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B. 01-26 Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl Raiders
C. 02-16 200,000 join protests against Iraq war SF Downtown
3. 02-28 Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl SF City Hall
4. 04-14 Laci Peterson, infant bodies found Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, Richmond
12-09 Gavin Newsom New San Francisco Mayor SF City Hall

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Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl 200,000 join protests against Iraq war Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl   Laci Peterson, infant bodies found   A woman's badly decomposed body was discovered on a beach, one day after an infant boy's body was found along a trail   Gavin Newsom New San Francisco Mayor
Jan.2  San Francisco  Two dead after New Year's Eve rave
Jan.3  Berkeley  Crews Search Marina for Laci Peterson
 Berkeley  Steven Stayner's molester arrested
Jan.14  Oakland  Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
Jan.18  SF Downtown  Protesters pack streets for anti-war rally
Jan.19  Coliseum  Raiders past Titans 41-24 for AFC title
Jan.26   Raiders
Feb.11  49ers  Niners name Erickson head coach
Feb.16   SF Downtown
Feb.28   SF City Hall
Mar.10  Oakland  District to layoff hundreds of teachers
Mar.11  SF City Hall  DA drops charges against police chief
Mar.19  SF Downtown  Protestors Shut Down Market Street
Mar.20  SF Downtown  Demonstrations cause mayhem
Mar.21  SF Downtown  600 protesters arrested
Apr.1  SJC  Plane detained on fears of mystery illness
Apr.7  West Oakland  Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally
Apr.14   Richmond
Apr.15  Pittsburg  Police officer shot to death in line of duty
Apr.17  San Francisco  Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract
Apr.28  Apple  Apple launches online music service
May.1  Castro Valley  Girl's body found behind restaurant
May.2  Santa Clara  Bush speaks at United Defense Industries
May.5  UC Berkeley  Students barred from SARS areas
May.25  Santa Rosa  4.2 Earthquake
Jun.2  Oakland City Hall  State takes over Oakland schools
Jun.4  San Francisco  Rosenthal freed after serving one-day
Jun.6  Oracle  Oracle offers $5.1 billion for PeopleSoft
 South San Jose  Girl taken from home by intruder
Jun.22  SFO  BART Begins Service To SFO
Jul.11  West San Jose  Dangerous Dynamite Prompts Evacuation
Jul.14  Highway 280  4 dead after truck drives off overpass
Aug.1  SF Downtown  Champion kickboxer slain in hit-and-run
Aug.28  Emeryville  2 small blasts near Chiron offices
Sep.2  Potrero Hill  Girl gang attacking women
Sep.3  Walnut Creek  First debate of California's recall election
Sep.9  Stanford  Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, dies
Sep.17  San Francisco  Ex-health official prosecuted for infection
Sep.21  Livermore  Teenager dies after taking abortion pill
Sep.30  Oakland  Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial
Oct.18  Petaluma  Serial prowler
Oct.27  Danville  Hit and run driver killed 2 children
Nov.8  Vallejo  Zampa Bridge opened by Gov. Davis
Nov.12  San Rafael  Thousands honor firefighter killed in SoCal
Dec.4  San Francisco  Bonds Appears for Steroid Probe
Dec.6  Santa Clara  5 slain in murder-suicide
Dec.9   SF City Hall
  Supervisor Gavin Newsom, 36, beat rival Matt Gonzalez and will replace outgoing mayor Willie Brown.    Born on Oct. 10, 1967, in San Francisco. From 1992 was a founder, owner of PlumpJack wine shop. Mayoral candidate's platfo...
Dec.20  SF Mission  Fire causes widespread power outage
Dec.30  Richmond  4 people found slain


