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1. 01-14 Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq Oakland
01-26 Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl Raiders
3. 03-10 District to layoff hundreds of teachers Oakland
E. 04-07 Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally West Oakland
5. 06-02 State takes over Oakland schools Oakland City Hall
G. 09-30 Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial Oakland

Summary.     Click for More > Crowds torch cars after game Jurors in pot case decry their own verdict District to layoff hundreds of teachers Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally Outfielder beaned in head with phone State takes over Oakland schools  The state school superintendent appointed Dr. Randolph Ward as the district administrator 4 people killed within a 12-hour period Fire Station Shut Down in Dispute Raiders' $34.2M judgment Man killed while aiding shooting victim 6-alarm fire Man Accused of Beating Toddler to Death A's clinched American League West title Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial  The jury found 3 ex-officers innocent on 8 counts and were hopelessly deadlocked on the remaining 27 charges A's stun Red Sox in 12th inning Davis, Feinstein, Boxer at labor rally Red Sox advance to ALCS over A's City recorded 100th homicide of 2003 Mayor proposed sin taxes 2-year-old girl died from beating
Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq  Daylong teach-in was criticized by some who noted that no one on the list of speakers supported Bush Raiders past Titans 41-24 for AFC title  Oakland wins over the Tennessee, getting 3 touchdown throws from 37-year-old Rich Gannon Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl
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  The Tampa Bay defense is returning 3 of a 5 five interceptions for touchdowns.    The Bucs is returning 3 of a record 5 interceptions for touchdowns and shutting down any hope the ...
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Apr.20   Coliseum
Jun.2   Oakland City Hall
Jul.20   East Oakland
Jul.29   Oakland Downtown
Aug.26   Raiders
Sep.11   East Oakland
Sep.17   East Oakland
Sep.22   East Oakland
Sep.23   Coliseum
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Oct.1   Coliseum
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Oct.6   Coliseum
Oct.21   East Oakland
Dec.19   Oakland City Hall
Dec.21   East Oakland




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January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  
Jan.7  Oakland City Hall  Mayor Jerry Brown sworn
Jan.12   Coliseum
Jan.13  East Oakland  Body Found in Recycling Bin
Jan.14    
  Daylong teach-in was criticized by some who noted that no one on the list of speakers supported Bush
 San Jose  3 Kmarts to close Jan.17  Oakland City Hall  Fire Department Reduces Staff Jan.19   Coliseum   Raiders past Titans 41-24 for AFC title
  Oakland wins over the Tennessee, getting 3 touchdown throws from 37-year-old Rich Gannon
Jan.20   East Oakland 20 Arrested at Post-Game Celebrations Jan.26   Raiders   Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl
  The Tampa Bay defense is returning 3 of a 5 five interceptions for touchdowns
 The Bucs is returning 3 of a record 5 interceptions for touchdowns and shutting down any hope the Oakland had of a late comeback. Jon Gruden at 39 became the youngest coach ever to win a Super Bowl
  East Oakland   Crowds torch cars after game  Rowdy crowds pelted passing vehicles with rocks and bottles and vandalized in the wake of the Raiders' Super Bowl loss Jan.31  Oakland Downtown  Players a No-Show at Raiders Rally

February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   San Francisco Marijuana author convicted Feb.3     Jurors in pot case decry their own verdict  Jurors would have acquitted Rosenthal had they been told he was growing medical marijuana for the city of Oakland Feb.7  East Oakland  Homicide at upscale Lake Merrit area Feb.13  Oakland City Hall  Ordinance against loitering Feb.15  OAK  Airport evacuated due to irritant in air Feb.19   Oakland City Hall $11 million to settle Riders suits  East Oakland  2 died from shooting

March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10     District to layoff hundreds of teachers
  The troubled School District voted to send about 1,000 district employees a warning that they may be laid off

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Coliseum  Athletics 5, Mariners 0, in Opening Day Apr.5   Oakland Downtown Rally protests not just war, but its costs
Apr.7   West Oakland   Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally  Police were trying to clear protesters from an entrance to the docks. Several longshoremen were injured Apr.20   Coliseum   Outfielder beaned in head with phone
  Juan Carlos Serrano, age 24, beaned Texas Rangers Carl Everett with his cell phone at the Oakland A's game Apr.26  Oakland City Hall  Protest Over Police Tactics

May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.15    Hundreds of Jobs Axed from Schools May.22  East Oakland  Shooting leaves 2 dead

