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01-28 Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech San Jose City Hall
C. 03-07 37-year-old elephant euthanized SF Zoo
3. 04-28 Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose Belmont
E. 05-17 Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police Palo Alto
F. 06-02 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire South San Jose
6. 07-21 Bird found infected with West Nile virus San Jose
H. 07-24 Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed Bay Bridge
I. 09-07 2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash San Mateo Bridge
9. 09-16 First in Bay Area infected with West Nile San Jose

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  Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city 37-year-old elephant euthanized Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose  The girl was one of three 14-year-olds at the slumber party who took Ecstasy pills. Police have arrested a 17-year-old Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire Bird found infected with West Nile virus Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed 2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash First in Bay Area infected with West Nile  A 50-year-old man apparently became ill Aug. 25 after being bitten by mosquitoes 5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire Map of South Broadway and Rudgear Road Walnut Creek
Jan.4  East San Jose  Beef bone recall
Jan.10  SF City Hall  Newsom named woman as Fire Chief
Jan.12  Sunnyvale  Car Smashes into Home
Jan.16  Highway 680  Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Jan.19  UC Berkeley  Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis
Jan.20  Livermore  2 small earthquakes
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall
Feb.18  Ocean Beach  Sailboat Capsizes Off Ocean Beach
Feb.21  East San Jose  4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd
Feb.22  Santa Clara  Fire rips through middle school
Mar.7   SF Zoo
Mar.15  San Francisco  9th Straight Day of Record Temps
Mar.29  Half Moon Bay  2 bodies found on county beaches
Apr.2  Bay Bridge  Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours
Apr.13  Highway 680  Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
Apr.22  SF Zoo  African elephant dies
Apr.28   Belmont
Apr.29  East Contra Costa  Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh
May.15  San Francisco  One dies when fishing boat sinks
May.17   Palo Alto
May.26  Half Moon Bay  1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled
Jun.2   South San Jose
Jun.10  Oakland  Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax
Jun.13  Hercules  Fire in canyons burns 60 acres
Jun.26  Martinez  Fire destroys home, threatens school
Jul.5  Martinez  Burn Off from Refinery Clouds Skies
Jul.6  San Bruno  Grassfire Forces College Evacuation
Jul.8  Palo Alto  Workers find child's decomposed body
Jul.9  Discovery Bay  4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on
Jul.15  South San Jose  Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Jul.20  San Jose  Two Drown After Saving Two Children
Jul.21   San Jose
Jul.22  Castro Valley  Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash
Jul.24   Bay Bridge
Jul.27  Highway 680  4 died on I-680
 SF Bayview  4 died after speeding
Jul.30  Walnut Creek  West Nile Virus Confirmed
 Richmond-SR Bridge  Bridge Worker Plummets to His Death
Aug.1  Apple  CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Aug.3  Antioch  Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice
Aug.9  East San Jose  Fire grown to 1,200 acres
Aug.15  Brentwood  4 people killed in head-on collision
Aug.19  Mill Valley  Boy Dies Of Soccer Injury
Sep.7   San Mateo Bridge
Sep.10  Brentwood  Four Dead in Head-On Collision
Sep.14  Los Gatos  Workers Sickened at Post Office
Sep.16   San Jose
Sep.17  Redwood City  Chemical Release in Grocery Store
Sep.22  Oakland  Complains About Tap Water
Sep.25  Highway 280  4 die in car crash on 280
Oct.1  Cupertino  46,000 residents without power
Oct.5  Sunnyvale  Satellite mishap blamed on human error
Oct.12  Bay Area  Bay Area Skies Filled with Smoke and Haze
Oct.15  Lafayette  Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine
Oct.21  Lafayette  Families Celebrate Hikers' Rescues
Nov.5  San Carlos  80 Cats Found in Home
Nov.9   Walnut Creek
  A construction crew struck an underground oil pipeline. A fire burned several buildings and sent flames high into the air.    A backhoe operator ruptured a 10-inch line, releasing a fuel that was ignited by 2 welders using a blowtorch inside the 5-foot-diameter water...
Nov.10  Los Gatos  Prominent author found dead in her car
Nov.12  Walnut Creek  Rescuers retrieve 2 more bodies
Nov.13  Highway 280  3 killed, 4 in critical after rollover
Dec.12  San Francisco  Respected Journalist Killed by Big Rig
Dec.18  Mill Valley  Dynamite Discovered
Dec.27  Marin County  Storm Causes Accidents, Flood Warnings
Dec.31  Mill Valley  Tsunami claims grape grower, psychiatrist