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San Francisco
Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl
DA drops charges against police chief
600 protesters arrested
Rosenthal freed after serving one-day
Champion kickboxer slain in hit-and-run
Girl gang attacking women
Ex-health official prosecuted for infection
Bonds Appears for Steroid Probe
Protesters pack streets for anti-war rally
200,000 join protests against Iraq war
Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl
DA drops charges against police chief
Protestors Shut Down Market Street
Demonstrations cause mayhem
Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract
Gavin Newsom New San Francisco Mayor
Two dead after New Year's Eve rave
4 dead after truck drives off overpass
Fire causes widespread power outage
Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract
49ers release head coach Mariucci
Niners name Erickson head coach
Bonds Appears for Steroid Probe
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East Bay
Steven Stayner's molester arrested
Laci Peterson, infant bodies found
Police officer shot to death in line of duty
Girl's body found behind restaurant
2 small blasts near Chiron offices
Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial
Hit and run driver killed 2 children
Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally
Students barred from SARS areas
State takes over Oakland schools
First debate of California's recall election
Crews Search Marina for Laci Peterson
4.2 earthquake
Students barred from SARS areas
Teenager dies after taking abortion pill
Hit and run driver killed 2 children
District to layoff hundreds of teachers
Raiders past Titans 41-24 for AFC title
Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl
Crowds torch cars after game
Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
District to layoff hundreds of teachers
Students barred from SARS areas
State takes over Oakland schools
Alameda County
Steven Stayner's molester arrested
Girl's body found behind restaurant
2 small blasts near Chiron offices
Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial
Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally
Students barred from SARS areas
State takes over Oakland schools
Crews Search Marina for Laci Peterson
4.2 earthquake
Students barred from SARS areas
Teenager dies after taking abortion pill
District to layoff hundreds of teachers
Raiders past Titans 41-24 for AFC title
Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl
Crowds torch cars after game
Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
District to layoff hundreds of teachers
Students barred from SARS areas
State takes over Oakland schools
Oakland
Crowds torch cars after game
Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial
Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally
State takes over Oakland schools
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District to layoff hundreds of teachers
Raiders past Titans 41-24 for AFC title
Bucs rout Raiders 48-21 for Super Bowl
Crowds torch cars after game
Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
District to layoff hundreds of teachers
State takes over Oakland schools
Silicon Valley
Frat brawl: One dead on his birthday
Girl taken from home by intruder
5 slain in murder-suicide
Bush speaks at United Defense Industries
Plane detained on fears of mystery illness
Dangerous Dynamite Prompts Evacuation
Apple launches online music service
Your ad is here
Frat brawl: One dead on his birthday
SF Downtown
600 protesters arrested
Champion kickboxer slain in hit-and-run
Protesters pack streets for anti-war rally
200,000 join protests against Iraq war
Protestors Shut Down Market Street
Demonstrations cause mayhem
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San Jose
Frat brawl: One dead on his birthday
Girl taken from home by intruder
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Plane detained on fears of mystery illness
Dangerous Dynamite Prompts Evacuation
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Frat brawl: One dead on his birthday
North Bay
Serial prowler
Thousands honor firefighter killed in SoCal
4 killed after head-on accident
4.2 Earthquake
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Peninsula Your ad is here Your ad is here
4 dead after truck drives off overpass
Oracle offers $5.1 billion for PeopleSoft
BART Begins Service To SFO
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Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, dies
West Santa Clara County
5 slain in murder-suicide
Bush speaks at United Defense Industries
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Apple launches online music service
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Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, dies
Berkeley
Steven Stayner's molester arrested
Students barred from SARS areas
Crews Search Marina for Laci Peterson
Students barred from SARS areas
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Students barred from SARS areas
SF City Hall
Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl
DA drops charges against police chief
Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl
Gavin Newsom New San Francisco Mayor
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Two dead after New Year's Eve rave Crews Search Marina for Laci Peterson Steven Stayner's molester arrested Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq Protesters pack streets for anti-war rally 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


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2   San Francisco
Jan.3   Berkeley
  Berkeley
Jan.14   Oakland
Jan.15  San Francisco  49ers release head coach Mariucci
Jan.18   SF Downtown
Jan.19   Coliseum  
Jan.21  Napa  4 killed after head-on accident
Jan.22  SJSU  Frat brawl: One dead on his birthday
Jan.26   Raiders  
  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 ...
 East Oakland  Crowds torch cars after game