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Oakland City Hall   State takes over Oakland schools
  The state school superintendent appointed Dr. Randolph Ward as the district administrator
Jun.16    New School Chief Walks the Halls Jun.20  Coliseum  Athletics downed Giants 5-3 Jun.21  East Oakland  Crash injured 6 people after sideshow Jun.22  Coliseum  A's win Bay Bridge Series over Giants    2 police officers injured after crash Jun.28  Pac Bell Park  Giants rally from 6-0 deficit to beat A's Jun.29  Pac Bell Park  A's salvage Bay Bridge Series

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Oakland City Hall  Mayor Fires City Manager Jul.2   West Oakland Suspect dragged CHP officer with car Jul.5   OAK Security Breach Jul.8   East Oakland Couple shot to death at home Jul.14   East Oakland Rally to stop the violence Jul.15   East Oakland Police Discover Pot Farm Behind Zoo Jul.20   East Oakland   4 people killed within a 12-hour period  2 shot as they were standing on a street corner. Jonathan Bartlow, 26, was killed near the Oakland Zoo. 4th killed after argument Jul.29   Oakland Downtown   Fire Station Shut Down in Dispute  The city to close the Jack London Square Station after negotiations with the firefighters union broke down

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8   Family Thinks Tattoo Led to Son's Death
Aug.25   East Oakland Sharpton Rails Against Recall and Prop 54 Aug.26   Raiders   Raiders' $34.2M judgment  Jury found coliseum officials acted negligently when negotiating to bring the team back from LA

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  North Oakland  Man murdered Sep.2  East Oakland  Shot to death Sep.3   East Oakland 2 homicides
Sep.5  North Oakland  Gunfire kills one Sep.6  East Oakland  Man slain Sep.10  North Oakland  Girl's yell foiled kidnap Sep.11   East Oakland   Man killed while aiding shooting victim  2 people who were trying to help a shooting victim ended up in the hospital themselves after the shooter returned    Partial Verdict in Rider Trial Sep.13  Oakland Downtown  Man died after shooting Sep.14  Coliseum  Raiders 23, Bengals 20 in home opener Sep.16  East Oakland  Shot and killed Sep.17   East Oakland   6-alarm fire  2 3-story apartment buildings that were under construction were completely gutted and at 3 other suffered damage Sep.18    Riders Jury Tells Judge It's Deadlocked Sep.20  East Oakland  Toddler's Death Investigated as Homicide Sep.22   East Oakland     Man Accused of Beating Toddler to Death  Chazarus Hill Sr. beat the child as punishment for giving the wrong answers to flash-card questions  Walnut Creek  Janikowski arrested after bar fight  Richmond  Heat broke records Sep.23   Coliseum   A's clinched American League West title
  Oakland clinched 3rd league title in the past 4 years after winning 4-3 in the 10th inning over the Texas Rangers Sep.28  East Oakland  Man fatally shot Sep.30     Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial
  The jury found 3 ex-officers innocent on 8 counts and were hopelessly deadlocked on the remaining 27 charges
 Oakland Downtown  Child Dies in hit-and-run

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1    New Trial For Riders After Deadlock?   Black Muslim Leader Dies of Cancer  West Oakland  Community frustrated by Riders trial   Coliseum   A's stun Red Sox in 12th inning  Hernandez dropped a perfect bases-loaded bunt with 2 outs to lift the A's over the Boston 5-4 in their playoff opener Oct.2  East Oakland  Man shot to death  Coliseum  A's beat Boston 5-1   Kidnapped woman rescued after 11 days    Some jurors say acquitted officers guilty Oct.4  Athletics  A's lost to Boston 3-1 in 11 innings Oct.5     Davis, Feinstein, Boxer at labor rally  Fighting to save his job in recall election Governor has been traveling the state  Athletics  Boston forced Game 5 to stun Oakland 5-4 Oct.6   East Oakland Police shoot, kill suspect in his bed  Oakland Downtown  Man found shot to death   Coliseum   Red Sox advance to ALCS over A's  Martinez pitched 7 gritty innings as the Boston completed a 3-game playoff comeback, beating the Oakland 4-3 in Game 5 Oct.8    Woman missing Oct.14  East Oakland  Big Fire in Warehouse Oct.17  Raiders  Williams versus Romanowski Oct.20   KTVU's Fancher died from breast cancer Oct.21   East Oakland   City recorded 100th homicide of 2003  Alphonso Carbajal, 28, was shot in the head and may have been a drug-related slaying Oct.24   3 deaths bring homicides to 103 Oct.29  East Oakland  3-alarm warehouse blaze

