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1. 01-13 Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence SF City Hall
2. 03-23 Girl discovers family dead inside home, 5 slain 16 Howth St, Ingleside
04-02 Seven die in college shooting 7850 Edgewater Dr, East Oakland
E. 05-18 Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster Facebook
F. 07-16 Yahoo names Google exec as new boss Yahoo
G. 08-06 Fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond 841 Chevron Way, Richmond
H. 08-24 Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn San Jose
8. 09-04 CHP died after I-680 shooting Alamo
J. 10-22 Giants beat Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to win NLCS Pac Bell Park

Summary.     Click for More > Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster   Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38 Yahoo names Google exec as new boss Fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond   The fire is spewing thick black smoke into the sky. A shelter-in-place order was put in place for Richmond, North Richmond and San Pablo Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn CHP died after I-680 shooting Giants beat Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to win NLCS Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title
Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence Girl discovers family dead inside home, 5 slain   Seven die in college shooting Map of 7850 Edgewater Dr Oakland
Jan.4  Yahoo  Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Jan.5  Golden Gate Park  Golden Gate Park baby bison found dead
Jan.13   SF City Hall
Jan.14  Candlestick  49ers hold down Brees, Saints 36-32
Jan.17  Yahoo  Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Jan.22  Candlestick  Giants Win NFC Title over 49ers
Jan.28  Oakland Downtown  15-year-old arrested in murder of parents
Feb.1  Facebook  Facebook confirms plans to go public
Feb.17  SF Downtown  Obama attended private dinner, fundraiser
 Bay Bridge  Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge closed
Feb.26  Fremont  Hells Angel held in killing of fellow gang member
Feb.29  Apple  Apple market value tops $500B
Mar.12  San Francisco  Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor
Mar.23   Ingleside
Apr.2   East Oakland
  Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside.    After a huge manhunt the suspect was detained at a shopping centre in the nearby city of Alameda. The gunman, 43...
Apr.4  SF Castro  Pedestrian struck by cyclist dies
Apr.7  Concord  Man, daughter on bicycles killed by SUV
Apr.11  Marin County  George Lucas withdraws Marin plans
Apr.14  San Francisco  1 dead, 4 missing in racing yacht crash
Apr.19  Levi's Stadium  49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
Apr.27  SF Presidio  Doyle Drive is closed for the weekend
May.9  San Francisco  Edwin Ramos found guilty of 2008 triple murder
May.13  Yahoo  Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
May.17  Facebook  Facebook shares valued at $100bn
May.18   Facebook
May.19  Palo Alto  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
May.22  San Francisco  Warriors unveil plans to move to SF
May.23  HP  Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
May.27  SF Presidio  Thousands converged to celebrate Bridge's 75th birthday
Jun.14  West Oakland  Fire causes BART closure across the bay
Jun.17  West San Francisco  Simpson wins US Open at Olympic
Jun.20  SF Downtown  Blaze damages pier central to America's Cup
Jul.16   Yahoo
Jul.19  SF City Hall  Mirkarimi's wife testifies about New Year's Eve fight
Jul.26  Facebook  Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report
Aug.6   Richmond
Aug.10  San Rafael  Max Wade target of jailbreak in Marin County
Aug.16  SF City Hall  Ethics Commission: Mirkarimi guilty of misconduct
Aug.20  Apple  Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
Aug.21  North San Jose  Homicide tally hits 30, on pace to beat 15-year high
Aug.24   San Jose
Aug.25  Petaluma  Tenn. beats Petaluma for Little League national title
Aug.31  Dumbarton Bridge  Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
Sep.4   Highway 680
Sep.7  South SF  Kidnapped children found safe aboard stolen yacht
Sep.12  SF Downtown  Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
Sep.22  SF Mission  Protesters vandalize Mission for second night
Sep.23  Santa Clara  Principal arrested on suspicion of having meth
Sep.29  Vallejo  Fire at Mayor Osby Davis' office suspected arson
Oct.4  Facebook  Facebook passes one billion users
Oct.6  San Jose  Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high
 Daly City  Girl killed, two injured at Daly City church
Oct.8  UCSF  UCSF researcher wins Nobel award
Oct.10  Stanford  Nobel Prize for Stanford prof
Oct.16  San Francisco  America's Cup boat flips in S.F. bay
Oct.20  Highway 101  Three killed in San Jose freeway crash
Oct.21  Vallejo  Police fatally shoot naked man inside burning home
Oct.22   Pac Bell Park
Oct.23  Byron  2 killed in Byron small-plane crash
Oct.24  Pac Bell Park  Sandoval homers in first 3 at-bats of World Series
 Pac Bell Park  Sandoval's 3 HRs lead Giants to 8-3 romp in opener
Oct.25  Pac Bell Park  Giants win 2-0 for 2-0 WS lead
Oct.27  Giants  Giants beat Tigers 2-0 for 3-0 World Series lead
Oct.28   Giants
  Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night
 Giants completed a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Pablo Sandoval, who hit three homers in Game 1, was selected Series MVP
Oct.30  SF Presidio  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars Oct.31  SF Downtown  Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market Nov.6  Richmond  Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start Nov.18  San Jose  Suspect arrested in SJ shootout held on other crimes Nov.19  Intel  Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May Nov.20  SF City Hall  SF supervisors pass measure banning public nudity Nov.25  East Oakland  Two teen girls fatally shot Nov.30  Bay Area  Storm causing major problems around the Bay Area Dec.10  SF Bayview  Man dead after being bound and gagged Dec.14  Highway 280  Driver arrested in triple-fatal crash on NB I-280 Dec.17  San Francisco  Gun buyback events overwhelmed in SF, Oakland Dec.23  Bay Area  Heavy downpours flood Bay Area roads Dec.28  Golden Gate Bridge  2 dead after being pulled from water below Golden Gate Dec.30  West San Jose  Grandparents and granddaughter killed in SJ apt. fire