February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  Dublin  4.2 earthquake Feb.3  Oakland  Jurors in pot case decry their own verdict Feb.11  Bay Bridge  Officials search for small boat near bridge   49ers Niners name Erickson head coach Feb.16   SF Downtown   200,000 join protests against Iraq war
  A steady stream of chanting, sign-waving protesters filled 12 large city blocks from the waterfront to the City Hall.    The main march began at Justin Herman Plaza. Ringing cowbells, chanting, dancing and waving signs, puppets and placards, the marchers moved slo...
Feb.21  Palo Alto  Agilent to cut 4,000 more jobs  San Francisco  Examiner lays off staff; plans to be free Feb.23  Brisbane  AIDS vaccine developed by VaxGen Feb.28   SF City Hall     Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl
  Earl Sanders and 9 other policemen have been indicted in connection with a brawl between off-duty officers and a bartender.    The department rallied behind the indicted even as it scrambled to chart its course through a crisis. Mayor Brown defended the chief he hand-picked in July....


March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6  San Francisco  2 SF students dead in Monterey County Mar.10   Oakland District to layoff hundreds of teachers Mar.11   SF City Hall DA drops charges against police chief Mar.19   SF Downtown Protestors Shut Down Market Street Mar.20   SF Downtown   Demonstrations cause mayhem  Police arrested 1,025 people. Marchers paralyzed the evening commute by dashing up ramps Mar.21   SF Downtown 600 protesters arrested Mar.29  SF City Hall  Hundreds rally for troops support

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   SJC Plane detained on fears of mystery illness
Apr.4  San Francisco  Judge drops charges against 5 officers Apr.7   West Oakland Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally Apr.11  Livermore Lab  Fallen lab official was espionage expert Apr.12  SF Mission  Hundreds brave rain at anti-war rally Apr.14   Richmond     Laci Peterson, infant bodies found Map of Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Richmond
  A woman's badly decomposed body was discovered on a beach, one day after an infant boy's body was found along a trail
 The deteriorating body of the fetus was discovered at 4 p.m. Sunday by a dog walker on the rocky shore of the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. The bodies were discovered about a mile apart. Modesto police were summoned to the East Bay
Apr.15   Pittsburg Police officer shot to death in line of duty Apr.17   San Francisco   Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract  Construction giant has landed a contract worth up to $680m to help in the rebuilding of Iraq Apr.20  Coliseum  Outfielder beaned in head with phone Apr.22  Sunnyvale  25 arrested for blocking Lockheed Martin Apr.28   Apple Apple launches online music service

May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Castro Valley Girl's body found behind restaurant
May.2   Santa Clara Bush speaks at United Defense Industries May.5   UC Berkeley   Students barred from SARS areas  The University will turn away new students from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong this summer  3Com  3Com moving to Massachusetts May.8  San Francisco  Judge Throws out 'Care Not Cash' Plan May.11  SFO  Container explodes on plane at tarmac May.14  Concord  Woman dies after attack on trail May.17  Richmond  Search continue for Peterson's evidence May.19  Genentech  Encouraging results with cancer drug May.21  Half Moon Bay  Historic general store destroyed in fire May.25   Santa Rosa 4.2 Earthquake May.28  Palo Alto  Librarians, police chief protest Patriot Act

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Oakland City Hall State takes over Oakland schools
Jun.4   San Francisco Rosenthal freed after serving one-day  East San Jose  Several schools locked down during search Jun.6   Oracle   Oracle offers $5.1 billion for PeopleSoft  Software maker is in a hostile takeover attempt aimed at eliminating one of its competitors for $16 per share   South San Jose Girl taken from home by intruder Jun.8  East Palo Alto  Girl, 9, found alive after being kidnapped Jun.13  Richmond  Police shoot 16-year-old wielding toy gun Jun.21  San Francisco  Tangled hen causes power mess Jun.22   SFO   BART Begins Service To SFO  After years of delay, BART hopes to match the success that other cities have had with their rail to airports Jun.27  SFO  Bush makes quick dash in collecting money Jun.28  San Francisco  Charges dropped against 407 protesters  SF Tenderloin  Man kills 3 people in hotel, then self

