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B. 01-09 Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation Golden Gate Bridge
2. 01-10 4 shot dead in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Laguna and Page street, Western Addition
3. 03-24 Veteran San Jose police officer killed in shooting 2600 Senter Road, South San Jose
E. 05-27 Warriors win Western Conference Oracle Arena
06-16 Balcony collapsed, killing 6 people and injuring 7 Kittredge Street and Harold Way, Berkeley
G. 06-16 Stephen Curry, Warriors beat LeBron, Cavs for NBA title Warriors
7. 07-01 Woman shot and killed on Pier 14 Pier 14, South of Market
I. 08-10 Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet Google
J. 09-14 Valley Fire exploded across Lake, Napa, Sonoma counties Napa

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Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation 4 shot dead in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Veteran San Jose police officer killed in shooting Warriors win Western Conference Balcony collapsed, killing 6 people and injuring 7 Map of Kittredge Street and Harold Way Berkeley
Jan.8  San Francisco  S.F.’s Olympic dreams dashed: Boston beats out Bay Area
Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge
Jan.10   Western Addition
Jan.11  South San Jose  Five shot near nightclub hosting singer Chris Brown
 Golden Gate Bridge  Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed
Jan.14  Newark  6 injured when car plows 50 feet into Newark Macy’s
 49ers  49ers hire Jim Tomsula as new head coach
Jan.23  Bay Area  Major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland
Jan.28  South of Market  More remains found near body part-stuffed suitcase in SoMa
 SF Mission  1 dead, 6 injured in raging Mission District blaze
Feb.1  Highway 101  3 people dead following accident on Highway 101
 San Francisco  UCSF Medical Center moving patients to Mission Bay
Feb.4  Candlestick  Demolition started at Candlestick Park
Feb.6  Bay Area  Storm knocks down trees around the Bay Area
Feb.13  Stanford  Obama calls for collaboration in cyberthreat battle
Feb.15  East San Jose  Security guard shot and killed outside liquor store
Feb.19  Raiders  Chargers, Raiders propose joint LA area stadium
 Port of Oakland  Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
Mar.9  South of Market  Apple Watch was officially unveiled
Mar.19  Palo Alto  Tenant at senior complex shot manager, self
Mar.24   South San Jose
Mar.25  Vallejo  Vallejo woman wasn’t kidnapped, police say
Apr.8  San Francisco  Zynga CEO Don Mattrick leaves, founder Mark Pincus returns
Apr.13  East Bay  EBMUD to declare a Stage 4 drought
Apr.18  Western Marin County  2 dead, 2 missing after boating accident in Bodega Bay
Apr.25  Warriors  Stephen Curry-led Warriors too much for Pelicans in sweep
May.1  Oakland Downtown  Protests against police brutality turns destructive
May.2  Pittsburg  Two burglary suspects shot dead by homeowner
 Bay Point  9 injured, 1 killed by driver in parking lot
May.8  San Mateo Bridge  San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend
May.15  Warriors  Warriors advance to Western final, beating Memphis 108-95
May.23  North Oakland  3 men shot dead in North Oakland; suspect detained
May.27   Oracle Arena
Jun.4  Oracle Arena  Warriors win Game 1 over Cavaliers
Jun.7  Oracle Arena  LeBron James elevates Cavs to Game 2 OT victory to even NBA Finals
Jun.9  Warriors  Cavaliers prove mettle again in Game 3 win against Warriors
Jun.11  Twitter  Dick Costolo steps down as Twitter CEO, Dorsey in as interim
 Warriors  Warriors beating Cavaliers 103-82 to tie NBA Finals
Jun.12  Santa Clara  2 injured at roller coaster inside Great America
Jun.14  Oracle Arena  Stephen Curry, Warriors pull away in Game 5 victory
Jun.16   Berkeley
  A balcony that collapsed at an apartment complex has killed five young people and sent eight others to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.    The collapse was reported before 1 a.m. It looks like it may have collapsed from the fourth floor and then struck the third floor balcony, which is below it. There were 12-14 people on the balcony when it collapsed. There were all from Ireland on...
  Warriors
  The Golden State Warriors won Game 6 of the NBA Finals 105-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the franchise's first NBA title since 1975.    Curry (25 points, 8 assists) brought two defenders out of the pl...
Jun.19  Oakland Downtown  Nearly 1 million fans lined up for Warriors parade  SF Downtown  Obama calls for 'urgency' on guns in S.F. speech to mayors Jun.26  SF Castro  People celebrating decision allowing same sex marriage Jun.28  SF Downtown  Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade Jul.1   South of Market Woman shot and killed on Pier 14 Jul.9  SF Presidio  Doyle Drive closed till early Monday Jul.13  Vallejo  Law grad charged in Vallejo kidnapping Jul.22  Hayward  Veteran sergeant shot and killed at traffic stop  Napa  Fire near Lake Berryessa prompts evacuations Aug.1  West Oakland  BART's Transbay Tube closed Aug.4  SF City Hall  'Shrimp Boy' Accuses San Francisco Mayor In Bid To Dismiss Case Aug.7  Santa Clara  49ers Aldon Smith arrested for hit-and-run, DUI, vandalism Aug.10   Google Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet Aug.15  Bay Area  Residents Smelling Smoke From Northern Wildfires Aug.17  South San Jose  Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting, second in 24 hours Aug.19  Livermore  2,500-acre grass fire burning uncontained Sep.3  San Jose  3 South Bay jail guards booked in inmate’s beating death Sep.5  Bay Bridge  Transbay travelers cope with BART tube closure Sep.14   Napa Valley Fire exploded across Lake, Napa, Sonoma counties Sep.15  Levi's Stadium  Video shows 49ers fans beating Vikings fan Sep.22  Livermore  Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym Sep.27  Facebook  Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg Oct.1  Napa  Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train Oct.10  SF Downtown  Obama takes some delight in House GOP struggles at DNC fundraiser Oct.14  San Jose Downtown  Three teens die when San Jose street race ends in car crash Oct.19  San Ramon  USGS reports multiple earthquakes strike near San Ramon Oct.20  San Jose Downtown  80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant Nov.1  Martinez  Crash kills 2 teenage girls in Martinez Nov.3  SF City Hall  San Francisco to re-elect mayor amid development worries  SF City Hall  Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin Nov.5  Palo Alto  Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US Nov.13   SF Downtown 20 hurt in San Francisco tour bus accident Nov.14  Eastern Span  Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier Nov.24   Oracle Arena Warriors break record for best start in NBA history Nov.29  San Francisco  SFPD officer 'Hot Cop of Castro' arrested following hit-and-run accident Dec.1  Facebook  Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares Dec.2  SF Bayview  S.F. police killed suspected stabber Mario Woods Dec.12  Warriors  Warriors’ win streak ends Dec.25  Hayward  Body found in truck after BART officer, suspect hurt in shooting Dec.26  SF Downtown  9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero



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S.F.’s Olympic dreams dashed: Boston beats out Bay Area Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.8   San Francisco
Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge  
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions
Jan.10   Western Addition   4 shot dead in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley
Map of Laguna and Page street San Francisco
  The African-American adult males were found shot in a Honda near the corner of Laguna and Page st. about 10 p.m. The car had been stolen.    A quadruple homicide in Hayes Valley neighborhood was gang-related. All four men died at the scene. ...
Jan.11   South San Jose   Five shot near nightclub hosting singer Chris Brown   Five people were shot and wounded near Fiesta nightclub early Sunday where controversial R&B singer Chris Brown was making an appearance  Bay Area  11th in a row Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed Jan.14   Newark   6 injured when car plows 50 feet into Newark Macy’s   Six people were injured, one of them critically, when a car plowed 50 feet through the front of a Macy’s store in a Newark mall   49ers 49ers hire Jim Tomsula as new head coach  West Oakland  Cyclist hit and robbed Jan.23   Bay Area Major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland Jan.24  Napa  8 people injured in Napa crash Jan.26  Pacifica  Residents evacuated by six-alarm vegetation fire Jan.27  SF Downtown  Thieves ram original Wells Fargo, grab gold nuggets Jan.28   South of Market   More remains found near body part-stuffed suitcase in SoMa   After investigators discovered the suitcase, 11th Street was immediately shut down. Police found more body parts   SF Mission 1 dead, 6 injured in raging Mission District blaze

February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Highway 101 3 people dead following accident on Highway 101
  San Francisco   UCSF Medical Center moving patients to Mission Bay    After nearly a decade of planning and building, this is opening day. The $1.5 billion medical center consists of three hospitals Feb.4   Candlestick   Demolition started at Candlestick Park  The wrecking machines lurch from one sacred spot to another, pulling the stadium apart Feb.6   Bay Area Storm knocks down trees around the Bay Area  SF Downtown  Smucker to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8 billion Feb.13   Stanford Obama calls for collaboration in cyberthreat battle Feb.14  North San Jose  San Jose fire destroys classic cars Feb.15   East San Jose Security guard shot and killed outside liquor store Feb.19   Raiders Chargers, Raiders propose joint LA area stadium   Port of Oakland Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Livermore  2 men shot dead in quiet Livermore neighborhood  Iron Triangle  Suspect held in Richmond shooting that kills 1, hurts 2 Mar.2  Oakland  Minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25 Mar.6  San Jose  Jail inmate escaped from Valley Medical Center Mar.9   South of Market   Apple Watch was officially unveiled   It's the company's first entirely new product in five years, and its cost will range from $349 to $10,000  West Oakland  Woman killed, 2 hurt in West Oakland shooting Mar.15  SF City Hall  Cops investigated for racial and homophobic text messages Mar.16  49ers  LB Chris Borland to retire due to safety concerns Mar.19   Palo Alto Tenant at senior complex shot manager, self
Mar.23  Martinez  Pregnant woman dead after gravel truck tips onto car  South of Market  Inmate escaped in SoMa District Mar.24   South San Jose   Veteran San Jose police officer killed in shooting Map of 2600 Senter Road San Jose
  Officers responded to a report of a man armed with a gun threatening to kill himself around 6:50 p.m. Officers were met with gunfire.    38-year-old Michael Johnson was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Officers have surrounded the area and are looking for the ...
Mar.25   Vallejo   Vallejo woman wasn’t kidnapped, police say  Denise Huskins was not kidnapped for ransom as her boyfriend had reported, police said, hours after she was found safe in Southern Californi... Mar.27  San Francisco  Ellen Pao loses sexism case against Kleiner Perkins