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Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence
Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor
Girl discovers family dead inside home, 5 slain
Edwin Ramos found guilty of 2008 triple murder
Mirkarimi's wife testifies about New Year's Eve fight
Kidnapped children found safe aboard stolen yacht
Protesters vandalize Mission for second night
Golden Gate Park baby bison found dead
Pedestrian struck by cyclist dies
1 dead, 4 missing in racing yacht crash
Doyle Drive is closed for the weekend
Blaze damages pier central to America's Cup
Kidnapped children found safe aboard stolen yacht
America's Cup boat flips in S.F. bay
49ers hold down Brees, Saints 36-32
Giants Win NFC Title over 49ers
1 dead, 4 missing in racing yacht crash
Warriors unveil plans to move to SF
Simpson wins US Open at Olympic
America's Cup boat flips in S.F. bay
Giants beat Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to win NLCS
Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title
Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market
Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence
Obama attended private dinner, fundraiser
Thousands converged to celebrate Bridge's 75th birthday
Mirkarimi's wife testifies about New Year's Eve fight
Ethics Commission: Mirkarimi guilty of misconduct
Silicon Valley
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Apple market value tops $500B
49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Homicide tally hits 30, on pace to beat 15-year high
Principal arrested on suspicion of having meth
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49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
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West Santa Clara County
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Apple market value tops $500B
49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Principal arrested on suspicion of having meth
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49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
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East Bay Your ad is here
15-year-old arrested in murder of parents
Seven die in college shooting
CHP died after I-680 shooting
Man, daughter on bicycles killed by SUV
Fire causes BART closure across the bay
Fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond
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West San Francisco
Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
Girl discovers family dead inside home, 5 slain
Golden Gate Park baby bison found dead
Doyle Drive is closed for the weekend
Simpson wins US Open at Olympic
Thousands converged to celebrate Bridge's 75th birthday
SF Downtown
Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
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Blaze damages pier central to America's Cup
Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market
Obama attended private dinner, fundraiser
Sunnyvale
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
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Bay Area Parks
Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
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Golden Gate Park baby bison found dead
Doyle Drive is closed for the weekend
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Thousands converged to celebrate Bridge's 75th birthday
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15-year-old arrested in murder of parents
Seven die in college shooting
Fire causes BART closure across the bay
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Menlo Park
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Facebook shares valued at $100bn
Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
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North Bay
George Lucas withdraws Marin plans
Max Wade target of jailbreak in Marin County
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Tenn. beats Petaluma for Little League national title
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Tri Valley (680) Your ad is here
CHP died after I-680 shooting
Man, daughter on bicycles killed by SUV
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SF City Hall Your ad is here
Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence
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15-year-old arrested in murder of parents
Seven die in college shooting
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SF Presidio
Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
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Doyle Drive is closed for the weekend
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Palo Alto
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
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Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO  Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO Golden Gate Park baby bison found dead   Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4   Yahoo  
Jan.5   Golden Gate Park
Jan.10  San Jose  Officials recommend $900M for extension
 Raiders  Raiders fire Jackson following 8-8 finish
Jan.13   SF City Hall  
  DA George Gascon's office is charging Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness
Jan.14   Candlestick   49ers hold down Brees, Saints 36-32  Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Davis, and San Francisco capitalized on 5 New Orleans turnovers for a playoff victory Jan.17   Yahoo Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns Jan.22   Candlestick Giants Win NFC Title over 49ers Jan.24  Apple  Apple in record $13.06bn profits Jan.28   Oakland Downtown 15-year-old arrested in murder of parents  Oakland Downtown  Mass arrests at Occupy Oakland protest Jan.30  Milpitas  Man buried alive at construction site