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San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 , Accidents, Location by Topic
Location Accidents Highway Accident Health Accident Fire
East Bay
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis
2 small earthquakes
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh
Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax
Fire in canyons burns 60 acres
Fire destroys home, threatens school
Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash
West Nile Virus Confirmed
Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on
Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash
4 died on I-680
4 people killed in head-on collision
Four Dead in Head-On Collision
Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis
Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax
West Nile Virus Confirmed
Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice
Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine
Fire in canyons burns 60 acres
Fire destroys home, threatens school
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
San Francisco
Sailboat Capsizes Off Ocean Beach
37-year-old elephant euthanized
9th Straight Day of Record Temps
Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours
African elephant dies
One dies when fishing boat sinks
Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours
Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
4 died after speeding
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Newsom named woman as Fire Chief
Silicon Valley
Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
Fire rips through middle school
Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police
11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
Workers find child's decomposed body
Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Bird found infected with West Nile virus
CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Fire grown to 1,200 acres
First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
Prominent author found dead in her car
Car Smashes into Home
4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd
Beef bone recall
Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
Bird found infected with West Nile virus
CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Workers Sickened at Post Office
First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
Fire rips through middle school
11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Fire grown to 1,200 acres
Contra Costa County
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh
Fire in canyons burns 60 acres
Fire destroys home, threatens school
Burn Off from Refinery Clouds Skies
4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on
West Nile Virus Confirmed
Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on
4 died on I-680
4 people killed in head-on collision
Four Dead in Head-On Collision
West Nile Virus Confirmed
Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice
Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine
Fire in canyons burns 60 acres
Fire destroys home, threatens school
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
San Jose
Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Bird found infected with West Nile virus
Fire grown to 1,200 acres
First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd
Beef bone recall
Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
Bird found infected with West Nile virus
First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
Grass fire grew to 435 acres
Fire grown to 1,200 acres
Peninsula
2 bodies found on county beaches
Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled
2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
4 die in car crash on 280
2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
4 die in car crash on 280
Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
Grassfire Forces College Evacuation
East Contra Costa
Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh
4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on
Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice
4 people killed in head-on collision
4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on
4 people killed in head-on collision
Four Dead in Head-On Collision
Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice
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Alameda County
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis
Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax
Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash
Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis
Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax
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West Santa Clara County
Fire rips through middle school
Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police
Workers find child's decomposed body
CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Car Smashes into Home
CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
Fire rips through middle school
Bay Area Bridges
Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours
Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours
Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
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Bay Area Freeways
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
4 die in car crash on 280
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
4 die in car crash on 280
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Walnut Creek Concord Pleasant Hill
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
West Nile Virus Confirmed
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
4 died on I-680
West Nile Virus Confirmed
5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
680
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
Tanker carrying ammonia overturned
Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
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Richest Towns
4 die in car crash on 280
Prominent author found dead in her car
4 die in car crash on 280
Workers Sickened at Post Office
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East San Jose
Beef bone recall
Fire grown to 1,200 acres
4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd
Beef bone recall
Fire grown to 1,200 acres

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Beef bone recall   Newsom named woman as Fire Chief  The new mayor named 39-year-old, 14-year department veteran Joanne Hayes-White, as city first woman fire chief Car Smashes into Home Tanker carrying ammonia overturned Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis 2 small earthquakes   Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech


January 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4   East San Jose
Jan.10   SF City Hall
Jan.12   Sunnyvale
Jan.16   Highway 680
Jan.17  Richmond  Cuts hampered firefighting efforts
Jan.19   UC Berkeley
Jan.20   Livermore
Jan.21  San Jose  Dog Goes Back to Original Owner
Jan.28   San Jose City Hall
  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city
Jan.31  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Remains Hospitalized

February 2004 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Gonzales released from hospital  Highway 4  Boy killed, 2 injured in drag race Feb.12  Bay Bridge  Traffic a mess after major accident Feb.18   Ocean Beach Sailboat Capsizes Off Ocean Beach  Crockett  Mysterious Human Skulls Found Feb.21   East San Jose 4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd Feb.22   Santa Clara   Fire rips through middle school  A 7-alarm fire roared through part of Buchser Middle School, damaging 10 classrooms and forcing firefighters to call for help

March 2004 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  San Jose Downtown  2 men on bicycles killed in street by car Mar.4  San Francisco  Suicide jump sets off huge freeway crash Mar.5  San Francisco  Friends Blame Police for Bystander Death Mar.7   SF Zoo   37-year-old elephant euthanized
  Staff veterinarians euthanized a female Asian elephant named Calle because of her deteriorating health
Mar.15   San Francisco   9th Straight Day of Record Temps  San Francisco was at 81 degrees, breaking the all-time record for March 15th of 80 degrees set in 1972 Mar.18  Napa  Searches find crashed plane Mar.24  Alviso  Died after being trapped underwater Mar.26  San Jose  Car crashes into stroller, toddler killed Mar.28  San Francisco  Former fish processing building burned Mar.29   Half Moon Bay 2 bodies found on county beaches

April 2004 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Bay Bridge   Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours  2 left lanes were shut down as police tried to deal with a man who was threatening to jump off the bridge Apr.5  East Oakland  2 dead, driver sought after car hits tree Apr.7  SF Downtown  2 dead after 3-alarm fire Apr.13   Highway 680 Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
Apr.22   SF Zoo African elephant dies  San Jose  Student Dies in Schoolyard  Santa Clara  4-year-old boy fell out of bedroom, died Apr.28  San Mateo  High school student diagnosed with TB   Belmont Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
  The girl was one of three 14-year-olds at the slumber party who took Ecstasy pills. Police have arrested a 17-year-old
Apr.29   East Contra Costa   Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh  A pipeline that pumps petroleum from refineries ruptured and spilled 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a marsh

May 2004 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Highway 80  2 died after vehicle spun out of control May.4  Stanford  Mountain lion mauled 2 horses? May.9  Marin County  30- to 35-acre wildfire May.10  Highway 680  SUV overturned: Girl dead, 3 injured May.15   San Francisco One dies when fishing boat sinks May.17   Palo Alto Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police
  A 110-pound male mountain lion spotted roaming the residential streets for hours was shot and killed
May.18  SF Zoo  Gorilla dies at Zoo May.23  San Francisco  9-year-old boy with asthma missing May.26   Half Moon Bay   1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled  The spill is resulting in the closure of the harbor and the evacuation of 20 people who live on boats there

June 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Vallejo  Man gored by elephant at Six Flags Jun.2   South San Jose   11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire
  A huge fire at Seven Trees Shopping Center was visible across the South Bay. No one was hurt
Jun.10   Oakland Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax  A shipping foul up led six researchers to believe they were working with dead rather than live bacteria Jun.13  Petaluma  Grass fire stretches over 30 acres   Hercules Fire in canyons burns 60 acres  San Jose  Newborn baby found alive behind bar Jun.15  BART  BART: Free Rides on Spare Air Days Jun.22  Half Moon Bay  2 believed dead after boat sinks Jun.26   Martinez   Fire destroys home, threatens school  A fast-moving grass fire destroyed a home, damaged 8 others. 3 firefighters were treated for minor injuries