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2  Los Gatos  Thousands honors fallen officer Michael Johnson Apr.6  SF Richmond  Mummified woman may been dead for five years Apr.8   San Francisco Zynga CEO Don Mattrick leaves, founder Mark Pincus returns
Apr.13   East Bay   EBMUD to declare a Stage 4 drought  East Bay Municipal Utility District board of directors will be asked to declare the highest possible level and include buying water from the... Apr.18   Western Marin County 2 dead, 2 missing after boating accident in Bodega Bay Apr.20  San Jose Downtown  SJ police chief tackles murder suspect during escape attempt Apr.25  Google  Google executive dies in Everest avalanche amid quake   Warriors Stephen Curry-led Warriors too much for Pelicans in sweep

May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Tesla  Tesla unveils a battery to change the world   Oakland Downtown Protests against police brutality turns destructive
May.2   Pittsburg Two burglary suspects shot dead by homeowner   Bay Point 9 injured, 1 killed by driver in parking lot  Livermore  Woman and 14-month-old girl killed in crash by alleged drunk driver May.4  Oakland Downtown  Steph Curry officially named the NBA's MVP May.6  West San Jose  Man tried 2 sexual assaults May.8   San Mateo Bridge San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend May.15   Warriors Warriors advance to Western final, beating Memphis 108-95 May.19  Half Moon Bay  Decomposing whale washed ashore May.20  East Oakland  Couple die in East Oakland kitchen fire May.21  Oracle Arena  Warriors hold off Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead May.22  Hayward  Kidnap victim rescued after being found in trunk of car May.23   North Oakland 3 men shot dead in North Oakland; suspect detained  Warriors  Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 for 3-0 lead May.27   Oracle Arena   Warriors win Western Conference
  The Golden State defeat the Houston Rockets 104-90 to win the Western Conference 4-1 and go to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975


June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Intel  Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion Jun.4   Oracle Arena Warriors win Game 1 over Cavaliers
Jun.5  Milpitas  Bus driver helped save 3-year-old boy who was kidnapped Jun.7   Oracle Arena LeBron James elevates Cavs to Game 2 OT victory to even NBA Finals Jun.9   Warriors Cavaliers prove mettle again in Game 3 win against Warriors Jun.11   Twitter Dick Costolo steps down as Twitter CEO, Dorsey in as interim  Stanford  Stanford University president to step down   Warriors Warriors beating Cavaliers 103-82 to tie NBA Finals Jun.12   Santa Clara 2 injured at roller coaster inside Great America Jun.14   Oracle Arena   Stephen Curry, Warriors pull away in Game 5 victory  LeBron not enough as showing that led to a 104–91 victory and a 3-2 Finals lead that has them one win away from their first NBA title since ... Jun.16   Berkeley   Balcony collapsed, killing 6 people and injuring 7 Map of Kittredge Street and Harold Way Berkeley
  A balcony that collapsed at an apartment complex has killed five young people and sent eight others to the hospital with life-threatening injuries
 The collapse was reported before 1 a.m. It looks like it may have collapsed from the fourth floor and then struck the third floor balcony, which is below it. There were 12-14 people on the balcony when it collapsed. There were all from Ireland on a student exchange summer work program. Ashley Donohoe, 22, from Rohnert Park; Olivia Burke, 21, from Ireland; Eoghan Culligan, 21, from Ireland; Niccolai Schuster, 21, from Ireland; Lorcan Miller, 21, from Ireland; Eimear Walsh, 21, from Ireland
 East Oakland  Young child found shot   Warriors   Stephen Curry, Warriors beat LeBron, Cavs for NBA title
  The Golden State Warriors won Game 6 of the NBA Finals 105-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the franchise's first NBA title since 1975
 Curry (25 points, 8 assists) brought two defenders out of the play and enabled his teammates to work from a position of advantage
Jun.17  Antioch  2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting Jun.18  Antioch  40 people, mostly children, treated for respiratory issues Jun.19   Oakland Downtown   Nearly 1 million fans lined up for Warriors parade   Pure elation was the mood today as nearly 1 people lined up along Oakland streets for the first NBA championship in 40 years   SF Downtown Obama calls for 'urgency' on guns in S.F. speech to mayors
 Vallejo  6 pedestrians injured, 1 fatally, in series of collisions Jun.24  Antioch  Brush fire burned 533 acres in Contra Loma Park Jun.25  Oakland Downtown  Human remains at home may be of missing woman Jun.26   SF Castro People celebrating decision allowing same sex marriage Jun.28   SF Downtown Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   South of Market   Woman shot and killed on Pier 14
Map of Pier 14 San Francisco
   32-year-old SF resident Kathryn Steinle was on the pier with a family member when she was shot in torso. A person of interest has been detained.    Francisco Sanchez, Pier 14 fatal shoot...
 San Francisco  Former St. Sen. Leland Yee, D has accepted plea deal Jul.9   SF Presidio Doyle Drive closed till early Monday Jul.12  SF Presidio  Presidio Parkway, the new Doyle Drive, is now open Jul.13   Vallejo Law grad charged in Vallejo kidnapping Jul.17  Google  Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B Jul.19  South San Jose  Suspect arrested in SJ for murder of 5 in modesto Jul.22   Hayward Veteran sergeant shot and killed at traffic stop   Napa Fire near Lake Berryessa prompts evacuations  Iron Triangle  Woman, lured to U.S., allegedly held as sex slave