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  SF City Hall  Police chief asks court to clear his name Jul.5  Richmond  Cabbie Shot, Second in Week Jul.11   West San Jose Dangerous Dynamite Prompts Evacuation
Jul.14  San Jose Downtown  Police shoot and killed woman with knife   Highway 280 4 dead after truck drives off overpass Jul.18  San Jose  Region renamed to 'San Jose Metro Area' Jul.21  SF Sunset  Dead whale attracted large crowds

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   SF Downtown Champion kickboxer slain in hit-and-run
Aug.7  North San Jose  Dennehy memorial service  South San Jose  Rocket-fuel blast levels building Aug.12  San Francisco  Nader hit by pie Aug.14  Redwood City  Child trapped in bank vault Aug.23  San Francisco  Bobby Bonds dies at 57 Aug.26  El Cerrito  Truck crashes into house, cuts power Aug.28   Emeryville 2 small blasts near Chiron offices Aug.29  Emeryville  Animal Rights Group Claims Bombing  Alameda County  Fires around Bay Area top 20,000 acres

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Potrero Hill Girl gang attacking women
Sep.3   Walnut Creek First debate of California's recall election Sep.5  USF  Dalai Lama visits Jesuit-run university Sep.9  San Francisco  Mystery Object Crashes Through Ceiling   Stanford Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, dies Sep.12  San Jose  1 dead in accident at United Technologies Sep.17   San Francisco Ex-health official prosecuted for infection  East Oakland  6-alarm fire  Pac Bell Park  Giants clinch NL West title Sep.18  SJSU  Amputee returns to field Sep.21   Livermore Teenager dies after taking abortion pill Sep.23  Coliseum  A's clinched American League West title Sep.26  Pleasanton  Homemade Device Explodes Sep.29  SF Bayview  2-month-old boy dead, father wounded Sep.30   Oakland Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.6  San Jose  Arnold campaigns with wife Oct.8  Yahoo  Profits doubled again Oct.18   Petaluma Serial prowler
Oct.25  SF Downtown  Thousands take part in anti-war protest Oct.27   Danville Hit and run driver killed 2 children

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Emeryville  Ask Jeeves Names New CEO Nov.4  SF City Hall  Newsom faces runoff Nov.8   Vallejo   Zampa Bridge opened by Gov. Davis  Fireworks greet nation's first major suspension bridge in 30 years, a 3,400-foot span across the Carquinez Straits Nov.9  San Francisco  Teenager dies after being shot on bus Nov.12   San Rafael Thousands honor firefighter killed in SoCal
Nov.13  SF Downtown  Construction of Bloomingdale inaugurated Nov.18  Giants  Bonds won record sixth MVP Nov.21  San Leandro  Psychiatric Patient Killed Her Doctor Nov.30  San Jose  5 slain in city over holiday weekend

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  Napa  Bridge collapses; one worker killed Dec.4   San Francisco     Bonds Appears for Steroid Probe  The jury is focusing on possible tax and drug violations by a lab that supplied nutritional supplements to sports stars Dec.6   Santa Clara   5 slain in murder-suicide  A 37-year-old Todd Vernon and 3 of his children: a twin boys and a girl ,13, and Nadine Nunes Vernon were found dead in a home Dec.9   SF City Hall     Gavin Newsom New San Francisco Mayor
  Supervisor Gavin Newsom, 36, beat rival Matt Gonzalez and will replace outgoing mayor Willie Brown
 Born on Oct. 10, 1967, in San Francisco. From 1992 was a founder, owner of PlumpJack wine shop. Mayoral candidate's platform focused on homeless policy, economic development and measures to improve the quality of life in the city's neighborhoods
 San Francisco  DA Hallinan unseated by Kamala Harris Dec.18  Pinole  Man set fire to car, killing 2 children Dec.20   SF Mission   Fire causes widespread power outage  A fire at an electrical substation has caused an outage affecting about 120,000 customers Dec.23  PG&E  Delayed Response Worsened Outage Dec.29  San Jose  Meningitis kills girl, infects 2 more Dec.30   Richmond 4 people found slain




Two dead after New Year's Eve rave Crews Search Marina for Laci Peterson Plane detained on fears of mystery illness Students barred from SARS areas  The University will turn away new students from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong this summer 4.2 Earthquake Dangerous Dynamite Prompts Evacuation 4 dead after truck drives off overpass Ex-health official prosecuted for infection Teenager dies after taking abortion pill Hit and run driver killed 2 children Thousands honor firefighter killed in SoCal Fire causes widespread power outage  A fire at an electrical substation has caused an outage affecting about 120,000 customers Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq District to layoff hundreds of teachers Students barred from SARS areas  The University will turn away new students from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong this summer State takes over Oakland schools Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, dies District to layoff hundreds of teachers Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract  Construction giant has landed a contract worth up to $680m to help in the rebuilding of Iraq Apple launches online music service Oracle offers $5.1 billion for PeopleSoft  Software maker is in a hostile takeover attempt aimed at eliminating one of its competitors for $16 per share BART Begins Service To SFO  After years of delay, BART hopes to match the success that other cities have had with their rail to airports Zampa Bridge opened by Gov. Davis  Fireworks greet nation's first major suspension bridge in 30 years, a 3,400-foot span across the Carquinez Straits 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




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2003 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.2   San Francisco
Jan.3   Berkeley
Jan.21  Napa  4 killed after head-on accident
Feb.2  Dublin  4.2 earthquake
Feb.11  Bay Bridge  Officials search for small boat near bridge
Mar.6  San Francisco  2 SF students dead in Monterey County
Apr.1   SJC
May.5   UC Berkeley
May.11  SFO  Container explodes on plane at tarmac
May.21  Half Moon Bay  Historic general store destroyed in fire
May.25   Santa Rosa
Jun.21  San Francisco  Tangled hen causes power mess
Jul.11   West San Jose
Jul.14   Highway 280
Jul.21  SF Sunset  Dead whale attracted large crowds
Aug.7  South San Jose  Rocket-fuel blast levels building
Aug.14  Redwood City  Child trapped in bank vault
Aug.26  El Cerrito  Truck crashes into house, cuts power
Aug.29  Alameda County  Fires around Bay Area top 20,000 acres
Sep.9  San Francisco  Mystery Object Crashes Through Ceiling
Sep.12  San Jose  1 dead in accident at United Technologies
Sep.17   San Francisco
Sep.17  East Oakland  6-alarm fire
Sep.21   Livermore
Oct.27   Danville
Nov.12   San Rafael
Nov.21  San Leandro  Psychiatric Patient Killed Her Doctor
Dec.3  Napa  Bridge collapses; one worker killed
Dec.20   SF Mission
Dec.23  PG&E  Delayed Response Worsened Outage
Dec.29  San Jose  Meningitis kills girl, infects 2 more




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2003 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.14   Oakland
Jan.22  SJSU  Frat brawl: One dead on his birthday
Mar.10   Oakland
May.5   UC Berkeley
Jun.2   Oakland City Hall
Jun.4  East San Jose  Several schools locked down during search
Jul.21  SF Sunset  Dead whale attracted large crowds
Sep.5  USF  Dalai Lama visits Jesuit-run university
Sep.9   Stanford




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2003 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2003
Feb.21  Palo Alto  Agilent to cut 4,000 more jobs
Feb.21  San Francisco  Examiner lays off staff; plans to be free
Feb.23  Brisbane  AIDS vaccine developed by VaxGen
Mar.10   Oakland
Apr.17   San Francisco
Apr.28   Apple
May.5  3Com  3Com moving to Massachusetts
May.19  Genentech  Encouraging results with cancer drug
Jun.6   Oracle
Jun.22   SFO
Oct.8  Yahoo  Profits doubled again
Nov.3  Emeryville  Ask Jeeves Names New CEO
Nov.8   Vallejo
Nov.13  SF Downtown  Construction of Bloomingdale inaugurated
Dec.23  PG&E  Delayed Response Worsened Outage




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.15  San Francisco  49ers release head coach Mariucci
Jan.19   Coliseum
Jan.26   Raiders
  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 ...
Jan.26  East Oakland  Crowds torch cars after game Feb.11   49ers Niners name Erickson head coach
Apr.20  Coliseum  Outfielder beaned in head with phone Aug.7  North San Jose  Dennehy memorial service Aug.23  San Francisco  Bobby Bonds dies at 57 Sep.17  Pac Bell Park  Giants clinch NL West title Sep.18  SJSU  Amputee returns to field Sep.23  Coliseum  A's clinched American League West title Nov.18  Giants  Bonds won record sixth MVP Dec.4   San Francisco   Bonds Appears for Steroid Probe  The jury is focusing on possible tax and drug violations by a lab that supplied nutritional supplements to sports stars



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.3   Berkeley Steven Stayner's molester arrested
Jan.22  SJSU  Frat brawl: One dead on his birthday Jan.26  East Oakland  Crowds torch cars after game Feb.3  Oakland  Jurors in pot case decry their own verdict Feb.28   SF City Hall   Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl
  Earl Sanders and 9 other policemen have been indicted in connection with a brawl between off-duty officers and a bartender.    The department rallied behind the indicted even as it scrambled to chart its course through a crisis. Mayor Brown defended the chief he hand-picked in July....
Mar.11   SF City Hall DA drops charges against police chief Mar.21   SF Downtown 600 protesters arrested Apr.4  San Francisco  Judge drops charges against 5 officers Apr.14   Richmond   Laci Peterson, infant bodies found
Map of Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Richmond
  A woman's badly decomposed body was discovered on a beach, one day after an infant boy's body was found along a trail
 The deteriorating body of the fetus was discovered at 4 p.m. Sunday by a dog walker on the rocky shore of the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. The bodies were discovered about a mile apart. Modesto police were summoned to the East Bay
Apr.15   Pittsburg Police officer shot to death in line of duty Apr.20  Coliseum  Outfielder beaned in head with phone May.1   Castro Valley Girl's body found behind restaurant May.14  Concord  Woman dies after attack on trail May.17  Richmond  Search continue for Peterson's evidence Jun.4   San Francisco Rosenthal freed after serving one-day Jun.4  East San Jose  Several schools locked down during search Jun.6   South San Jose Girl taken from home by intruder Jun.8  East Palo Alto  Girl, 9, found alive after being kidnapped Jun.13  Richmond  Police shoot 16-year-old wielding toy gun Jun.28  San Francisco  Charges dropped against 407 protesters Jun.28  SF Tenderloin  Man kills 3 people in hotel, then self Jul.2  SF City Hall  Police chief asks court to clear his name Jul.5  Richmond  Cabbie Shot, Second in Week Jul.14  San Jose Downtown  Police shoot and killed woman with knife Aug.1   SF Downtown Champion kickboxer slain in hit-and-run Aug.28   Emeryville 2 small blasts near Chiron offices Aug.29  Emeryville  Animal Rights Group Claims Bombing Sep.2   Potrero Hill Girl gang attacking women Sep.17   San Francisco Ex-health official prosecuted for infection Sep.26  Pleasanton  Homemade Device Explodes Sep.29  SF Bayview  2-month-old boy dead, father wounded Sep.30   Oakland Riders innocent on 8 counts; mistrial Oct.18   Petaluma Serial prowler Oct.27   Danville Hit and run driver killed 2 children Nov.9  San Francisco  Teenager dies after being shot on bus Nov.21  San Leandro  Psychiatric Patient Killed Her Doctor Nov.30  San Jose  5 slain in city over holiday weekend Dec.4   San Francisco   Bonds Appears for Steroid Probe  The jury is focusing on possible tax and drug violations by a lab that supplied nutritional supplements to sports stars Dec.6   Santa Clara 5 slain in murder-suicide  A 37-year-old Todd Vernon and 3 of his children: a twin boys and a girl ,13, and Nadine Nunes Vernon were found dead in a home Dec.9  San Francisco  DA Hallinan unseated by Kamala Harris Dec.18  Pinole  Man set fire to car, killing 2 children Dec.30   Richmond 4 people found slain



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.14   Oakland Schools hold teach-in against war in Iraq
Jan.18   SF Downtown Protesters pack streets for anti-war rally Feb.16   SF Downtown 200,000 join protests against Iraq war
  A steady stream of chanting, sign-waving protesters filled 12 large city blocks from the waterfront to the City Hall.    The main march began at Justin Herman Plaza. Ringing cowbells, chanting, dancing and waving signs, puppets and placards, the marchers moved slo...
Feb.28   SF City Hall   Police chief indicted in cover-up of brawl
  Earl Sanders and 9 other policemen have been indicted in connection with a brawl between off-duty officers and a bartender.    The department rallied behind the indicted even as it scrambled to chart its course through a crisis. Mayor Brown defended the chief he hand-picked in July....
Mar.11   SF City Hall DA drops charges against police chief Mar.19   SF Downtown Protestors Shut Down Market Street Mar.20   SF Downtown Demonstrations cause mayhem  Police arrested 1,025 people. Marchers paralyzed the evening commute by dashing up ramps Mar.21   SF Downtown 600 protesters arrested Mar.29  SF City Hall  Hundreds rally for troops support Apr.4  San Francisco  Judge drops charges against 5 officers Apr.7   West Oakland Police fire rubber bullets at anti-war rally Apr.11  Livermore Lab  Fallen lab official was espionage expert Apr.12  SF Mission  Hundreds brave rain at anti-war rally Apr.17   San Francisco Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract  Construction giant has landed a contract worth up to $680m to help in the rebuilding of Iraq Apr.22  Sunnyvale  25 arrested for blocking Lockheed Martin May.2   Santa Clara Bush speaks at United Defense Industries May.5   UC Berkeley Students barred from SARS areas  The University will turn away new students from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong this summer May.8  San Francisco  Judge Throws out 'Care Not Cash' Plan May.28  Palo Alto  Librarians, police chief protest Patriot Act Jun.2   Oakland City Hall State takes over Oakland schools Jun.27  SFO  Bush makes quick dash in collecting money Jun.28  San Francisco  Charges dropped against 407 protesters Jul.2  SF City Hall  Police chief asks court to clear his name Jul.18  San Jose  Region renamed to 'San Jose Metro Area' Aug.12  San Francisco  Nader hit by pie Sep.3   Walnut Creek First debate of California's recall election Sep.5  USF  Dalai Lama visits Jesuit-run university Oct.6  San Jose  Arnold campaigns with wife Oct.25  SF Downtown  Thousands take part in anti-war protest Nov.4  SF City Hall  Newsom faces runoff Nov.12   San Rafael Thousands honor firefighter killed in SoCal Dec.9   SF City Hall   Gavin Newsom New San Francisco Mayor
  Supervisor Gavin Newsom, 36, beat rival Matt Gonzalez and will replace outgoing mayor Willie Brown
 Born on Oct. 10, 1967, in San Francisco. From 1992 was a founder, owner of PlumpJack wine shop. Mayoral candidate's platform focused on homeless policy, economic development and measures to improve the quality of life in the city's neighborhoods
Dec.9  San Francisco  DA Hallinan unseated by Kamala Harris