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Facebook   Facebook confirms plans to go public  The world's largest social networking site confirms plans to issue shares raising $5bn in what would be the largest stock floatation by a web... Feb.5  North Oakland  6 people injured in Oakland shooting Feb.7  Oakland City Hall  'Anonymous' hacks personal info of Oak. Officials  Newark  Off-duty federal agent shot  San Francisco  California court backs gay unions Feb.13  Richmond  Vandals do $1 million in damage to school Feb.17   SF Downtown Obama attended private dinner, fundraiser
  Bay Bridge   Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge closed   Westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge have closed for the weekend so Caltrans can finish a detour that will be in place until the new bridge ope... Feb.19  Bay Bridge  Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather Feb.26   Fremont Hells Angel held in killing of fellow gang member Feb.29   Apple Apple market value tops $500B

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  San Francisco  Yelp shares surge in market debut Mar.3  San Jose  $34 million worth of meth found Mar.5  El Cerrito  Two quakes wake up Bay Area Mar.7  Sunnyvale  Mother kills autistic adult son, self  San Francisco  Apple unveils high-def iPad  SF Presidio  Gray whale spotted near Crissy Field Mar.12   San Francisco Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor
Mar.16  Bay Area  Rainstorm intensifies; lightning strikes Mar.19  San Francisco  Sheriff Mirkarimi sentenced for false imprisonment Mar.20  49ers  Smith, Niners close to 3-year deal Mar.23   Ingleside   Girl discovers family dead inside home, 5 slain Map of 16 Howth St San Francisco
  A 12-year-old found her family dead inside a house near City College. Four of the victims are related and according to sources in the department.    5 people were found dead. They were her two parents, her brother and her brother's wife. T...


April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Oakland Downtown  Windows broken during Oakland protest Apr.2  Oakland Downtown  Feds raid downtown Oakland pot university   East Oakland     Seven die in college shooting
Map of 7850 Edgewater Dr Oakland
  Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside
 After a huge manhunt the suspect was detained at a shopping centre in the nearby city of Alameda. The gunman, 43-year-old One Goh, allegedly walked to the customer service counter and told employees, 'I just shot some people'
Apr.3  East Oakland  Shooting rampage suspect's motive was revenge Apr.4  Yahoo  Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce   SF Castro Pedestrian struck by cyclist dies  Google  Google augmented glasses unveiled  Oakland  Oakland shooting suspect charged with 7 murders Apr.7   Concord Man, daughter on bicycles killed by SUV Apr.10  OAK  United ends Oakland service Apr.11   Marin County   George Lucas withdraws Marin plans   Filmmaker withdrew his plans to build a giant mission-style movie-making palace in a pristine meadow, blaming protesting neighbors for torpe... Apr.13  San Bruno  PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast  Piedmont  Storm leaves mess, slows traffic across Bay Area Apr.14   San Francisco   1 dead, 4 missing in racing yacht crash   One sailor is dead and three were missing Saturday evening after a yacht ran aground near the Farallon Islands, 27 miles outside the Golden ...  South San Jose  Baby found after murder-suicide in mall Apr.19   Levi's Stadium 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking Apr.20  Santa Rosa  Body of girl found believed to be Molinari Apr.23  East Oakland  Classes at Oikos University resumed Apr.27   SF Presidio Doyle Drive is closed for the weekend

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.6  SF Mission  4-alarm fire in Mission sends 6 to hospital May.9   San Francisco Edwin Ramos found guilty of 2008 triple murder
May.10  Santa Clara  Massive five-alarm fire May.13  Albany  Protesters on UC Berkeley land dismantle camp   Yahoo   Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post  The chief executive of computer firm Yahoo has stepped down, amid accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV May.17   Facebook Facebook shares valued at $100bn May.18   Facebook   Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
  Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
 Facebook stock closed at $38.23, a gain of 23 cents
May.19   Palo Alto Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
May.22   San Francisco   Warriors unveil plans to move to SF  David Stern and mayor Ed Lee announced the Warriors move to San Francisco. The earliest the team could leave Oakland would be 2017 May.23   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs  Atherton  Obama arrives in the Bay Area for fundraisers May.26  Golden Gate Bridge  Golden Gate's 75th birthday weekend kicks off  San Francisco  Bon voyage for WWII-era battleship USS Iowa May.27   SF Presidio   Thousands converged to celebrate Bridge's 75th birthday   There were plenty of displays, including a parade of ships in the Bay -- the highlight of which was the USS Nimitz May.28  Dumbarton Bridge  Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.6  South SF  Teen dies after officer-involved shooting  SF Downtown  Obama makes Bay Area fundraising sweep Jun.11  San Francisco  Man punched at Bay to Breakers race dies Jun.13  Pac Bell Park  Cain pitches first perfecto for Giants Jun.14   West Oakland Fire causes BART closure across the bay
Jun.17   West San Francisco Simpson wins US Open at Olympic Jun.20  Larry Ellison  Larry Ellison buys 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai   SF Downtown Blaze damages pier central to America's Cup Jun.22  Fremont  Tesla Model S sedan deliveries begin Jun.24  SF Downtown  Families, diverse crowd on display at Pride parade Jun.30  East San Jose  Aldon Smith, 2 others, injured in party incident

