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03-19 CEO claims victory in merger vote HP
C. 06-03 Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Napster

Summary.     Click for More > Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy  Industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through on a plan to take over what's left of the Internet music-swapping service 4,000 jobs trimmed
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Jan.3  San Francisco  Providian to cut 800 jobs
Jan.7  SF Downtown  Apple introduces revamped iMac
Feb.28  Pleasanton  John Madden Moves to ABC
Mar.5  HP  Research firm recommends merger
Mar.7  Oakland  Kaiser Permanente names new CEO
Mar.8  Sun  Sun sues Microsoft
Mar.19   HP
  Dissident board member W. Hewlett insisted the vote remained too close to call
 The turbulent shareholder meeting drew more than 2,000 mom-and-pop investors, current and past Hewlett-Packard employees. The 15,000 layoffs that are expected if the deal goes through. HP shares fell 45 cents, more than 2 percent, to $18.80
Apr.1  Coliseum  McCartney opens U.S. concert tour
Apr.17  HP  Independent: investors approve vote
Apr.21  SF Downtown  Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax
Apr.30  HP  Judge rules Compaq deal can continue
May.1  Bay Bridge  Big cranes slip under bridge
May.3  HP  Compaq acquisition officially closed
May.7  HP  Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
 Cisco  Cisco beats third-quarter expectations
May.14  Napster  Founder and CEO both step down
May.17  Napster  Bertelsmann to acquire assets
Jun.3   Napster
Jun.4  San Jose Downtown  Bankruptcy looms for Symphony
Jun.18  Berkeley  Politically Correct Coffee Plan
Jun.28  San Francisco  Gov. Davis unveils bullet trains
Jun.30  SF Downtown  Half million turn out for gay pride parade
Jul.8  eBay  eBay buying payment provider PayPal
Jul.9  Belmont  Pioneer of Gnutella dies at 25
Jul.16   Intel
Aug.26  South SF  Lotto winner stepped forward
Sep.1  Golden Gate Bridge  $5 toll to cross span
Sep.3  Napster  Napster as Company Folds
Sep.17  Schwab  Schwab to cut 10% of staff
Sep.25  HP  HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Sep.26  Gap  Gap picks Disney exec as new CEO
Oct.2  AMD  Revenue shortfall warning
Oct.17  Sun  Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
Oct.21  San Francisco  United reservation centers shut down
Nov.5  San Francisco  Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved
 Berkeley  Coffee measure fails
Nov.7  AMD  AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge
Nov.10  El Cerrito  Pair want to return 1 million AOL CDs
Dec.6  Cupertino  IBM to Buy Rational Software
Dec.11  Belmont  Man wins 2 lottery contests on same day
Dec.17  San Jose  Firm acquitted of copyright infringement
Dec.23  Yahoo  Yahoo Buys Inktomi
Dec.27  eBay  Bidding for town closes at $1.8 million