July 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Oakley  2 firefighters injured at grass fire Jul.5   Martinez Burn Off from Refinery Clouds Skies
 San Jose  Boy dies after mom stops to help dog Jul.6   San Bruno Grassfire Forces College Evacuation Jul.8   Palo Alto   Workers find child's decomposed body  Construction workers found a garbage bag containing the remains of a small child Jul.9   Discovery Bay 4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on Jul.11  South San Jose  One died, 25 displaced after fire Jul.15   South San Jose     Grass fire grew to 435 acres  Although the fire threatened several homes, none were damaged Jul.18  Petaluma  Official killed during racing event  Golden Gate Park  AIDS Walk Draws From All Walks of Life Jul.20   San Jose Two Drown After Saving Two Children Jul.21   San Jose     Bird found infected with West Nile virus
  A dead bird has tested positive for the virus
Jul.22   Castro Valley   Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash  A veteran cop died when he was hit by a big rig. The big rig did not stop. The driver was detained Jul.24   Bay Bridge   Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
  The van ended up embedded in the back wall. The van's driver and his passenger died. 2 pedestrian injured
Jul.27   Highway 680 4 died on I-680   SF Bayview 4 died after speeding Jul.30   Walnut Creek     West Nile Virus Confirmed  A woman discovered a dead bird in her backyard. The test results are confirming that the bird was in fact infected   Richmond-SR Bridge Bridge Worker Plummets to His Death

August 2004 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Apple CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery  Chief Executive Steve has had successful surgery for a pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees Aug.3   Antioch Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice
Aug.9   East San Jose   Fire grown to 1,200 acres  Fire is burning as remote with steep terrain. Shifting winds have made containment difficult Aug.15   Brentwood 4 people killed in head-on collision Aug.16  Mill Valley  3 injured in ceiling collapse Aug.19   Mill Valley Boy Dies Of Soccer Injury Aug.25  SF Sunset  Fatal hit-and-run Aug.26  Santa Rosa  Fire burned 7 outbuildings

September 2004 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3  Marin County  Sharks Force Swimming Ban at Stinson Sep.4  Richmond  4 hurt in accidental firing of police gun Sep.7   San Mateo Bridge 2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
  The Coast Guard was desperately searching for a 4-year-old boy. One adult and one child were rescued
Sep.10   Brentwood Four Dead in Head-On Collision Sep.14   Los Gatos Workers Sickened at Post Office Sep.16   San Jose   First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
  A 50-year-old man apparently became ill Aug. 25 after being bitten by mosquitoes
Sep.17   Redwood City Chemical Release in Grocery Store Sep.22   Oakland Complains About Tap Water Sep.25   Highway 280   4 die in car crash on 280   4 people were traveling to a wedding died after their car veered off Interstate and struck a tree

October 2004 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Cupertino 46,000 residents without power
Oct.5   Sunnyvale Satellite mishap blamed on human error Oct.10  East San Jose  4-alarm suspicious apartment fire Oct.12   Bay Area Bay Area Skies Filled with Smoke and Haze  A fast-moving Rumsey wildfire in the far reaches of the North Bay in Napa and Yolo counties Oct.15   Lafayette   Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine  79-year-old Marie Franklin who stood in line for more than 5 hours waiting for a flu shot collapsed Oct.17  San Francisco  15th anniversary of Loma Prieta quake Oct.21   Lafayette Families Celebrate Hikers' Rescues Oct.23  Alameda County  County Frustrated Over Vaccine Shortage Oct.24  SFO  Suspicious note prompts delay of flight Oct.26  Highway 280  Huge storm caused problems on freeways Oct.28  San Jose  Huge Power Outage Oct.30  SF Sunset  Reservoir work clouds water Oct.31  Crockett  Uncontrolled hydrocarbon release

