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Summary.     Click for More > Died of meningitis linked to pharmacy Fire at Shell oil refinery Seizure of 515 pounds of cocaine Boy Safe After Kidnap Man killed by police at gas station Chevron moves to San Ramon Called wife from hijacked plane Man killed son, child's mother, himself Cloud over refinery  A yellowish cloud of dust billowing from Equilon Martinez Refining forced residents to seek shelter Anderson elected as mayor   Flight widow wants to hear recorder  Deena Burnett wants to hear the plane's cockpit voice recorder which picked up sounds of passengers struggle Chemical released from plant  Shelter-in-place ordered after sulfur trioxide was released from General Chemical Corp. Rock thrown at mosque
5 Arrested in Drug Bust Girl kidnapped, police arrest man Store sells $89M lottery ticket $3 million damage in fire Chevron's profit rises 53% Chemical leak 2 slain next to school 4 killed in crash by drunk driver  Head-on collision involved 2 vehicles with 3 people in each car. A suspected drunk driver was in custody 1 dead, 3 infected with meningitis Boy mauled in pit bull attack
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  3 dogs savagely attacked Sean Jones, 8, ripping off both ears. He was in critical condition
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Body dumped on Highway 4 5 Arrested in Drug Bust  The biggest methamphetamine lab bust so far in 2001. Authorities seized handguns, cash and 2 pounds of drugs Girl kidnapped, police arrest man  16 year old was taken from her parents' home at gunpoint and was found safe in Santa Cruz Store sells $89M lottery ticket  The winner, who bought ticket in Moraga at a 7-Eleven store, elected to take the one-time cash payout option $3 million damage in fire  The 4-alarm fire gutted 2 small 3-story office buildings. They did not have overhead sprinklers. No one was injured Chevron's profit rises 53%  Company had a $1.6 billion first-quarter profit, exceeding expectations Chemical leak  Leak forced residents to stay inside for much of the day while crews worked to contain a cloud of sulfur dioxide 2 slain next to school  A man and a woman were fatally shot next to an elementary school 4 killed in crash by drunk driver


January 2001 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2
Jan.5  1 dead, 2 wounded at party
Jan.6  Wal-Mart instead of Costco


February 2001 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Memorial service for killed by dogs
Feb.14  Suspect Dead in Police Shooting
Feb.16  
Feb.22  


March 2001 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  
Mar.5  Sang Cho Wins Record Jackpot
Mar.7  Man shot and killed
Mar.24  Robber Hits 2 Banks In Minutes
Mar.31  Cop Chase Ends in Fatal Crash


April 2001 ... more > Top ^
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May 2001 ... more > Top ^
May.1  
May.2  A second toxic leak
May.7  Parents killed, 3 children injured
May.14  
May.21  
  Head-on collision involved 2 vehicles with 3 people in each car. A suspected drunk driver was in custody
May.23  School suspends student hacker

June 2001 ... more > Top ^
Jun.7   1 dead, 3 infected with meningitis  Pharmacy apparently contaminated cortisone shots with the bacteria Jun.11  2 hospitalized with meningitis Jun.13  2nd death confirmed as meningitis Jun.16  Sex assault suspect called 911 Jun.19   Boy mauled in pit bull attack
  3 dogs savagely attacked Sean Jones, 8, ripping off both ears. He was in critical condition
Jun.20  Search for Attack Dogs Jun.21  Pit bulls' owner charged Jun.23     Died of meningitis linked to pharmacy  Woman, 80, who received a tainted shot becames the 3rd fatality among the cluster of cases

July 2001 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  2 teenagers killed in gunfire  Pit bull owner passes lie detector Jul.7  Explosives detonate in family garage Jul.9  2-year-old girl drowns in pool Jul.10  Refinery fined $300,000 Jul.18   Fire at Shell oil refinery  Officials ordered people living nearby to remain inside their homes Jul.19 Deaf teen dies in swimming pool  SUV-only parking Jul.23   Seizure of 515 pounds of cocaine
  The U.S. Customs Service seized drug off an oil tanker docked in the Bay. 8 Nylon suitcases were in the ship's engine room Jul.25  Sharks proposed $7 million complex Jul.26 Power station gets bomb threat Jul.29 1 Killed, 2 Injured in Drive-By Jul.31 Tug sinks near port