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San Francisco
Providian to cut 800 jobs
Apple introduces revamped iMac
Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax
Big cranes slip under bridge
Gov. Davis unveils bullet trains
Lotto winner stepped forward
$5 toll to cross span
Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved
Providian to cut 800 jobs
$5 toll to cross span
Schwab to cut 10% of staff
United reservation centers shut down
Providian to cut 800 jobs
Schwab to cut 10% of staff
United reservation centers shut down
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West Santa Clara County
Research firm recommends merger
Sun sues Microsoft
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Judge rules Compaq deal can continue
Compaq acquisition officially closed
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
4,000 jobs trimmed
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Revenue shortfall warning
Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge
Microsoft eliminates UltimateTV division
4,000 jobs trimmed
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Revenue shortfall warning
Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
4,000 jobs trimmed
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge
Research firm recommends merger
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Judge rules Compaq deal can continue
Compaq acquisition officially closed
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
Sun sues Microsoft
IBM to Buy Rational Software
Yahoo Buys Inktomi
4th-quarter earnings beat forecasts
Apple meets Wall Street expectations
Nvidia workers admit insider trading
Revenue shortfall warning
Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
Peninsula
Research firm recommends merger
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Judge rules Compaq deal can continue
Compaq acquisition officially closed
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
Founder and CEO both step down
Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Pioneer of Gnutella dies at 25
Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
Napster as Company Folds
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Research firm recommends merger
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Judge rules Compaq deal can continue
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
Founder and CEO both step down
Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Pioneer of Gnutella dies at 25
Napster as Company Folds
HP earnings soar
Palo Alto
Research firm recommends merger
Sun sues Microsoft
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Judge rules Compaq deal can continue
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
Research firm recommends merger
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
Sun sues Microsoft
HP earnings soar
Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
HP
Research firm recommends merger
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Judge rules Compaq deal can continue
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs
Research firm recommends merger
CEO claims victory in merger vote
Independent: investors approve vote
Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000
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HP earnings soar
San Jose
Cisco beats third-quarter expectations
Bankruptcy looms for Symphony
eBay buying payment provider PayPal
Firm acquitted of copyright infringement
Bidding for town closes at $1.8 million
Pakistani technology office to leave
JDS cuts 2,000 jobs, posts loss
Pakistani technology office to leave
JDS cuts 2,000 jobs, posts loss
eBay buying payment provider PayPal
eBay buying payment provider PayPal
Bidding for town closes at $1.8 million
JDS cuts 2,000 jobs, posts loss
Cisco beat 2nd-quarter expectations
Cisco beats third-quarter expectations
East Bay
John Madden Moves to ABC
Kaiser Permanente names new CEO
Politically Correct Coffee Plan
Coffee measure fails
Politically Correct Coffee Plan
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Alameda County
John Madden Moves to ABC
Kaiser Permanente names new CEO
Politically Correct Coffee Plan
Politically Correct Coffee Plan
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Redwood City
Founder and CEO both step down
Bertelsmann to acquire assets
Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Napster as Company Folds
Bertelsmann to acquire assets
Founder and CEO both step down
Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Santa Clara
4th-quarter earnings beat forecasts
Beyond.com files for bankruptcy
4,000 jobs trimmed
Beyond.com files for bankruptcy
4,000 jobs trimmed
4,000 jobs trimmed
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4th-quarter earnings beat forecasts
Nvidia workers admit insider trading
Sunnyvale
Revenue shortfall warning
AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge
Revenue shortfall warning
AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge
AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge
Yahoo Buys Inktomi
Yahoo Buys Inktomi
Revenue shortfall warning
Bay Area Bridges
Big cranes slip under bridge
$5 toll to cross span
$5 toll to cross span
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Providian to cut 800 jobs  Credit card issuer will cut a 6% of its work force, to make the troubled company more efficient Apple introduces revamped iMac  Flat-screen 15-inch display, faster processor and a new look John Madden Moves to ABC Research firm recommends merger   Kaiser Permanente names new CEO  George C. Halvorson will replace David Lawrence as chief executive officer of the nation's largest HMO Sun sues Microsoft CEO claims victory in merger vote


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  San Jose  Pakistani technology office to leave
Jan.3   San Francisco
Jan.7   SF Downtown
Jan.15  Intel  4th-quarter earnings beat forecasts
Jan.16  Milpitas  LSI Logic will cut 1,400 jobs
 Apple  Apple meets Wall Street expectations
Jan.22  Mountain View  Microsoft eliminates UltimateTV division
Jan.23  Los Gatos  Wozniak Forms Mobile Start-Up
 Eastern Span  $1.04 billion contract
Jan.24  San Jose  JDS cuts 2,000 jobs, posts loss
Jan.25  Santa Clara  Beyond.com files for bankruptcy


February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5  Santa Clara  Nvidia workers admit insider trading
Feb.6  Cisco  Cisco beat 2nd-quarter expectations
Feb.13  HP  HP earnings soar
Feb.14  Palo Alto  PayPal prices IPO at $13 per share
Feb.18  Half Moon Bay  Lottery winner comes forward
Feb.21  San Jose Downtown  Cheney Talks Tech and Economy
Feb.28   Pleasanton


March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Albany  Teachers to layoff
Mar.5   HP
Mar.6  HP  Regulators Approve HP-Compaq Deal
Mar.7   Oakland
Mar.8   Sun
Mar.12  San Francisco  NextCard fires 546 workers
Mar.19   HP  
  Dissident board member W. Hewlett insisted the vote remained too close to call
 The turbulent shareholder meeting drew more than 2,000 mom-and-pop investors, current and past Hewlett-Packard employees. The 15,000 layoffs that are expected if the deal goes through. HP shares fell 45 cents, more than 2 percent, to $18.80
Mar.20  SF Downtown  Pacific Stock Exchange closes Mar.21  Palm  Palm beats Wall Street expectations Mar.24  Siebel  Siebel becomes major industry lobbyist Mar.29  OAK  BART to OAK connector approved