November 2004 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5   San Carlos 80 Cats Found in Home
Nov.6  Redwood City  3 businesses burned in 5-alarm fire Nov.9   Walnut Creek 5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire Map of South Broadway and Rudgear Road Walnut Creek
  A construction crew struck an underground oil pipeline. A fire burned several buildings and sent flames high into the air
 A backhoe operator ruptured a 10-inch line, releasing a fuel that was ignited by 2 welders using a blowtorch inside the 5-foot-diameter water main. The blast damaged several homes and forced the evacuation of 2 schools. The pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners of Houston
Nov.10   Los Gatos   Prominent author found dead in her car  The authorities believe Iris Chang, 36, may have taken her own life off of state Highway 17  Walnut Creek  2 remain missing after pipeline explosion Nov.12   Walnut Creek Rescuers retrieve 2 more bodies Nov.13   Highway 280 3 killed, 4 in critical after rollover Nov.29  Oakland  'Death Cap' Mushroom Leaves One Dead Nov.30  Santa Clara  2 elderly residents, dog killed in blaze

December 2004 ... more > Top ^
Dec.12   San Francisco Respected Journalist Killed by Big Rig
Dec.13  San Francisco  Dead Baby Found on Greyhound Bus Dec.18   Mill Valley Dynamite Discovered  Authorities have found what appear to be several sticks of suspected unstable dynamite Dec.21  San Francisco  Rare STD turns up, prompting warning Dec.24  San Francisco  3-alarm fire left 40 without homes Dec.27   Marin County Storm Causes Accidents, Flood Warnings Dec.31   Mill Valley Tsunami claims grape grower, psychiatrist



  Newsom named woman as Fire Chief  The new mayor named 39-year-old, 14-year department veteran Joanne Hayes-White, as city first woman fire chief Fire rips through middle school  A 7-alarm fire roared through part of Buchser Middle School, damaging 10 classrooms and forcing firefighters to call for help 11 Businesses Destroyed in Fire




SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Fire Timeline ... See Bay Area Fire timeline, World Fire timeline Top ^
2004
Jan.10   SF City Hall
Jan.17  Richmond  Cuts hampered firefighting efforts
Feb.22   Santa Clara
Mar.28  San Francisco  Former fish processing building burned
Apr.7  SF Downtown  2 dead after 3-alarm fire
May.9  Marin County  30- to 35-acre wildfire
Jun.2   South San Jose
  A huge fire at Seven Trees Shopping Center was visible across the South Bay. No one was hurt
Jun.13  Petaluma  Grass fire stretches over 30 acres Jun.13   Hercules Fire in canyons burns 60 acres
Jun.26   Martinez Fire destroys home, threatens school  A fast-moving grass fire destroyed a home, damaged 8 others. 3 firefighters were treated for minor injuries Jul.1  Oakley  2 firefighters injured at grass fire Jul.6   San Bruno Grassfire Forces College Evacuation Jul.11  South San Jose  One died, 25 displaced after fire Jul.15   South San Jose   Grass fire grew to 435 acres  Although the fire threatened several homes, none were damaged Aug.9   East San Jose Fire grown to 1,200 acres  Fire is burning as remote with steep terrain. Shifting winds have made containment difficult Aug.26  Santa Rosa  Fire burned 7 outbuildings Oct.10  East San Jose  4-alarm suspicious apartment fire Nov.6  Redwood City  3 businesses burned in 5-alarm fire Nov.30  Santa Clara  2 elderly residents, dog killed in blaze Dec.24  San Francisco  3-alarm fire left 40 without homes



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Food Timeline ... See Bay Area Food timeline, World Food timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4   East San Jose Beef bone recall
Apr.28   Belmont Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
  The girl was one of three 14-year-olds at the slumber party who took Ecstasy pills. Police have arrested a 17-year-old
Jun.13  San Jose  Newborn baby found alive behind bar Jul.18  Golden Gate Park  AIDS Walk Draws From All Walks of Life Sep.4  Richmond  4 hurt in accidental firing of police gun Dec.18   Mill Valley Dynamite Discovered  Authorities have found what appear to be several sticks of suspected unstable dynamite Dec.31   Mill Valley Tsunami claims grape grower, psychiatrist




SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Earthquake Timeline ... See Bay Area Earthquake timeline, World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.20   Livermore 2 small earthquakes
Oct.17  San Francisco  15th anniversary of Loma Prieta quake



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Bio Science Timeline ... See Bay Area Bio Science timeline, World Bio Science timeline Top ^
2004 Jun.10   Oakland Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax  A shipping foul up led six researchers to believe they were working with dead rather than live bacteria



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Highway Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Highway Accident timeline, World Highway Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.12   Sunnyvale Car Smashes into Home
Jan.16   Highway 680 Tanker carrying ammonia overturned Feb.4  Highway 4  Boy killed, 2 injured in drag race Feb.4  Highway 4  Boy killed, 2 injured in drag race Feb.12  Bay Bridge  Traffic a mess after major accident Feb.21   East San Jose 4 injured after 2 cars strike crowd Mar.3  San Jose Downtown  2 men on bicycles killed in street by car Mar.4  San Francisco  Suicide jump sets off huge freeway crash Mar.5  San Francisco  Friends Blame Police for Bystander Death Mar.24  Alviso  Died after being trapped underwater Mar.26  San Jose  Car crashes into stroller, toddler killed Apr.2   Bay Bridge Traffic Nightmare Creeps on for Hours  2 left lanes were shut down as police tried to deal with a man who was threatening to jump off the bridge Apr.5  East Oakland  2 dead, driver sought after car hits tree Apr.5  East Oakland  2 dead, driver sought after car hits tree May.2  Highway 80  2 died after vehicle spun out of control May.10  Highway 680  SUV overturned: Girl dead, 3 injured Jul.5  San Jose  Boy dies after mom stops to help dog Jul.9   Discovery Bay 4 killed, 2 injured in Highway 4 head-on Jul.18  Petaluma  Official killed during racing event Jul.22   Castro Valley Motorcycle Cop Dies in Highway Crash  A veteran cop died when he was hit by a big rig. The big rig did not stop. The driver was detained Jul.24   Bay Bridge Van crashes into toll plaza building, 2 killed
  The van ended up embedded in the back wall. The van's driver and his passenger died. 2 pedestrian injured
Jul.27   Highway 680 4 died on I-680 Jul.27   SF Bayview 4 died after speeding Aug.3   Antioch Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice Aug.15   Brentwood 4 people killed in head-on collision Aug.19   Mill Valley Boy Dies Of Soccer Injury Aug.25  SF Sunset  Fatal hit-and-run Aug.25  SF Sunset  Fatal hit-and-run Sep.10   Brentwood Four Dead in Head-On Collision Sep.25   Highway 280 4 die in car crash on 280   4 people were traveling to a wedding died after their car veered off Interstate and struck a tree Nov.13   Highway 280 3 killed, 4 in critical after rollover Dec.12   San Francisco Respected Journalist Killed by Big Rig