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5  San Jose  William Lynch found not guilty in priest beating  Pleasanton  Jockey killed after being thrown from horse Jul.7  East Oakland  Oakland police report 3 homicides Friday night Jul.9  Oakland Downtown  Five people shot outside movie theater Jul.10  East San Jose  Principal charged for not reporting sex abuse Jul.11  SF City Hall  Apple not green enough to suit SF policy Jul.16   Yahoo   Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
  Technology firm Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next chief executive.    Mayer, 37, will become the firm's third CEO in the space of ...
Jul.18  SF Downtown  Man shot by police after slashing coworker dies Jul.19   SF City Hall Mirkarimi's wife testifies about New Year's Eve fight Jul.23  Oakland Downtown  Obama makes fundraising stops in the East Bay Jul.26   Facebook Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report Jul.28  Los Gatos  Woman falls out of moving bus, dies from injuries Jul.29  Vallejo  New Superman ride gets stuck at Six Flags

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6   Richmond   Fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond
Map of 841 Chevron Way Richmond
  The fire is spewing thick black smoke into the sky. A shelter-in-place order was put in place for Richmond, North Richmond and San Pablo
 The sirens alerted residents to stay indoors and turn off air conditioner and vents to prevent breathing in tainted air
Aug.10   San Rafael Max Wade target of jailbreak in Marin County  Santa Clara  Son of Silicon Valley judges killed in Afghanistan Aug.15  San Francisco  Cabrera banned 50 games for failed drug test Aug.16   SF City Hall Ethics Commission: Mirkarimi guilty of misconduct  Facebook  Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends Aug.20   Apple Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history Aug.21   North San Jose   Homicide tally hits 30, on pace to beat 15-year high   An autopsy ruled a 38-year-old man found dead at Northwood Park early Saturday morning was killed. Police initially found no signs of foul p... Aug.24   San Jose   Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
  A jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.    It said several of Samsung's devices had infringed Apple's software...
Aug.25   Petaluma Tenn. beats Petaluma for Little League national title
Aug.27  San Francisco  Newly appointed SF archbishop arrested for DUI Aug.31   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4   Highway 680   CHP died after I-680 shooting
Map of Interstate 680 Alamo
  A traffic stop near Livorna Road triggered a gun battle that has left a CHP officer on life support and a suspect dead.    A highway shootout involving a CHP officer disrupted traffic and left t...
Sep.7  Half Moon Bay  Coast Guard spots boat tied to kids' abduction   South SF Kidnapped children found safe aboard stolen yacht Sep.11  BART  BART, at 40, looks to build on triumphs Sep.12   SF Downtown   Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5   4G-enabled device's new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. It was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone... Sep.17  SF Downtown  Occupy protesters snarl traffic, streetcars Sep.21  Apple  iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide Sep.22   SF Mission Protesters vandalize Mission for second night  Pac Bell Park  Giants win NL West Sep.23   Santa Clara Principal arrested on suspicion of having meth Sep.29   Vallejo Fire at Mayor Osby Davis' office suspected arson

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Yahoo  CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy Oct.3  San Francisco  Mistrial declared in SFPD crime lab scandal Oct.4   Facebook Facebook passes one billion users
Oct.6   San Jose Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high   Daly City Girl killed, two injured at Daly City church Oct.8   UCSF UCSF researcher wins Nobel award  South of Market  Obama's fundraiser at InterContinental Hotel Oct.10   Stanford Nobel Prize for Stanford prof Oct.11  Giants  Giants' rally past Reds and into NLCS  Coliseum  Tigers Eliminate A's Oct.13  SF Downtown  Coast Guard rescues 22 from sinking boat in SF Bay Oct.16   San Francisco   America's Cup boat flips in S.F. bay   A 72 foot Oracle vessel training for the America's Cup, capsized in San Francisco Bay and currents carried it out into the ocean Oct.18  Google  Error sees Google stock suspended Oct.20  San Mateo Bridge  San Mateo Bridge closed for repairs this weekend   Highway 101 Three killed in San Jose freeway crash Oct.21   Vallejo Police fatally shoot naked man inside burning home Oct.22   Pac Bell Park   Giants beat Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to win NLCS
  Pence got the Giants going with a weird double and San Francisco closed out Game 7 of the NL championship series in a driving rainstorm, routing St. Louis.    Giants won its record-tying sixth elimination game of the ...
Oct.23   Byron 2 killed in Byron small-plane crash
Oct.24   Pac Bell Park Sandoval homers in first 3 at-bats of World Series   Pac Bell Park Sandoval's 3 HRs lead Giants to 8-3 romp in opener Oct.25   Pac Bell Park Giants win 2-0 for 2-0 WS lead Oct.27   Giants Giants beat Tigers 2-0 for 3-0 World Series lead Oct.28   Giants   Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title
  Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night
 Giants completed a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Pablo Sandoval, who hit three homers in Game 1, was selected Series MVP
Oct.30   SF Presidio   Disney buys firm behind Star Wars  Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn Oct.31   SF Downtown   Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market   With adoring roars from the crowd and beaming grins from the players, the World Series victory parade ending up in front of City Hall