April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Coliseum   McCartney opens U.S. concert tour  Sold-out Oakland Arena, where the McCartney, 59, launched his first tour since 1993 for the audience of 18,000 screaming Apr.3  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge insurance to double Apr.17   HP Independent: investors approve vote
Apr.21   SF Downtown Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax Apr.25  San Jose  Gates addresses minorities conference Apr.30   HP Judge rules Compaq deal can continue

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Sun  Sun president stepping down   Bay Bridge Big cranes slip under bridge
May.3   HP Compaq acquisition officially closed May.7   HP Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000  CEO Carly Fiorina says she will try to keep the lid on layoffs   Cisco Cisco beats third-quarter expectations May.8  Pacific Heights  Author Steel holds 26 parking permits May.14   Napster Founder and CEO both step down May.17   Napster Bertelsmann to acquire assets May.21  Gap  CEO announces retirement plans May.23  Netflix  Netflix gets thumbs up in IPO May.30  Palm  Revenue outlook lowered

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   Napster Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  Industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through on a plan to take over what's left of the Internet music-swapping service
 SF City Hall  4.9 billion budget proposal Jun.4   San Jose Downtown Bankruptcy looms for Symphony Jun.18  San Francisco  Restaurant lost case in Supreme Court   Berkeley Politically Correct Coffee Plan  Oracle  Profit beat analysts' expectations Jun.21  South San Jose  Power Plant Groundbreaking Jun.22  San Francisco  Bars shut down during World Cup Jun.24  Sun  Layoffs allegedly favored foreign workers Jun.27  Martinez  Supervisors voted for 1,400-unit project Jun.28  Golden Gate Bridge  Toll hiked to $5   San Francisco Gov. Davis unveils bullet trains Jun.30   SF Downtown Half million turn out for gay pride parade

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4  Dublin  Former CEO admits securities fraud Jul.8   eBay eBay buying payment provider PayPal  Online auction giant is buying electronic payment facilitator for more than $1.3 billion in stock Jul.9   Belmont Pioneer of Gnutella dies at 25  Gene Kan, an unofficial spokesman for file-swapping Gnutella, found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Jul.12  San Francisco  Nurses strike averted Jul.13  SF Downtown  Robertson Stephens bank closed Jul.16   Intel 4,000 jobs trimmed
  Chip-making giant posted disappointing second-quarter earnings. Most of the reductions will be made through attrition
Jul.17  Siebel  Siebel cutting 1,100 jobs; profits plunge Jul.18  Sun  Returns to profitability in fourth quarter Jul.19  Sun  Sun Shares Off 27% Jul.24  SF Downtown  Rally in support of longshoremen Jul.26  BART  $1b seismic retrofit bond placed on ballot Jul.29  SFO  First train test ride to SFO

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Milpitas  Microsoft ex-president named CEO Aug.8  Santa Clara  SONICblue fires chief executive Aug.16  Sunnyvale  Loudcloud sold, renamed to Opsware Aug.20  West San Jose  Officials: development to overcome blaze Aug.22  San Jose  Executive sues junk faxer for $2.2 trillion Aug.26   South SF Lotto winner stepped forward Aug.27  Novato  Riverdeep acquires Broderbund Aug.28  UC Berkeley  Lecturers walked off job Aug.29  Sun  Sun to hit bottom part of revenue Aug.30  Google  Google Hires CFO

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Golden Gate Bridge $5 toll to cross span  Those with a FasTrak pass will pay $4. Last hike was in 1991 Sep.2  Los Altos Hills  Flap over massive new mansion Sep.3   Napster Napster as Company Folds
Sep.5  Santa Clara  SONICblue cuts 25% work force Sep.7  Genentech  Big patent win vs. Chiron Sep.12  Daly City  Financial privacy ordinance Sep.17   Schwab Schwab to cut 10% of staff  Oracle  Quarterly profit plunges 33% Sep.25   HP HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs Sep.26   Gap Gap picks Disney exec as new CEO Sep.28  Oakland Port  Port Idled by Lockout Sep.29  Oakland Port  Longshoremen Locked Out Again at Port

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   AMD Revenue shortfall warning
Oct.3  Gap  Jobs resigns from Gap's board Oct.8  San Francisco  Upside magazine folds Oct.9  Yahoo  3rd-quarter profit tops estimates Oct.16  San Francisco  Anchor Joe leaving KNTV Oct.17   Sun Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs Oct.21   San Francisco United reservation centers shut down Oct.29  San Mateo Bridge  More Lanes Ready Oct.31  Alameda County  Loan foreclosure filings jump 36%