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   West Oakland   BART's Transbay Tube closed   BART service will be shut down between West Oakland to Embarcadero all day Saturday and Sunday to replace a critical component of tracks Aug.3  North Oakland  Sex-assault suspect with rifle killed, cop hurt Aug.4   SF City Hall     'Shrimp Boy' Accuses San Francisco Mayor In Bid To Dismiss Case   Attorneys for Raymond Chow filed a motion that claims the FBI has evidence of SF officials accepting illegal money, but feds refuse to go after... Aug.7   Santa Clara 49ers Aldon Smith arrested for hit-and-run, DUI, vandalism
Aug.10  San Jose  San Jose police used deadly force twice in 6 hours   Google   Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet
  Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary.    Page will be Alphabet’s CEO and Brin its pres...
Aug.12  West Oakland  Oakland police kill robbery suspect after car chase Aug.15   Bay Area Residents Smelling Smoke From Northern Wildfires
Aug.17  El Sobrante  3 people dead following fiery accident  Oakland Hills  4.0 earthquake struck on Hayward Fault   South San Jose Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting, second in 24 hours Aug.19   Livermore 2,500-acre grass fire burning uncontained Aug.23  Richmond  Gun, badge stolen from UC Berkeley police chief car Aug.25  Russian Hill  Russian Hill shooting leaves tourist wounded, 2 suspects in custody Aug.26  Santa Clara  5 businesses destroyed by explosion and fire Aug.28  Moffett Field  Defense Secretary: New institution to promote bendable devices  San Quentin  Possible outbreak of Legionnaires' at San Quentin  Highway 101  All lanes of 101 closed due to downed power lines

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3   San Jose   3 South Bay jail guards booked in inmate’s beating death  Three correctional officers were arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the beating death of a mentally ill inmate at the county... Sep.5   Bay Bridge Transbay travelers cope with BART tube closure
Sep.8  San Jose  3 deputies charged with murder of mentally ill inmate Sep.14   Napa   Valley Fire exploded across Lake, Napa, Sonoma counties
  There was a heartbreaking return home for some who lost everything to a wildfire burning out of control. 400 homes are gone
Sep.15   Levi's Stadium Video shows 49ers fans beating Vikings fan  HP  Hewlett-Packard to cut up to 30,000 more jobs in split Sep.22   Livermore     Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym   A car crashed into and through a gym, killing Kathy Baker as she was working out and injuring several others Sep.27   Facebook Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg Sep.29  West Oakland  Artist shot dead while working on West Oakland mural

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Napa   Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train  The 11 women, who are all black, say racial bias is the real reason their book club was forced off the train back in August Oct.5  Golden Gate Park  23-year-old Canadian woman found dead in Golden Gate Park Oct.7  San Jose Downtown  Handcuffed man flees bail bondsman at county jail Oct.10   SF Downtown Obama takes some delight in House GOP struggles at DNC fundraiser
Oct.11  SF Downtown  Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock Oct.14   San Jose Downtown Three teens die when San Jose street race ends in car crash  UC Berkeley  Prominent astronomer officially steps down Oct.15  SF Downtown  Officer-involved fatal shooting shuts down SF’s Market Street Oct.19   San Ramon   USGS reports multiple earthquakes strike near San Ramon  A magnitude-3.5 temblor struck around 4 p.m. It actually hit just six seconds after a weaker 2.8 quake struck Oct.20   San Jose Downtown   80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant   The amount of people sickened after eating at Mariscos San Juan restaurant has doubled and some of them are in intensive care Oct.21  Milpitas  SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for $19 billion Oct.22  Pittsburg  3 employees stabbed at WinCo Foods in Pittsburg Oct.24  Treasure Island  Suspect arrested following chase through SF in stolen police SUV Oct.25  Milpitas  Paraglider injured after slamming into Milpitas hillside Oct.26  Western Marin County  1 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes in Tomales Bay Oct.27  Bernal Heights  San Francisco's last gun shop to close as supervisors pass gun control measure Oct.28  South San Jose  Boy hit by bullet after neighbor accidentally shot himself

