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1. 01-14 Oracle to fire 5,000 Pleasanton
02-09 CEO Fiorina out HP
D. 03-16 Median price for Bay Area home $549,000 Bay Area
4. 04-06 Welders: New Bridge Unsafe Bay Bridge
F. 04-15 Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing SFO
G. 05-13 Naval Weapons Station be closed Concord
H. 06-24 Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge Bay Bridge
I. 07-06 Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal BART
9. 07-19 Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff HP

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Oracle to fire 5,000 CEO Fiorina out  Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina leaving after fight with board; will walk away with $21m Median price for Bay Area home $549,000 Welders: New Bridge Unsafe  The FBI is investigating disturbing claims that the new span being built is riddled with defective welds Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing Naval Weapons Station be closed Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds New Central Freeway Opens Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal Video iPod introduced Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges Novartis to buy Chiron Shares Hit $400 Milestone Christina Aguilera Weds Music Exec Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
Jan.7  Oracle  Oracle completes PeopleSoft acquisition
Jan.11  SF Downtown  Jobs unveils cut-rate computer
Jan.12  Apple  Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge
 San Francisco  McKesson to pay $960m to settle suit
Jan.14   Pleasanton
Jan.19  Golden Gate Bridge  Filmmaker recorded suicides
 eBay  Stock slides 11.7%
Jan.24  San Jose  Major grocers, unions agree to contract
Jan.26  SF City Hall  City considering fee on grocery bags
 Emeryville  Chiron's 2004 income falls dramatically
Feb.1  Google  7-fold improvement in quarter profit
Feb.2  Antioch  Man Wins Millions from Nestle
Feb.9   HP
Feb.17  San Francisco  Dolby IPO Sounds Good to Investors
Feb.20  SF Downtown  250,000 Gather For Chinese Parade
Feb.28  Berkeley  Teachers Slash Homework in Labor Dispute
Mar.2  Emeryville  Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
Mar.5  Golden Gate Bridge  Cranes Clear Bay Spans
Mar.9  San Rafael  Elderly woman fights to remain in hospital
Mar.11  Apple  Apple Wins Trade Secrets Legal Dispute
Mar.13  SF Downtown  SF Celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Mar.16   Bay Area
Mar.21  Oakland  Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B
Mar.28  San Jose  Woman Files Lawsuit Over Finger in Chili
Mar.29  HP  Mark Hurd named as new CEO
Apr.4  Chevron  ChevronTexaco buying Unocal
Apr.6   Bay Bridge
Apr.9  Google  Execs paid $1 a year
Apr.13  Siebel  Shaheen replaced Lawrie as CEO
Apr.15   SFO
Apr.18  Adobe  Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b
Apr.21  Google  Profit Soars, Topping Forecasts
Apr.27  Apple  Apple yanks book on Jobs
Apr.28  Oakland  Woman struck by chair suing Rangers
Apr.29  Atherton  ZIP Code Most Expensive in Nation
May.3  SF Downtown  Hotel workers' march results in 37 arrests
May.4  Eastern Span  Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
May.5  Walnut Creek  Report Blames Pipeline Company
May.6  Pacifica  Groundbreaking For Devil's Slide Tunnel
May.11  Yahoo  Yahoo introduces online music subscription
May.12  SF Downtown  'Star Wars' Premiere Held
May.13   Concord
May.18  Intel  Otellini succeeding Barrett as CEO
May.23  Apple  Apple considering jumping to Intel chips
Jun.2  Sun  Sun buys StorageTek for $4.1 billion
Jun.8  Richmond  Bomb Scare at Amtrak, BART
Jun.14  eBay  eBay prevents Live 8 ticket sales
Jun.15  Emeryville  Chiron Warns on Fewer Flu Vaccines
Jun.16  Bay Area  Median price for Bay Area home $595,000
Jun.22  BART  Workers Vote To Authorize Strike
Jun.24   Bay Bridge
Jun.26  SF Downtown  Annual gay pride parade
Jun.27  Bay Bridge  New FasTrak lanes open without incident
Jun.28  AMD  AMD files antitrust suit against Intel
Jun.30  BART  Employee Contracts Expire At Midnight
Jul.6   BART
Jul.13  Apple  Solid 3Q results thanks to iPod sales
Jul.19   HP
 Intel  Record Sales As Earning Grow
Aug.24  Google  Google to add instant messages and chat
  East Oakland
Sep.1  San Francisco  MUNI truck accident victims gets $27m
Sep.4  PG&E  PG&E Issues Report on Cause of Explosion
Sep.7  Apple  Apple unveils music-playing cell phone
Sep.9   Western Addition
Sep.12   Oracle
Sep.13  Berkeley  Strikers Set Up Pickets At Hospitals
Sep.26  Antioch  Retiree Wins $50 Million Lottery
Sep.29  Moffett Field  Google plans offices, NASA partnership
Oct.1  San Francisco  Google Wants Free Wireless For City
Oct.9  SF Downtown  Crowds Jam SF for Fleet Week
Oct.11  Apple  Earnings strong, but stock tumbles
Oct.12   Apple
Oct.18  Sausalito  Longtime Sports Announcer Bill King Dies
Oct.20   Google
Nov.1   Emeryville
Nov.14  Pac Bell Park  Rolling Stones Attract Baby Boomers
Nov.16  San Francisco  School strike averted
Nov.17   Google
Nov.18  Cisco  Cisco to acquire Scientific-Atlanta for $7b
Nov.19  San Quentin  Snoop Dogg Supports Crips Founder
Nov.20   Napa
Nov.29  San Jose  CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine
 Fishermans Wharf  Crabs Hit Market After Two-Week Delay
Dec.5  Lafayette  TV Anchor Doug Murphy Dies In Fire
Dec.6  East San Jose  Three Hurt In Light Rail Accident
Dec.17  Google  Google to buy piece of AOL
Dec.20   San Jose
Dec.31  Apple  iPod designer called 'Most Excellent'


