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03-23 Human Finger Found in Fast Food Chili 1405 Monterey Road, San Jose Downtown
C. 05-06 SF Gets Stem Cell Headquarters San Francisco
D. 05-31 Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat Santa Rosa
4. 10-16 Wife of Prominent Attorney Found Dead Hunsaker Canyon Road, Lafayette
F. 12-07 Video sparked investigation into SFPD SF City Hall
6. 12-13 Nobel nominated gang leader executed San Quentin

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  Human Finger Found in Fast Food Chili   Anna Ayala, 39, who ordered chili at a Wendy's found a cooked human finger complete with a long fingernail in her bowl SF Gets Stem Cell Headquarters Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat Wife of Prominent Attorney Found Dead Video sparked investigation into SFPD Nobel nominated gang leader executed
Jan.5  SF City Hall  Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce
Jan.14  Pleasanton  Oracle to fire 5,000
Jan.18  San Jose City Hall  Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Jan.19  San Quentin  Beardslee executed
Feb.4  San Francisco  Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation
Feb.9  HP  CEO Fiorina out
Feb.13  Los Gatos  4-Alarm Blaze Claims Life of Firefighter
Feb.22  Barry Bonds  Bonds Sidesteps Steroid Questions
Mar.11  Concord  Brothers sentenced to death for 5 murder
Mar.16  Redwood City  Judge Sentences Peterson To Death
 Bay Area  Median price for Bay Area home $549,000
Mar.18  San Francisco  Archdiocese Found Liable for Molestation
Mar.20  South SF  Tornado Damage South City
Mar.23   San Jose Downtown
Mar.24  San Francisco  Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim
Apr.6  Bay Bridge  Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Apr.10  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Worker Shot
Apr.15  SFO  Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing
Apr.23  Pittsburg  Police officer shot
May.1  Alamo  Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
May.4  Martinez  Jurors Find Nanny Guilty of 2nd-D. Murder
May.6   San Francisco
May.12  Hercules  Student Beating Posted On Internet
May.13  Concord  Naval Weapons Station be closed
 San Francisco  Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer
 San Jose  Police Solve Case Of Missing Finger
May.20  San Francisco  Doctor Found Stabbed
May.24  SF Mission  Gang Members Took Over Woman's Home
May.31   Santa Rosa
Jun.1  49ers  Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers
 West San Jose  Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns
Jun.2  SF Downtown  Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
Jun.3  SF Sunset  Dog Mauling Claims Life of Boy
Jun.14  San Jose City Hall  Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
Jun.16  San Jose  Child Molester May Have Hundreds Victims
Jun.20  Richmond  State of Emergency Debated
Jun.24  Bay Bridge  Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
Jul.6  BART  Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal
Jul.12  San Jose  Bones Found In River Prehistoric
Jul.19  HP  Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
Jul.26  San Leandro  Officer Fatally Shot
Aug.5  Los Gatos  Officer Shot In Pot Raid
Aug.12  Campbell  Man killed 10 ducks at car wash
Aug.15  Dublin  2nd man dies in officer-involved shooting
Aug.18  San Mateo  Four Dead In Shooting
Aug.19  SF Downtown  Woman burned in underground explosion
Aug.21  49ers  Herrion dies after football game
Aug.24  East Oakland  Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds
Aug.28  Oakland Downtown  Shots Fired At Massive Sideshow
Sep.9  Western Addition  New Central Freeway Opens
Sep.10  Mountain View  Family Finally Told Truth
Sep.12  Oracle  Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal
 Hayward  2 guilty of murder in Araujo trial
Sep.29  Pacific Heights  Ski Jump Extravaganza
Oct.12  Apple  Video iPod introduced
 Vallejo  Flames Erupt At Mare Island Warehouse
Oct.16   Lafayette
Oct.18  Redwood City  Fire Puts Suspicious Total At 11
Oct.19  SF Downtown  3 Children Tossed Into Bay
Oct.20  Google  Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges
Oct.23  Marin County  Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Headlands
Nov.1  Emeryville  Novartis to buy Chiron
Nov.4  Stanford  Dalai Lama Dodges Politics On Visit
Nov.5  Marin County  Royals Lunch With Locals At Organic Farm
Nov.10  Santa Clara  Fourth Accidental Death At A Kaiser
Nov.17  Google  Shares Hit $400 Milestone
Nov.20  Napa  Christina Aguilera Weds Music Exec
Nov.25  West Oakland  Liquor Store Attacks Possible Hate Crimes
Dec.7  San Jose City Hall  Probe: Trash Deal Violated City Policy
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Dec.13   San Quentin
 Petaluma  Crash Claims 4 Young Lives
Dec.15  San Francisco  New Archbishop From Salt Lake City
 San Jose  Soccer Team Quakes Lost To Houston
Dec.20  San Jose  Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
Dec.30  SF City Hall  City Murder Rate Highest In 10 Years
Dec.31  Napa  Major flooding