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  East Oakland  Well-known merchant slain in cell phone store Nov.2  Corte Madera  Restoration Hardware up 30% in 1st day Nov.6   Richmond Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start Nov.18   San Jose Suspect arrested in SJ shootout held on other crimes Nov.19   Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May Nov.20   SF City Hall SF supervisors pass measure banning public nudity Nov.23  Highway 101  2 dead, 5 injured in crash with CHP car Nov.25   East Oakland Two teen girls fatally shot Nov.30   Bay Area Storm causing major problems around the Bay Area  Petaluma  Stormy weather brings flooding, outages, accidents

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2  Bay Area  Big storm hits Bay Area; Flood warnings issued Dec.10   SF Bayview Man dead after being bound and gagged
Dec.12  Warriors  Warriors run win streak to five with win at Miami Dec.14   Highway 280 Driver arrested in triple-fatal crash on NB I-280 Dec.16  49ers  49ers clinch playoff berth, 41-34 over Patriots Dec.17   San Francisco Gun buyback events overwhelmed in SF, Oakland Dec.18  Facebook  Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock  San Jose Downtown  Gunman alert at SJ City College; no gunman found Dec.20  San Francisco  4 pedestrians injured, 1 died, in hit-and-run at Twin Peaks Dec.21  SFO  Storm topples trees and disrupts flights Dec.23   Bay Area   Heavy downpours flood Bay Area roads  Torrential rains that drenched the Bay Area, causing flooding and mayhem on the roads and soaking hordes of last-minute shoppers at the mall... Dec.27  Walnut Creek  Armed man killed during officer-involved shooting Dec.28   Golden Gate Bridge 2 dead after being pulled from water below Golden Gate Dec.30   West San Jose Grandparents and granddaughter killed in SJ apt. fire



Golden Gate Park baby bison found dead Pedestrian struck by cyclist dies Man, daughter on bicycles killed by SUV 1 dead, 4 missing in racing yacht crash   One sailor is dead and three were missing Saturday evening after a yacht ran aground near the Farallon Islands, 27 miles outside the Golden ... Doyle Drive is closed for the weekend Fire causes BART closure across the bay Blaze damages pier central to America's Cup Fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond Map of 841 Chevron Way Richmond




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Jan.5   Golden Gate Park
Jan.30  Milpitas  Man buried alive at construction site
Mar.5  El Cerrito  Two quakes wake up Bay Area
Mar.16  Bay Area  Rainstorm intensifies; lightning strikes
Apr.4   SF Castro
Apr.7   Concord
Apr.13  San Bruno  PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast
Apr.13  Piedmont  Storm leaves mess, slows traffic across Bay Area
Apr.14   San Francisco
Apr.14  South San Jose  Baby found after murder-suicide in mall
Apr.20  Santa Rosa  Body of girl found believed to be Molinari
Apr.27   SF Presidio
May.6  SF Mission  4-alarm fire in Mission sends 6 to hospital
May.10  Santa Clara  Massive five-alarm fire
Jun.14   West Oakland
Jun.20   SF Downtown
Jul.5  Pleasanton  Jockey killed after being thrown from horse
Jul.28  Los Gatos  Woman falls out of moving bus, dies from injuries
Jul.29  Vallejo  New Superman ride gets stuck at Six Flags
Aug.6   Richmond
  The fire is spewing thick black smoke into the sky. A shelter-in-place order was put in place for Richmond, North Richmond and San Pablo
 The sirens alerted residents to stay indoors and turn off air conditioner and vents to prevent breathing in tainted air
Sep.7  Half Moon Bay  Coast Guard spots boat tied to kids' abduction Sep.7   South SF Kidnapped children found safe aboard stolen yacht Sep.29   Vallejo Fire at Mayor Osby Davis' office suspected arson Oct.6   Daly City Girl killed, two injured at Daly City church Oct.13  SF Downtown  Coast Guard rescues 22 from sinking boat in SF Bay Oct.16   San Francisco America's Cup boat flips in S.F. bay   A 72 foot Oracle vessel training for the America's Cup, capsized in San Francisco Bay and currents carried it out into the ocean Oct.20   Highway 101 Three killed in San Jose freeway crash Oct.23   Byron 2 killed in Byron small-plane crash Nov.23  Highway 101  2 dead, 5 injured in crash with CHP car Nov.30   Bay Area Storm causing major problems around the Bay Area Nov.30  Petaluma  Stormy weather brings flooding, outages, accidents Dec.2  Bay Area  Big storm hits Bay Area; Flood warnings issued Dec.14   Highway 280 Driver arrested in triple-fatal crash on NB I-280 Dec.20  San Francisco  4 pedestrians injured, 1 died, in hit-and-run at Twin Peaks Dec.21  SFO  Storm topples trees and disrupts flights Dec.23   Bay Area Heavy downpours flood Bay Area roads  Torrential rains that drenched the Bay Area, causing flooding and mayhem on the roads and soaking hordes of last-minute shoppers at the mall... Dec.28   Golden Gate Bridge 2 dead after being pulled from water below Golden Gate Dec.30   West San Jose Grandparents and granddaughter killed in SJ apt. fire