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  Santa Clara  Appl. Materials to cut 800 Bay Area Jobs Nov.5   San Francisco Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved  A $1.6 billion bond measure is covering the city's share of revamping Hetch Hetchy, the aging water delivery system   Berkeley Coffee measure fails
Nov.6  Cisco  Quarter earnings beat expectations Nov.7   AMD AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge Nov.9  San Jose  Silicon Valley's Jobless Rate 7.9% Nov.10   El Cerrito Pair want to return 1 million AOL CDs Nov.11  SFO  385 federally trained screeners Nov.14  AMD  Chip-maker to cut 2,000 jobs Nov.19  Concord  B of A Slashes more than 200 Jobs

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.5  San Francisco  Singer sued Opera Association Dec.6   Cupertino IBM to Buy Rational Software
Dec.11  eBay  eBay hit by credit card scam   Belmont Man wins 2 lottery contests on same day Dec.17   San Jose Firm acquitted of copyright infringement Dec.18  Oracle  Performance better than expected Dec.19  Benicia  Endangered fish delayes bridge span Dec.23   Yahoo Yahoo Buys Inktomi  Sun  Microsoft Ordered to Carry Sun's Java Dec.27   eBay Bidding for town closes at $1.8 million



Politically Correct Coffee Plan Coffee measure fails Research firm recommends merger CEO claims victory in merger vote




SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Financial Timeline ... See Bay Area Financial timeline, World Financial timeline Top ^
2002
Apr.3  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge insurance to double
Jun.3  SF City Hall  4.9 billion budget proposal
Aug.20  West San Jose  Officials: development to overcome blaze
Sep.12  Daly City  Financial privacy ordinance




SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Food Timeline ... See Bay Area Food timeline, World Food timeline Top ^
2002
Jun.18   Berkeley
Jun.22  San Francisco  Bars shut down during World Cup
Nov.5   Berkeley




SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Merger and Acquisition Timeline ... See Bay Area Merger and Acquisition timeline, World Merger and Acquisition timeline Top ^
2002
Mar.5   HP
Mar.6  HP  Regulators Approve HP-Compaq Deal
Mar.19   HP
  Dissident board member W. Hewlett insisted the vote remained too close to call
 The turbulent shareholder meeting drew more than 2,000 mom-and-pop investors, current and past Hewlett-Packard employees. The 15,000 layoffs that are expected if the deal goes through. HP shares fell 45 cents, more than 2 percent, to $18.80
Apr.17   HP Independent: investors approve vote
May.3   HP Compaq acquisition officially closed May.17   Napster Bertelsmann to acquire assets Jul.8   eBay eBay buying payment provider PayPal  Online auction giant is buying electronic payment facilitator for more than $1.3 billion in stock Aug.27  Novato  Riverdeep acquires Broderbund Nov.5   San Francisco Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved  A $1.6 billion bond measure is covering the city's share of revamping Hetch Hetchy, the aging water delivery system Nov.5   Berkeley Coffee measure fails Dec.6   Cupertino IBM to Buy Rational Software Dec.23   Yahoo Yahoo Buys Inktomi



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Fraud Timeline ... See Bay Area Fraud timeline, World Fraud timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.5  Santa Clara  Nvidia workers admit insider trading Jul.4  Dublin  Former CEO admits securities fraud



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Highway Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Highway Business timeline, World Highway Business timeline Top ^
2002 May.8  Pacific Heights  Author Steel holds 26 parking permits Jun.3  SF City Hall  4.9 billion budget proposal Jun.18   Berkeley Politically Correct Coffee Plan
Jun.22  San Francisco  Bars shut down during World Cup Jun.27  Martinez  Supervisors voted for 1,400-unit project Jun.28  Golden Gate Bridge  Toll hiked to $5 Sep.12  Daly City  Financial privacy ordinance Oct.29  San Mateo Bridge  More Lanes Ready



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Global Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Global Politics timeline, World Global Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.2  San Jose  Pakistani technology office to leave Feb.21  San Jose Downtown  Cheney Talks Tech and Economy Dec.17   San Jose Firm acquitted of copyright infringement




SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Earnings Timeline ... See Bay Area Earnings timeline, World Earnings timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.15  Intel  4th-quarter earnings beat forecasts Jan.16  Apple  Apple meets Wall Street expectations Feb.5  Santa Clara  Nvidia workers admit insider trading Feb.6  Cisco  Cisco beat 2nd-quarter expectations Feb.13  HP  HP earnings soar Mar.21  Palm  Palm beats Wall Street expectations May.7   Cisco Cisco beats third-quarter expectations
May.30  Palm  Revenue outlook lowered Jun.18  Oracle  Profit beat analysts' expectations Jul.18  Sun  Returns to profitability in fourth quarter Aug.29  Sun  Sun to hit bottom part of revenue Sep.17  Oracle  Quarterly profit plunges 33% Oct.2   AMD Revenue shortfall warning Oct.9  Yahoo  3rd-quarter profit tops estimates Oct.17   Sun Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs Nov.6  Cisco  Quarter earnings beat expectations Dec.18  Oracle  Performance better than expected



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Labor Conflict Timeline ... See Bay Area Labor Conflict timeline, World Labor Conflict timeline Top ^
2002 Jul.12  San Francisco  Nurses strike averted Jul.24  SF Downtown  Rally in support of longshoremen Aug.28  UC Berkeley  Lecturers walked off job Sep.28  Oakland Port  Port Idled by Lockout Sep.29  Oakland Port  Longshoremen Locked Out Again at Port Dec.17   San Jose Firm acquitted of copyright infringement




SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Media Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Media Business timeline, World Media Business timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.28   Pleasanton John Madden Moves to ABC
Oct.8  San Francisco  Upside magazine folds Oct.16  San Francisco  Anchor Joe leaving KNTV



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.2  San Jose  Pakistani technology office to leave Jan.3   San Francisco Providian to cut 800 jobs  Credit card issuer will cut a 6% of its work force, to make the troubled company more efficient Jan.16  Milpitas  LSI Logic will cut 1,400 jobs Jan.22  Mountain View  Microsoft eliminates UltimateTV division Jan.24  San Jose  JDS cuts 2,000 jobs, posts loss Mar.1  Albany  Teachers to layoff Mar.12  San Francisco  NextCard fires 546 workers May.7   HP Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000  CEO Carly Fiorina says she will try to keep the lid on layoffs Jun.24  Sun  Layoffs allegedly favored foreign workers Jul.16   Intel 4,000 jobs trimmed
  Chip-making giant posted disappointing second-quarter earnings. Most of the reductions will be made through attrition
Jul.17  Siebel  Siebel cutting 1,100 jobs; profits plunge Sep.5  Santa Clara  SONICblue cuts 25% work force Sep.17   Schwab Schwab to cut 10% of staff Sep.25   HP HP to cut additional 1,800 jobs Oct.21   San Francisco United reservation centers shut down Nov.4  Santa Clara  Appl. Materials to cut 800 Bay Area Jobs Nov.7   AMD AMD plans layoffs, will take large charge Nov.9  San Jose  Silicon Valley's Jobless Rate 7.9% Nov.14  AMD  Chip-maker to cut 2,000 jobs Nov.19  Concord  B of A Slashes more than 200 Jobs



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Bankruptcy Timeline ... See Bay Area Bankruptcy timeline, World Bankruptcy timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.25  Santa Clara  Beyond.com files for bankruptcy Jun.3   Napster Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  Industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through on a plan to take over what's left of the Internet music-swapping service
Jul.13  SF Downtown  Robertson Stephens bank closed Sep.3   Napster Napster as Company Folds



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 High Tech Business Timeline ... See Bay Area High Tech Business timeline, World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.7   SF Downtown Apple introduces revamped iMac  Flat-screen 15-inch display, faster processor and a new look Jan.23  Los Gatos  Wozniak Forms Mobile Start-Up Feb.21  San Jose Downtown  Cheney Talks Tech and Economy Nov.10   El Cerrito Pair want to return 1 million AOL CDs
Dec.11  eBay  eBay hit by credit card scam Dec.27   eBay Bidding for town closes at $1.8 million



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 IPO Timeline ... See Bay Area IPO timeline, World IPO timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.14  Palo Alto  PayPal prices IPO at $13 per share May.23  Netflix  Netflix gets thumbs up in IPO



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Business Lawsuit Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Lawsuit timeline, World Business Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.8   Sun Sun sues Microsoft
Apr.21   SF Downtown Restaurant goes to Supr. Court over tax Apr.30   HP Judge rules Compaq deal can continue Jun.18  San Francisco  Restaurant lost case in Supreme Court Aug.22  San Jose  Executive sues junk faxer for $2.2 trillion Sep.7  Genentech  Big patent win vs. Chiron Dec.5  San Francisco  Singer sued Opera Association Dec.17   San Jose Firm acquitted of copyright infringement Dec.23  Sun  Microsoft Ordered to Carry Sun's Java