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Health Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Health Accident timeline, World Health Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4   East San Jose Beef bone recall
Jan.19   UC Berkeley Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis Jan.19   UC Berkeley Basketball Player Dies of Meningitis Jan.28   San Jose City Hall   Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city
Jan.31  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Remains Hospitalized Feb.4  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Gonzales released from hospital Apr.28  San Mateo  High school student diagnosed with TB Apr.28   Belmont Girl, 14, dies from Ecstasy overdose
  The girl was one of three 14-year-olds at the slumber party who took Ecstasy pills. Police have arrested a 17-year-old
Jun.10   Oakland Researchers exposed to deadly anthrax  A shipping foul up led six researchers to believe they were working with dead rather than live bacteria Jul.21   San Jose   Bird found infected with West Nile virus
  A dead bird has tested positive for the virus
Jul.30   Walnut Creek   West Nile Virus Confirmed  A woman discovered a dead bird in her backyard. The test results are confirming that the bird was in fact infected Aug.1   Apple CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery  Chief Executive Steve has had successful surgery for a pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees Aug.3   Antioch Girl collapsed and died at soccer practice Aug.19   Mill Valley Boy Dies Of Soccer Injury Sep.14   Los Gatos Workers Sickened at Post Office Sep.16   San Jose First in Bay Area infected with West Nile
  A 50-year-old man apparently became ill Aug. 25 after being bitten by mosquitoes
Oct.5   Sunnyvale Satellite mishap blamed on human error Oct.15   Lafayette Woman dies during wait for flu vaccine  79-year-old Marie Franklin who stood in line for more than 5 hours waiting for a flu shot collapsed Oct.23  Alameda County  County Frustrated Over Vaccine Shortage Dec.21  San Francisco  Rare STD turns up, prompting warning



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Sea Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Sea Accident timeline, World Sea Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.18   Ocean Beach Sailboat Capsizes Off Ocean Beach
Mar.7   SF Zoo   37-year-old elephant euthanized
  Staff veterinarians euthanized a female Asian elephant named Calle because of her deteriorating health
May.15   San Francisco One dies when fishing boat sinks Jun.22  Half Moon Bay  2 believed dead after boat sinks



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Power Outage Timeline ... See Bay Area Power Outage timeline, World Power Outage timeline Top ^
2004 Oct.1   Cupertino 46,000 residents without power
Oct.28  San Jose  Huge Power Outage



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Fall Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Fall Accident timeline, World Fall Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Apr.22  Santa Clara  4-year-old boy fell out of bedroom, died



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Missing Person Timeline ... See Bay Area Missing Person timeline, World Missing Person timeline Top ^
2004 May.23  San Francisco  9-year-old boy with asthma missing Jul.18  Petaluma  Official killed during racing event



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Industrial Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Industrial Accident timeline, World Industrial Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Jul.30   Richmond-SR Bridge Bridge Worker Plummets to His Death
Nov.10  Walnut Creek  2 remain missing after pipeline explosion



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Weather Related Timeline ... See Bay Area Weather Related timeline, World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2004 Mar.15   San Francisco 9th Straight Day of Record Temps  San Francisco was at 81 degrees, breaking the all-time record for March 15th of 80 degrees set in 1972 Oct.17  San Francisco  15th anniversary of Loma Prieta quake Oct.26  Highway 280  Huge storm caused problems on freeways



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 AIDS Timeline ... See Bay Area AIDS timeline, World AIDS timeline Top ^
2004 Jul.18  Golden Gate Park  AIDS Walk Draws From All Walks of Life



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Water Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Water Accident timeline, World Water Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Jul.20   San Jose Two Drown After Saving Two Children
Sep.7   San Mateo Bridge 2 Thrown into Bay in Bridge Crash
  The Coast Guard was desperately searching for a 4-year-old boy. One adult and one child were rescued
Dec.27   Marin County Storm Causes Accidents, Flood Warnings



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Aviation Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Aviation Accident timeline, World Aviation Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Mar.18  Napa  Searches find crashed plane Apr.13   Highway 680 Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5
Apr.13   Highway 680 Small plane crash on I-680 injures 5 Oct.24  SFO  Suspicious note prompts delay of flight



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Animal Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Animal Accident timeline, World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.21  San Jose  Dog Goes Back to Original Owner Mar.7   SF Zoo   37-year-old elephant euthanized
  Staff veterinarians euthanized a female Asian elephant named Calle because of her deteriorating health
Apr.22   SF Zoo African elephant dies May.4  Stanford  Mountain lion mauled 2 horses? May.17   Palo Alto Mountain lion chased by dog, killed by police
  A 110-pound male mountain lion spotted roaming the residential streets for hours was shot and killed
May.18  SF Zoo  Gorilla dies at Zoo Jun.1  Vallejo  Man gored by elephant at Six Flags Sep.3  Marin County  Sharks Force Swimming Ban at Stinson Nov.5   San Carlos 80 Cats Found in Home