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2012 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.13  Richmond  Vandals do $1 million in damage to school Mar.7  SF Presidio  Gray whale spotted near Crissy Field Apr.2   East Oakland   Seven die in college shooting
Map of 7850 Edgewater Dr Oakland
  Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside
 After a huge manhunt the suspect was detained at a shopping centre in the nearby city of Alameda. The gunman, 43-year-old One Goh, allegedly walked to the customer service counter and told employees, 'I just shot some people'
Apr.23  East Oakland  Classes at Oikos University resumed May.13  Albany  Protesters on UC Berkeley land dismantle camp Jul.10  East San Jose  Principal charged for not reporting sex abuse Sep.23   Santa Clara Principal arrested on suspicion of having meth Oct.8   UCSF UCSF researcher wins Nobel award Oct.10   Stanford Nobel Prize for Stanford prof Dec.18  San Jose Downtown  Gunman alert at SJ City College; no gunman found



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.10  Raiders  Raiders fire Jackson following 8-8 finish Jan.14   Candlestick 49ers hold down Brees, Saints 36-32  Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Davis, and San Francisco capitalized on 5 New Orleans turnovers for a playoff victory Jan.22   Candlestick Giants Win NFC Title over 49ers
Mar.20  49ers  Smith, Niners close to 3-year deal Apr.14   San Francisco 1 dead, 4 missing in racing yacht crash   One sailor is dead and three were missing Saturday evening after a yacht ran aground near the Farallon Islands, 27 miles outside the Golden ... Apr.19   Levi's Stadium 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking May.22   San Francisco Warriors unveil plans to move to SF  David Stern and mayor Ed Lee announced the Warriors move to San Francisco. The earliest the team could leave Oakland would be 2017 Jun.13  Pac Bell Park  Cain pitches first perfecto for Giants Jun.17   West San Francisco Simpson wins US Open at Olympic Jun.30  East San Jose  Aldon Smith, 2 others, injured in party incident Jul.5  Pleasanton  Jockey killed after being thrown from horse Aug.15  San Francisco  Cabrera banned 50 games for failed drug test Aug.25   Petaluma Tenn. beats Petaluma for Little League national title Sep.22  Pac Bell Park  Giants win NL West Oct.11  Giants  Giants' rally past Reds and into NLCS Oct.11  Coliseum  Tigers Eliminate A's Oct.16   San Francisco America's Cup boat flips in S.F. bay   A 72 foot Oracle vessel training for the America's Cup, capsized in San Francisco Bay and currents carried it out into the ocean Oct.22   Pac Bell Park Giants beat Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to win NLCS
  Pence got the Giants going with a weird double and San Francisco closed out Game 7 of the NL championship series in a driving rainstorm, routing St. Louis.    Giants won its record-tying sixth elimination game of the ...
Oct.24   Pac Bell Park Sandoval homers in first 3 at-bats of World Series
Oct.24   Pac Bell Park Sandoval's 3 HRs lead Giants to 8-3 romp in opener Oct.25   Pac Bell Park Giants win 2-0 for 2-0 WS lead Oct.27   Giants Giants beat Tigers 2-0 for 3-0 World Series lead Oct.28   Giants Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title
  Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night
 Giants completed a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Pablo Sandoval, who hit three homers in Game 1, was selected Series MVP
Oct.31   SF Downtown Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market   With adoring roars from the crowd and beaming grins from the players, the World Series victory parade ending up in front of City Hall Dec.12  Warriors  Warriors run win streak to five with win at Miami Dec.16  49ers  49ers clinch playoff berth, 41-34 over Patriots