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San Francisco
Archdiocese Found Liable for Molestation
Bridge Worker Shot
Doctor Found Stabbed
Gang Members Took Over Woman's Home
3 Children Tossed Into Bay
Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce
Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation
Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim
Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer
Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers
Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
Video sparked investigation into SFPD
Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
Tornado Damage South City
Dog Mauling Claims Life of Boy
Woman burned in underground explosion
Silicon Valley
Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Human Finger Found in Fast Food Chili
Police Solve Case Of Missing Finger
Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns
Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
Man killed 10 ducks at car wash
Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
Probe: Trash Deal Violated City Policy
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4-Alarm Blaze Claims Life of Firefighter
Fourth Accidental Death At A Kaiser
East Bay
Brothers sentenced to death for 5 murder
Police officer shot
Jurors Find Nanny Guilty of 2nd-D. Murder
Officer Fatally Shot
Wife of Prominent Attorney Found Dead
Liquor Store Attacks Possible Hate Crimes
Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
State of Emergency Debated
Oracle to fire 5,000
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San Jose
Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Human Finger Found in Fast Food Chili
Police Solve Case Of Missing Finger
Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns
Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
Probe: Trash Deal Violated City Policy
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Contra Costa County
Brothers sentenced to death for 5 murder
Police officer shot
Jurors Find Nanny Guilty of 2nd-D. Murder
Wife of Prominent Attorney Found Dead
State of Emergency Debated
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North Bay
Beardslee executed
Nobel nominated gang leader executed
Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat
Royals Lunch With Locals At Organic Farm
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Major flooding
Tri Valley (680)
Brothers sentenced to death for 5 murder
Police officer shot
Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
Oracle to fire 5,000
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Richest Towns
Officer Shot In Pot Raid
Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
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4-Alarm Blaze Claims Life of Firefighter
Peninsula
Judge Sentences Peterson To Death
Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing
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CEO Fiorina out
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
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SF Downtown
3 Children Tossed Into Bay
Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
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Woman burned in underground explosion
Marin County
Beardslee executed
Nobel nominated gang leader executed
Royals Lunch With Locals At Organic Farm
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Bay Area Bridges
Bridge Worker Shot
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Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
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Alameda County
Officer Fatally Shot
Liquor Store Attacks Possible Hate Crimes
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Oracle to fire 5,000
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San Jose City Hall
Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Probe: Trash Deal Violated City Policy
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Campbell Saratoga Los Gatos
Officer Shot In Pot Raid
Man killed 10 ducks at car wash
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4-Alarm Blaze Claims Life of Firefighter
West Santa Clara County Your ad is here Your ad is here
CEO Fiorina out
Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff
Fourth Accidental Death At A Kaiser

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Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce Oracle to fire 5,000 Councilman resigns, agrees to charges Beardslee executed  Donald Beardslee, 61, was convicted of killing two women in 1981. Gov. Schwarzenegger rejected clemency Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation CEO Fiorina out  Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina leaving after fight with board; will walk away with $21m 4-Alarm Blaze Claims Life of Firefighter Bonds Sidesteps Steroid Questions Brothers sentenced to death for 5 murder   Judge Sentences Peterson To Death  Scott remained impassive for the hearing, despite the emotional words from the family of his wife Median price for Bay Area home $549,000 Archdiocese Found Liable for Molestation Tornado Damage South City   Human Finger Found in Fast Food Chili Map of 1405 Monterey Road San Jose


January 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jan.5   SF City Hall
 49ers  Coach Erickson, GM Donahue let go
Jan.6  Stanford  Student presumed dead after tsunami
Jan.11  SF City Hall  Dog humane treatment law passed
Jan.12  Apple  Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge
Jan.14   Pleasanton
Jan.17  49ers  Mike Nolan New 49ers Coach
Jan.18   San Jose City Hall
Jan.19   San Quentin  
 Golden Gate Bridge  Filmmaker recorded suicides
Jan.25  SF City Hall  Smoking banned in some outdoor spaces
Jan.26  SF City Hall  City considering fee on grocery bags
 Hayward  CSU-Hayward drops the Hayward
 San Mateo  FBI raid home of accused steroid dealer


February 2005 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Google  7-fold improvement in quarter profit
Feb.4   San Francisco
Feb.9   HP  
 Sunnyvale  Family Of Four Hit By Car
Feb.13  SF City Hall  Same-sex anniversary rally
  Los Gatos
Feb.15  San Leandro  'Sausage king' gets death penalty
Feb.16  San Jose  City Mourns Hockey Season Cancelation
Feb.17  Livermore  38 guns stolen
Feb.22   Barry Bonds
Feb.24  Golden Gate Bridge  Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier
 Fruitvale  Radical Methods to Curtail Prostitution


March 2005 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Russian Hill  Explosion and Fire in Apartment Building
Mar.5  Golden Gate Bridge  Cranes Clear Bay Spans
Mar.9  San Rafael  Elderly woman fights to remain in hospital
Mar.11   Concord
 Apple  Apple Wins Trade Secrets Legal Dispute
 Golden Gate Bridge  Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study
Mar.14  San Francisco  Judge: gay unions' ban unconstitutional
Mar.16   Redwood City  
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Mar.18   San Francisco
 Berkeley  Woman, 75, stabbed near Rose Garden
Mar.20   South SF
Mar.21  Oakland  Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B
 Fremont  Police begin new burglar alarm policy
Mar.22  Barry Bonds  Bonds may miss entire season
 Oakland  Jury awards Williams $340,000
Mar.23   San Jose Downtown  
  Anna Ayala, 39, who ordered chili at a Wendy's found a cooked human finger complete with a long fingernail in her bowl
 The diner claimed she spit out the well- cooked digit, notified restaurant workers and became sick to her stomach. Police went to Wendy's and dispatched health inspectors to the restaurant. The company checked out all the employees who worked at the San Jose restaurant two days ago. A Las Vegas couple later admitted planting a severed finger in a bowl of chili
Mar.24   San Francisco Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim Mar.25  SFSU  RoboGames start Mar.28  UC Berkeley  Info Stolen from Thousands of Students Mar.29  HP  Mark Hurd named as new CEO  San Francisco  Fagan Found Not Guilty in Cop Brawl Case Mar.30  SF City Hall  New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium

April 2005 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Cupertino  Students Sent Home to Prove Residency Apr.5  Pac Bell Park  Bonds gets standing ovation at opener 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 Apr.10  Napa  Desk collapse hospitalizes 11   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Worker Shot
Apr.11  SJSU  University Suspends Dance Team Apr.15   SFO Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing Apr.16  San Jose  Toddler Stabbed to Death  SF Zoo  Zoo Sells Naming Rights To Grizzlies Apr.18  Adobe  Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b Apr.21  Emeryville  Shooting inside Amtrak station kills 1  San Jose  Woman who found finger arrested Apr.23   Pittsburg   Police officer shot  The officer was shot in a confrontation with 2 suspects near the Somersville Town Centre shopping mall Apr.26  South San Jose  Mountain Lion Shot and Killed Apr.27  Apple  Apple yanks book on Jobs Apr.29  Oakland  Son of City Council President arrested  Tiburon  Car Goes Out of Control, injures 9

May 2005 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Alamo   Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq  63-year old Australian Douglas Wood who lives with his American wife is being held hostage by a militant group May.2  San Francisco  Panel Endorses SF for Stem Cell Center May.4   Martinez Jurors Find Nanny Guilty of 2nd-D. Murder
 Eastern Span  Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty May.6  San Jose  Ayala brought to County Jail   San Francisco     SF Gets Stem Cell Headquarters
  The 29-member committee made the decision over San Diego, Sacramento and Emeryville.    Members of the governing board that oversees the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, took 2 roll-call votes to decide the contest. Mayor Newsom called it a historic achievement for a city a...
May.8  Napa  4.1 Earthquake May.9  UC Berkeley  Alcohol Banned At Fraternities, Sororities May.11  Martinez  Suspect Who Attacked Jail Arrested May.12   Hercules Student Beating Posted On Internet
 SF Downtown  'Star Wars' Premiere Held May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed   San Francisco   Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer  William Levada has a track record of upholding Roman Catholic policies while deftly handling controversy   San Jose Police Solve Case Of Missing Finger May.15  Rohnert Park  Rugby team parent roughs up referee May.17  Berkeley  Police Officer Shot May.19  Oakland  Not Guilty Verdicts in Riders Case May.20   San Francisco Doctor Found Stabbed May.23  Berkeley  Explosion at Junior High No Accident  Apple  Apple considering jumping to Intel chips May.24   SF Mission Gang Members Took Over Woman's Home May.27  Davies Hall  Rice Defends Iraq Policy in SF Speech May.31   Santa Rosa   Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat
  Former FBI official W. Mark Felt stepped forward as the secret Washington Post source that helped bring down Nixon.    Felt was the anonymous source whose rendezvous with investigative reporter Bob Woodward helped crack Watergate and led to Ni...


June 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   49ers Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers   West San Jose Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns Jun.2   SF Downtown Mayor Opens Environmental Conference  Sun  Sun buys StorageTek for $4.1 billion Jun.3   SF Sunset   Dog Mauling Claims Life of Boy  2 dogs were at the location, one of which was shot after it attempted to prevent officers from entering the premises Jun.5  East Contra Costa  320-acre wildfire Jun.7  SF City Hall  Ordinance Introduced On Corpse Exhibits  SF Zoo  Zoo Names Grizzy Bears Jun.8  Richmond  Bomb Scare at Amtrak, BART Jun.10  East Palo Alto  Muslim leader interviewed in investigation  Petaluma  Missing Mother and Daughter Found Dead Jun.14   San Jose City Hall Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal Jun.15  Alamo  Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid Jun.16   San Jose Child Molester May Have Hundreds Victims Jun.17  Highway 580  Fatal Crash On I-580; 4 Dead Jun.20  SF City Hall  Fire Chief In Domestic Violence Incident   Richmond State of Emergency Debated Jun.22  SF Sunset  Major Pot Club Crackdown  BART  Workers Vote To Authorize Strike Jun.23  SF Sunset  Mother Charged in Dog Mauling Death Jun.24   Bay Bridge Compromise Deal Reached on 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

July 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6   BART Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal
 Walnut Creek  Husband shot wife and self at Kaiser Jul.8  SF Mission  SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors Jul.12   San Jose Bones Found In River Prehistoric  Oakland City Hall  Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows Jul.13  Apple  Solid 3Q results thanks to iPod sales Jul.17  Berkeley  19-Year-Old Grad Killed Jul.19   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff  Livermore  Thousand-Acre Wildfire Burns Jul.22  San Jose City Hall  Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive Jul.26   San Leandro   Officer Fatally Shot  One reportedly drew a handgun and shot the officer multiple times. Police are seeking Irving Ramirez, 22

August 2005 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4  San Francisco  Bribery Arrest at Building Inspection Dept. Aug.5   Los Gatos Officer Shot In Pot Raid
 Oakland  Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits Aug.10  San Francisco  KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks Aug.12   Campbell   Man killed 10 ducks at car wash  Man run ducks repeatedly with his car and threw some ducks against or into his car  Coliseum  Plan For New A's Stadium Aug.15   Dublin 2nd man dies in officer-involved shooting  San Francisco  City's first human case of West Nile virus Aug.18   San Mateo Four Dead In Shooting Aug.19   SF Downtown   Woman burned in underground explosion  The blast appeared to have come from a PG&E vault and was centered around the Crocker Galleria buckling the sidewalk Aug.20  SF Downtown  Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey' Aug.21   49ers Herrion dies after football game Aug.24   East Oakland Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds  Pacific Heights  SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump Aug.28   Oakland Downtown Shots Fired At Massive Sideshow Aug.29  Golden Gate Bridge  Ostrich snarled traffic

September 2005 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  East Palo Alto  Shooting left 3 people dead Sep.7  Apple  Apple unveils music-playing cell phone Sep.9   Western Addition New Central Freeway Opens
 San Jose  Couple Pleads Guilty In Chili Finger Scam Sep.10   Mountain View Family Finally Told Truth Sep.12   Oracle Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal   Hayward 2 guilty of murder in Araujo trial  Pac Bell Park  Bonds finally makes season Sep.13  San Jose City Hall  Madison Nguyen Wins Race Sep.15  SF Mission  Three Die In Apartment Fire Sep.24  SF Mission  Anti-War Protesters March And Rally Sep.26  Antioch  Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder Sep.27  Coliseum  A's Eliminated On Their Home Turf Sep.28  Napa  Arrest Made In Double Murder Sep.29   Pacific Heights   Ski Jump Extravaganza  Hundreds of people flocked in 80-degree weather to see skiers and snowboarders zooming right down

October 2005 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  San Francisco  Google Wants Free Wireless For City Oct.7  Orinda  Neighborhood On Lookout For Killer Deer Oct.9  San Francisco  Tiger wins AmEx Oct.10  East San Jose  Man accused of killing daughters, girlfriend  SF Downtown  9-Year-Old Boy Swims Alcatraz To SF  Stanford  University Wins Robot Car Challenge Oct.12   Apple Video iPod introduced
  Vallejo Flames Erupt At Mare Island Warehouse  East Oakland  Five-Alarm Blaze Chars Warehouse Oct.13  SF City Hall  Treasure Island Director Fired Oct.16   Lafayette   Wife of Prominent Attorney Found Dead Map of Hunsaker Canyon Road Lafayette
  Daniel Horowitz called 911 to report that the body of Pamela Vitale was found in the entryway of their home.    Horowitz who is a regular television legal commentator said: 'I can't talk. I can't. It's beyond words.' 52-year-old Pamela Vitale, a former high-tech ex...
Oct.17  Orinda  Mistrial in Susan Polk Murder Trial Oct.18   Redwood City Fire Puts Suspicious Total At 11  Sausalito  Longtime Sports Announcer Bill King Dies Oct.19   SF Downtown   3 Children Tossed Into Bay  Police are searching the waters around Pier 7, after a woman tossed 3 children off the pier and into the bay Oct.20   Google Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges  Lafayette  Teen Neighbor Arrested In Vitale Murder Oct.23   Marin County Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Headlands Oct.27  San Leandro  Murder-suicide shooting Oct.31  SF Mission  Propane Explosions Spark Fires

November 2005 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Emeryville Novartis to buy Chiron
 SF Mission  Controversial Stem Cell Center Opens Nov.3  Half Moon Bay  Shark Encounter At Famous Surf Spot Nov.4   Stanford Dalai Lama Dodges Politics On Visit Nov.5   Marin County   Royals Lunch With Locals At Organic Farm  Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla are examining local produce at a market and lunching with locals Nov.8  Oakland  Police Search For Missing Pediatrician Nov.10   Santa Clara   Fourth Accidental Death At A Kaiser  77-year-old man died in October of last year after being given the wrong food Nov.11  Martinez  Mom Allegedly Sold Daughter, 4, For Sex Nov.14  Pac Bell Park  Rolling Stones Attract Baby Boomers Nov.16  Concord  Probe For Woman Found Dead After Fire Nov.17   Google Shares Hit $400 Milestone Nov.20   Napa Christina Aguilera Weds Music Exec Nov.21  San Jose  Toddler Killed By Train Nov.25   West Oakland     Liquor Store Attacks Possible Hate Crimes  2 stores were trashed by about a dozen men wearing suits and bow ties. Most of the stores are owned by Arabs Nov.26  West Oakland  Nation Of Islam Furious With Police Nov.29  San Jose  CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine

December 2005 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2  San Francisco  San Francisco, Shanghai renew sistership Dec.7   San Jose City Hall   Probe: Trash Deal Violated City Policy  The mayor and his aide violated the policy by helping a garbage hauler get reimbursed for extra labor costs   SF City Hall   Video sparked investigation into SFPD
  Video footage released by Newsom has sparked an investigation into allegations of racism, sexism and corruption.    Mayor Newsom and Police Chief Fong showed and denounced several clips produced by members of SFPD. At least one officer has been suspen...
Dec.8  SF City Hall  Police Officers Suspended Over Video Dec.10  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Apologizes For Garbage Contract Dec.11  Lafayette  90-year old woman murdered in her home Dec.13   San Quentin   Nobel nominated gang leader executed
  Convicted killer and Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams executed at the state prison.    Stanley Tookie Williams spent more than 2 decades on death row for the 1979 robbery murders of four people in Los Angeles. Williams appeared to grow impatient as p...
  Petaluma Crash Claims 4 Young Lives  San Jose City Hall  City Council Censured Gonzales Dec.15   San Francisco New Archbishop From Salt Lake City   San Jose Soccer Team Quakes Lost To Houston Dec.17  Google  Google to buy piece of AOL Dec.18  East Oakland  Triple-homicide Dec.19  San Jose City Hall  D.A. To Investigate City Garbage Deal Dec.20   San Jose Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy Dec.23  Livermore  Two Dead In Plane Crash Dec.25  Fremont  Soldier Killed in Iraq Dec.27  San Quentin  San Leandro 'Sausage King' Dies Dec.30   SF City Hall City Murder Rate Highest In 10 Years  San Francisco  Police: Stolen Violin Story A Hoax  Oakland City Hall  City has had more homicides this year Dec.31   Napa   Major flooding  Water levels may be dropping but major flooding continues along the Russian and Napa rivers  Marin County  Nearly 60,000 Without Power



4-Alarm Blaze Claims Life of Firefighter Tornado Damage South City Dog Mauling Claims Life of Boy  2 dogs were at the location, one of which was shot after it attempted to prevent officers from entering the premises Woman burned in underground explosion  The blast appeared to have come from a PG&E vault and was centered around the Crocker Galleria buckling the sidewalk Flames Erupt At Mare Island Warehouse Fire Puts Suspicious Total At 11 Fourth Accidental Death At A Kaiser  77-year-old man died in October of last year after being given the wrong food Crash Claims 4 Young Lives Major flooding  Water levels may be dropping but major flooding continues along the Russian and Napa rivers   SF Gets Stem Cell Headquarters