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San Francisco
Jobs unveils cut-rate computer
McKesson to pay $960m to settle suit
City considering fee on grocery bags
Cranes Clear Bay Spans
Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
New FasTrak lanes open without incident
New Central Freeway Opens
Google Wants Free Wireless For City
Jobs unveils cut-rate computer
Dolby IPO Sounds Good to Investors
Cranes Clear Bay Spans
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
New FasTrak lanes open without incident
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City considering fee on grocery bags
Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
New Central Freeway Opens
West Santa Clara County
Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge
7-fold improvement in quarter profit
CEO Fiorina out
Apple Wins Trade Secrets Legal Dispute
Mark Hurd named as new CEO
Execs paid $1 a year
Apple yanks book on Jobs
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
Video iPod introduced
Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges
Shares Hit $400 Milestone
Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge
7-fold improvement in quarter profit
Solid 3Q results thanks to iPod sales
Apple unveils music-playing cell phone
Video iPod introduced
7-fold improvement in quarter profit
Execs paid $1 a year
Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges
Shares Hit $400 Milestone
Google to buy piece of AOL
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
East Bay
Oracle to fire 5,000
Chiron's 2004 income falls dramatically
Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B
Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds
Novartis to buy Chiron
Your ad is here
Oracle to fire 5,000
Oracle to fire 5,000
Chiron's 2004 income falls dramatically
Cupertino
Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge
Apple Wins Trade Secrets Legal Dispute
Apple yanks book on Jobs
Apple considering jumping to Intel chips
Video iPod introduced
Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge
Solid 3Q results thanks to iPod sales
Video iPod introduced
Your ad is here Your ad is here
Bay Area Bridges
Cranes Clear Bay Spans
Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
Cranes Clear Bay Spans
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
Your ad is here
Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Alameda County
Oracle to fire 5,000
Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B
Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds
Novartis to buy Chiron
Your ad is here
Oracle to fire 5,000
Oracle to fire 5,000
Chiron's 2004 income falls dramatically
Peninsula
CEO Fiorina out
Mark Hurd named as new CEO
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal
Your ad is here
Oracle completes PeopleSoft acquisition
Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
San Jose
Stock slides 11.7%
Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b
CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine
Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
Major grocers, unions agree to contract
Stock slides 11.7%
Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b
Stock slides 11.7%
Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
Mountain View
7-fold improvement in quarter profit
Execs paid $1 a year
Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges
Shares Hit $400 Milestone
7-fold improvement in quarter profit
7-fold improvement in quarter profit
Execs paid $1 a year
Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges
Shares Hit $400 Milestone
Your ad is here
Bay Bridge
Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
New FasTrak lanes open without incident
Your ad is here
Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Palo Alto
CEO Fiorina out
Mark Hurd named as new CEO
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
Your ad is here Your ad is here
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
HP
CEO Fiorina out
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
Your ad is here Your ad is here
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
BART
Workers Vote To Authorize Strike
Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal
Your ad is here Your ad is here
Workers Vote To Authorize Strike
North Bay Your ad is here Your ad is here Your ad is here Your ad is here

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Oracle completes PeopleSoft acquisition Jobs unveils cut-rate computer Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge  1st-quarter is dramatically exceeding expectations, based on strong sales of laptop computers and music players McKesson to pay $960m to settle suit   Oracle to fire 5,000


January 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jan.5  Oakland  Landlord sued by city
Jan.7   Oracle
Jan.10  Oakland  Iraqi Family Thanks Children's Hospital
Jan.11   SF Downtown
 Intel  Quarter profit falls, but sales set record
Jan.12   Apple
  San Francisco
Jan.14   Pleasanton
  The job cuts outlined represent a 9% reduction from the 55,000 employees on the 2 companies' combined payrolls
Jan.15  San Jose  Jobless Rate Drops in Tech Sector Jan.18  Yahoo  Quarter profit nearly triples on strong ads Jan.19   Golden Gate Bridge Filmmaker recorded suicides  Bridge officials angry with Eric Steel ended up with footage of 19 deaths and several attempts   eBay Stock slides 11.7% Jan.24   San Jose Major grocers, unions agree to contract  HP  Board considers shifting Fiorina duties Jan.26   SF City Hall City considering fee on grocery bags  Officials are considering a proposal to slap a 17-cent first-in-the-nation surcharge on paper or plastic shopping bags   Emeryville Chiron's 2004 income falls dramatically Jan.27  Orinda  Caldecott Tunnel Expansion by 2012