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2012 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.4   Yahoo Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO  Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO Jan.10  San Jose  Officials recommend $900M for extension Jan.17   Yahoo Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Jan.24  Apple  Apple in record $13.06bn profits Feb.1   Facebook Facebook confirms plans to go public  The world's largest social networking site confirms plans to issue shares raising $5bn in what would be the largest stock floatation by a web... Feb.17   Bay Bridge Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge closed   Westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge have closed for the weekend so Caltrans can finish a detour that will be in place until the new bridge ope... Feb.19  Bay Bridge  Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather Feb.29   Apple Apple market value tops $500B Mar.2  San Francisco  Yelp shares surge in market debut Mar.7  San Francisco  Apple unveils high-def iPad Apr.4  Yahoo  Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce Apr.4  Google  Google augmented glasses unveiled Apr.10  OAK  United ends Oakland service Apr.11   Marin County George Lucas withdraws Marin plans   Filmmaker withdrew his plans to build a giant mission-style movie-making palace in a pristine meadow, blaming protesting neighbors for torpe... Apr.13  San Bruno  PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast Apr.19   Levi's Stadium 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking May.13   Yahoo Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post  The chief executive of computer firm Yahoo has stepped down, amid accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV May.17   Facebook Facebook shares valued at $100bn May.18   Facebook Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
  Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
 Facebook stock closed at $38.23, a gain of 23 cents
May.19   Palo Alto Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart May.23   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs May.28  Dumbarton Bridge  Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m. Jun.20  Larry Ellison  Larry Ellison buys 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai Jun.22  Fremont  Tesla Model S sedan deliveries begin Jun.24  SF Downtown  Families, diverse crowd on display at Pride parade Jul.16   Yahoo Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
  Technology firm Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next chief executive.    Mayer, 37, will become the firm's third CEO in the space of ...
Jul.26   Facebook Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report Aug.16  Facebook  Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends Aug.20   Apple Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history Aug.24   San Jose Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
  A jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.    It said several of Samsung's devices had infringed Apple's software...
Aug.31   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend Sep.11  BART  BART, at 40, looks to build on triumphs Sep.12   SF Downtown Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5   4G-enabled device's new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. It was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone... Sep.21  Apple  iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide Oct.1  Yahoo  CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy Oct.4   Facebook Facebook passes one billion users Oct.6   San Jose Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high Oct.18  Google  Error sees Google stock suspended Oct.20  San Mateo Bridge  San Mateo Bridge closed for repairs this weekend Oct.30   SF Presidio Disney buys firm behind Star Wars  Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn Oct.31   SF Downtown Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market   With adoring roars from the crowd and beaming grins from the players, the World Series victory parade ending up in front of City Hall Nov.2  Corte Madera  Restoration Hardware up 30% in 1st day Nov.6   Richmond Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start Nov.19   Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May Dec.18  Facebook  Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.13   SF City Hall   Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence
  DA George Gascon's office is charging Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness
Jan.28   Oakland Downtown 15-year-old arrested in murder of parents Jan.28  Oakland Downtown  Mass arrests at Occupy Oakland protest Feb.5  North Oakland  6 people injured in Oakland shooting Feb.7  Oakland City Hall  'Anonymous' hacks personal info of Oak. Officials Feb.7  Newark  Off-duty federal agent shot Feb.13  Richmond  Vandals do $1 million in damage to school Feb.26   Fremont Hells Angel held in killing of fellow gang member Mar.3  San Jose  $34 million worth of meth found Mar.7  Sunnyvale  Mother kills autistic adult son, self Mar.12   San Francisco Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor Mar.19  San Francisco  Sheriff Mirkarimi sentenced for false imprisonment Mar.23   Ingleside Girl discovers family dead inside home, 5 slain Map of 16 Howth St San Francisco
  A 12-year-old found her family dead inside a house near City College. Four of the victims are related and according to sources in the department.    5 people were found dead. They were her two parents, her brother and her brother's wife. T...
Apr.1  Oakland Downtown  Windows broken during Oakland protest Apr.2  Oakland Downtown  Feds raid downtown Oakland pot university Apr.2   East Oakland   Seven die in college shooting Map of 7850 Edgewater Dr Oakland
  Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside
 After a huge manhunt the suspect was detained at a shopping centre in the nearby city of Alameda. The gunman, 43-year-old One Goh, allegedly walked to the customer service counter and told employees, 'I just shot some people'
Apr.3  East Oakland  Shooting rampage suspect's motive was revenge Apr.4  Oakland  Oakland shooting suspect charged with 7 murders Apr.14  South San Jose  Baby found after murder-suicide in mall May.9   San Francisco Edwin Ramos found guilty of 2008 triple murder Jun.6  South SF  Teen dies after officer-involved shooting Jun.11  San Francisco  Man punched at Bay to Breakers race dies Jun.30  East San Jose  Aldon Smith, 2 others, injured in party incident Jul.5  San Jose  William Lynch found not guilty in priest beating Jul.7  East Oakland  Oakland police report 3 homicides Friday night Jul.9  Oakland Downtown  Five people shot outside movie theater Jul.10  East San Jose  Principal charged for not reporting sex abuse Jul.18  SF Downtown  Man shot by police after slashing coworker dies Jul.19   SF City Hall Mirkarimi's wife testifies about New Year's Eve fight Aug.10   San Rafael Max Wade target of jailbreak in Marin County Aug.21   North San Jose Homicide tally hits 30, on pace to beat 15-year high   An autopsy ruled a 38-year-old man found dead at Northwood Park early Saturday morning was killed. Police initially found no signs of foul p... Aug.27  San Francisco  Newly appointed SF archbishop arrested for DUI Sep.4   Highway 680 CHP died after I-680 shooting Map of Interstate 680 Alamo
  A traffic stop near Livorna Road triggered a gun battle that has left a CHP officer on life support and a suspect dead.    A highway shootout involving a CHP officer disrupted traffic and left t...
Sep.7  Half Moon Bay  Coast Guard spots boat tied to kids' abduction Sep.7   South SF Kidnapped children found safe aboard stolen yacht Sep.22   SF Mission Protesters vandalize Mission for second night Sep.23   Santa Clara Principal arrested on suspicion of having meth Sep.29   Vallejo Fire at Mayor Osby Davis' office suspected arson Oct.3  San Francisco  Mistrial declared in SFPD crime lab scandal Oct.21   Vallejo Police fatally shoot naked man inside burning home Nov.1  East Oakland  Well-known merchant slain in cell phone store Nov.18   San Jose Suspect arrested in SJ shootout held on other crimes Nov.25   East Oakland Two teen girls fatally shot Dec.10   SF Bayview Man dead after being bound and gagged Dec.14   Highway 280 Driver arrested in triple-fatal crash on NB I-280 Dec.17   San Francisco Gun buyback events overwhelmed in SF, Oakland Dec.18  San Jose Downtown  Gunman alert at SJ City College; no gunman found Dec.20  San Francisco  4 pedestrians injured, 1 died, in hit-and-run at Twin Peaks Dec.27  Walnut Creek  Armed man killed during officer-involved shooting