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Aviation Timeline ... See Bay Area Aviation timeline, World Aviation timeline Top ^
2002 Nov.11  SFO  385 federally trained screeners



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Retail Timeline ... See Bay Area Retail timeline, World Retail timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.18  Half Moon Bay  Lottery winner comes forward Aug.26   South SF Lotto winner stepped forward
Dec.11   Belmont Man wins 2 lottery contests on same day



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Higher Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Higher Education timeline, World Higher Education timeline Top ^
2002 Aug.28  UC Berkeley  Lecturers walked off job



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Maritime Timeline ... See Bay Area Maritime timeline, World Maritime timeline Top ^
2002 May.1   Bay Bridge Big cranes slip under bridge
Dec.19  Benicia  Endangered fish delayes bridge span



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.24  Siebel  Siebel becomes major industry lobbyist Aug.16  Sunnyvale  Loudcloud sold, renamed to Opsware Dec.11  eBay  eBay hit by credit card scam



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Public Transportation Timeline ... See Bay Area Public Transportation timeline, World Public Transportation timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.29  OAK  BART to OAK connector approved Jun.28   San Francisco Gov. Davis unveils bullet trains
Jul.26  BART  $1b seismic retrofit bond placed on ballot Jul.29  SFO  First train test ride to SFO Sep.1   Golden Gate Bridge $5 toll to cross span  Those with a FasTrak pass will pay $4. Last hike was in 1991 Dec.19  Benicia  Endangered fish delayes bridge span



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Sports Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports Business timeline, World Sports Business timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.28   Pleasanton John Madden Moves to ABC
Mar.1  Albany  Teachers to layoff Mar.7   Oakland   Kaiser Permanente names new CEO  George C. Halvorson will replace David Lawrence as chief executive officer of the nation's largest HMO Apr.25  San Jose  Gates addresses minorities conference May.1  Sun  Sun president stepping down May.14   Napster Founder and CEO both step down May.21  Gap  CEO announces retirement plans Jul.9   Belmont Pioneer of Gnutella dies at 25  Gene Kan, an unofficial spokesman for file-swapping Gnutella, found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Aug.1  Milpitas  Microsoft ex-president named CEO Aug.8  Santa Clara  SONICblue fires chief executive Aug.30  Google  Google Hires CFO Sep.26   Gap Gap picks Disney exec as new CEO Oct.3  Gap  Jobs resigns from Gap's board



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Construction Timeline ... See Bay Area Construction timeline, World Construction timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.23  Eastern Span  $1.04 billion contract



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Stocks Timeline ... See Bay Area Stocks timeline, World Stocks timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.20  SF Downtown  Pacific Stock Exchange closes Jul.4  Dublin  Former CEO admits securities fraud Jul.19  Sun  Sun Shares Off 27%



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Real Estate timeline, World Real Estate timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.27  Martinez  Supervisors voted for 1,400-unit project Jul.24  SF Downtown  Rally in support of longshoremen Sep.2  Los Altos Hills  Flap over massive new mansion Oct.31  Alameda County  Loan foreclosure filings jump 36% Nov.5   San Francisco Hetch Hetchy bond measure approved  A $1.6 billion bond measure is covering the city's share of revamping Hetch Hetchy, the aging water delivery system



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Commercial Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Commercial Real Estate timeline, World Commercial Real Estate timeline Top ^
2002 Aug.20  West San Jose  Officials: development to overcome blaze



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 LGBT Timeline ... See Bay Area LGBT timeline, World LGBT timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.30   SF Downtown Half million turn out for gay pride parade




SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Entertainment Timeline ... See Bay Area Entertainment timeline, World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2002 Apr.1   Coliseum McCartney opens U.S. concert tour  Sold-out Oakland Arena, where the McCartney, 59, launched his first tour since 1993 for the audience of 18,000 screaming Jun.4   San Jose Downtown Bankruptcy looms for Symphony
Jun.30   SF Downtown Half million turn out for gay pride parade



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Business Obituary Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Obituary timeline, World Business Obituary timeline Top ^
2002 Jul.9   Belmont Pioneer of Gnutella dies at 25  Gene Kan, an unofficial spokesman for file-swapping Gnutella, found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound



SF Bay Area, Business, 2002 Energy Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Energy Business timeline, World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.21  South San Jose  Power Plant Groundbreaking