February 2005 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Google 7-fold improvement in quarter profit  Google earned $204.1 million, or 71 cents per share, during 4th-quarter of 2004, comparing to $27.3 million, 10 cents in 2003 Feb.2   Antioch Man Wins Millions from Nestle
Feb.9   HP CEO Fiorina out
  Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina leaving after fight with board; will walk away with $21m
 San Pablo  Slimmed-down casino Feb.12  Golden Gate Bridge  $6 toll idea for Gate Bridge ignored Feb.15  SF Downtown  Drivers to Pay Toll in Downtown? Feb.17   San Francisco Dolby IPO Sounds Good to Investors Feb.18  Woodside  Workers asked to expose breasts to ape Feb.20   SF Downtown 250,000 Gather For Chinese Parade Feb.21  Caltrain  Caltrain contracts with Amtrak for 3 years Feb.22  SFO  Former Employee Alleges Security Flaws Feb.28   Berkeley Teachers Slash Homework in Labor Dispute

March 2005 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Emeryville Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
 SF Downtown  Cable Cars Resume Service After Strike Mar.5   Golden Gate Bridge Cranes Clear Bay Spans  2 towering shipping cranes have made their way across the Bay slipping under the bridges with a few feet of clearance Mar.6  Oakland Downtown  Jack London Poised for Makeover Mar.9   San Rafael   Elderly woman fights to remain in hospital  Sarah Nome's story fights with Kaiser Hospital, the unpaid medical bills. The sheriff refusing to evict her Mar.11  Intel  Profit Forecast Rised   Apple   Apple Wins Trade Secrets Legal Dispute  A judge ruling that there are no legal protections for those who publish a company's trade secrets Mar.13   SF Downtown SF Celebrates St. Patrick's Day Mar.15  San Jose  Massive Layoff Warnings for Teachers Mar.16   Bay Area   Median price for Bay Area home $549,000
  According to figures from DataQuick, the median price is up 20% from last year
Mar.19  San Pablo  Tribe Drops Expansion Plans for Casino Mar.21   Oakland   Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B  Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp is electronic-commerce company. AskJeeves shares climbed 14% Mar.28   San Jose Woman Files Lawsuit Over Finger in Chili Mar.29   HP     Mark Hurd named as new CEO  Hewlett-Packard named Mark Hurd, 48, the leader of the computer services company NCR to succeed Carly Fiorina

April 2005 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  San Jose  BART To San Jose Suffers Setback Apr.4   Chevron ChevronTexaco buying Unocal
Apr.6   Bay Bridge Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
  The FBI is investigating disturbing claims that the new span being built is riddled with defective welds
Apr.9   Google Execs paid $1 a year  Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt, asked that their annual pay be cut to $1 Apr.13   Siebel Shaheen replaced Lawrie as CEO  Apple  Profits up, shares dip on outlook Apr.14  Bay Area  $568,000 is median price in Bay Area Apr.15   SFO Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing
  13 were charged with stealing $200,000 worth of other goods from mail bound for U.S. soldiers stationed in Japan
Apr.18   Adobe Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b  It's combining 2 of the largest makers of software for creating and delivering digital content Apr.20  Intel  Strong sales boost profit by 25% Apr.21   Google Profit Soars, Topping Forecasts Apr.27   Apple   Apple yanks book on Jobs  Apple has been cracking down on unauthorized publication of stories about the company  Oakland  Teachers union rejects contract proposal Apr.28   Oakland Woman struck by chair suing Rangers Apr.29   Atherton ZIP Code Most Expensive in Nation Apr.30  Milpitas  Solectron to slash 3,500 jobs to cut costs

May 2005 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Walnut Creek  People Camp For Days To Buy New Homes May.3   SF Downtown Hotel workers' march results in 37 arrests
May.4   Eastern Span Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty  Federal Highway Administration: Welds on the new eastern span are not faulty as had been alleged by ex-welders May.5   Walnut Creek Report Blames Pipeline Company May.6   Pacifica Groundbreaking For Devil's Slide Tunnel May.7  San Francisco  Factory fires 80 immigrants w/o severance May.11   Yahoo Yahoo introduces online music subscription May.12   SF Downtown   'Star Wars' Premiere Held  A well-heeled crowd lined the red carpet for a premiere showing of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed
  The Department of Defense recommended that the base be closed
May.14  San Jose  Wendy's Officials Vindicated in Finger Case May.18   Intel Otellini succeeding Barrett as CEO May.23   Apple   Apple considering jumping to Intel chips  Apple Computerís shares spiked 6% on news that it may start using computer chips from Intel May.26  San Rafael  Home Prices Drive Out Fire Chief May.29  SF Mission  27th annual Carnaval Parade