August 2001 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2 Sci-fi author Poul Anderson dies
Boy mauled by dogs is improving Aug.23 Teen shot dead on Highway 4 Aug.24   Boy Safe After Kidnap  Police found the 37-year-old David Wayne McGuire naked in a hot tub. The boy was fully clothed Aug.29   Man killed by police at gas station  20-year-old Stephen Vidovich III allegedly pointed a gun at officer during routine traffic stop

September 2001 ... more > Top ^
Sep.5   Chevron moves to San Ramon
  Oil giant will end its 122-year history as a San Francisco company by the end of 2002 Sep.10 Tosco pay $8 million for injuries
Sep.12     Called wife from hijacked plane
  Thomas Burnett Jr. called 4 times from United Airlines Flight 93 to tell wife that passengers were 'going to do something' Sep.24 4-alarm fire damaged office building Sep.26 2 arrested on $11 million fraud Sep.30 Cop kills father threatening son

October 2001 ... more > Top ^
Oct.7   Man killed son, child's mother, himself
  Elijah Donaldson, 21, shot Terrell Donaldson, 3, and Kristi Howley, 23 Oct.17   Cloud over refinery
  A yellowish cloud of dust billowing from Equilon Martinez Refining forced residents to seek shelter
Oct.18 13-year-old hits and kills 82-year-old Oct.25  Earnings at ChevronTexaco fall 23%  Living wage ordinance Oct.28  2-alarm fire Oct.30  Maternity ward has closed Oct.31  2 armed robberies

November 2001 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Teacher banned for pushing boy Nov.3 4 vehicles set ablaze by arsonist
Nov.6 Guilty of making sex video with girl, 14 Nov.7   Anderson elected as mayor  Councilwoman easily won a 4-way race for mayor  Voters to directly elect mayor Nov.9  Sentenced to 50 years to life Nov.10  Grocery store stabbing Nov.13  Shooting death of teen-ager Nov.14 ChevronTexaco to cut 4,000 jobs  Pit Bull Attacks Girl Nov.15  NAACP: first-grader discriminated Nov.16  Overnight Quake  Elementary School abandoned  Hacker pleades guilty Nov.17 Murderer should die, say Daher jurors Nov.18 Threatening suicide on tracks  Officer-involved shooting Nov.19 ChevronTexaco to lay off 500 Nov.20  Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Nov.22 Miwok Indians to buy land  Young woman killed by train  Man killed Nov.23  Man died when car struck tree Police shoot man threatening infants Nov.24  Human bones discovered  Transient fell in creek, drowned Nov.26     Flight widow wants to hear recorder
  Deena Burnett wants to hear the plane's cockpit voice recorder which picked up sounds of passengers struggle
Nov.27  Prosecutors: 3 people killed 5 others Nov.28 10 years for prostitution ring  Couple arrested on drug charges Nov.29  County cleared of discrimination   Chemical released from plant
  Shelter-in-place ordered after sulfur trioxide was released from General Chemical Corp.
Nov.30  Company Accused of Delaying

December 2001 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 Second leak over 24 hours  Trucks collide, bread spills  Hiring freeze Dec.2  Illness increased near refinery Dec.3 Teens Missing in Delta  Auto Theft Jumps Dec.4  Search Called Off For Missing Boys Dec.7  55 arrests for outstanding DUI Dec.8  Injured in birthday collision  Neighborhood against Starbucks Dec.9  Accident closed tunnel for 45 min. Dec.10     Rock thrown at mosque
  Members of The Islamic Center of Contra Costa at were quick to board up the windows  Man shot, killed in car Dec.15  Armed carjacking Dec.17  Crashes close tunnel Dec.19  Turned self after biting off sister's lip Dec.20  5 accused of killing to stand trial Dec.21 Arrested for throwing rocks at mosque Dec.22  Killed in car accident  Body of teenager found  Teen starts fire with firecracker Dec.25  Strong-arm robbery Dec.27  Hairagami is start-up making money Dec.28 Controversial bin Laden Store Display Dec.29  Armed robbery of store Dec.30  Drowned boy's body not recovered Dec.31 Body identified as Mark Osborn