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4   Prosecutor will retry Riders
Nov.5    Apparent Child Abuse Nov.7  West Oakland  Male transvestite found fatally shot Nov.10  East Oakland  Drunken driver caused crash that killed 2 Nov.11   Wounded Iraqi boy at Children's Hospital Nov.14   East Oakland Weapons and Cars Seized in Crackdown Nov.16    3 officers struck by vehicle  Raiders  4 Raiders face suspension over THG Nov.17  East Oakland  One person died in fire Nov.22   County finalizes, celebrates adoptions Nov.23  East Oakland  Hit by car that fleeing from CHP  East Oakland  5-alarm fire in warehouse Nov.28  East Oakland  Dead body inside burning home

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  East Oakland  Driver fleeing crash kills 1, injures 1  East Oakland  Body found in burning car Dec.2   East Oakland Teen Shot and Killed
Dec.4    Woman died, her daughter injured in crash Dec.5  East Oakland  Mystery Man Attacked Dec.10    Riders prosecutors filed amended charges Dec.12   San Jose Downtown Latino Boycott Closes Some Businesses Dec.17   Small quake shakes -- but few notice Dec.19   Oakland City Hall   Mayor proposed sin taxes  Jerry Brown has suggested the state could generate more revenue on drinking and eating junk food    Massive marijuana nursery uncovered Dec.21   East Oakland   2-year-old girl died from beating  Coroner found the child died of 'extensive, acute' wounds caused by blunt force. The child's uncle has been arrested Dec.22  Coliseum  Favre riddles Raiders after losing father Dec.27   Beef Stacking Up at Port Due to Mad Cow    School Closures Slated Dec.28    Homicide rate down over last 3 months Dec.29  East Oakland  Missing man's body found Dec.30  Oakland Downtown  11,000 customers without power  Raiders  Callahan fired Dec.31  Oakland Downtown  Man, 21, shot dead near Lake Merritt



Security Breach Fire Station Shut Down in Dispute  The city to close the Jack London Square Station after negotiations with the firefighters union broke down Family Thinks Tattoo Led to Son's Death 6-alarm fire  2 3-story apartment buildings that were under construction were completely gutted and at 3 other suffered damage KTVU's Fancher died from breast cancer Wounded Iraqi boy at Children's Hospital Small quake shakes -- but few notice Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq




Oakland, 2003 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2003
Feb.15  OAK  Airport evacuated due to irritant in air
Jun.21  East Oakland  Crash injured 6 people after sideshow
Jun.22    2 police officers injured after crash
Jul.5   OAK
Jul.29   Oakland Downtown
Aug.8  
Sep.17   East Oakland
Sep.22  Richmond  Heat broke records
Sep.30  Oakland Downtown  Child Dies in hit-and-run
Oct.8    Woman missing
Oct.14  East Oakland  Big Fire in Warehouse
Oct.20  
Oct.29  East Oakland  3-alarm warehouse blaze
Nov.10  East Oakland  Drunken driver caused crash that killed 2
Nov.11  
Nov.16    3 officers struck by vehicle
Nov.17  East Oakland  One person died in fire
Nov.23  East Oakland  Hit by car that fleeing from CHP
Nov.23  East Oakland  5-alarm fire in warehouse
Dec.1  East Oakland  Driver fleeing crash kills 1, injures 1
Dec.4    Woman died, her daughter injured in crash
Dec.17  
Dec.30  Oakland Downtown  11,000 customers without power




Oakland, 2003 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.14  
  Daylong teach-in was criticized by some who noted that no one on the list of speakers supported Bush
Mar.10   District to layoff hundreds of teachers
  The troubled School District voted to send about 1,000 district employees a warning that they may be laid off May.15    Hundreds of Jobs Axed from Schools Jun.2   Oakland City Hall State takes over Oakland schools
  The state school superintendent appointed Dr. Randolph Ward as the district administrator
Jun.16    New School Chief Walks the Halls Dec.27    School Closures Slated



Oakland, 2003 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.14  San Jose  3 Kmarts to close Jan.17  Oakland City Hall  Fire Department Reduces Staff Mar.10   District to layoff hundreds of teachers
  The troubled School District voted to send about 1,000 district employees a warning that they may be laid off May.15    Hundreds of Jobs Axed from Schools Oct.20   KTVU's Fancher died from breast cancer Dec.12   San Jose Downtown Latino Boycott Closes Some Businesses Dec.27   Beef Stacking Up at Port Due to Mad Cow



