, pleading not guilty to 15 charges of lying to a grand jury about his performance-enhancing drug... Jun.10  San Francisco  Teen gunned down outside of high school Jun.22   San Francisco Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing Map of Maynard and Congdon street San Francisco
  Officers found 3 men suffering gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene
 At least one suspect inside the 2nd vehicle fired shots into the victims' vehicle. The murders immediately sparked public outrage, which only intensified when authorities revealed that Ramos, 21, is an illegal immigrant who had managed to avoid deportation despite previous brushes with the law
Jun.25  San Francisco  Man Arrested In Road Rage Murders Jul.2   SF City Hall Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape
  An effort by the city to shield 8 Honduran crack dealers from federal officials backfired when the youths escaped from group homes
Jul.8   San Francisco Elie Wiesel testifies about hotel attack
Jul.11  San Francisco  Fundraiser convicted for illegal donations Jul.11  SF Mission  Man Shot Dead At Busy Intersection Jul.19   San Francisco Sex Workers Put Prostitution On Ballot  A measure that aims to keep prostitutes from facing criminal charges has qualified for the November ballot Jul.21  San Francisco  Man Found Guilty Of Accosting Elie Wiesel Jul.23   San Francisco Mayor visits city engineer in jail, gets codes Jul.23   San Francisco Triple murder turns focus on sanctuary Jul.31  San Francisco  Teenage Boy Stabbed To Death Aug.3  SF Bayview  2 SF Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 1 Injured Aug.7  San Francisco  Performer Killed Girlfriend, Dumped Body Aug.7  San Francisco  Police Shoot, Wound Woman Aug.12  San Francisco  Ex-CFO charged with embezzling Aug.14   USF 2 Men Shot Dead Inside Car Near USF Aug.25  San Francisco  Bonds Seeks Dismissal For Most Of Case Aug.29  San Francisco  Man gets prison for beating bus driver Sep.3   SF Mission Head Of SF Hell's Angels Shot Dead Map of 24th Street and Treat Avenue San Francisco
  Mark Guardado, 45, was found with gunshot wounds. He was shot by a man who drove up on a motorcycle
 Guardado had been the subject of an investigation into an assault with a deadly weapon incident
Sep.4  San Francisco  Man to stand trial for murder Sep.5   SF Mission 2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings  2 men approached 19-year-old Noel Espinoza and 23-year-old Matthew Solomon and opened fire before fleeing in a waiting minivan Sep.6  San Francisco  Cosco operator offers to plead no contest Sep.11  San Francisco  Suspect Identified In Hells Angels Murder Sep.17  SF Richmond  Bicyclist Shot To Death Sep.22   San Francisco 15-To-Life For Dog Owner In Fatal Mauling Oct.12  Fishermans Wharf  Man accused of killing his mother arrested Nov.4  Bernal Heights  Two people shot in attack Nov.10   Potrero Hill 2 Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide Nov.25  North Beach  Man Killed By Gunshots Outside Bar Dec.9  SF Zoo  Man cited for jumping into enclosure Dec.12  San Francisco  Man sentenced in killing of girlfriend Dec.24  San Francisco  Judge: Network Engineer To Face Felonies



San Francisco, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1   SF City Hall   Mayor Newsom engaged to actress Siebel
  San Francisco Mayor proposed to actress Jennifer Siebel in Hawaii and the couple are now engaged to be married
Jan.2   San Francisco Rep. Lantos retires due to cancer  Tom Lantos, a California Democrat will not seek re-election this year because he has cancer of the esophagus Jan.10   SF City Hall Embattled Supervisor Ed Jew Resigns Post
Jan.17  SF Mission  Obama Touts Economic Plan In SF Stop Jan.30   SF City Hall Restaurants asked to ban trans fats Jan.31  San Francisco  Huckabee Heckled, Won't Drop Out Feb.1   SF Zoo Zoo experts denounce poor conditions Feb.8   SF Castro Filmmakers Recreate Harvey Milk March Feb.11   San Francisco Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies
  The only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress was 80. He was surrounded by his wife, Annette, two daughters
Feb.23  SF Downtown  State GOP Gathers To Boost McCain Feb.28   San Francisco Ex-Supe Gonzalez Picked As Nader Mate Mar.9  SF City Hall  Newsom Considers Run For Governor Mar.17   SF City Hall Tibet Activists Want Torch Run Canceled Mar.19  SF Downtown  Protests, Arrests Mark War Anniversary Mar.19   SF City Hall City Hall handicap ramp will cost $1 Million Mar.20   SF Downtown 150 arrested during anti-war protests  Demonstrators chanting anti-war slogans to mark the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war. Officers are taking people into custody for blocking tr... Mar.20  San Francisco  Flaming obj. thrown at Chinese consulate Mar.25  SF Downtown  Supe Looks To Curb Business Energy Use Apr.3  SF Downtown  Hillary Clinton making fundraising stop Apr.4  SF City Hall  Feds wants city to return $5.4m grant Apr.5  SF Downtown  Protesters rally before torch's arrival Apr.7   Golden Gate Bridge Torch protesters scale bridge
  3 people protesting China's human rights record climbed up the bridge and tied the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables.    The banners: One World One Dream. Free Tibet' and 'Free Tibet'. The protesters climbed s...
Apr.8   SF Downtown Gere joins torch protests Apr.9   SF Downtown Emotional Tibetan protests ahead of relay  Hundreds of activists carrying Tibetan flags and wearing traditional clothes gathered for the lighting of the Tibetan Freedom Torch Apr.9   SF Downtown Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Map of Pier 48 San Francisco
  Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes
 The only North American leg of the Olympic torch relay has been marked by confusion. Thousands of pro-Tibet and pro-Beijing demonstrators had gathered. Officials sent the torch on a new route. The closing ceremony was moved to a new site
Apr.18  SF Downtown  1 Survivor For '06 Quake Anniversary Apr.26  SF City Hall  Cindy Sheehan plans to run for Congress Apr.26   SF Bayview Pelosi Kicks Off Foreclosure Workshop Apr.27  San Francisco  Choir prayers for lower gas prices May.5  San Francisco  Half Of Cosco Busan Crew To Return May.6  SF City Hall  Mission Paint Store Okd May.7  SF Downtown  Protest on measure to end rent control May.16   SF City Hall Same-sex ruling victory for mayor May.18  Golden Gate Park  Kenyans win Bay To Breakers Race May.22   SF City Hall Harvey Milk sculpture unveiled at city hall May.26  SF Presidio  Thousands Gather For Memorial Day May.28  SF City Hall  Same-sex marriages to begin June 17 Jun.1  San Francisco  Pelosi endorses Leno for state Senate Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development
  SF voters considered 8 local propositions in primary election, approving a parcel tax to improve public education.    Measure G Reopens Door On 49er Stadium: In the city's largest redevelopment project since Worl...
Jun.6   SF Zoo Director Quits 6 Months After Tiger Attack
  Manuel Mollinedo's resignation came following a closed-door meeting of the SF Zoological Society's board of directors
Jun.16   SF City Hall Same-Sex Couples Get Married
  Mayor Gavin Newsom presided at the wedding of Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84, in recognition of their long relationship
 More than 600 same-sex couples have made appointments to get marriage licenses in the city over the 10 days. Newsom helped launch the series of lawsuits that led the court to strike down California's one-man-one-woman marriage laws
Jun.27   SF City Hall NRA sues to overturn gun ban  The National Rifle Association sued the city to overturn its handgun ban in public housing Jun.29   SF Downtown Marriage Freedom Is Focus Of Gay Parade Jun.29  San Francisco  Man Pays 2.1M For Glide Memorial Charity Jul.2   SF City Hall Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape
  An effort by the city to shield 8 Honduran crack dealers from federal officials backfired when the youths escaped from group homes
Jul.11  San Francisco  Fundraiser convicted for illegal donations Jul.12  SF City Hall  City to create car-free party zone Jul.19   San Francisco Sex Workers Put Prostitution On Ballot  A measure that aims to keep prostitutes from facing criminal charges has qualified for the November ballot Jul.22  SF City Hall  $6.4 Billion City Budget Adopted Jul.23   San Francisco Mayor visits city engineer in jail, gets codes Jul.23   San Francisco Triple murder turns focus on sanctuary Jul.26  San Francisco  LA Mayor pulls out of gay rights event Jul.26   Newsom Newsom marries actress Siebel in Montana
  40-year old San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to marries 34-year-old Jennifer Lynn Siebel at Siebel's parents' ranch
 It is the Siebel's first marriage and the second for the Newsom, who divorced legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle in 2006. Newsom met the actress in October 2006 and they have been together ever since. Nancy Pelosi traveled to attend the wedding along with other friends and family
Jul.30  San Francisco  McCain Pledges To Work With Pelosi Jul.31  SF Downtown  Clinton, Obama Rally Union Workers Aug.2  SF City Hall  SF to pay millions in grants back to feds Aug.6   San Francisco Protester Falls From Consulate Roof   2 days before the opening of the Beijing Olympics, a Tibetan activist was injured when she fell from the roof 15 feet while staging a mock h... Aug.18   SF Downtown Barack Obama Fundraises Aug.28  SF City Hall  Fire commission rejects settlement Sep.16  SF City Hall  Officials vote against zoo plan Oct.4  SF City Hall  Grand jury probes city sanctuary policy Oct.29  SF Castro  'Milk' Premiere Brings Stars To SF's Castro Oct.31  San Francisco  Feinstein, Pelosi Make Push For Prop. 1A Nov.4   San Francisco   Pelosi Defeats Sheehan To Win 12th Term
  House Speaker was easily re-elected, overcoming a challenge from anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan
Nov.5  SF City Hall  Protests Follow Apparent Prop. 8 Win Nov.7  San Francisco  Gore Says Obama's Election Overwhelming Nov.8   SF Downtown Thousands March Protest Against Prop. 8 Map of Market Street San Francisco
  Thousands of protesters angered by the passage of a state measure banning gay marriage marched during rush hour Friday evening
Nov.11  San Francisco  DA Harris To Run For State Attorney Gen. Dec.10  San Francisco  Irish president to visit S.F., Silicon Valley Dec.10  San Francisco  'Day Without A Gay' Participation Spotty Dec.18   San Francisco Gay rights leader to boycott inauguration Dec.20   SF City Hall   Police chief to retire  Heather Fong, 52, the first woman to serve as SF police chief says she'll retire in April after more than 32 years with the police department Dec.31   San Francisco AsianWeek Stops The Presses