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Environmental Timeline ... See Bay Area Environmental timeline, World Environmental timeline Top ^
2004 Apr.29   East Contra Costa Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh  A pipeline that pumps petroleum from refineries ruptured and spilled 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a marsh May.26   Half Moon Bay 1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled  The spill is resulting in the closure of the harbor and the evacuation of 20 people who live on boats there Jun.15  BART  BART: Free Rides on Spare Air Days Jul.5   Martinez Burn Off from Refinery Clouds Skies
Sep.17   Redwood City Chemical Release in Grocery Store Sep.22   Oakland Complains About Tap Water Oct.12   Bay Area Bay Area Skies Filled with Smoke and Haze  A fast-moving Rumsey wildfire in the far reaches of the North Bay in Napa and Yolo counties Oct.30  SF Sunset  Reservoir work clouds water Oct.31  Crockett  Uncontrolled hydrocarbon release



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Higher Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Higher Education timeline, World Higher Education timeline Top ^
2004 Jul.6   San Bruno Grassfire Forces College Evacuation




SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Structure Collapse Timeline ... See Bay Area Structure Collapse timeline, World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2004 Apr.22  San Jose  Student Dies in Schoolyard Jun.15  BART  BART: Free Rides on Spare Air Days Aug.16  Mill Valley  3 injured in ceiling collapse



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Political Leaders Timeline ... See Bay Area Political Leaders timeline, World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.10   SF City Hall   Newsom named woman as Fire Chief  The new mayor named 39-year-old, 14-year department veteran Joanne Hayes-White, as city first woman fire chief Jan.28   San Jose City Hall   Mayor suffers mild stroke during speech
  Ron Gonzales suffered a minor stroke in the middle of an annual program that assesses the state of the city
Jan.31  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Remains Hospitalized Apr.22  San Jose  Student Dies in Schoolyard Apr.28  San Mateo  High school student diagnosed with TB Aug.1   Apple CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery  Chief Executive Steve has had successful surgery for a pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees Nov.10   Los Gatos Prominent author found dead in her car  The authorities believe Iris Chang, 36, may have taken her own life off of state Highway 17



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Poison Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Poison Accident timeline, World Poison Accident timeline Top ^
2004 Nov.29  Oakland  'Death Cap' Mushroom Leaves One Dead



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Rescue Timeline ... See Bay Area Rescue timeline, World Rescue timeline Top ^
2004 Oct.21   Lafayette Families Celebrate Hikers' Rescues Nov.12   Walnut Creek Rescuers retrieve 2 more bodies



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Terror Timeline ... See Bay Area Terror timeline, World Terror timeline Top ^
2004 Oct.24  SFO  Suspicious note prompts delay of flight



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Body Found Timeline ... See Bay Area Body Found timeline, World Body Found timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.18  Crockett  Mysterious Human Skulls Found Mar.29   Half Moon Bay 2 bodies found on county beaches
Jul.8   Palo Alto Workers find child's decomposed body  Construction workers found a garbage bag containing the remains of a small child Dec.13  San Francisco  Dead Baby Found on Greyhound Bus



SF Bay Area, Accidents, 2004 Explosion Timeline ... See Bay Area Explosion timeline, World Explosion timeline Top ^
2004 Nov.9   Walnut Creek 5 dead, 4 injured in explosion, fire
Map of South Broadway and Rudgear Road Walnut Creek
  A construction crew struck an underground oil pipeline. A fire burned several buildings and sent flames high into the air
 A backhoe operator ruptured a 10-inch line, releasing a fuel that was ignited by 2 welders using a blowtorch inside the 5-foot-diameter water main. The blast damaged several homes and forced the evacuation of 2 schools. The pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners of Houston