Oakland, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.1   Raiders QB Gannon Named MVP for NFL
Jan.12   Coliseum Raiders silenced Jets 30-10 in Playoffs Jan.19   Coliseum Raiders past Titans 41-24 for AFC title
  Oakland wins over the Tennessee, getting 3 touchdown throws from 37-year-old Rich Gannon
Jan.20   East Oakland 20 Arrested at Post-Game Celebrations Jan.26   Raiders Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl
  The Tampa Bay defense is returning 3 of a 5 five interceptions for touchdowns
 The Bucs is returning 3 of a record 5 interceptions for touchdowns and shutting down any hope the Oakland had of a late comeback. Jon Gruden at 39 became the youngest coach ever to win a Super Bowl
Jan.26   East Oakland Crowds torch cars after game
  Rowdy crowds pelted passing vehicles with rocks and bottles and vandalized in the wake of the Raiders' Super Bowl loss Jan.31  Oakland Downtown  Players a No-Show at Raiders Rally Apr.1  Coliseum  Athletics 5, Mariners 0, in Opening Day Apr.20   Coliseum Outfielder beaned in head with phone
  Juan Carlos Serrano, age 24, beaned Texas Rangers Carl Everett with his cell phone at the Oakland A's game Jun.20  Coliseum  Athletics downed Giants 5-3 Jun.22  Coliseum  A's win Bay Bridge Series over Giants Jun.28  Pac Bell Park  Giants rally from 6-0 deficit to beat A's Jun.29  Pac Bell Park  A's salvage Bay Bridge Series Aug.26   Raiders Raiders' $34.2M judgment  Jury found coliseum officials acted negligently when negotiating to bring the team back from LA Sep.14  Coliseum  Raiders 23, Bengals 20 in home opener Sep.22  Walnut Creek  Janikowski arrested after bar fight Sep.23   Coliseum A's clinched American League West title
  Oakland clinched 3rd league title in the past 4 years after winning 4-3 in the 10th inning over the Texas Rangers Oct.1   Coliseum A's stun Red Sox in 12th inning  Hernandez dropped a perfect bases-loaded bunt with 2 outs to lift the A's over the Boston 5-4 in their playoff opener Oct.2  Coliseum  A's beat Boston 5-1 Oct.4  Athletics  A's lost to Boston 3-1 in 11 innings Oct.5  Athletics  Boston forced Game 5 to stun Oakland 5-4 Oct.6   Coliseum Red Sox advance to ALCS over A's  Martinez pitched 7 gritty innings as the Boston completed a 3-game playoff comeback, beating the Oakland 4-3 in Game 5 Oct.17  Raiders  Williams versus Romanowski Nov.16  Raiders  4 Raiders face suspension over THG Dec.22  Coliseum  Favre riddles Raiders after losing father Dec.30  Raiders  Callahan fired