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Martinez Crash kills 2 teenage girls in Martinez
Nov.2  Bay Area  Storm triggers accidents, power outages in Bay Area Nov.3   SF City Hall San Francisco to re-elect mayor amid development worries   SF City Hall   Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin  San Francisco voters are poised to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals  SF City Hall  Hennessy defeats scandal-plagued Mirkarimi in S.F. sheriff race Nov.5   Palo Alto Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US Nov.9  South San Jose  Gunman, hostage dead in standoff Nov.12  East San Jose  Escaped fugitive recaptured after standoff with police Nov.13   SF Downtown   20 hurt in San Francisco tour bus accident Map of Union Square San Francisco
  20 injuries are reported after a tour bus crashed into a construction site near Union Square. At least 30 people were onboard.    6 in critical condition, after a tou...
Nov.14   Eastern Span Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier Nov.15  Highway 880  Hundreds of cars in early-morning sideshow on I-880  Kaiser  Kaiser, mental health workers avert strike Nov.19  San Francisco  Square bursts out of the gate in first day as public company Nov.20  East Oakland  Triple-murder suspect kills himself in Oakland motel standoff Nov.22  Warriors  Curry, Warriors tie NBA record with 15–0 start Nov.24   Oracle Arena   Warriors break record for best start in NBA history
  The defending champion set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers.    Warriors surpassed the 15-0 starts by the Washingt...
Nov.27  Bay Area  Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday deals in Bay Area Nov.29   San Francisco   SFPD officer 'Hot Cop of Castro' arrested following hit-and-run accident   SFPD arrested Christopher Kohrs, 38, an off-duty officer following a hit-and-run that left two pedestrians injured early Sunday

December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Facebook Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares
Dec.2   SF Bayview S.F. police killed suspected stabber Mario Woods Dec.10  Yahoo  Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer gives birth to twin girls Dec.12   Warriors   Warriors’ win streak ends  Golden State Warriors lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 108-95, snapping the NBA's second-longest winning streak of all time  Alum Rock  San Jose head-on crash kills two teenagers Dec.13  Bay Area  Storm brings strong winds, topples trees in Bay Area Dec.14  South San Jose  Teen shot after confronting car theft suspect in San Jose Dec.22  Castro Valley  Gov. Brown appointee killed in East Bay plane crash Dec.25   Hayward Body found in truck after BART officer, suspect hurt in shooting Dec.26   SF Downtown 9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero



Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation




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Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions
Jan.11  Bay Area  11th in a row Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect Jan.14   Newark 6 injured when car plows 50 feet into Newark Macy’s   Six people were injured, one of them critically, when a car plowed 50 feet through the front of a Macy’s store in a Newark mall Jan.14  West Oakland  Cyclist hit and robbed Jan.23   Bay Area Major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland
Jan.24  Napa  8 people injured in Napa crash Jan.26  Pacifica  Residents evacuated by six-alarm vegetation fire Jan.28   South of Market More remains found near body part-stuffed suitcase in SoMa   After investigators discovered the suitcase, 11th Street was immediately shut down. Police found more body parts Jan.28   SF Mission 1 dead, 6 injured in raging Mission District blaze Feb.1   Highway 101 3 people dead following accident on Highway 101 Feb.6   Bay Area Storm knocks down trees around the Bay Area Feb.14  North San Jose  San Jose fire destroys classic cars Mar.23  Martinez  Pregnant woman dead after gravel truck tips onto car Apr.6  SF Richmond  Mummified woman may been dead for five years Apr.13   East Bay EBMUD to declare a Stage 4 drought  East Bay Municipal Utility District board of directors will be asked to declare the highest possible level and include buying water from the... Apr.18   Western Marin County 2 dead, 2 missing after boating accident in Bodega Bay Apr.25  Google  Google executive dies in Everest avalanche amid quake May.2   Bay Point 9 injured, 1 killed by driver in parking lot May.2  Livermore  Woman and 14-month-old girl killed in crash by alleged drunk driver May.8   San Mateo Bridge San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend May.19  Half Moon Bay  Decomposing whale washed ashore May.20  East Oakland  Couple die in East Oakland kitchen fire Jun.12   Santa Clara 2 injured at roller coaster inside Great America Jun.16   Berkeley Balcony collapsed, killing 6 people and injuring 7 Map of Kittredge Street and Harold Way Berkeley
  A balcony that collapsed at an apartment complex has killed five young people and sent eight others to the hospital with life-threatening injuries
 The collapse was reported before 1 a.m. It looks like it may have collapsed from the fourth floor and then struck the third floor balcony, which is below it. There were 12-14 people on the balcony when it collapsed. There were all from Ireland on a student exchange summer work program. Ashley Donohoe, 22, from Rohnert Park; Olivia Burke, 21, from Ireland; Eoghan Culligan, 21, from Ireland; Niccolai Schuster, 21, from Ireland; Lorcan Miller, 21, from Ireland; Eimear Walsh, 21, from Ireland
Jun.18  Antioch  40 people, mostly children, treated for respiratory issues Jun.19  Vallejo  6 pedestrians injured, 1 fatally, in series of collisions Jun.24  Antioch  Brush fire burned 533 acres in Contra Loma Park Jun.25  Oakland Downtown  Human remains at home may be of missing woman Jul.9   SF Presidio Doyle Drive closed till early Monday Jul.22   Napa Fire near Lake Berryessa prompts evacuations Aug.15   Bay Area Residents Smelling Smoke From Northern Wildfires Aug.17  El Sobrante  3 people dead following fiery accident Aug.17  Oakland Hills  4.0 earthquake struck on Hayward Fault Aug.19   Livermore 2,500-acre grass fire burning uncontained Aug.26  Santa Clara  5 businesses destroyed by explosion and fire Aug.28  San Quentin  Possible outbreak of Legionnaires' at San Quentin Aug.28  Highway 101  All lanes of 101 closed due to downed power lines Sep.5   Bay Bridge Transbay travelers cope with BART tube closure Sep.14   Napa Valley Fire exploded across Lake, Napa, Sonoma counties
  There was a heartbreaking return home for some who lost everything to a wildfire burning out of control. 400 homes are gone
Sep.22   Livermore   Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym   A car crashed into and through a gym, killing Kathy Baker as she was working out and injuring several others Oct.11  SF Downtown  Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock Oct.14   San Jose Downtown Three teens die when San Jose street race ends in car crash
Oct.15  SF Downtown  Officer-involved fatal shooting shuts down SF’s Market Street Oct.19   San Ramon USGS reports multiple earthquakes strike near San Ramon  A magnitude-3.5 temblor struck around 4 p.m. It actually hit just six seconds after a weaker 2.8 quake struck Oct.20   San Jose Downtown 80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant   The amount of people sickened after eating at Mariscos San Juan restaurant has doubled and some of them are in intensive care Oct.25  Milpitas  Paraglider injured after slamming into Milpitas hillside Oct.26  Western Marin County  1 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes in Tomales Bay Nov.1   Martinez Crash kills 2 teenage girls in Martinez Nov.2  Bay Area  Storm triggers accidents, power outages in Bay Area Nov.13   SF Downtown 20 hurt in San Francisco tour bus accident Map of Union Square San Francisco
  20 injuries are reported after a tour bus crashed into a construction site near Union Square. At least 30 people were onboard.    6 in critical condition, after a tou...
Nov.15  Highway 880  Hundreds of cars in early-morning sideshow on I-880 Nov.20  East Oakland  Triple-murder suspect kills himself in Oakland motel standoff Nov.27  Bay Area  Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday deals in Bay Area Dec.12  Alum Rock  San Jose head-on crash kills two teenagers Dec.13  Bay Area  Storm brings strong winds, topples trees in Bay Area Dec.22  Castro Valley  Gov. Brown appointee killed in East Bay plane crash Dec.26   SF Downtown 9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2015 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2015 Jun.11  Stanford  Stanford University president to step down Oct.14  UC Berkeley  Prominent astronomer officially steps down Nov.5   Palo Alto Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2015 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions
Jan.11   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed
Feb.1   San Francisco UCSF Medical Center moving patients to Mission Bay    After nearly a decade of planning and building, this is opening day. The $1.5 billion medical center consists of three hospitals Feb.4   Candlestick Demolition started at Candlestick Park  The wrecking machines lurch from one sacred spot to another, pulling the stadium apart Feb.6  SF Downtown  Smucker to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8 billion Feb.19   Port of Oakland Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting Mar.2  Oakland  Minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25 Mar.9   South of Market Apple Watch was officially unveiled   It's the company's first entirely new product in five years, and its cost will range from $349 to $10,000 Mar.27  San Francisco  Ellen Pao loses sexism case against Kleiner Perkins Apr.8   San Francisco Zynga CEO Don Mattrick leaves, founder Mark Pincus returns Apr.25  Google  Google executive dies in Everest avalanche amid quake May.1  Tesla  Tesla unveils a battery to change the world May.8   San Mateo Bridge San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend Jun.1  Intel  Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion Jun.11   Twitter Dick Costolo steps down as Twitter CEO, Dorsey in as interim Jun.28   SF Downtown Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade Jul.9   SF Presidio Doyle Drive closed till early Monday Jul.12  SF Presidio  Presidio Parkway, the new Doyle Drive, is now open Jul.17  Google  Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B Aug.1   West Oakland BART's Transbay Tube closed   BART service will be shut down between West Oakland to Embarcadero all day Saturday and Sunday to replace a critical component of tracks Aug.10   Google Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet
  Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary.    Page will be Alphabet’s CEO and Brin its pres...
Aug.25  Russian Hill  Russian Hill shooting leaves tourist wounded, 2 suspects in custody Aug.28  Moffett Field  Defense Secretary: New institution to promote bendable devices Sep.15  HP  Hewlett-Packard to cut up to 30,000 more jobs in split Sep.22   Livermore   Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym   A car crashed into and through a gym, killing Kathy Baker as she was working out and injuring several others Sep.27   Facebook Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg Oct.1   Napa Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train  The 11 women, who are all black, say racial bias is the real reason their book club was forced off the train back in August Oct.11  SF Downtown  Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock Oct.20   San Jose Downtown 80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant   The amount of people sickened after eating at Mariscos San Juan restaurant has doubled and some of them are in intensive care Oct.21  Milpitas  SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for $19 billion Nov.3   SF City Hall Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin  San Francisco voters are poised to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals Nov.5   Palo Alto Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US Nov.14   Eastern Span Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier Nov.15  Kaiser  Kaiser, mental health workers avert strike Nov.19  San Francisco  Square bursts out of the gate in first day as public company Nov.27  Bay Area  Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday deals in Bay Area Dec.1   Facebook Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares Dec.10  Yahoo  Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer gives birth to twin girls Dec.26   SF Downtown 9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2015 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.8   San Francisco S.F.’s Olympic dreams dashed: Boston beats out Bay Area
Jan.14   49ers 49ers hire Jim Tomsula as new head coach Feb.4   Candlestick Demolition started at Candlestick Park  The wrecking machines lurch from one sacred spot to another, pulling the stadium apart Feb.19   Raiders Chargers, Raiders propose joint LA area stadium Mar.16  49ers  LB Chris Borland to retire due to safety concerns Apr.25   Warriors Stephen Curry-led Warriors too much for Pelicans in sweep May.4  Oakland Downtown  Steph Curry officially named the NBA's MVP May.15   Warriors Warriors advance to Western final, beating Memphis 108-95 May.21  Oracle Arena  Warriors hold off Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead May.23  Warriors  Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 for 3-0 lead May.27   Oracle Arena Warriors win Western Conference
  The Golden State defeat the Houston Rockets 104-90 to win the Western Conference 4-1 and go to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975
Jun.4   Oracle Arena Warriors win Game 1 over Cavaliers Jun.7   Oracle Arena LeBron James elevates Cavs to Game 2 OT victory to even NBA Finals Jun.9   Warriors Cavaliers prove mettle again in Game 3 win against Warriors Jun.11   Warriors Warriors beating Cavaliers 103-82 to tie NBA Finals Jun.14   Oracle Arena Stephen Curry, Warriors pull away in Game 5 victory  LeBron not enough as showing that led to a 104–91 victory and a 3-2 Finals lead that has them one win away from their first NBA title since ... Jun.16   Warriors Stephen Curry, Warriors beat LeBron, Cavs for NBA title
  The Golden State Warriors won Game 6 of the NBA Finals 105-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the franchise's first NBA title since 1975
 Curry (25 points, 8 assists) brought two defenders out of the play and enabled his teammates to work from a position of advantage
Jun.19   Oakland Downtown Nearly 1 million fans lined up for Warriors parade   Pure elation was the mood today as nearly 1 people lined up along Oakland streets for the first NBA championship in 40 years Aug.7   Santa Clara 49ers Aldon Smith arrested for hit-and-run, DUI, vandalism Sep.15   Levi's Stadium Video shows 49ers fans beating Vikings fan Nov.22  Warriors  Curry, Warriors tie NBA record with 15–0 start Nov.24   Oracle Arena Warriors break record for best start in NBA history
  The defending champion set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers.    Warriors surpassed the 15-0 starts by the Washingt...
Dec.12   Warriors Warriors’ win streak ends  Golden State Warriors lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 108-95, snapping the NBA's second-longest winning streak of all time