June 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  eBay  eBay to purchase Shopping.com for $620m   Sun   Sun buys StorageTek for $4.1 billion  Sun Microsystems has signed a deal to buy the technology firm to become more competitive in business data storage Jun.8  Google  $80bn Google takes top media spot   Richmond   Bomb Scare at Amtrak, BART  A disruptive Amtrak passenger frightened a train full of commuters. 4-block area around the stations was evacuated Jun.9  San Francisco  Two Bakery Plants to Close Jun.14   eBay eBay prevents Live 8 ticket sales
Jun.15   Emeryville Chiron Warns on Fewer Flu Vaccines Jun.16   Bay Area Median price for Bay Area home $595,000 Jun.22   BART   Workers Vote To Authorize Strike  98% of the 975 members of Union Local 790 who voted approved the authorization Jun.24   Bay Bridge Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
  Bay Area tolls will increase $1 under to keep in place the designs for a soaring suspension Bay Bridge
Jun.25  SF Presidio  Lucas Opens New Headquarters Jun.26   SF Downtown Annual gay pride parade  At 35th annual parade the colorfully clothed crowd was in jovial spirits, and musical groups entertained the crowd Jun.27   Bay Bridge   New FasTrak lanes open without incident  The new 3 lanes are located on the far right of the toll plaza Jun.28   AMD   AMD files antitrust suit against Intel  Advanced Micro Devices is accusing its market-dominating competitor of forcing customers into exclusive deals Jun.30   BART Employee Contracts Expire At Midnight

July 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5  BART  Strike Talks Down To The Wire Jul.6   BART   Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal
  Union and management negotiators reached a tentative 4-year agreement before 3 a.m. that averted a strike
Jul.9  SF Downtown  Unions Urging Conventions to Not Meet Jul.11  Genentech  Profits Soar 73% in 2Q Jul.13   Apple Solid 3Q results thanks to iPod sales  Analysts are concerned that momentum may be slowing ahead of the back-to-school shopping season Jul.14  San Francisco  Hotel union says no to new offer Jul.19   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
  HP is to lay off about 10% of its workers over the next 18 months as part of its long-awaited restructuring
  Intel Record Sales As Earning Grow  Contra Costa County  Median price of home jumping $100,000  BART  Union Approves Labor Agreement Jul.21  Google  Stock tumbles Jul.25  SF Chronicle  Paper, employees reached tentative deal

August 2005 ... more > Top ^
Aug.9  San Francisco  Gas Prices Reach $2.71 Aug.11  Yahoo  Yahoo invests $1 billion in China's Alibaba  Cisco  Trading bell rung at Cisco Aug.22  Google  Hard drive search introduced Aug.24   Google Google to add instant messages and chat
  East Oakland   Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds
  Wal-Mart near the Oakland Airport is the largest retailer to open in Oakland in years
Aug.25  PG&E  Massive Inspection to Prevent Explosions

September 2005 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   San Francisco MUNI truck accident victims gets $27m  San Francisco  MUNI Fare Hike Goes Into Effect Sep.4   PG&E PG&E Issues Report on Cause of Explosion Sep.7   Apple   Apple unveils music-playing cell phone  Apple Computer introduced 2 new digital music players, including an ultra slim replacement for the iPod Mini line Sep.9   Western Addition New Central Freeway Opens
  Octavia Boulevard takes the place of the old off-ramps and cars will dissipate to several city streets
Sep.12   Oracle Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal
  Oracle is continuing a shopping spree that has eliminated two of its biggest competitors in nine months
 eBay  eBay to Pay at Least $2.6B for Skype Sep.13   Berkeley Strikers Set Up Pickets At Hospitals Sep.17  San Francisco  Katrina Refugees Cross Picket Line Sep.19  Palo Alto  Health Records Stolen From Agency Sep.23  SF Downtown  Investors to buy BofA building for $1.05b Sep.26   Antioch Retiree Wins $50 Million Lottery Sep.27  Palm  Bill Gates visits Sep.29   Moffett Field Google plans offices, NASA partnership Sep.30  Oakland  Kaiser, unions have pact  PG&E  PG&E Bill To Be Significantly Higher

October 2005 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   San Francisco   Google Wants Free Wireless For City  Google Inc.is creating a springboard for the search engine to leap into the telecommunications industry Oct.4  Google  Google, Sun target Microsoft Office Oct.9   SF Downtown Crowds Jam SF for Fleet Week
Oct.10  Half Moon Bay  Pumpkin Patch Brings Out The Best Oct.11   Apple Earnings strong, but stock tumbles Oct.12   Apple   Video iPod introduced
  Apple unveiled a slew of additional products and deals that included a content sharing agreement with Disney
Oct.13  SF Presidio  Orphanage shoots for computerized films Oct.15  Google  India warns: Google terror threat Oct.18  Emeryville  Problems Cause Chiron To Miss Earnings   Sausalito Longtime Sports Announcer Bill King Dies  The longtime voice of the A's, died overnight after complications from surgery. He was 78 years old Oct.19  Intel  Profit up 5%, but shares decline Oct.20   Google Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges
  Google lived up to the lofty expectations that analysts and investors had for the search leader
Oct.24  Fruitvale  Notorious Drug Dealing House For Sale Oct.26  San Francisco  Lottery For Condos Draws Thousands

November 2005 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Emeryville Novartis to buy Chiron
  Chiron's board accepted a $5.1 billion purchase offer from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG
Nov.9  Livermore  Solar Neighborhood Denied Nov.12  San Francisco  Hospital workers ratify contract Nov.14   Pac Bell Park   Rolling Stones Attract Baby Boomers  The Stones will be playing at SBC Park once more Tuesday night Nov.16   San Francisco School strike averted  Google  Searchable classified database created Nov.17   Google Shares Hit $400 Milestone
  Share is marking a gain of nearly $100 a share in the 4 weeks since Google reported quarterly financial results
Nov.18   Cisco Cisco to acquire Scientific-Atlanta for $7b Nov.19   San Quentin Snoop Dogg Supports Crips Founder Nov.20   Napa   Christina Aguilera Weds Music Exec
  24-year-old pop singer tied the knot with Jordan Bratman in an evening ceremony at Staglin Family Vineyard
Nov.29   San Jose CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine  CEO Peter Cartwright, CFO obert D. Kelly have left the company in moves that will help financial challenges   Fishermans Wharf Crabs Hit Market After Two-Week Delay

December 2005 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Stanford  University made $336m on Google stock Dec.5   Lafayette TV Anchor Doug Murphy Dies In Fire
Dec.6   East San Jose Three Hurt In Light Rail Accident Dec.12  Stanford  Service Workers Stage One-Day Walkout Dec.17   Google Google to buy piece of AOL  Google is close to buying a 5% stake for $1 billion as part of a deal that would expand the advertising partnership Dec.20   San Jose Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
  Struggling power generator filed for bankruptcy protection as it grapples with more than $17 billion in debt
Dec.21  San Francisco  IBM to Buy Micromuse for $865M in Cash Dec.23  Google  Google settles hiring suit Dec.27  Napa  Bears Wreaking Havoc In Wine Country Dec.31   Apple iPod designer called 'Most Excellent'



TV Anchor Doug Murphy Dies In Fire Crabs Hit Market After Two-Week Delay Oracle completes PeopleSoft acquisition Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B  Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp is electronic-commerce company. AskJeeves shares climbed 14% ChevronTexaco buying Unocal Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b  It's combining 2 of the largest makers of software for creating and delivering digital content Sun buys StorageTek for $4.1 billion  Sun Microsystems has signed a deal to buy the technology firm to become more competitive in business data storage Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Fire Timeline ... See Bay Area Fire timeline, World Fire timeline Top ^
2005
May.26  San Rafael  Home Prices Drive Out Fire Chief
Dec.5   Lafayette




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Food Timeline ... See Bay Area Food timeline, World Food timeline Top ^
2005
May.14  San Jose  Wendy's Officials Vindicated in Finger Case
Oct.24  Fruitvale  Notorious Drug Dealing House For Sale
Nov.29   Fishermans Wharf
Dec.27  Napa  Bears Wreaking Havoc In Wine Country




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Merger and Acquisition Timeline ... See Bay Area Merger and Acquisition timeline, World Merger and Acquisition timeline Top ^
2005
Jan.7   Oracle
Mar.21   Oakland
Apr.4   Chevron
Apr.18   Adobe
Jun.2  eBay  eBay to purchase Shopping.com for $620m
Jun.2   Sun
Aug.11  Yahoo  Yahoo invests $1 billion in China's Alibaba
Sep.12   Oracle
  Oracle is continuing a shopping spree that has eliminated two of its biggest competitors in nine months
Sep.12  eBay  eBay to Pay at Least $2.6B for Skype Nov.1   Emeryville Novartis to buy Chiron
  Chiron's board accepted a $5.1 billion purchase offer from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG
Nov.9  Livermore  Solar Neighborhood Denied Nov.18   Cisco Cisco to acquire Scientific-Atlanta for $7b Dec.21  San Francisco  IBM to Buy Micromuse for $865M in Cash



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Bio Tech Timeline ... See Bay Area Bio Tech timeline, World Bio Tech timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.26   Emeryville Chiron's 2004 income falls dramatically
Mar.2   Emeryville Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron Jun.15   Emeryville Chiron Warns on Fewer Flu Vaccines Jul.11  Genentech  Profits Soar 73% in 2Q



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Local Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Local Politics timeline, World Local Politics timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.26   SF City Hall City considering fee on grocery bags  Officials are considering a proposal to slap a 17-cent first-in-the-nation surcharge on paper or plastic shopping bags Jan.27  Orinda  Caldecott Tunnel Expansion by 2012 Feb.12  Golden Gate Bridge  $6 toll idea for Gate Bridge ignored Feb.15  SF Downtown  Drivers to Pay Toll in Downtown? Feb.15  SF Downtown  Drivers to Pay Toll in Downtown? May.6   Pacifica Groundbreaking For Devil's Slide Tunnel
May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed
  The Department of Defense recommended that the base be closed
Jun.24   Bay Bridge Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
  Bay Area tolls will increase $1 under to keep in place the designs for a soaring suspension Bay Bridge
Jun.27   Bay Bridge   New FasTrak lanes open without incident  The new 3 lanes are located on the far right of the toll plaza Aug.9  San Francisco  Gas Prices Reach $2.71 Sep.1   San Francisco MUNI truck accident victims gets $27m Sep.9   Western Addition New Central Freeway Opens
  Octavia Boulevard takes the place of the old off-ramps and cars will dissipate to several city streets
Dec.6   East San Jose Three Hurt In Light Rail Accident



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Global Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Global Politics timeline, World Global Politics timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.10  Oakland  Iraqi Family Thanks Children's Hospital Jan.10  Oakland  Iraqi Family Thanks Children's Hospital Mar.2   Emeryville Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
Mar.9   San Rafael Elderly woman fights to remain in hospital  Sarah Nome's story fights with Kaiser Hospital, the unpaid medical bills. The sheriff refusing to evict her Aug.11  Yahoo  Yahoo invests $1 billion in China's Alibaba Sep.19  Palo Alto  Health Records Stolen From Agency Sep.30  Oakland  Kaiser, unions have pact Oct.15  Google  India warns: Google terror threat



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Earnings Timeline ... See Bay Area Earnings timeline, World Earnings timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.11  Intel  Quarter profit falls, but sales set record Jan.12   Apple Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge  1st-quarter is dramatically exceeding expectations, based on strong sales of laptop computers and music players Feb.1   Google 7-fold improvement in quarter profit  Google earned $204.1 million, or 71 cents per share, during 4th-quarter of 2004, comparing to $27.3 million, 10 cents in 2003 Mar.11  Intel  Profit Forecast Rised Apr.20  Intel  Strong sales boost profit by 25% Apr.21   Google Profit Soars, Topping Forecasts
Jul.13   Apple Solid 3Q results thanks to iPod sales  Analysts are concerned that momentum may be slowing ahead of the back-to-school shopping season Jul.19   Intel Record Sales As Earning Grow Aug.11  Cisco  Trading bell rung at Cisco Oct.11   Apple Earnings strong, but stock tumbles Oct.18  Emeryville  Problems Cause Chiron To Miss Earnings Oct.19  Intel  Profit up 5%, but shares decline Oct.20   Google Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges
  Google lived up to the lofty expectations that analysts and investors had for the search leader




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Labor Conflict Timeline ... See Bay Area Labor Conflict timeline, World Labor Conflict timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.24   San Jose Major grocers, unions agree to contract Feb.18  Woodside  Workers asked to expose breasts to ape Feb.28   Berkeley Teachers Slash Homework in Labor Dispute Mar.2  SF Downtown  Cable Cars Resume Service After Strike Mar.15  San Jose  Massive Layoff Warnings for Teachers Apr.27  Oakland  Teachers union rejects contract proposal Apr.28   Oakland Woman struck by chair suing Rangers May.3   SF Downtown Hotel workers' march results in 37 arrests May.7  San Francisco  Factory fires 80 immigrants w/o severance Jun.22   BART   Workers Vote To Authorize Strike  98% of the 975 members of Union Local 790 who voted approved the authorization Jun.30   BART Employee Contracts Expire At Midnight Jul.5  BART  Strike Talks Down To The Wire Jul.9  SF Downtown  Unions Urging Conventions to Not Meet Jul.14  San Francisco  Hotel union says no to new offer Jul.19  BART  Union Approves Labor Agreement Jul.25  SF Chronicle  Paper, employees reached tentative deal Sep.13   Berkeley Strikers Set Up Pickets At Hospitals Sep.17  San Francisco  Katrina Refugees Cross Picket Line Nov.12  San Francisco  Hospital workers ratify contract Nov.16   San Francisco School strike averted Dec.12  Stanford  Service Workers Stage One-Day Walkout



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Media Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Media Business timeline, World Media Business timeline Top ^
2005 Oct.18   Sausalito Longtime Sports Announcer Bill King Dies  The longtime voice of the A's, died overnight after complications from surgery. He was 78 years old Dec.5   Lafayette TV Anchor Doug Murphy Dies In Fire




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.14   Pleasanton   Oracle to fire 5,000
  The job cuts outlined represent a 9% reduction from the 55,000 employees on the 2 companies' combined payrolls
Jan.15  San Jose  Jobless Rate Drops in Tech Sector Apr.28   Oakland Woman struck by chair suing Rangers Apr.30  Milpitas  Solectron to slash 3,500 jobs to cut costs Jul.19   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
  HP is to lay off about 10% of its workers over the next 18 months as part of its long-awaited restructuring




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Bankruptcy Timeline ... See Bay Area Bankruptcy timeline, World Bankruptcy timeline Top ^
2005 Jun.9  San Francisco  Two Bakery Plants to Close Dec.20   San Jose Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
  Struggling power generator filed for bankruptcy protection as it grapples with more than $17 billion in debt




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 High Tech Business Timeline ... See Bay Area High Tech Business timeline, World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.11   SF Downtown Jobs unveils cut-rate computer Jan.18  Yahoo  Quarter profit nearly triples on strong ads Apr.27   Apple Apple yanks book on Jobs  Apple has been cracking down on unauthorized publication of stories about the company May.23   Apple Apple considering jumping to Intel chips  Apple Computerís shares spiked 6% on news that it may start using computer chips from Intel Jun.8  Google  $80bn Google takes top media spot Aug.22  Google  Hard drive search introduced Sep.7   Apple   Apple unveils music-playing cell phone  Apple Computer introduced 2 new digital music players, including an ultra slim replacement for the iPod Mini line Oct.1   San Francisco Google Wants Free Wireless For City  Google Inc.is creating a springboard for the search engine to leap into the telecommunications industry Oct.4  Google  Google, Sun target Microsoft Office Oct.12   Apple   Video iPod introduced
  Apple unveiled a slew of additional products and deals that included a content sharing agreement with Disney
Nov.16  Google  Searchable classified database created Dec.17   Google Google to buy piece of AOL  Google is close to buying a 5% stake for $1 billion as part of a deal that would expand the advertising partnership



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Theft Timeline ... See Bay Area Theft timeline, World Theft timeline Top ^
2005 Apr.15   SFO Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing
  13 were charged with stealing $200,000 worth of other goods from mail bound for U.S. soldiers stationed in Japan
Sep.19  Palo Alto  Health Records Stolen From Agency



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 IPO Timeline ... See Bay Area IPO timeline, World IPO timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.17   San Francisco Dolby IPO Sounds Good to Investors



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Business Lawsuit Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Lawsuit timeline, World Business Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.5  Oakland  Landlord sued by city Jan.12   San Francisco McKesson to pay $960m to settle suit
Feb.2   Antioch Man Wins Millions from Nestle Mar.11   Apple Apple Wins Trade Secrets Legal Dispute  A judge ruling that there are no legal protections for those who publish a company's trade secrets Mar.28   San Jose Woman Files Lawsuit Over Finger in Chili May.5   Walnut Creek Report Blames Pipeline Company Jun.28   AMD AMD files antitrust suit against Intel  Advanced Micro Devices is accusing its market-dominating competitor of forcing customers into exclusive deals Sep.1   San Francisco MUNI truck accident victims gets $27m Dec.23  Google  Google settles hiring suit



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Aviation Timeline ... See Bay Area Aviation timeline, World Aviation timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.22  SFO  Former Employee Alleges Security Flaws Apr.15   SFO Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing
  13 were charged with stealing $200,000 worth of other goods from mail bound for U.S. soldiers stationed in Japan




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Retail Timeline ... See Bay Area Retail timeline, World Retail timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.26   SF City Hall City considering fee on grocery bags  Officials are considering a proposal to slap a 17-cent first-in-the-nation surcharge on paper or plastic shopping bags Aug.24   East Oakland Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds
  Wal-Mart near the Oakland Airport is the largest retailer to open in Oakland in years
Sep.26   Antioch Retiree Wins $50 Million Lottery Dec.27  Napa  Bears Wreaking Havoc In Wine Country



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Maritime Timeline ... See Bay Area Maritime timeline, World Maritime timeline Top ^
2005 Mar.5   Golden Gate Bridge Cranes Clear Bay Spans  2 towering shipping cranes have made their way across the Bay slipping under the bridges with a few feet of clearance



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2005 May.11   Yahoo Yahoo introduces online music subscription
Aug.24   Google Google to add instant messages and chat Oct.15  Google  India warns: Google terror threat



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Public Transportation Timeline ... See Bay Area Public Transportation timeline, World Public Transportation timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.21  Caltrain  Caltrain contracts with Amtrak for 3 years Apr.3  San Jose  BART To San Jose Suffers Setback Apr.6   Bay Bridge Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
  The FBI is investigating disturbing claims that the new span being built is riddled with defective welds
Jun.8   Richmond   Bomb Scare at Amtrak, BART  A disruptive Amtrak passenger frightened a train full of commuters. 4-block area around the stations was evacuated Jul.6   BART   Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal
  Union and management negotiators reached a tentative 4-year agreement before 3 a.m. that averted a strike
Sep.1  San Francisco  MUNI Fare Hike Goes Into Effect Sep.29   Moffett Field Google plans offices, NASA partnership Dec.6   East San Jose Three Hurt In Light Rail Accident Dec.31   Apple iPod designer called 'Most Excellent'



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Construction Timeline ... See Bay Area Construction timeline, World Construction timeline Top ^
2005 May.4   Eastern Span Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty  Federal Highway Administration: Welds on the new eastern span are not faulty as had been alleged by ex-welders



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Suicide Timeline ... See Bay Area Suicide timeline, World Suicide timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.19   Golden Gate Bridge Filmmaker recorded suicides  Bridge officials angry with Eric Steel ended up with footage of 19 deaths and several attempts Jan.24  HP  Board considers shifting Fiorina duties Feb.9   HP CEO Fiorina out
  Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina leaving after fight with board; will walk away with $21m
Feb.28   Berkeley Teachers Slash Homework in Labor Dispute Mar.15  San Jose  Massive Layoff Warnings for Teachers Mar.29   HP   Mark Hurd named as new CEO  Hewlett-Packard named Mark Hurd, 48, the leader of the computer services company NCR to succeed Carly Fiorina Apr.9   Google Execs paid $1 a year  Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt, asked that their annual pay be cut to $1 Apr.13   Siebel Shaheen replaced Lawrie as CEO Apr.27  Oakland  Teachers union rejects contract proposal May.18   Intel Otellini succeeding Barrett as CEO Sep.27  Palm  Bill Gates visits Nov.16   San Francisco School strike averted Nov.29   San Jose CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine  CEO Peter Cartwright, CFO obert D. Kelly have left the company in moves that will help financial challenges



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Real Estate timeline, World Real Estate timeline Top ^
2005 Mar.16   Bay Area Median price for Bay Area home $549,000
  According to figures from DataQuick, the median price is up 20% from last year
Apr.14  Bay Area  $568,000 is median price in Bay Area Apr.29   Atherton ZIP Code Most Expensive in Nation May.1  Walnut Creek  People Camp For Days To Buy New Homes May.3   SF Downtown Hotel workers' march results in 37 arrests May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed
  The Department of Defense recommended that the base be closed
May.26  San Rafael  Home Prices Drive Out Fire Chief Jun.16   Bay Area Median price for Bay Area home $595,000 Jul.19  Contra Costa County  Median price of home jumping $100,000 Sep.17  San Francisco  Katrina Refugees Cross Picket Line Oct.24  Fruitvale  Notorious Drug Dealing House For Sale Oct.26  San Francisco  Lottery For Condos Draws Thousands Nov.9  Livermore  Solar Neighborhood Denied



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Stocks Timeline ... See Bay Area Stocks timeline, World Stocks timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.19   eBay Stock slides 11.7%
Apr.13  Apple  Profits up, shares dip on outlook Jul.21  Google  Stock tumbles Nov.17   Google Shares Hit $400 Milestone
  Share is marking a gain of nearly $100 a share in the 4 weeks since Google reported quarterly financial results
Dec.1  Stanford  University made $336m on Google stock



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Commercial Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Commercial Real Estate timeline, World Commercial Real Estate timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.9  San Pablo  Slimmed-down casino Mar.6  Oakland Downtown  Jack London Poised for Makeover Mar.19  San Pablo  Tribe Drops Expansion Plans for Casino Sep.23  SF Downtown  Investors to buy BofA building for $1.05b Sep.29   Moffett Field Google plans offices, NASA partnership



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Terror Timeline ... See Bay Area Terror timeline, World Terror timeline Top ^
2005 Jun.8   Richmond   Bomb Scare at Amtrak, BART  A disruptive Amtrak passenger frightened a train full of commuters. 4-block area around the stations was evacuated Jun.26   SF Downtown Annual gay pride parade  At 35th annual parade the colorfully clothed crowd was in jovial spirits, and musical groups entertained the crowd



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Entertainment Timeline ... See Bay Area Entertainment timeline, World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.19   Golden Gate Bridge Filmmaker recorded suicides  Bridge officials angry with Eric Steel ended up with footage of 19 deaths and several attempts Feb.20   SF Downtown 250,000 Gather For Chinese Parade
Mar.13   SF Downtown SF Celebrates St. Patrick's Day May.12   SF Downtown 'Star Wars' Premiere Held  A well-heeled crowd lined the red carpet for a premiere showing of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith May.29  SF Mission  27th annual Carnaval Parade Jun.14   eBay eBay prevents Live 8 ticket sales Jun.25  SF Presidio  Lucas Opens New Headquarters Jun.26   SF Downtown Annual gay pride parade  At 35th annual parade the colorfully clothed crowd was in jovial spirits, and musical groups entertained the crowd Oct.9   SF Downtown Crowds Jam SF for Fleet Week Oct.10  Half Moon Bay  Pumpkin Patch Brings Out The Best Oct.13  SF Presidio  Orphanage shoots for computerized films Nov.14   Pac Bell Park Rolling Stones Attract Baby Boomers  The Stones will be playing at SBC Park once more Tuesday night Nov.19   San Quentin Snoop Dogg Supports Crips Founder Nov.20   Napa Christina Aguilera Weds Music Exec
  24-year-old pop singer tied the knot with Jordan Bratman in an evening ceremony at Staglin Family Vineyard




SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Sports Obituary Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports Obituary timeline, World Sports Obituary timeline Top ^
2005 Oct.18   Sausalito Longtime Sports Announcer Bill King Dies  The longtime voice of the A's, died overnight after complications from surgery. He was 78 years old



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Energy Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Energy Business timeline, World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2005 Aug.25  PG&E  Massive Inspection to Prevent Explosions Sep.4   PG&E PG&E Issues Report on Cause of Explosion Sep.30  PG&E  PG&E Bill To Be Significantly Higher



SF Bay Area, Business, 2005 Sex Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Sex Crime timeline, World Sex Crime timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.18  Woodside  Workers asked to expose breasts to ape