Oakland, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.13  East Oakland  Body Found in Recycling Bin Jan.20   East Oakland 20 Arrested at Post-Game Celebrations Jan.26   East Oakland Crowds torch cars after game  Rowdy crowds pelted passing vehicles with rocks and bottles and vandalized in the wake of the Raiders' Super Bowl loss Feb.1   San Francisco Marijuana author convicted Feb.3   Jurors in pot case decry their own verdict  Jurors would have acquitted Rosenthal had they been told he was growing medical marijuana for the city of Oakland Feb.7  East Oakland  Homicide at upscale Lake Merrit area Feb.13  Oakland City Hall  Ordinance against loitering Feb.19   Oakland City Hall $11 million to settle Riders suits Feb.19  East Oakland  2 died from shooting Apr.20   Coliseum Outfielder beaned in head with phone  Juan Carlos Serrano, age 24, beaned Texas Rangers Carl Everett with his cell phone at the Oakland A's game May.22  East Oakland  Shooting leaves 2 dead Jun.21  East Oakland  Crash injured 6 people after sideshow Jun.22    2 police officers injured after crash Jul.2   West Oakland Suspect dragged CHP officer with car Jul.8   East Oakland Couple shot to death at home Jul.14   East Oakland Rally to stop the violence Jul.15   East Oakland Police Discover Pot Farm Behind Zoo Jul.20   East Oakland 4 people killed within a 12-hour period  2 shot as they were standing on a street corner. Jonathan Bartlow, 26, was killed near the Oakland Zoo. 4th killed after argument Sep.1  North Oakland  Man murdered Sep.2  East Oakland  Shot to death Sep.3   East Oakland 2 homicides Sep.5  North Oakland  Gunfire kills one Sep.6  East Oakland  Man slain Sep.10  North Oakland  Girl's yell foiled kidnap Sep.11   East Oakland Man killed while aiding shooting victim  2 people who were trying to help a shooting victim ended up in the hospital themselves after the shooter returned Sep.11    Partial Verdict in Rider Trial Sep.13  Oakland Downtown  Man died after shooting Sep.16  East Oakland  Shot and killed Sep.18    Riders Jury Tells Judge It's Deadlocked Sep.20  East Oakland  Toddler's Death Investigated as Homicide Sep.22   East Oakland   Man Accused of Beating Toddler to Death  Chazarus Hill Sr. beat the child as punishment for giving the wrong answers to flash-card questions Sep.22  Walnut Creek  Janikowski arrested after bar fight Sep.28  East Oakland  Man fatally shot Sep.30   Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial
  The jury found 3 ex-officers innocent on 8 counts and were hopelessly deadlocked on the remaining 27 charges
Sep.30  Oakland Downtown  Child Dies in hit-and-run Oct.1    New Trial For Riders After Deadlock? Oct.1  West Oakland  Community frustrated by Riders trial Oct.2  East Oakland  Man shot to death Oct.2   Kidnapped woman rescued after 11 days Oct.2    Some jurors say acquitted officers guilty Oct.6   East Oakland Police shoot, kill suspect in his bed Oct.6  Oakland Downtown  Man found shot to death Oct.21   East Oakland City recorded 100th homicide of 2003  Alphonso Carbajal, 28, was shot in the head and may have been a drug-related slaying Oct.24   3 deaths bring homicides to 103 Nov.4   Prosecutor will retry Riders Nov.5    Apparent Child Abuse Nov.7  West Oakland  Male transvestite found fatally shot Nov.10  East Oakland  Drunken driver caused crash that killed 2 Nov.14   East Oakland Weapons and Cars Seized in Crackdown Nov.23  East Oakland  Hit by car that fleeing from CHP Nov.28  East Oakland  Dead body inside burning home Dec.1  East Oakland  Driver fleeing crash kills 1, injures 1 Dec.1  East Oakland  Body found in burning car Dec.2   East Oakland Teen Shot and Killed Dec.5  East Oakland  Mystery Man Attacked Dec.10    Riders prosecutors filed amended charges Dec.19    Massive marijuana nursery uncovered Dec.21   East Oakland 2-year-old girl died from beating  Coroner found the child died of 'extensive, acute' wounds caused by blunt force. The child's uncle has been arrested Dec.28    Homicide rate down over last 3 months Dec.29  East Oakland  Missing man's body found Dec.31  Oakland Downtown  Man, 21, shot dead near Lake Merritt



Oakland, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.7  Oakland City Hall  Mayor Jerry Brown sworn Jan.14   Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
  Daylong teach-in was criticized by some who noted that no one on the list of speakers supported Bush
Jan.17  Oakland City Hall  Fire Department Reduces Staff Feb.13  Oakland City Hall  Ordinance against loitering Feb.19   Oakland City Hall $11 million to settle Riders suits Apr.5   Oakland Downtown Rally protests not just war, but its costs Apr.7   West Oakland Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally  Police were trying to clear protesters from an entrance to the docks. Several longshoremen were injured Apr.26  Oakland City Hall  Protest Over Police Tactics Jun.2   Oakland City Hall State takes over Oakland schools
  The state school superintendent appointed Dr. Randolph Ward as the district administrator
Jul.1  Oakland City Hall  Mayor Fires City Manager Jul.14   East Oakland Rally to stop the violence Jul.29   Oakland Downtown Fire Station Shut Down in Dispute  The city to close the Jack London Square Station after negotiations with the firefighters union broke down Aug.25   East Oakland Sharpton Rails Against Recall and Prop 54 Oct.1   Black Muslim Leader Dies of Cancer Oct.5   Davis, Feinstein, Boxer at labor rally  Fighting to save his job in recall election Governor has been traveling the state Nov.11   Wounded Iraqi boy at Children's Hospital Nov.22   County finalizes, celebrates adoptions Dec.12   San Jose Downtown Latino Boycott Closes Some Businesses Dec.19   Oakland City Hall Mayor proposed sin taxes  Jerry Brown has suggested the state could generate more revenue on drinking and eating junk food