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.13   SF City Hall   Mirkarimi charged with domestic violence
  DA George Gascon's office is charging Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness
Jan.28  Oakland Downtown  Mass arrests at Occupy Oakland protest Feb.7  Oakland City Hall  'Anonymous' hacks personal info of Oak. Officials Feb.7  San Francisco  California court backs gay unions Feb.17   SF Downtown Obama attended private dinner, fundraiser
Mar.19  San Francisco  Sheriff Mirkarimi sentenced for false imprisonment Apr.1  Oakland Downtown  Windows broken during Oakland protest May.13  Albany  Protesters on UC Berkeley land dismantle camp May.23  Atherton  Obama arrives in the Bay Area for fundraisers May.26  Golden Gate Bridge  Golden Gate's 75th birthday weekend kicks off May.26  San Francisco  Bon voyage for WWII-era battleship USS Iowa May.27   SF Presidio Thousands converged to celebrate Bridge's 75th birthday   There were plenty of displays, including a parade of ships in the Bay -- the highlight of which was the USS Nimitz Jun.6  SF Downtown  Obama makes Bay Area fundraising sweep Jun.24  SF Downtown  Families, diverse crowd on display at Pride parade Jul.11  SF City Hall  Apple not green enough to suit SF policy Jul.19   SF City Hall Mirkarimi's wife testifies about New Year's Eve fight Jul.23  Oakland Downtown  Obama makes fundraising stops in the East Bay Aug.10  Santa Clara  Son of Silicon Valley judges killed in Afghanistan Aug.16   SF City Hall Ethics Commission: Mirkarimi guilty of misconduct Aug.27  San Francisco  Newly appointed SF archbishop arrested for DUI Sep.11  BART  BART, at 40, looks to build on triumphs Sep.17  SF Downtown  Occupy protesters snarl traffic, streetcars Oct.8  South of Market  Obama's fundraiser at InterContinental Hotel Nov.6   Richmond Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start Nov.20   SF City Hall SF supervisors pass measure banning public nudity Dec.18  Facebook  Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock