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B. 01-16 Arrest of serial arson suspect brings relief to targeted neighborhood San Jose
02-19 Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal Mountain View
D. 02-19 Winning Powerball ticket sold at Milpitas gas station Dixon Landing Chevron, Milpitas
E. 04-03 Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns Mountain View
F. 04-13 Two firefighters injured battling five-alarm fire in San Jose Park Avenue and S Montgomery Street, San Jose Downtown
6. 04-15 Google Glass for sale Google
H. 04-21 Experts stunned by local boy's Hawaii flight in wheel well SJC
8. 05-02 Jury rules that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents federal court, San Jose
9. 05-08 Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says Apple

Summary.     Click for More > Winning Powerball ticket sold at Milpitas gas station   A winning ticket in $425 million lottery drawing was sold at Dixon Landing Chevron and matched all six of the Powerball numbers Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns Two firefighters injured battling five-alarm fire in San Jose Google Glass for sale  The one-day window to buy your own Google Glass opened Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., but Google has not said how many are up for sale Experts stunned by local boy's Hawaii flight in wheel well
Arrest of serial arson suspect brings relief to targeted neighborhood  The suspect was taken in for questioning at 8:10 p.m. by SJPD's Covert Response Unit Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal
Jan.3  San Jose  Lottery winner who bought ticket in SJ identified
Jan.9  San Jose Downtown  Five-alarm fire burning warehouse in San Jose
Jan.10  San Jose Downtown  Firefighters investigating string of small blazes as possible arson
Jan.16   San Jose
Jan.17  Intel  Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs as revenues stagnate
 South San Jose  VTA train hits, kills girl in San Jose
Jan.22  eBay  Icahn wants eBay to spin off PayPal
Jan.27  Apple  Growth concerns slash Apple stock price despite record sales
Jan.28  Sunnyvale  Sex offender attempts to enter Sunnyvale school
Jan.29  Google  Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo
Jan.30  Google  Google's 4Q positions stock to reach new high
Feb.5  South San Jose  Attack on South Bay power station called 'terrorism'
Feb.14  San Jose  SJ Firefighter arrested for drug dealing, other crimes
Feb.19   Mountain View
  Facebook is paying a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock to buy mobile messaging company, including $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in FB stock.    WhatsApp’s founders and employees will also receive $3 billion in restricted stoc...
  Milpitas
Feb.20  Google  Google unveils 3D sensor smartphone
Feb.21  East San Jose  Man says he killed San Jose intruder in self-defense
Mar.5  Mountain View  Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact
Mar.6  Sunnyvale  Sunnyvale's new gun controls take effect
Mar.17  Campbell  Homeless man suspected of fatally stabbing teen in Campbell park
Mar.28  South San Jose  49ers' Culliver arrested for hit-run, brass knuckles
Apr.3   Mountain View
Apr.7  West San Jose  3 houses burn, residents evacuated in San Jose fire
Apr.10  Google  Google to sell Glass to the public for 1 day - April 15
Apr.13   San Jose Downtown
Apr.14  Santa Clara  Police shoot woman they say attacked officers with baseball bat
Apr.15   Google
Apr.21   SJC
  A 16-year-old boy from Santa Clara managed to scale a fence at San Jose Airport before surviving a five-hour flight to Maui in the wheel well
 Highway 85  Child killed, three people injured in three-car accident Apr.24  Google  Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel settle poaching case Apr.30  SJ Arena  Kings cap comeback with 5-1 Game 7 win vs Sharks May.2   San Jose Jury rules that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents May.5  South San Jose  Two men found fatally shot in San Jose townhouse May.8  Sunnyvale  Two bodies found after Sunnyvale mobile-home fire   Apple Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says  The Santa Monica-based Beats, founded by rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, makes the ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones  Los Altos  President Barack Obama in Bay Area once again May.9  Mountain View  Obama touts efficiency, angers labor May.13  Google  Google loses privacy ruling in European court  Yahoo  Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink May.16  Apple  Apple, Google call a truce in patent battle May.21  eBay  eBay makes users change passwords Jun.18  Sunnyvale  3-alarm fire ravaged 2 suburban homes Jun.20  Milpitas  2 bodies found in Milpitas park Jun.25  Mountain View  Mountain View resident operating prostitution website Jun.26  South San Jose  Video shows the vicious attack on store clerk, customer Jun.30  South San Jose  Hillside brush fire southeast of San Jose burned 100 acres Jul.17  Google  Google revenues up 22 percent in second quarter  Levi's Stadium  Ceremony marking opening of Levi's Stadium Jul.21  Yahoo  Yahoo buying S.F.'s Flurry analytics firm Jul.26  Spartan Stadium  5-alarm fire burning near Spartan Stadium Jul.28  North San Jose  Bomb squad detonates suspicious device at recycling facility Jul.30  South San Jose  5-alarm fire destroyed one home and damaged another Aug.2   Levi's Stadium Earthquakes, Sounders FC - first play at Levi's Stadium   About 45,000 fans attended the game and they were excited to attend the inaugural game at the stadium Aug.4  LinkedIn  LinkedIn to pay $6 million in unpaid overtime wages and damages Aug.5  Sunnyvale  Man shot to death, woman injured Aug.6   SJC Woman sneaked onto flight after 3 tries Aug.14  South San Jose  Woman shot dead by San Jose police Aug.17   Levi's Stadium Preseason 49ers played to sold out crowd Aug.18  East San Jose  10 people injured in fiery rollover crash Aug.23  Shoreline Amphitheatre  One killed following rap concert Aug.28  East San Jose  Woman found stabbed behind church by son in murder-suicide Aug.31   East San Jose Police booked 49ers' McDonald on domestic violence charges   Officers responded to reports of violence around 2:45 a.m. Ray McDonald was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail Sep.6  South San Jose  Police searching for missing 6-year-old autistic boy Sep.7   Cupertino Mountain lion attacks 6-year-old child on trail near Cupertino Sep.9  Apple  Apple gets personal with Apple Watch Sep.10  Cupertino  Mountain lion killed; likely 1 that attacked boy Sep.14   Levi's Stadium Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in stadium debut  Cutler passed for 3 fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago's starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the 49ers 28-20 Sep.23  West San Jose  Thieves broke into dealerships and stole 22 cars  South San Jose  Father and son killed Tuesday evening in South San Jose Sep.28  Levi's Stadium  Gore powers 49ers past Eagles Sep.30   eBay EBay, PayPal to become separate companies  Icahn was right: eBay said it will spin off its PayPal electronic-payments division into a separate public company Oct.5  Levi's Stadium  Two fans attacked at Levi's Stadium Oct.16  Apple  Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac Oct.30   Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay  Cook says that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay Nov.5  San Jose City Hall  Sam Liccardo declares victory; Dave Cortese not conceding Nov.7  San Jose  Ro Khanna conceded to long-time Congressman Mike Honda Nov.10   San Jose City Hall Dave Cortese conceded close San Jose mayor's race
  Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese conceded the close San Jose mayor's race with city councilman Sam Liccardo
Nov.16  San Jose Downtown  4-alarm blaze burns San Jose church Nov.23  SJC  Man arrested after trespassing airport Nov.27  Levi's Stadium  Seahawks' defense shines in crucial win over 49ers Dec.4  San Jose  The Jungle: San Jose shuts notorious homeless encampment Dec.20  Levi's Stadium  Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers




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Lottery winner who bought ticket in SJ identified Five-alarm fire burning warehouse in San Jose   Residents have been evacuated from some homes. Firefighters are protecting a neighborhood and a shelter-in-place has been ordered Firefighters investigating string of small blazes as possible arson   3 fires in a span of 45 minutes around the neighborhood. Since Wednesday, 7 blazes in the same neighborhood, about a 5-mile radius Arrest of serial arson suspect brings relief to targeted neighborhood


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  East San Jose  SJ police investigate city's first homicide of 2014
Jan.3   San Jose
Jan.9   San Jose Downtown  
Jan.10   San Jose Downtown  
Jan.11  San Jose  Sketch released of suspected serial arsonist in SJ
Jan.15  Apple  Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case
Jan.16   San Jose  
  The suspect was taken in for questioning at 8:10 p.m. by SJPD's Covert Response Unit
 Apple  1 million iPhones pre-ordered through China Mobile Jan.17   Intel Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs as revenues stagnate  East San Jose  Planes collide on runway at Reid-Hillview Airport   South San Jose     VTA train hits, kills girl in San Jose   14-year-old Danika Tyler Garcia died Friday after she was struck by a light-rail train while riding her bike. Danika Tyler Garcia was hit at... Jan.18  South San Jose  Crews extinguish four-alarm fire at Flames Coffee Shop in San Jose  San Jose  St. Louis scores four, but falls to Sharks Jan.20  Santa Clara  1 killed, 1 hospitalized after being struck by Caltrain Jan.21  South San Jose  SJPD arrest attempted burglary suspect at strip mall Jan.22   eBay Icahn wants eBay to spin off PayPal  Netflix  Netflix skyrockets after earnings beat Jan.25  Santa Clara  Nvidia worker killed by Caltrain was trying to save man Jan.27   Apple Growth concerns slash Apple stock price despite record sales Jan.28   Sunnyvale Sex offender attempts to enter Sunnyvale school Jan.29   Google Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo Jan.30   Google Google's 4Q positions stock to reach new high

February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5   South San Jose Attack on South Bay power station called 'terrorism'
Feb.14   San Jose SJ Firefighter arrested for drug dealing, other crimes Feb.16  South San Jose  Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in San Jose Feb.19   Mountain View   Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal
  Facebook is paying a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock to buy mobile messaging company, including $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in FB stock
 WhatsApp’s founders and employees will also receive $3 billion in restricted stock units. Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will also join Facebook’s board of directors
  Milpitas   Winning Powerball ticket sold at Milpitas gas station
Map of Dixon Landing Chevron Milpitas
  A winning ticket in $425 million lottery drawing was sold at Dixon Landing Chevron and matched all six of the Powerball numbers
 1, 17, 35, 49 and 54, plus the Powerball No. 34
Feb.20  Mountain View  WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of valley tech tycoons   Google Google unveils 3D sensor smartphone Feb.21   East San Jose Man says he killed San Jose intruder in self-defense  San Jose Downtown  SJSU officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man Feb.23  Netflix  Netflix signs Comcast streaming deal Feb.24  Santa Clara  The Dalai Lama visits Santa Clara

March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5   Mountain View     Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gov. Jerry Brown signed a memorandum of understanding Mar.6   Sunnyvale   Sunnyvale's new gun controls take effect  A federal judge's last-minute refusal to put s new gun-control ordinance on hold Mar.7  Mountain View  Coupons.com IPO stock nearly doubles in market debut Mar.9  East San Jose  Suspect in San Francisco police shooting arrested Mar.11  San Jose  San Jose police officer arrested for sexual assault Mar.17   Campbell Homeless man suspected of fatally stabbing teen in Campbell park
Mar.19  San Jose Downtown  Man stabbed to death in downtown San Jose Mar.21  Willow Glen  San Jose firefighters put out blaze at church Mar.28   South San Jose 49ers' Culliver arrested for hit-run, brass knuckles

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3   Mountain View   Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns
  Eich has stepped down after 11 days as chief executive, following criticism over a donation to the Prop 8 campaign, which opposed gay marriage
 East San Jose  Young father ID'd in fatal San Jose shooting Apr.7   West San Jose 3 houses burn, residents evacuated in San Jose fire
Apr.10   Google Google to sell Glass to the public for 1 day - April 15 Apr.13   San Jose Downtown   Two firefighters injured battling five-alarm fire in San Jose Map of Park Avenue and S Montgomery Street San Jose
  The fire started at about 3:10 p.m. in a former television station. At its peak, the smoke could be seen as far as Great America Parkway
Apr.14   Santa Clara Police shoot woman they say attacked officers with baseball bat Apr.15   Google   Google Glass for sale
  The one-day window to buy your own Google Glass opened Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., but Google has not said how many are up for sale
 Yahoo  Yahoo shares rise after earnings report Apr.16  Google  Google dropped in after-hours following report Apr.20  San Jose Downtown  Four stabbed at bar, restaurant in San Jose  SJ Arena  Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings Apr.21   SJC   Experts stunned by local boy's Hawaii flight in wheel well
  A 16-year-old boy from Santa Clara managed to scale a fence at San Jose Airport before surviving a five-hour flight to Maui in the wheel well
  Highway 85 Child killed, three people injured in three-car accident Apr.22  SJC  FBI: Stowaway not targeting Maui as destination  San Jose  Sharks push L.A. Kings to brink with 4-3 OT win Apr.24   Google     Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel settle poaching case  Companies avoid an embarrassing trial by settling a major lawsuit that alleged they colluded for years to not poach each other's employees  Apple  Apple rose 8 percent Apr.29  East San Jose  Woman found stabbed to death behind medical center Apr.30   SJ Arena Kings cap comeback with 5-1 Game 7 win vs Sharks

May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.2   San Jose   Jury rules that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents
Map of federal court San Jose
  A jury determined that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.    The panel delivered its verdict in federal court and ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and awarded $158,000 in damages. Apple had sought $2.2 billion a...
May.5   South San Jose Two men found fatally shot in San Jose townhouse May.8   Sunnyvale Two bodies found after Sunnyvale mobile-home fire   Apple   Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says
  The Santa Monica-based Beats, founded by rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, makes the ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones
  Los Altos President Barack Obama in Bay Area once again May.9  San Jose Downtown  Obama greeted by protestors as he arrived at the Fairmont Hotel   Mountain View   Obama touts efficiency, angers labor   President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration to deploy solar technology May.11  North San Jose  Firefighters busy working to put out fire at a landfill May.13   Google   Google loses privacy ruling in European court  Europe's highest court said Tuesday that people are entitled to some control over what pops up when their name is Googled   Yahoo   Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink  Yahoo has acquired Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind i... May.15  East San Jose  Woman stabbed at home in foothills May.16   Apple   Apple, Google call a truce in patent battle  Apple and Google reached a détente, agreeing to dismiss all lawsuits against each other and promising to work together for patent reform May.21   eBay   eBay makes users change passwords   Online marketplace eBay is forcing users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems  San Jose  Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to 3 weapons charges and DUI May.25  San Jose  3 Isla Vista stabbing victims from Bay Area May.27  Google  Google: We're building car with no steering wheel May.28  Apple  It’s official: Apple buys Beats for $3 billion May.29  Google  Google revealed how very white and male its workforce

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3  San Jose  Peninsula, South Bay voters passing bonds and parcel taxes Jun.5  Sunnyvale  Homicide suspect shot dead by Sunnyvale police Jun.6  Santa Clara  Arista Networks soaring after IPO Jun.10  Mountain View  Google buying Skybox Imaging for $500 million Jun.18   Sunnyvale   3-alarm fire ravaged 2 suburban homes   The fires at the neighboring houses in the 900 block of Lantana Drive were reported at 9:25 a.m. and controlled by about 11 a.m. Jun.19  East San Jose  Fire destroys two homes near Mt. Hamilton Jun.20   Milpitas 2 bodies found in Milpitas park
Jun.25   Mountain View   Mountain View resident operating prostitution website  A federal indictment claims Eric Omuro made $5 million from operating a website that facilitated prostitution. The website is now shut down  Mountain View  10 Occupy Google protesters arrested after refusing to leave Jun.26   South San Jose   Video shows the vicious attack on store clerk, customer   This video not only shows the vicious attack on the Tip Top Liquor clerk, but also a customer standing only a few feet away as it happened Jun.30   South San Jose   Hillside brush fire southeast of San Jose burned 100 acres   The extreme conditions took 2 firefighters out of the mix. They suffered heat-related injuries while trekking up and down the Santa Teresa F...

July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.7  Los Gatos  2-alarm fire at Manresa restaurant Jul.12  San Jose  Grand jury transcripts were released in Sierra LaMar case Jul.17   Google Google revenues up 22 percent in second quarter
  Levi's Stadium   Ceremony marking opening of Levi's Stadium   The chief executive of the 49ers, coach Jim Harbaugh cut ribbons, marking the opening of the $1.3 billion stadium after 27 months of constru... Jul.21   Yahoo Yahoo buying S.F.'s Flurry analytics firm Jul.22  Apple  Apple's 3Q earnins top forecast Jul.23  Los Altos  'Don’t kill the Internet,' protesters urge Obama in Los Altos  Los Altos  Obama had nothing to say in public during his 16 hour trip Jul.26   Spartan Stadium 5-alarm fire burning near Spartan Stadium Jul.28   North San Jose Bomb squad detonates suspicious device at recycling facility Jul.29  San Jose Downtown  Man stabbed to death early morning in heart of downtown Jul.30   South San Jose 5-alarm fire destroyed one home and damaged another

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2   Levi's Stadium   Earthquakes, Sounders FC - first play at Levi's Stadium
Map of Levi%27s Stadium Santa Clara
  About 45,000 fans attended the game and they were excited to attend the inaugural game at the stadium
 It cost $1.3 billion and took just more than two years to build. The stadium has nearly 30,000 parking spaces that span 28 lots. The stadium seats approximately 68,500
Aug.4   LinkedIn LinkedIn to pay $6 million in unpaid overtime wages and damages Aug.5   Sunnyvale Man shot to death, woman injured Aug.6   SJC   Woman sneaked onto flight after 3 tries
  Marilyn Jean Hartman who took a fight to LA without a ticket tried at least 3 times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board
Aug.9  South San Jose  Police arrest man on suspicion of killing father, wounding mother Aug.10  North San Jose  Two women found dead in San Jose motel room Aug.14   South San Jose Woman shot dead by San Jose police
Aug.16  Mountain View  Five people tested positive for West Nile Aug.17  Levi's Stadium  Official encourage public transportation to 49ers game   Levi's Stadium   Preseason 49ers played to sold out crowd
  49ers Faithful fans have been waiting for the first game at the new stadium, even if it was only a preseason exhibition game against the Broncos
Aug.18   East San Jose 10 people injured in fiery rollover crash Aug.23   Shoreline Amphitheatre   One killed following rap concert  A shooting is following a concert by Wiz Khalifa just after 11 p.m.. happened backstage, which could mean the victim and gunman knew each ot... Aug.28   East San Jose Woman found stabbed behind church by son in murder-suicide Aug.30  San Jose  Japantown fire destroys two buildings Aug.31   East San Jose   Police booked 49ers' McDonald on domestic violence charges
Map of 2500 Bentley Ridge Driver San Jose
  Officers responded to reports of violence around 2:45 a.m. Ray McDonald was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail


September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6   South San Jose Police searching for missing 6-year-old autistic boy
Sep.7   Cupertino     Mountain lion attacks 6-year-old child on trail near Cupertino Map of 13100 Montebello Road Cupertino
  Authorities were searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old child on a hiking trail. The child did not have life-threatening injuries
Sep.9   Apple   Apple gets personal with Apple Watch   Apple revealed its first new product since the iPad — the watch to be everything from a personal health to a TV remote control Sep.10   Cupertino Mountain lion killed; likely 1 that attacked boy Sep.11  Yahoo  Documents on Yahoo's challenge to NSA declassified Sep.12  San Jose  Woman beaten to death on sidewalk Sep.14   Levi's Stadium   Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in stadium debut
  Cutler passed for 3 fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago's starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the 49ers 28-20
Sep.23   West San Jose Thieves broke into dealerships and stole 22 cars   South San Jose   Father and son killed Tuesday evening in South San Jose   A third person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. Officials said no one had been arrested Sep.25  Mountain View  Two bodies found during search for source of noxious odor Sep.28   Levi's Stadium Gore powers 49ers past Eagles Sep.30   eBay   EBay, PayPal to become separate companies
  Icahn was right: eBay said it will spin off its PayPal electronic-payments division into a separate public company
 Donahoe and EBay CFO Bob Swan will leave their roles although they will oversee the split. Devin Wenig, president of eBay Marketplaces, will become eBay CEO, while Dan Schulman, an American Express executive, will now become PayPal president


October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5   Levi's Stadium   Two fans attacked at Levi's Stadium   Two fans were beaten in a bathroom at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara during Sunday's San Francisco 49ers game Oct.6  San Jose  Honda, Khanna spar in Congressional District debate Oct.9  Mountain View  Symantec to split, joining Silicon Valley breakup parade Oct.14  East San Jose  Woman rescued afteer car plunges down Mt. Hamilton Oct.16   Apple Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac
 Google  Google profit rises, but not everything clicks Oct.21  Yahoo  Yahoo beats Wall Street’s sales estimates  Apple  Apple stock nears record highs as sales surge Oct.23  Highway 680  Motorcycle officer trying to stop bikers doing stunts Oct.26  South San Jose  Two-alarm fire in San Jose destroys up to 70 motorcycles Oct.28  Los Gatos  Los Gatos man kills woman, wounds self Oct.30   Apple   Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay
  Cook says that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay


November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  Levi's Stadium  Kaepernick fumbles into end zone as Rams win 13-10 Nov.4  South San Jose  1 dead, teen injured in San Jose shooting  Santa Clara  Santa Clara's mayor and councilman leads early voting Nov.5   San Jose City Hall Sam Liccardo declares victory; Dave Cortese not conceding Nov.7   San Jose   Ro Khanna conceded to long-time Congressman Mike Honda  Challenger Ro Khanna conceded a closely fought race to long-time South Bay Congressman. Honda thanked supporters at his campaign HQ Nov.10   San Jose City Hall   Dave Cortese conceded close San Jose mayor's race
  Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese conceded the close San Jose mayor's race with city councilman Sam Liccardo
Nov.13  San Jose City Hall  City manager: police chief violated gift policy Nov.16   San Jose Downtown 4-alarm blaze burns San Jose church Nov.23   SJC Man arrested after trespassing airport  Levi's Stadium  49ers survive close fight with Redskins Nov.27   Levi's Stadium Seahawks' defense shines in crucial win over 49ers

December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  San Jose  Cypress Semiconductor buys Spansion in $4B chip deal Dec.4   San Jose   The Jungle: San Jose shuts notorious homeless encampment   Evicted people stood beside endless row of shopping carts filled with their meager possessions as they watched city workers descend into 'the... Dec.20   Levi's Stadium Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers
Dec.28  Levi's Stadium  49ers win in Jim Harbaugh's likely last game



Five-alarm fire burning warehouse in San Jose   Residents have been evacuated from some homes. Firefighters are protecting a neighborhood and a shelter-in-place has been ordered Firefighters investigating string of small blazes as possible arson   3 fires in a span of 45 minutes around the neighborhood. Since Wednesday, 7 blazes in the same neighborhood, about a 5-mile radius   VTA train hits, kills girl in San Jose   14-year-old Danika Tyler Garcia died Friday after she was struck by a light-rail train while riding her bike. Danika Tyler Garcia was hit at... SJ Firefighter arrested for drug dealing, other crimes 49ers' Culliver arrested for hit-run, brass knuckles 3 houses burn, residents evacuated in San Jose fire Two firefighters injured battling five-alarm fire in San Jose Map of Park Avenue and S Montgomery Street San Jose




Silicon Valley, 2014 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2014
Jan.9   San Jose Downtown
Jan.10   San Jose Downtown
Jan.17  East San Jose  Planes collide on runway at Reid-Hillview Airport
Jan.17   South San Jose
Jan.18  South San Jose  Crews extinguish four-alarm fire at Flames Coffee Shop in San Jose
Jan.20  Santa Clara  1 killed, 1 hospitalized after being struck by Caltrain
Jan.25  Santa Clara  Nvidia worker killed by Caltrain was trying to save man
Feb.14   San Jose
Mar.21  Willow Glen  San Jose firefighters put out blaze at church
Mar.28   South San Jose
Apr.7   West San Jose
Apr.13   San Jose Downtown
  The fire started at about 3:10 p.m. in a former television station. At its peak, the smoke could be seen as far as Great America Parkway
Apr.21   SJC Experts stunned by local boy's Hawaii flight in wheel well
  A 16-year-old boy from Santa Clara managed to scale a fence at San Jose Airport before surviving a five-hour flight to Maui in the wheel well
Apr.21   Highway 85 Child killed, three people injured in three-car accident
Apr.22  SJC  FBI: Stowaway not targeting Maui as destination May.8   Sunnyvale Two bodies found after Sunnyvale mobile-home fire May.11  North San Jose  Firefighters busy working to put out fire at a landfill Jun.18   Sunnyvale 3-alarm fire ravaged 2 suburban homes   The fires at the neighboring houses in the 900 block of Lantana Drive were reported at 9:25 a.m. and controlled by about 11 a.m. Jun.19  East San Jose  Fire destroys two homes near Mt. Hamilton Jun.20   Milpitas 2 bodies found in Milpitas park Jun.30   South San Jose Hillside brush fire southeast of San Jose burned 100 acres   The extreme conditions took 2 firefighters out of the mix. They suffered heat-related injuries while trekking up and down the Santa Teresa F... Jul.7  Los Gatos  2-alarm fire at Manresa restaurant Jul.26   Spartan Stadium 5-alarm fire burning near Spartan Stadium Jul.30   South San Jose 5-alarm fire destroyed one home and damaged another Aug.10  North San Jose  Two women found dead in San Jose motel room Aug.16  Mountain View  Five people tested positive for West Nile Aug.18   East San Jose 10 people injured in fiery rollover crash Aug.30  San Jose  Japantown fire destroys two buildings Sep.6   South San Jose Police searching for missing 6-year-old autistic boy Sep.7   Cupertino   Mountain lion attacks 6-year-old child on trail near Cupertino Map of 13100 Montebello Road Cupertino
  Authorities were searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old child on a hiking trail. The child did not have life-threatening injuries
Sep.10   Cupertino Mountain lion killed; likely 1 that attacked boy Sep.25  Mountain View  Two bodies found during search for source of noxious odor Oct.14  East San Jose  Woman rescued afteer car plunges down Mt. Hamilton Oct.23  Highway 680  Motorcycle officer trying to stop bikers doing stunts Oct.26  South San Jose  Two-alarm fire in San Jose destroys up to 70 motorcycles Nov.16   San Jose Downtown 4-alarm blaze burns San Jose church



Silicon Valley, 2014 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.28   Sunnyvale Sex offender attempts to enter Sunnyvale school
Jun.3  San Jose  Peninsula, South Bay voters passing bonds and parcel taxes Jun.10  Mountain View  Google buying Skybox Imaging for $500 million



Silicon Valley, 2014 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.18  San Jose  St. Louis scores four, but falls to Sharks Mar.28   South San Jose 49ers' Culliver arrested for hit-run, brass knuckles
Apr.20  SJ Arena  Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings Apr.22  San Jose  Sharks push L.A. Kings to brink with 4-3 OT win Apr.30   SJ Arena Kings cap comeback with 5-1 Game 7 win vs Sharks May.21  San Jose  Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to 3 weapons charges and DUI Jul.17   Levi's Stadium Ceremony marking opening of Levi's Stadium   The chief executive of the 49ers, coach Jim Harbaugh cut ribbons, marking the opening of the $1.3 billion stadium after 27 months of constru... Aug.2   Levi's Stadium Earthquakes, Sounders FC - first play at Levi's Stadium
Map of Levi%27s Stadium Santa Clara
  About 45,000 fans attended the game and they were excited to attend the inaugural game at the stadium
 It cost $1.3 billion and took just more than two years to build. The stadium has nearly 30,000 parking spaces that span 28 lots. The stadium seats approximately 68,500
Aug.17  Levi's Stadium  Official encourage public transportation to 49ers game Aug.17   Levi's Stadium Preseason 49ers played to sold out crowd
  49ers Faithful fans have been waiting for the first game at the new stadium, even if it was only a preseason exhibition game against the Broncos
Aug.31   East San Jose Police booked 49ers' McDonald on domestic violence charges
Map of 2500 Bentley Ridge Driver San Jose
  Officers responded to reports of violence around 2:45 a.m. Ray McDonald was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail
Sep.14   Levi's Stadium Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in stadium debut
  Cutler passed for 3 fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago's starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the 49ers 28-20
Sep.28   Levi's Stadium Gore powers 49ers past Eagles
Oct.5   Levi's Stadium Two fans attacked at Levi's Stadium   Two fans were beaten in a bathroom at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara during Sunday's San Francisco 49ers game Nov.2  Levi's Stadium  Kaepernick fumbles into end zone as Rams win 13-10 Nov.23  Levi's Stadium  49ers survive close fight with Redskins Nov.27   Levi's Stadium Seahawks' defense shines in crucial win over 49ers Dec.20   Levi's Stadium Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers Dec.28  Levi's Stadium  49ers win in Jim Harbaugh's likely last game



Silicon Valley, 2014 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.3   San Jose Lottery winner who bought ticket in SJ identified
Jan.15  Apple  Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case Jan.16  Apple  1 million iPhones pre-ordered through China Mobile Jan.17   Intel Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs as revenues stagnate Jan.22   eBay Icahn wants eBay to spin off PayPal Jan.22  Netflix  Netflix skyrockets after earnings beat Jan.27   Apple Growth concerns slash Apple stock price despite record sales Jan.29   Google Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo Jan.30   Google Google's 4Q positions stock to reach new high Feb.5   South San Jose Attack on South Bay power station called 'terrorism' Feb.19   Mountain View Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal
  Facebook is paying a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock to buy mobile messaging company, including $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in FB stock
 WhatsApp’s founders and employees will also receive $3 billion in restricted stock units. Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will also join Facebook’s board of directors
Feb.19   Milpitas Winning Powerball ticket sold at Milpitas gas station
Map of Dixon Landing Chevron Milpitas
  A winning ticket in $425 million lottery drawing was sold at Dixon Landing Chevron and matched all six of the Powerball numbers
 1, 17, 35, 49 and 54, plus the Powerball No. 34
Feb.20  Mountain View  WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of valley tech tycoons Feb.20   Google Google unveils 3D sensor smartphone Feb.23  Netflix  Netflix signs Comcast streaming deal Mar.5   Mountain View   Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gov. Jerry Brown signed a memorandum of understanding Mar.7  Mountain View  Coupons.com IPO stock nearly doubles in market debut Apr.3   Mountain View Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns
  Eich has stepped down after 11 days as chief executive, following criticism over a donation to the Prop 8 campaign, which opposed gay marriage
Apr.10   Google Google to sell Glass to the public for 1 day - April 15
Apr.15   Google Google Glass for sale
  The one-day window to buy your own Google Glass opened Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., but Google has not said how many are up for sale
Apr.15  Yahoo  Yahoo shares rise after earnings report Apr.16  Google  Google dropped in after-hours following report Apr.24   Google   Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel settle poaching case  Companies avoid an embarrassing trial by settling a major lawsuit that alleged they colluded for years to not poach each other's employees Apr.24  Apple  Apple rose 8 percent May.2   San Jose Jury rules that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents Map of federal court San Jose
  A jury determined that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.    The panel delivered its verdict in federal court and ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and awarded $158,000 in damages. Apple had sought $2.2 billion a...
May.8   Apple Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says
  The Santa Monica-based Beats, founded by rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, makes the ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones
May.13   Google Google loses privacy ruling in European court  Europe's highest court said Tuesday that people are entitled to some control over what pops up when their name is Googled May.13   Yahoo Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink  Yahoo has acquired Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind i... May.16   Apple Apple, Google call a truce in patent battle  Apple and Google reached a détente, agreeing to dismiss all lawsuits against each other and promising to work together for patent reform May.21   eBay eBay makes users change passwords   Online marketplace eBay is forcing users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems May.27  Google  Google: We're building car with no steering wheel May.28  Apple  It’s official: Apple buys Beats for $3 billion May.29  Google  Google revealed how very white and male its workforce Jun.6  Santa Clara  Arista Networks soaring after IPO Jun.10  Mountain View  Google buying Skybox Imaging for $500 million Jul.7  Los Gatos  2-alarm fire at Manresa restaurant Jul.17   Google Google revenues up 22 percent in second quarter
Jul.17   Levi's Stadium Ceremony marking opening of Levi's Stadium   The chief executive of the 49ers, coach Jim Harbaugh cut ribbons, marking the opening of the $1.3 billion stadium after 27 months of constru... Jul.21   Yahoo Yahoo buying S.F.'s Flurry analytics firm Jul.22  Apple  Apple's 3Q earnins top forecast Jul.23  Los Altos  'Don’t kill the Internet,' protesters urge Obama in Los Altos Aug.4   LinkedIn LinkedIn to pay $6 million in unpaid overtime wages and damages Aug.17  Levi's Stadium  Official encourage public transportation to 49ers game Aug.23   Shoreline Amphitheatre One killed following rap concert  A shooting is following a concert by Wiz Khalifa just after 11 p.m.. happened backstage, which could mean the victim and gunman knew each ot... Sep.9   Apple Apple gets personal with Apple Watch   Apple revealed its first new product since the iPad — the watch to be everything from a personal health to a TV remote control Sep.11  Yahoo  Documents on Yahoo's challenge to NSA declassified Sep.30   eBay EBay, PayPal to become separate companies
  Icahn was right: eBay said it will spin off its PayPal electronic-payments division into a separate public company
 Donahoe and EBay CFO Bob Swan will leave their roles although they will oversee the split. Devin Wenig, president of eBay Marketplaces, will become eBay CEO, while Dan Schulman, an American Express executive, will now become PayPal president
Oct.9  Mountain View  Symantec to split, joining Silicon Valley breakup parade Oct.16   Apple Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac Oct.16  Google  Google profit rises, but not everything clicks Oct.21  Yahoo  Yahoo beats Wall Street’s sales estimates Oct.21  Apple  Apple stock nears record highs as sales surge Oct.30   Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay
  Cook says that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay
Dec.1  San Jose  Cypress Semiconductor buys Spansion in $4B chip deal



Silicon Valley, 2014 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.2  East San Jose  SJ police investigate city's first homicide of 2014 Jan.10   San Jose Downtown Firefighters investigating string of small blazes as possible arson   3 fires in a span of 45 minutes around the neighborhood. Since Wednesday, 7 blazes in the same neighborhood, about a 5-mile radius Jan.11  San Jose  Sketch released of suspected serial arsonist in SJ Jan.16   San Jose Arrest of serial arson suspect brings relief to targeted neighborhood
  The suspect was taken in for questioning at 8:10 p.m. by SJPD's Covert Response Unit
Jan.21  South San Jose  SJPD arrest attempted burglary suspect at strip mall Jan.28   Sunnyvale Sex offender attempts to enter Sunnyvale school Feb.5   South San Jose Attack on South Bay power station called 'terrorism' Feb.14   San Jose SJ Firefighter arrested for drug dealing, other crimes Feb.16  South San Jose  Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in San Jose Feb.21   East San Jose Man says he killed San Jose intruder in self-defense Feb.21  San Jose Downtown  SJSU officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man Mar.9  East San Jose  Suspect in San Francisco police shooting arrested Mar.11  San Jose  San Jose police officer arrested for sexual assault Mar.17   Campbell Homeless man suspected of fatally stabbing teen in Campbell park Mar.19  San Jose Downtown  Man stabbed to death in downtown San Jose Mar.28   South San Jose 49ers' Culliver arrested for hit-run, brass knuckles Apr.3  East San Jose  Young father ID'd in fatal San Jose shooting Apr.14   Santa Clara Police shoot woman they say attacked officers with baseball bat Apr.20  San Jose Downtown  Four stabbed at bar, restaurant in San Jose Apr.29  East San Jose  Woman found stabbed to death behind medical center May.5   South San Jose Two men found fatally shot in San Jose townhouse May.15  East San Jose  Woman stabbed at home in foothills May.21   eBay eBay makes users change passwords   Online marketplace eBay is forcing users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems May.21  San Jose  Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to 3 weapons charges and DUI May.25  San Jose  3 Isla Vista stabbing victims from Bay Area Jun.5  Sunnyvale  Homicide suspect shot dead by Sunnyvale police Jun.25   Mountain View Mountain View resident operating prostitution website  A federal indictment claims Eric Omuro made $5 million from operating a website that facilitated prostitution. The website is now shut down Jun.25  Mountain View  10 Occupy Google protesters arrested after refusing to leave Jun.26   South San Jose Video shows the vicious attack on store clerk, customer   This video not only shows the vicious attack on the Tip Top Liquor clerk, but also a customer standing only a few feet away as it happened Jul.12  San Jose  Grand jury transcripts were released in Sierra LaMar case Jul.28   North San Jose Bomb squad detonates suspicious device at recycling facility Jul.29  San Jose Downtown  Man stabbed to death early morning in heart of downtown Aug.5   Sunnyvale Man shot to death, woman injured Aug.6   SJC Woman sneaked onto flight after 3 tries
  Marilyn Jean Hartman who took a fight to LA without a ticket tried at least 3 times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board
Aug.9  South San Jose  Police arrest man on suspicion of killing father, wounding mother Aug.14   South San Jose Woman shot dead by San Jose police Aug.23   Shoreline Amphitheatre One killed following rap concert  A shooting is following a concert by Wiz Khalifa just after 11 p.m.. happened backstage, which could mean the victim and gunman knew each ot... Aug.28   East San Jose Woman found stabbed behind church by son in murder-suicide Aug.31   East San Jose Police booked 49ers' McDonald on domestic violence charges Map of 2500 Bentley Ridge Driver San Jose
  Officers responded to reports of violence around 2:45 a.m. Ray McDonald was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail
Sep.12  San Jose  Woman beaten to death on sidewalk Sep.23   West San Jose Thieves broke into dealerships and stole 22 cars Sep.23   South San Jose Father and son killed Tuesday evening in South San Jose   A third person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. Officials said no one had been arrested Oct.5   Levi's Stadium Two fans attacked at Levi's Stadium   Two fans were beaten in a bathroom at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara during Sunday's San Francisco 49ers game Oct.23  Highway 680  Motorcycle officer trying to stop bikers doing stunts Oct.28  Los Gatos  Los Gatos man kills woman, wounds self Nov.4  South San Jose  1 dead, teen injured in San Jose shooting Nov.23   SJC Man arrested after trespassing airport



Silicon Valley, 2014 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.24  Santa Clara  The Dalai Lama visits Santa Clara Mar.5   Mountain View   Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gov. Jerry Brown signed a memorandum of understanding Mar.6   Sunnyvale Sunnyvale's new gun controls take effect  A federal judge's last-minute refusal to put s new gun-control ordinance on hold Mar.11  San Jose  San Jose police officer arrested for sexual assault Mar.21  Willow Glen  San Jose firefighters put out blaze at church Apr.3   Mountain View Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns
  Eich has stepped down after 11 days as chief executive, following criticism over a donation to the Prop 8 campaign, which opposed gay marriage
May.8   Los Altos President Barack Obama in Bay Area once again
May.9  San Jose Downtown  Obama greeted by protestors as he arrived at the Fairmont Hotel May.9   Mountain View Obama touts efficiency, angers labor   President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration to deploy solar technology May.13   Google Google loses privacy ruling in European court  Europe's highest court said Tuesday that people are entitled to some control over what pops up when their name is Googled May.29  Google  Google revealed how very white and male its workforce Jun.3  San Jose  Peninsula, South Bay voters passing bonds and parcel taxes Jun.25  Mountain View  10 Occupy Google protesters arrested after refusing to leave Jul.23  Los Altos  'Don’t kill the Internet,' protesters urge Obama in Los Altos Jul.23  Los Altos  Obama had nothing to say in public during his 16 hour trip Sep.11  Yahoo  Documents on Yahoo's challenge to NSA declassified Oct.6  San Jose  Honda, Khanna spar in Congressional District debate Oct.30   Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay
  Cook says that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay
Nov.4  Santa Clara  Santa Clara's mayor and councilman leads early voting Nov.5   San Jose City Hall Sam Liccardo declares victory; Dave Cortese not conceding Nov.7   San Jose Ro Khanna conceded to long-time Congressman Mike Honda  Challenger Ro Khanna conceded a closely fought race to long-time South Bay Congressman. Honda thanked supporters at his campaign HQ Nov.10   San Jose City Hall Dave Cortese conceded close San Jose mayor's race
  Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese conceded the close San Jose mayor's race with city councilman Sam Liccardo
Nov.13  San Jose City Hall  City manager: police chief violated gift policy Dec.4   San Jose The Jungle: San Jose shuts notorious homeless encampment   Evicted people stood beside endless row of shopping carts filled with their meager possessions as they watched city workers descend into 'the...