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2015 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.10   Western Addition 4 shot dead in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Map of Laguna and Page street San Francisco
  The African-American adult males were found shot in a Honda near the corner of Laguna and Page st. about 10 p.m. The car had been stolen.    A quadruple homicide in Hayes Valley neighborhood was gang-related. All four men died at the scene. ...
Jan.11   South San Jose Five shot near nightclub hosting singer Chris Brown   Five people were shot and wounded near Fiesta nightclub early Sunday where controversial R&B singer Chris Brown was making an appearance Jan.14  West Oakland  Cyclist hit and robbed Jan.27  SF Downtown  Thieves ram original Wells Fargo, grab gold nuggets Jan.28   South of Market More remains found near body part-stuffed suitcase in SoMa   After investigators discovered the suitcase, 11th Street was immediately shut down. Police found more body parts Feb.13   Stanford Obama calls for collaboration in cyberthreat battle Feb.15   East San Jose Security guard shot and killed outside liquor store Mar.1  Livermore  2 men shot dead in quiet Livermore neighborhood Mar.1  Iron Triangle  Suspect held in Richmond shooting that kills 1, hurts 2 Mar.6  San Jose  Jail inmate escaped from Valley Medical Center Mar.9  West Oakland  Woman killed, 2 hurt in West Oakland shooting Mar.19   Palo Alto Tenant at senior complex shot manager, self Mar.23  South of Market  Inmate escaped in SoMa District Mar.24   South San Jose Veteran San Jose police officer killed in shooting Map of 2600 Senter Road San Jose
  Officers responded to a report of a man armed with a gun threatening to kill himself around 6:50 p.m. Officers were met with gunfire.    38-year-old Michael Johnson was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Officers have surrounded the area and are looking for the ...
Mar.25   Vallejo Vallejo woman wasn’t kidnapped, police say  Denise Huskins was not kidnapped for ransom as her boyfriend had reported, police said, hours after she was found safe in Southern Californi... Apr.2  Los Gatos  Thousands honors fallen officer Michael Johnson Apr.20  San Jose Downtown  SJ police chief tackles murder suspect during escape attempt May.1   Oakland Downtown Protests against police brutality turns destructive May.2   Pittsburg Two burglary suspects shot dead by homeowner May.2   Bay Point 9 injured, 1 killed by driver in parking lot May.2  Livermore  Woman and 14-month-old girl killed in crash by alleged drunk driver May.6  West San Jose  Man tried 2 sexual assaults May.22  Hayward  Kidnap victim rescued after being found in trunk of car May.23   North Oakland 3 men shot dead in North Oakland; suspect detained Jun.5  Milpitas  Bus driver helped save 3-year-old boy who was kidnapped Jun.16  East Oakland  Young child found shot Jun.17  Antioch  2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting Jul.1   South of Market Woman shot and killed on Pier 14 Map of Pier 14 San Francisco
   32-year-old SF resident Kathryn Steinle was on the pier with a family member when she was shot in torso. A person of interest has been detained.    Francisco Sanchez, Pier 14 fatal shoot...
Jul.1  San Francisco  Former St. Sen. Leland Yee, D has accepted plea deal Jul.13   Vallejo Law grad charged in Vallejo kidnapping Jul.19  South San Jose  Suspect arrested in SJ for murder of 5 in modesto Jul.22   Hayward Veteran sergeant shot and killed at traffic stop Jul.22  Iron Triangle  Woman, lured to U.S., allegedly held as sex slave Aug.3  North Oakland  Sex-assault suspect with rifle killed, cop hurt Aug.4   SF City Hall   'Shrimp Boy' Accuses San Francisco Mayor In Bid To Dismiss Case   Attorneys for Raymond Chow filed a motion that claims the FBI has evidence of SF officials accepting illegal money, but feds refuse to go after... Aug.7   Santa Clara 49ers Aldon Smith arrested for hit-and-run, DUI, vandalism Aug.10  San Jose  San Jose police used deadly force twice in 6 hours Aug.12  West Oakland  Oakland police kill robbery suspect after car chase Aug.17   South San Jose Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting, second in 24 hours Aug.23  Richmond  Gun, badge stolen from UC Berkeley police chief car Aug.25  Russian Hill  Russian Hill shooting leaves tourist wounded, 2 suspects in custody Aug.28  San Quentin  Possible outbreak of Legionnaires' at San Quentin Sep.3   San Jose 3 South Bay jail guards booked in inmate’s beating death  Three correctional officers were arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the beating death of a mentally ill inmate at the county... Sep.8  San Jose  3 deputies charged with murder of mentally ill inmate Sep.15   Levi's Stadium Video shows 49ers fans beating Vikings fan Sep.29  West Oakland  Artist shot dead while working on West Oakland mural Oct.5  Golden Gate Park  23-year-old Canadian woman found dead in Golden Gate Park Oct.7  San Jose Downtown  Handcuffed man flees bail bondsman at county jail Oct.14  UC Berkeley  Prominent astronomer officially steps down Oct.15  SF Downtown  Officer-involved fatal shooting shuts down SF’s Market Street Oct.22  Pittsburg  3 employees stabbed at WinCo Foods in Pittsburg Oct.24  Treasure Island  Suspect arrested following chase through SF in stolen police SUV Oct.27  Bernal Heights  San Francisco's last gun shop to close as supervisors pass gun control measure Oct.28  South San Jose  Boy hit by bullet after neighbor accidentally shot himself Nov.9  South San Jose  Gunman, hostage dead in standoff Nov.12  East San Jose  Escaped fugitive recaptured after standoff with police Nov.15  Highway 880  Hundreds of cars in early-morning sideshow on I-880 Nov.20  East Oakland  Triple-murder suspect kills himself in Oakland motel standoff Nov.29   San Francisco SFPD officer 'Hot Cop of Castro' arrested following hit-and-run accident   SFPD arrested Christopher Kohrs, 38, an off-duty officer following a hit-and-run that left two pedestrians injured early Sunday Dec.2   SF Bayview S.F. police killed suspected stabber Mario Woods Dec.14  South San Jose  Teen shot after confronting car theft suspect in San Jose Dec.25   Hayward Body found in truck after BART officer, suspect hurt in shooting



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2015 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.13   Stanford Obama calls for collaboration in cyberthreat battle
Mar.15  SF City Hall  Cops investigated for racial and homophobic text messages Mar.27  San Francisco  Ellen Pao loses sexism case against Kleiner Perkins Apr.2  Los Gatos  Thousands honors fallen officer Michael Johnson Apr.20  San Jose Downtown  SJ police chief tackles murder suspect during escape attempt May.1   Oakland Downtown Protests against police brutality turns destructive Jun.19   SF Downtown Obama calls for 'urgency' on guns in S.F. speech to mayors Jun.26   SF Castro People celebrating decision allowing same sex marriage Jun.28   SF Downtown Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade Jul.1  San Francisco  Former St. Sen. Leland Yee, D has accepted plea deal Aug.4   SF City Hall   'Shrimp Boy' Accuses San Francisco Mayor In Bid To Dismiss Case   Attorneys for Raymond Chow filed a motion that claims the FBI has evidence of SF officials accepting illegal money, but feds refuse to go after... Aug.28  Moffett Field  Defense Secretary: New institution to promote bendable devices Sep.27   Facebook Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg Oct.1   Napa Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train  The 11 women, who are all black, say racial bias is the real reason their book club was forced off the train back in August Oct.10   SF Downtown Obama takes some delight in House GOP struggles at DNC fundraiser Oct.11  SF Downtown  Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock Oct.27  Bernal Heights  San Francisco's last gun shop to close as supervisors pass gun control measure Nov.3   SF City Hall San Francisco to re-elect mayor amid development worries Nov.3   SF City Hall Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin  San Francisco voters are poised to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals Nov.3  SF City Hall  Hennessy defeats scandal-plagued Mirkarimi in S.F. sheriff race Dec.1   Facebook Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares Dec.22  Castro Valley  Gov. Brown appointee killed in East Bay plane crash