Body dumped on Highway 4 $3 million damage in fire  The 4-alarm fire gutted 2 small 3-story office buildings. They did not have overhead sprinklers. No one was injured Chemical leak  Leak forced residents to stay inside for much of the day while crews worked to contain a cloud of sulfur dioxide 4 killed in crash by drunk driver




Contra Costa County, 2001 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2001
Jan.2
Apr.16
May.1
May.2  A second toxic leak
May.7  Parents killed, 3 children injured
May.21
  Head-on collision involved 2 vehicles with 3 people in each car. A suspected drunk driver was in custody
Jun.7 1 dead, 3 infected with meningitis  Pharmacy apparently contaminated cortisone shots with the bacteria Jun.11  2 hospitalized with meningitis Jun.13  2nd death confirmed as meningitis Jun.19 Boy mauled in pit bull attack
  3 dogs savagely attacked Sean Jones, 8, ripping off both ears. He was in critical condition
Jun.23   Died of meningitis linked to pharmacy  Woman, 80, who received a tainted shot becames the 3rd fatality among the cluster of cases Jul.7  Explosives detonate in family garage Jul.9  2-year-old girl drowns in pool Jul.10  Refinery fined $300,000 Jul.18 Fire at Shell oil refinery  Officials ordered people living nearby to remain inside their homes Jul.19 Deaf teen dies in swimming pool Jul.31 Tug sinks near port Aug.2 Boy mauled by dogs is improving Sep.12   Called wife from hijacked plane  Thomas Burnett Jr. called 4 times from United Airlines Flight 93 to tell wife that passengers were 'going to do something' Sep.24 4-alarm fire damaged office building Oct.17 Cloud over refinery
  A yellowish cloud of dust billowing from Equilon Martinez Refining forced residents to seek shelter
Oct.18 13-year-old hits and kills 82-year-old Oct.28  2-alarm fire Nov.3 4 vehicles set ablaze by arsonist Nov.14  Pit Bull Attacks Girl Nov.16  Overnight Quake Nov.16  Elementary School abandoned Nov.18 Threatening suicide on tracks Nov.22  Young woman killed by train Nov.23  Man died when car struck tree Nov.24  Human bones discovered Nov.24  Transient fell in creek, drowned Nov.26   Flight widow wants to hear recorder
  Deena Burnett wants to hear the plane's cockpit voice recorder which picked up sounds of passengers struggle
Nov.29 Chemical released from plant
  Shelter-in-place ordered after sulfur trioxide was released from General Chemical Corp.
Nov.30  Company Accused of Delaying Dec.1 Second leak over 24 hours Dec.1  Trucks collide, bread spills Dec.2  Illness increased near refinery Dec.3 Teens Missing in Delta Dec.4  Search Called Off For Missing Boys Dec.8  Injured in birthday collision Dec.9  Accident closed tunnel for 45 min. Dec.17  Crashes close tunnel Dec.22  Killed in car accident Dec.22  Body of teenager found Dec.22  Teen starts fire with firecracker Dec.30  Drowned boy's body not recovered Dec.31 Body identified as Mark Osborn



Contra Costa County, 2001 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2001 May.23  School suspends student hacker Aug.2 Sci-fi author Poul Anderson dies
Nov.1  Teacher banned for pushing boy Nov.15  NAACP: first-grader discriminated Nov.16  Elementary School abandoned



Contra Costa County, 2001 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2001 Jul.25  Sharks proposed $7 million complex



Contra Costa County, 2001 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.6  Wal-Mart instead of Costco Mar.4 Store sells $89M lottery ticket  The winner, who bought ticket in Moraga at a 7-Eleven store, elected to take the one-time cash payout option Mar.5  Sang Cho Wins Record Jackpot Apr.25 Chevron's profit rises 53%  Company had a $1.6 billion first-quarter profit, exceeding expectations Jul.10  Refinery fined $300,000 Jul.19  SUV-only parking Jul.25  Sharks proposed $7 million complex Jul.26 Power station gets bomb threat
Jul.31 Tug sinks near port Sep.5 Chevron moves to San Ramon  Oil giant will end its 122-year history as a San Francisco company by the end of 2002 Sep.10 Tosco pay $8 million for injuries Oct.25  Earnings at ChevronTexaco fall 23% Oct.25  Living wage ordinance Oct.30  Maternity ward has closed Nov.14 ChevronTexaco to cut 4,000 jobs Nov.19 ChevronTexaco to lay off 500 Nov.20  Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Nov.22 Miwok Indians to buy land Dec.1  Hiring freeze Dec.8  Neighborhood against Starbucks Dec.27  Hairagami is start-up making money



Contra Costa County, 2001 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.2 Body dumped on Highway 4
Jan.5  1 dead, 2 wounded at party Feb.14  Suspect Dead in Police Shooting Feb.16 5 Arrested in Drug Bust  The biggest methamphetamine lab bust so far in 2001. Authorities seized handguns, cash and 2 pounds of drugs Feb.22 Girl kidnapped, police arrest man  16 year old was taken from her parents' home at gunpoint and was found safe in Santa Cruz Mar.7  Man shot and killed Mar.24  Robber Hits 2 Banks In Minutes Mar.31  Cop Chase Ends in Fatal Crash May.7  Parents killed, 3 children injured May.14 2 slain next to school  A man and a woman were fatally shot next to an elementary school May.21 4 killed in crash by drunk driver
  Head-on collision involved 2 vehicles with 3 people in each car. A suspected drunk driver was in custody
May.23  School suspends student hacker Jun.16  Sex assault suspect called 911 Jun.20  Search for Attack Dogs Jun.21  Pit bulls' owner charged Jul.1  2 teenagers killed in gunfire Jul.1  Pit bull owner passes lie detector Jul.23 Seizure of 515 pounds of cocaine  The U.S. Customs Service seized drug off an oil tanker docked in the Bay. 8 Nylon suitcases were in the ship's engine room Jul.26 Power station gets bomb threat Jul.29 1 Killed, 2 Injured in Drive-By Aug.23 Teen shot dead on Highway 4 Aug.24 Boy Safe After Kidnap  Police found the 37-year-old David Wayne McGuire naked in a hot tub. The boy was fully clothed Aug.29 Man killed by police at gas station  20-year-old Stephen Vidovich III allegedly pointed a gun at officer during routine traffic stop Sep.26 2 arrested on $11 million fraud Sep.30 Cop kills father threatening son Oct.7 Man killed son, child's mother, himself  Elijah Donaldson, 21, shot Terrell Donaldson, 3, and Kristi Howley, 23 Oct.31  2 armed robberies Nov.3 4 vehicles set ablaze by arsonist Nov.6 Guilty of making sex video with girl, 14 Nov.9  Sentenced to 50 years to life Nov.10  Grocery store stabbing Nov.13  Shooting death of teen-ager Nov.16  Hacker pleades guilty Nov.17 Murderer should die, say Daher jurors Nov.18  Officer-involved shooting Nov.22  Man killed Nov.23 Police shoot man threatening infants Nov.27  Prosecutors: 3 people killed 5 others Nov.28 10 years for prostitution ring Nov.28  Couple arrested on drug charges Dec.3  Auto Theft Jumps Dec.7  55 arrests for outstanding DUI Dec.10   Rock thrown at mosque  Members of The Islamic Center of Contra Costa at were quick to board up the windows Dec.10  Man shot, killed in car Dec.15  Armed carjacking Dec.19  Turned self after biting off sister's lip Dec.20  5 accused of killing to stand trial Dec.21 Arrested for throwing rocks at mosque Dec.25  Strong-arm robbery Dec.29  Armed robbery of store



Contra Costa County, 2001 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2001 Feb.1  Memorial service for killed by dogs Oct.25  Living wage ordinance Nov.7 Anderson elected as mayor  Councilwoman easily won a 4-way race for mayor Nov.7  Voters to directly elect mayor Nov.15  NAACP: first-grader discriminated Nov.20  Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Nov.29  County cleared of discrimination Dec.28 Controversial bin Laden Store Display