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B. 01-04 Fiercest Storm In Over 5 Years San Rafael
C. 01-23 Whitman resigns as CEO eBay
02-01 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid Yahoo
4. 02-11 Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies San Francisco
5. 03-03 'Little Saigon' name draws protest San Jose City Hall
6. 04-09 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Pier 48, SF Downtown
7. 06-16 Same-Sex Couples Get Married SF City Hall
I. 06-22 Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing Maynard and Congdon street, San Francisco
J. 07-07 Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body 8200 Skyline Blvd, Oakland Hills

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Fiercest Storm In Over 5 Years Whitman resigns as CEO Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid  Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Goog... Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies 'Little Saigon' name draws protest Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Same-Sex Couples Get Married Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body 3 Dead In Office Park Shooting
Jan.1  SF City Hall  Mayor Newsom engaged to actress Siebel
Jan.4   San Rafael
Jan.16  Oracle  Oracle to Buy BEA for $7.85 Billion
Jan.22  Contra Costa County  Bay Area foreclosures rose 482.5%
Jan.23  SF Chronicle  New job for editor Bronstein
  eBay
Jan.25  SF Chronicle  Bushee New Chronicle Editor
 San Anselmo  Flood Warnings: Over 400 Evacuated
Jan.29  Highway 101  Gas Spill Closes Hwy.101 Both Ways
Feb.1   Yahoo
Feb.2  Mill Valley  3 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Bay
Feb.4  Napa  4 Dead In House Fire
Feb.9  Marin County  Dead birds washing up on Richardson Bay
Feb.11   San Francisco
 Yahoo  Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
Feb.13  Berkeley  City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
Feb.19  Vallejo  City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
Feb.20  San Francisco  Bankruptcy for Sharper Image
Mar.3   San Jose City Hall
Mar.9  Cupertino  2 cyclists killed in crash with deputy's car
Mar.19  San Francisco  Visa Soars In Largest-Ever IPO
Mar.21  Bay Area  Bay Area Nurses Launch 10-Day Strike
Apr.7  Golden Gate Bridge  Torch protesters scale bridge
Apr.9   SF Downtown
Apr.14  Oakland  Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs
Apr.28  San Ramon  Body Found Next To Burned Car
Apr.29  San Francisco  Average Gas Price Reaches $4 A Gallon
 Oakland  Reiser convicted in jury verdict
May.3  UC Berkeley  Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
 Yahoo  Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
May.10  Hayward  Fires disrupts BART at East Bay stations
May.11  San Mateo  Closing Day at Bay Meadows
May.13  San Francisco  Bonds charged with 15 counts
May.16  Napa  Pioneering winemaker Mondavi dies
May.20  San Jose  Silicon Valley janitors strike
May.23  Vallejo  City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes
Jun.4  San Francisco  Voters Pass Bayview Development
Jun.6  SF Zoo  Director Quits 6 Months After Tiger Attack
 Contra Costa County  County resident found to have Salmonella
Jun.12  Yahoo  Yahoo-Google agree online ad deal
Jun.14  Pac Bell Park  16 People Injured In Muni Collision
Jun.16   SF City Hall
Jun.18  UC Berkeley  Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
Jun.20  East Oakland  6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings
Jun.22   San Francisco
Jun.23  East Oakland  7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
 Redwood City  Triple Murder Spurs Police Manhunt
Jun.26  Bay Area  Smoke Invades Bay Area
Jun.27  Oakland City Hall  Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
Jul.2  SF City Hall  Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape
Jul.7   Oakland Hills
Jul.13  Yahoo  Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
Jul.26  Newsom  Newsom marries actress Siebel in Montana
Jul.30  Bay Area  The plunge in price of homes gets worse
Aug.15  Vallejo  3 died, 3 Hurt In Retirement Home Fire
Aug.16  Oakland  Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland
Aug.24  East Oakland  Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies
Aug.30  East Oakland  8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead
Sep.3  East Oakland  2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery
 SF Mission  Head Of SF Hell's Angels Shot Dead
Sep.5  UC Berkeley  UC begins felling trees for sports center
Sep.6  Martinez  Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight
Sep.16  San Jose  Tesla Motors To Build Electric Sedan
Sep.21  Golden Gate Park  New Calif. Academy of Sciences opens
Oct.3  Wells Fargo  Wells Fargo To Buy Wachovia
Nov.4  San Francisco  Pelosi Defeats Sheehan To Win 12th Term
Nov.8  SF Downtown  Thousands March Protest Against Prop. 8
Nov.14   Santa Clara
Nov.16  Napa  Crash Kills 4 Napa Students
Nov.17  Yahoo  Jerry Yang Out As CEO
Nov.25  San Mateo  2 dead after police standoff
Nov.29  Half Moon Bay  2 Men Dead After Boat Capsizes
Nov.30  San Jose  BART Opponents Demand Recount
Dec.5  Hercules  Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store
Dec.16  Apple  Apple Pulls Out Of Macworld
Dec.18  Bay Area  Home values hit 8-year low
 Santa Rosa  Mark Felt, 'Deep Throat,' Dies At 95
 Berkeley  Body found entombed in building
Dec.20  Iron Triangle  Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman
Dec.22  Palo Alto  Fry's exec arrested for embezzlment
Dec.30  Bay Area  Record 31% drop in home prices


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San Francisco
New job for editor Bronstein
Bushee New Chronicle Editor
Bankruptcy for Sharper Image
Visa Soars In Largest-Ever IPO
Average Gas Price Reaches $4 A Gallon
Wells Fargo To Buy Wachovia
Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing
Head Of SF Hell's Angels Shot Dead
Mayor Newsom engaged to actress Siebel
Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos Dies
Torch protesters scale bridge
Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Same-Sex Couples Get Married
Newsom marries actress Siebel in Montana
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Father, 2 sons victims of road rage killing
Head Of SF Hell's Angels Shot Dead
East Bay
Bay Area foreclosures rose 482.5%
Reiser convicted in jury verdict
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies
City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
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Reiser convicted in jury verdict
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight
Silicon Valley
Whitman resigns as CEO
Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
Silicon Valley janitors strike
Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
Jerry Yang Out As CEO
Apple Pulls Out Of Macworld
3 Dead In Office Park Shooting
Fry's exec arrested for embezzlment
'Little Saigon' name draws protest
2 cyclists killed in crash with deputy's car
3 Dead In Office Park Shooting
Alameda County Your ad is here
Reiser convicted in jury verdict
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
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Reiser convicted in jury verdict
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
West Santa Clara County
Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
Jerry Yang Out As CEO
Apple Pulls Out Of Macworld
Fry's exec arrested for embezzlment
3 Dead In Office Park Shooting
Fry's exec arrested for embezzlment
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2 cyclists killed in crash with deputy's car
3 Dead In Office Park Shooting
North Bay
Pioneering winemaker Mondavi dies
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Mark Felt, 'Deep Throat,' Dies At 95
Fiercest Storm In Over 5 Years
Flood Warnings: Over 400 Evacuated
3 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Bay
4 Dead In House Fire
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Oakland Your ad is here
Reiser convicted in jury verdict
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
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Reiser convicted in jury verdict
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
Sunnyvale
Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
Jerry Yang Out As CEO
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Fiercest Storm In Over 5 Years
Flood Warnings: Over 400 Evacuated
3 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Bay
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Peninsula
Oracle to Buy BEA for $7.85 Billion
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Gas Spill Closes Hwy.101 Both Ways
2 Men Dead After Boat Capsizes
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San Jose
Whitman resigns as CEO
Silicon Valley janitors strike
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'Little Saigon' name draws protest
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Contra Costa County
Bay Area foreclosures rose 482.5%
Body Found Next To Burned Car
Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight
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Body Found Next To Burned Car
Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight
Berkeley Your ad is here
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
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Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
SF City Hall Your ad is here Your ad is here
Mayor Newsom engaged to actress Siebel
Same-Sex Couples Get Married
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Vallejo
City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
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City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes
3 died, 3 Hurt In Retirement Home Fire
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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   SF City Hall  
Jan.2  San Francisco  Rep. Lantos retires due to cancer
Jan.4   San Rafael  
  An arctic storm system is pummeling Bay Area with heavy rain and hurricane-force wind that toppled trees onto houses, flipped big rigs.    The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. Winds up to 84 mph were recorded on Angel Island, 80 mph in the hills...
Jan.7  SF Zoo  Geragos Accuses Zoo Of Defamation Jan.8  PG&E  PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record Jan.12  Half Moon Bay  SoCal Surfer Wins Mavericks Competition Jan.15  SF Downtown  Apple introduces slim notebook  SF Zoo  Tiger attack tapes released Jan.16   Oracle Oracle to Buy BEA for $7.85 Billion Jan.17  San Jose Downtown  4-Alarm Fire Destroys Building Jan.22   Contra Costa County Bay Area foreclosures rose 482.5% Jan.23   SF Chronicle New job for editor Bronstein   eBay   Whitman resigns as CEO
  Meg Whitman, CEO for nearly 10 years, plans to resign March 31, capping a tenure marked by the online flea market's rise coupled with recent troubles.    John Donahoe, 47, who oversees auction business, was named as her replaceme...
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   San Anselmo Flood Warnings: Over 400 Evacuated Jan.29   Highway 101 Gas Spill Closes Hwy.101 Both Ways Jan.30  SFO  Bush Visits To Honor Student, Raise Cash

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Yahoo   Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
  Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Google
 The offer leaves the decision in the hands of Yahoo's board. In making the unsolicited public acquisition offer, MS is hoping to force Yahoo's investors to support the deal as they bemoan a slumping share price. The surprise offer of $31 per share seizes on Yahoo's weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology for years to come. Yahoo said it will 'carefully and promptly' study the bid
Feb.2   Mill Valley   3 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Bay  Nearly 3 million gallons of partially treated sewage and storm water spilled into an arm of the SF Bay from a water treatment plant Feb.4   Napa   4 Dead In House Fire  4 people were found in one room in the back of the single-story home; 3 died at the scene, an adult female and two young boys Feb.9   Marin County Dead birds washing up on Richardson Bay Feb.10  Marin County  More Dead Birds Along Richardson Bay 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
  Yahoo Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover Feb.12  San Jose City Hall  Voters To Decide Name Of Saigon District  Oakland  8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days Feb.13   Berkeley   City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance  Cuncilmembers who were heavily criticized for telling Marine recruiters they don't belong here, are saying they oppose the war but support the... Feb.17  Berkeley  Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife Feb.19   Vallejo City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy Feb.20   San Francisco Bankruptcy for Sharper Image Feb.25  San Francisco  Visa readies record $18.8 billion IPO

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Mar.3   San Jose City Hall   'Little Saigon' name draws protest
  More than 2,500 people protested outside of City Hall over the city's decision to name the area 'Saigon Business District,' instead of 'Little Saigon'
Mar.4  Vallejo  City Agreement Staves Off Bankruptcy Mar.5  San Francisco  Jury sides with Guardian Mar.6  San Francisco  47 Bay Area billionaires on Forbes list Mar.9   Cupertino   2 cyclists killed in crash with deputy's car   2 bicyclists were killed, and another suffered major injuries after being hit by a Santa Clara Sheriff's patrol car Mar.14  San Jose City Hall  Deal Ends 'Saigon' Dispute, Hunger Strike  Pleasanton  2 Bodies Found In Home Near Pleasanton Mar.16  Half Moon Bay  Body Found Ids As Missing Sausalito Sailor 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 Mar.20  SF Downtown  150 arrested during anti-war protests Mar.21   Bay Area Bay Area Nurses Launch 10-Day Strike Mar.26  Redwood City  Take-Two Board Rejects EA Bid  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Chain-Reaction Crash; 9 Hurt Mar.29  San Francisco  Bloody Night: 4 Dead In Shootings

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  San Francisco  Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case Apr.5  Yahoo  Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal Apr.7   Golden Gate Bridge Torch protesters scale bridge
Apr.8  San Mateo  Speier Wins Lantos' House Seat Apr.9  SF Downtown  Emotional Tibetan protests ahead of relay  Google  Google and Yahoo to share web ads   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-Be...
Apr.14   Oakland Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs Apr.15  Oakland  Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies Apr.22  SJ Arena  Sharks Extinguish Flames 5-3 In Game 7 Apr.25  Oakland Downtown  Man Holds Standoff With Police Apr.28   San Ramon Body Found Next To Burned Car 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   Oakland   Reiser convicted in jury verdict  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser received a July 9 sentencing date. His attorneys vowed their client would appeal the guilty verdict

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.3   UC Berkeley   Student Stabbed To Death On Campus   Christopher Wootton was killed in the Kai Omega sorority parking lot following a party   Yahoo Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
May.4  San Jose  Sharks lost series to Stars in Game 6 May.6  Richmond  Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill May.10   Hayward Fires disrupts BART at East Bay stations May.11   San Mateo Closing Day at Bay Meadows May.12  HP  HP in talks to buy Electronic Data Systems May.13   San Francisco Bonds charged with 15 counts  UC Berkeley  Man Shot To Death Near Campus May.14  Martinez  Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill May.15  Yahoo  Icahn Picks 10 Directors May.16   Napa   Pioneering winemaker Mondavi dies  Pioneering vintner Robert Mondavi, who helped put Californian Cabernets and Chardonnays on the world's map, has died at the age of 94 May.18  Yahoo  Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go May.19  Sunnyvale  2 Shot Dead Outside Strip Club May.20   San Jose     Silicon Valley janitors strike  Janitors at some of technology and biotechnology companies will go out on strike, having dismissed a contract offer from cleaning companies May.23   Vallejo   City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue May.29  San Francisco  Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO May.31  Highway 101  1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Road Rage Shooting

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Jun.3  Vallejo  3.9 Quake Strikes North Of Vallejo Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development
Jun.6   SF Zoo Director Quits 6 Months After Tiger Attack   Contra Costa County County resident found to have Salmonella  San Francisco  Bonds pleads not guilty Jun.10  Santa Rosa  Three Sonoma wineries sold in deal Jun.11  Google  Google co-founder Brin books space flight Jun.12   Yahoo Yahoo-Google agree online ad deal 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...
 Raiders  Walker found unconscious in Las Vegas Jun.18   UC Berkeley Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
Jun.20   East Oakland 6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings Jun.22  Napa  Lightning ignited blaze in grassy woodland   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   East Oakland   7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend   Officers responded to reports of a shooting found 3 victims suffering gunshot wounds. 2 victims were pronounced dead at the scene   Redwood City Triple Murder Spurs Police Manhunt Jun.26   Bay Area Smoke Invades Bay Area Jun.27   Oakland City Hall   Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job  Mayor Ron Dellums placed Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave. The 56-year old Edgerly tried to protect her nephew, a gang member  SF City Hall  NRA sues to overturn gun ban

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  West San Jose  Lawyer Gunned Down Near Mall Jul.2   SF City Hall Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape
Jul.4  Fremont  Fiery Helicopter Crash Kills 2 Men Jul.7   Oakland Hills   Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body Map of 8200 Skyline Blvd Oakland
  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser lead police to his estranged wife body near Redwood Regional Park where Nina Reiser was said to be buried.    Reiser's attorney William Dubois: Hans lead authorities, including the District Attorney's office, and the Oakland Police Department, the crime lab and the coroners office, to the locat...
Jul.10  Saratoga  Man Shot Dead During Pot Raid Jul.13   Yahoo   Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer  Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn Jul.17  AMD  CEO Changed as Results Fall Short Jul.19  San Francisco  Sex Workers Put Prostitution On Ballot Jul.22  UC Berkeley  Judge to lift ban on building sports center Jul.25  Fruitvale  Officer Kills Suspect Amid Violent Night 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   Bay Area The plunge in price of homes gets worse

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Aug.6  San Francisco  Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F.  San Francisco  Protester Falls From Consulate Roof Aug.10  Santa Clara  Double Fatal Hit & Run Aug.12  Walnut Creek  CVS Caremark buys Longs Drug Stores Aug.15   Vallejo   3 died, 3 Hurt In Retirement Home Fire  More than 100 people have been evacuated from the six-story Casa de Vallejo building Aug.16   Oakland Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland
Aug.22  Oakland Downtown  Drug Suspect Shot Dead By Police Aug.24   East Oakland   Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies   A pair of robbers hit the Royal Nail Spa, less than 24 hours after Mamma Rosa's Pizza was held up by masked men Aug.30   East Oakland 8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Google  Google Readies Web Browser Sep.3   East Oakland 2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery
  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   UC Berkeley     UC begins felling trees for sports center  UC Berkeley began cutting down trees to clear the way for a new sports center that inspired lawsuits and a long-running tree-sitting protest Sep.6   Martinez   Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight   3 people, including Sgt. Paul Starzyk, were killed after a domestic disturbance at Elegant Hair Designs salon near the Martinez Reservoir Sep.12  Dublin  Police ID Source Of Dead Animals At School Sep.14  East Oakland  3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides  East San Jose  1 dead, 2 hurt after SUV runs them down In Park Sep.16   San Jose Tesla Motors To Build Electric Sedan Sep.18  Berkeley  2 Men Found Shot Dead 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.29  Apple  Shares drop 18 percent

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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 Oct.5  Burlingame  Palin Appearing At GOP Fundraiser Oct.6  eBay  eBay to cut 1,600 jobs Oct.10  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Net Oct.12  Bay  Angel Island wildfire burns out of control Oct.13  Highway 237  2 Adults Dead, 4 Kids Hurt In 237 Crash

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4   San Francisco Pelosi Defeats Sheehan To Win 12th Term
Nov.5  San Mateo  Speier Easily Re-Elected In House Race  Dublin  Rep. McNerney Re-Elected Over Andal Nov.8   SF Downtown Thousands March Protest Against Prop. 8 Nov.14   Santa Clara   3 Dead In Office Park Shooting Map of 3255 Scott Boulevard Santa Clara
  A recently laid-off worker apparently sought retribution against his former employer and opened fire with a handgun.    The victims were two men and a woman; CEO Sid Agrawal and Briah Pugh, Vice President of Operations. Police launched an intensive search for the fleeing gunman, identified...
Nov.16   Napa Crash Kills 4 Napa Students Nov.17   Yahoo   Jerry Yang Out As CEO  Jerry Yang plans to step down, ending a tenure that was marked by a slumping business and failed takeover by Microsoft Nov.25   San Mateo 2 dead after police standoff  Bay Area  Home prices had annual plunge, 29.5% Nov.29   Half Moon Bay   2 Men Dead After Boat Capsizes  Two Milpitas cousins, David Tien, 47, and Jim Hsu, 45, were found dead inside Grady-White fishing boat that capsized off Pillar Point Harbo... Nov.30   San Jose BART Opponents Demand Recount

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.5   Hercules Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store
Dec.6  Corte Madera  6-alarm fire at apartment complex Dec.12  SF City Hall  400 City Workers Getting Pink Slips Dec.14  San Mateo  Coast guard rescues 26 in bay yacht crash Dec.15  Concord  98 Cars Vandalized At Audi Dealership Dec.16   Apple   Apple Pulls Out Of Macworld  Apple is saying it no longer relies on trade shows to reach out to its customers. Jobs will not be delivering the keynote address at this year's... Dec.18  Redwood City  Carbon Monoxide Sickens 8   Bay Area   Home values hit 8-year low  Bay Area home values plummeted to an eight-year low in November, to the median for existing single-family homes as $350,000  SF Downtown  S.F. Office Rent Dips 22%   Santa Rosa   Mark Felt, 'Deep Throat,' Dies At 95  W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command, revealed himself as 'Deep Throat' 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate   Berkeley Body found entombed in building Dec.20   Iron Triangle Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman  SF City Hall  Police chief to retire Dec.22   Palo Alto   Fry's exec arrested for embezzlment  Ausaf Umar Siddiqui arrested on charges he embezzled more than $65 million from Fry's to fuel his lavish lifestyle and pay off debts Dec.30   Bay Area Record 31% drop in home prices



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Jan.4   San Rafael
  An arctic storm system is pummeling Bay Area with heavy rain and hurricane-force wind that toppled trees onto houses, flipped big rigs.    The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. Winds up to 84 mph were recorded on Angel Island, 80 mph in the hills...
Jan.8  PG&E  PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record Jan.15  SF Zoo  Tiger attack tapes released Jan.17  San Jose Downtown  4-Alarm Fire Destroys Building Jan.25   San Anselmo Flood Warnings: Over 400 Evacuated
Jan.29   Highway 101 Gas Spill Closes Hwy.101 Both Ways Feb.2   Mill Valley 3 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Bay  Nearly 3 million gallons of partially treated sewage and storm water spilled into an arm of the SF Bay from a water treatment plant Feb.4   Napa 4 Dead In House Fire  4 people were found in one room in the back of the single-story home; 3 died at the scene, an adult female and two young boys Feb.9   Marin County Dead birds washing up on Richardson Bay Feb.10  Marin County  More Dead Birds Along Richardson Bay Mar.9   Cupertino 2 cyclists killed in crash with deputy's car   2 bicyclists were killed, and another suffered major injuries after being hit by a Santa Clara Sheriff's patrol car Mar.16  Half Moon Bay  Body Found Ids As Missing Sausalito Sailor Mar.26  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Chain-Reaction Crash; 9 Hurt May.6  Richmond  Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill May.10   Hayward Fires disrupts BART at East Bay stations May.14  Martinez  Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill Jun.3  Vallejo  3.9 Quake Strikes North Of Vallejo Jun.6   Contra Costa County County resident found to have Salmonella Jun.14   Pac Bell Park 16 People Injured In Muni Collision Jun.20   East Oakland 6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings Jun.22  Napa  Lightning ignited blaze in grassy woodland Jun.26   Bay Area Smoke Invades Bay Area Jul.4  Fremont  Fiery Helicopter Crash Kills 2 Men Aug.10  Santa Clara  Double Fatal Hit & Run Aug.15   Vallejo 3 died, 3 Hurt In Retirement Home Fire  More than 100 people have been evacuated from the six-story Casa de Vallejo building Sep.12  Dublin  Police ID Source Of Dead Animals At School Sep.14  East San Jose  1 dead, 2 hurt after SUV runs them down In Park Oct.10  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Net Oct.12  Bay  Angel Island wildfire burns out of control Oct.13  Highway 237  2 Adults Dead, 4 Kids Hurt In 237 Crash Nov.16   Napa Crash Kills 4 Napa Students Nov.29   Half Moon Bay 2 Men Dead After Boat Capsizes  Two Milpitas cousins, David Tien, 47, and Jim Hsu, 45, were found dead inside Grady-White fishing boat that capsized off Pillar Point Harbo... Dec.6  Corte Madera  6-alarm fire at apartment complex Dec.14  San Mateo  Coast guard rescues 26 in bay yacht crash Dec.18  Redwood City  Carbon Monoxide Sickens 8 Dec.18   Berkeley Body found entombed in building



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2008 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.30  SFO  Bush Visits To Honor Student, Raise Cash Aug.6  San Francisco  Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F. Sep.12  Dublin  Police ID Source Of Dead Animals At School 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 ...



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.12  Half Moon Bay  SoCal Surfer Wins Mavericks Competition Apr.4  San Francisco  Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case Apr.7   Golden Gate Bridge Torch protesters scale bridge
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-Be...
Apr.14   Oakland Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs Apr.22  SJ Arena  Sharks Extinguish Flames 5-3 In Game 7 May.4  San Jose  Sharks lost series to Stars in Game 6 May.11   San Mateo Closing Day at Bay Meadows May.13   San Francisco Bonds charged with 15 counts May.29  San Francisco  Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development Jun.6  San Francisco  Bonds pleads not guilty Jun.16  Raiders  Walker found unconscious in Las Vegas Sep.5   UC Berkeley   UC begins felling trees for sports center  UC Berkeley began cutting down trees to clear the way for a new sports center that inspired lawsuits and a long-running tree-sitting protest



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 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.8  PG&E  PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record Jan.15  SF Downtown  Apple introduces slim notebook Jan.16   Oracle Oracle to Buy BEA for $7.85 Billion
Jan.22   Contra Costa County Bay Area foreclosures rose 482.5% Jan.23   SF Chronicle New job for editor Bronstein Jan.23   eBay Whitman resigns as CEO
  Meg Whitman, CEO for nearly 10 years, plans to resign March 31, capping a tenure marked by the online flea market's rise coupled with recent troubles.    John Donahoe, 47, who oversees auction business, was named as her replaceme...
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 Feb.1   Yahoo Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
  Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Google
 The offer leaves the decision in the hands of Yahoo's board. In making the unsolicited public acquisition offer, MS is hoping to force Yahoo's investors to support the deal as they bemoan a slumping share price. The surprise offer of $31 per share seizes on Yahoo's weakness while Microsoft tries to muscle up in a high-stakes battle with Google likely to define the technology for years to come. Yahoo said it will 'carefully and promptly' study the bid
Feb.11   Yahoo Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover Feb.19   Vallejo City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy Feb.20   San Francisco Bankruptcy for Sharper Image Feb.25  San Francisco  Visa readies record $18.8 billion IPO Mar.4  Vallejo  City Agreement Staves Off Bankruptcy Mar.5  San Francisco  Jury sides with Guardian Mar.6  San Francisco  47 Bay Area billionaires on Forbes list 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 Mar.21   Bay Area Bay Area Nurses Launch 10-Day Strike Mar.26  Redwood City  Take-Two Board Rejects EA Bid Apr.5  Yahoo  Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal Apr.9  Google  Google and Yahoo to share web ads 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.3   Yahoo Microsoft walks away from Yahoo May.12  HP  HP in talks to buy Electronic Data Systems May.15  Yahoo  Icahn Picks 10 Directors May.16   Napa Pioneering winemaker Mondavi dies  Pioneering vintner Robert Mondavi, who helped put Californian Cabernets and Chardonnays on the world's map, has died at the age of 94 May.18  Yahoo  Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go May.20   San Jose   Silicon Valley janitors strike  Janitors at some of technology and biotechnology companies will go out on strike, having dismissed a contract offer from cleaning companies May.23   Vallejo City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development Jun.10  Santa Rosa  Three Sonoma wineries sold in deal Jun.12   Yahoo Yahoo-Google agree online ad deal Jul.13   Yahoo Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer  Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn Jul.17  AMD  CEO Changed as Results Fall Short Jul.30   Bay Area The plunge in price of homes gets worse Aug.6  San Francisco  Pfizer moving biotech research unit to S.F. Aug.12  Walnut Creek  CVS Caremark buys Longs Drug Stores Sep.1  Google  Google Readies Web Browser Sep.3  San Francisco  Bank Under Siege By Facing Foreclosure Sep.16   San Jose Tesla Motors To Build Electric Sedan Sep.29  Apple  Shares drop 18 percent 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.6  eBay  eBay to cut 1,600 jobs Nov.17   Yahoo Jerry Yang Out As CEO  Jerry Yang plans to step down, ending a tenure that was marked by a slumping business and failed takeover by Microsoft Nov.25  Bay Area  Home prices had annual plunge, 29.5% Nov.30   San Jose BART Opponents Demand Recount Dec.5   Hercules Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store Dec.12  SF City Hall  400 City Workers Getting Pink Slips Dec.15  Concord  98 Cars Vandalized At Audi Dealership Dec.16   Apple Apple Pulls Out Of Macworld  Apple is saying it no longer relies on trade shows to reach out to its customers. Jobs will not be delivering the keynote address at this year's... Dec.18   Bay Area Home values hit 8-year low  Bay Area home values plummeted to an eight-year low in November, to the median for existing single-family homes as $350,000 Dec.18  SF Downtown  S.F. Office Rent Dips 22% Dec.22   Palo Alto Fry's exec arrested for embezzlment  Ausaf Umar Siddiqui arrested on charges he embezzled more than $65 million from Fry's to fuel his lavish lifestyle and pay off debts Dec.30   Bay Area Record 31% drop in home prices



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.7  SF Zoo  Geragos Accuses Zoo Of Defamation Feb.12  Oakland  8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days Feb.17  Berkeley  Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife Mar.14  Pleasanton  2 Bodies Found In Home Near Pleasanton Mar.29  San Francisco  Bloody Night: 4 Dead In Shootings Apr.4  San Francisco  Cyclist Thomas convicted in steroids case Apr.15  Oakland  Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies Apr.25  Oakland Downtown  Man Holds Standoff With Police Apr.28   San Ramon Body Found Next To Burned Car
Apr.29   Oakland Reiser convicted in jury verdict  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser received a July 9 sentencing date. His attorneys vowed their client would appeal the guilty verdict May.3   UC Berkeley Student Stabbed To Death On Campus   Christopher Wootton was killed in the Kai Omega sorority parking lot following a party May.13   San Francisco Bonds charged with 15 counts May.13  UC Berkeley  Man Shot To Death Near Campus May.19  Sunnyvale  2 Shot Dead Outside Strip Club May.29  San Francisco  Coach Trevor Graham convicted in BALCO May.31  Highway 101  1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Road Rage Shooting Jun.6  San Francisco  Bonds pleads not guilty 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   East Oakland 7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend   Officers responded to reports of a shooting found 3 victims suffering gunshot wounds. 2 victims were pronounced dead at the scene Jun.23   Redwood City Triple Murder Spurs Police Manhunt Jul.1  West San Jose  Lawyer Gunned Down Near Mall Jul.2   SF City Hall Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape Jul.7   Oakland Hills Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body Map of 8200 Skyline Blvd Oakland
  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser lead police to his estranged wife body near Redwood Regional Park where Nina Reiser was said to be buried.    Reiser's attorney William Dubois: Hans lead authorities, including the District Attorney's office, and the Oakland Police Department, the crime lab and the coroners office, to the locat...
Jul.10  Saratoga  Man Shot Dead During Pot Raid Jul.19  San Francisco  Sex Workers Put Prostitution On Ballot Jul.25  Fruitvale  Officer Kills Suspect Amid Violent Night Aug.10  Santa Clara  Double Fatal Hit & Run Aug.16   Oakland Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland Aug.22  Oakland Downtown  Drug Suspect Shot Dead By Police Aug.24   East Oakland Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies   A pair of robbers hit the Royal Nail Spa, less than 24 hours after Mamma Rosa's Pizza was held up by masked men Aug.30   East Oakland 8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead Sep.3   East Oakland 2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery 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 Sep.5  SF Mission  2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings Sep.6   Martinez Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight   3 people, including Sgt. Paul Starzyk, were killed after a domestic disturbance at Elegant Hair Designs salon near the Martinez Reservoir Sep.12  Dublin  Police ID Source Of Dead Animals At School Sep.14  East Oakland  3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides Sep.14  East San Jose  1 dead, 2 hurt after SUV runs them down In Park Sep.18  Berkeley  2 Men Found Shot Dead Nov.14   Santa Clara 3 Dead In Office Park Shooting Map of 3255 Scott Boulevard Santa Clara
  A recently laid-off worker apparently sought retribution against his former employer and opened fire with a handgun.    The victims were two men and a woman; CEO Sid Agrawal and Briah Pugh, Vice President of Operations. Police launched an intensive search for the fleeing gunman, identified...
Nov.25   San Mateo 2 dead after police standoff Dec.15  Concord  98 Cars Vandalized At Audi Dealership Dec.20   Iron Triangle Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman Dec.22   Palo Alto Fry's exec arrested for embezzlment  Ausaf Umar Siddiqui arrested on charges he embezzled more than $65 million from Fry's to fuel his lavish lifestyle and pay off debts



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 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 Jan.30  SFO  Bush Visits To Honor Student, Raise Cash 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.12  San Jose City Hall  Voters To Decide Name Of Saigon District Feb.13   Berkeley City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance  Cuncilmembers who were heavily criticized for telling Marine recruiters they don't belong here, are saying they oppose the war but support the... Feb.19   Vallejo City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
Mar.3   San Jose City Hall 'Little Saigon' name draws protest
  More than 2,500 people protested outside of City Hall over the city's decision to name the area 'Saigon Business District,' instead of 'Little Saigon'
Mar.4  Vallejo  City Agreement Staves Off Bankruptcy Mar.14  San Jose City Hall  Deal Ends 'Saigon' Dispute, Hunger Strike Mar.20  SF Downtown  150 arrested during anti-war protests Apr.7   Golden Gate Bridge Torch protesters scale bridge
Apr.8  San Mateo  Speier Wins Lantos' House Seat Apr.9  SF Downtown  Emotional Tibetan protests ahead of relay 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-Be...
May.23   Vallejo City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue Jun.4   San Francisco Voters Pass Bayview Development Jun.6   SF Zoo Director Quits 6 Months After Tiger Attack Jun.11  Google  Google co-founder Brin books space flight 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.18   UC Berkeley Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
Jun.27   Oakland City Hall Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job  Mayor Ron Dellums placed Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave. The 56-year old Edgerly tried to protect her nephew, a gang member Jun.27  SF City Hall  NRA sues to overturn gun ban Jul.2   SF City Hall Sanctuary Policy Questioned After Escape Jul.19  San Francisco  Sex Workers Put Prostitution On Ballot Jul.22  UC Berkeley  Judge to lift ban on building sports center 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 Aug.6  San Francisco  Protester Falls From Consulate Roof Oct.5  Burlingame  Palin Appearing At GOP Fundraiser Nov.4   San Francisco Pelosi Defeats Sheehan To Win 12th Term Nov.5  San Mateo  Speier Easily Re-Elected In House Race Nov.5  Dublin  Rep. McNerney Re-Elected Over Andal Nov.8   SF Downtown Thousands March Protest Against Prop. 8 Nov.30   San Jose BART Opponents Demand Recount Dec.18   Santa Rosa Mark Felt, 'Deep Throat,' Dies At 95  W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command, revealed himself as 'Deep Throat' 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate Dec.20   Iron Triangle Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman Dec.20  SF City Hall  Police chief to retire