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2005 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2005
Jan.6  Stanford  Student presumed dead after tsunami
Jan.19  Golden Gate Bridge  Filmmaker recorded suicides
Feb.9  Sunnyvale  Family Of Four Hit By Car
Feb.13   Los Gatos
Feb.24  Golden Gate Bridge  Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier
Mar.1  Russian Hill  Explosion and Fire in Apartment Building
Mar.11  Golden Gate Bridge  Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study
Mar.20   South SF
Apr.10  Napa  Desk collapse hospitalizes 11
Apr.26  South San Jose  Mountain Lion Shot and Killed
Apr.29  Tiburon  Car Goes Out of Control, injures 9
May.8  Napa  4.1 Earthquake
Jun.3   SF Sunset
Jun.5  East Contra Costa  320-acre wildfire
Jun.17  Highway 580  Fatal Crash On I-580; 4 Dead
Jun.20  SF City Hall  Fire Chief In Domestic Violence Incident
Jul.6  Walnut Creek  Husband shot wife and self at Kaiser
Jul.19  Livermore  Thousand-Acre Wildfire Burns
Aug.15  San Francisco  City's first human case of West Nile virus
Aug.19   SF Downtown
Aug.29  Golden Gate Bridge  Ostrich snarled traffic
Sep.15  SF Mission  Three Die In Apartment Fire
Oct.7  Orinda  Neighborhood On Lookout For Killer Deer
Oct.12   Vallejo
Oct.12  East Oakland  Five-Alarm Blaze Chars Warehouse
Oct.18   Redwood City
Oct.31  SF Mission  Propane Explosions Spark Fires
Nov.3  Half Moon Bay  Shark Encounter At Famous Surf Spot
Nov.8  Oakland  Police Search For Missing Pediatrician
Nov.10   Santa Clara
Nov.16  Concord  Probe For Woman Found Dead After Fire
Nov.21  San Jose  Toddler Killed By Train
Dec.13   Petaluma
Dec.23  Livermore  Two Dead In Plane Crash
Dec.31   Napa
Dec.31  Marin County  Nearly 60,000 Without Power




SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2005 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2005
Jan.26  Hayward  CSU-Hayward drops the Hayward
Mar.25  SFSU  RoboGames start
Mar.28  UC Berkeley  Info Stolen from Thousands of Students
Apr.4  Cupertino  Students Sent Home to Prove Residency
Apr.11  SJSU  University Suspends Dance Team
Apr.16  SF Zoo  Zoo Sells Naming Rights To Grizzlies
May.2  San Francisco  Panel Endorses SF for Stem Cell Center
May.6   San Francisco
  The 29-member committee made the decision over San Diego, Sacramento and Emeryville.    Members of the governing board that oversees the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, took 2 roll-call votes to decide the contest. Mayor Newsom called it a historic achievement for a city a...
May.9  UC Berkeley  Alcohol Banned At Fraternities, Sororities May.12   Hercules Student Beating Posted On Internet
May.23  Berkeley  Explosion at Junior High No Accident Jun.7  SF Zoo  Zoo Names Grizzy Bears Jul.12   San Jose Bones Found In River Prehistoric Oct.10  Stanford  University Wins Robot Car Challenge Nov.1  SF Mission  Controversial Stem Cell Center Opens



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2005 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.12  Apple  Profits quadruple as iPod sales surge Jan.14   Pleasanton Oracle to fire 5,000
Jan.19  Golden Gate Bridge  Filmmaker recorded suicides Jan.26  SF City Hall  City considering fee on grocery bags Feb.1  Google  7-fold improvement in quarter profit Feb.9   HP CEO Fiorina out  Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina leaving after fight with board; will walk away with $21m 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.16   Bay Area Median price for Bay Area home $549,000 Mar.21  Oakland  Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B Mar.29  HP  Mark Hurd named as new CEO 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 Apr.15   SFO Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing Apr.18  Adobe  Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b Apr.27  Apple  Apple yanks book on Jobs May.4  Eastern Span  Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty May.12  SF Downtown  'Star Wars' Premiere Held May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed 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.22  BART  Workers Vote To Authorize Strike Jun.24   Bay Bridge Compromise Deal Reached on 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 Jul.6   BART Strike Averted After Early Morning Deal Jul.13  Apple  Solid 3Q results thanks to iPod sales Jul.19   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 14,500 staff Aug.24   East Oakland Wal-Mart Opening Brings Crowds Sep.7  Apple  Apple unveils music-playing cell phone Sep.9   Western Addition New Central Freeway Opens Sep.12   Oracle Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal Oct.1  San Francisco  Google Wants Free Wireless For City Oct.12   Apple Video iPod introduced Oct.18  Sausalito  Longtime Sports Announcer Bill King Dies Oct.20   Google Spectacular 3Q numbers; stock surges Nov.1   Emeryville Novartis to buy Chiron Nov.14  Pac Bell Park  Rolling Stones Attract Baby Boomers Nov.17   Google Shares Hit $400 Milestone Nov.20   Napa Christina Aguilera Weds Music Exec Nov.29  San Jose  CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine Dec.17  Google  Google to buy piece of AOL Dec.20   San Jose Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2005 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.5  49ers  Coach Erickson, GM Donahue let go Jan.17  49ers  Mike Nolan New 49ers Coach Feb.16  San Jose  City Mourns Hockey Season Cancelation Feb.22   Barry Bonds Bonds Sidesteps Steroid Questions
Mar.22  Barry Bonds  Bonds may miss entire season Mar.22  Oakland  Jury awards Williams $340,000 Apr.5  Pac Bell Park  Bonds gets standing ovation at opener May.15  Rohnert Park  Rugby team parent roughs up referee Jun.1   49ers Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers Aug.10  San Francisco  KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks Aug.12  Coliseum  Plan For New A's Stadium Aug.21   49ers Herrion dies after football game Aug.24  Pacific Heights  SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump Sep.12  Pac Bell Park  Bonds finally makes season Sep.27  Coliseum  A's Eliminated On Their Home Turf Sep.29   Pacific Heights Ski Jump Extravaganza  Hundreds of people flocked in 80-degree weather to see skiers and snowboarders zooming right down Oct.9  San Francisco  Tiger wins AmEx Oct.10  SF Downtown  9-Year-Old Boy Swims Alcatraz To SF Oct.18  Sausalito  Longtime Sports Announcer Bill King Dies Dec.15   San Jose Soccer Team Quakes Lost To Houston



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2005 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.18   San Jose City Hall Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
Jan.19   San Quentin Beardslee executed  Donald Beardslee, 61, was convicted of killing two women in 1981. Gov. Schwarzenegger rejected clemency Jan.26  San Mateo  FBI raid home of accused steroid dealer Feb.9  Sunnyvale  Family Of Four Hit By Car Feb.15  San Leandro  'Sausage king' gets death penalty Feb.17  Livermore  38 guns stolen Feb.24  Fruitvale  Radical Methods to Curtail Prostitution Mar.11   Concord Brothers sentenced to death for 5 murder Mar.16   Redwood City   Judge Sentences Peterson To Death  Scott remained impassive for the hearing, despite the emotional words from the family of his wife Mar.18   San Francisco Archdiocese Found Liable for Molestation Mar.18  Berkeley  Woman, 75, stabbed near Rose Garden Mar.21  Fremont  Police begin new burglar alarm policy Mar.23   San Jose Downtown   Human Finger Found in Fast Food Chili
Map of 1405 Monterey Road San Jose
  Anna Ayala, 39, who ordered chili at a Wendy's found a cooked human finger complete with a long fingernail in her bowl
 The diner claimed she spit out the well- cooked digit, notified restaurant workers and became sick to her stomach. Police went to Wendy's and dispatched health inspectors to the restaurant. The company checked out all the employees who worked at the San Jose restaurant two days ago. A Las Vegas couple later admitted planting a severed finger in a bowl of chili
Mar.28  UC Berkeley  Info Stolen from Thousands of Students Mar.29  San Francisco  Fagan Found Not Guilty in Cop Brawl Case Mar.30  SF City Hall  New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium Apr.10   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Worker Shot Apr.15   SFO Cargo Handlers Accused of Stealing Apr.16  San Jose  Toddler Stabbed to Death Apr.21  Emeryville  Shooting inside Amtrak station kills 1 Apr.21  San Jose  Woman who found finger arrested Apr.23   Pittsburg Police officer shot  The officer was shot in a confrontation with 2 suspects near the Somersville Town Centre shopping mall Apr.29  Oakland  Son of City Council President arrested May.4   Martinez Jurors Find Nanny Guilty of 2nd-D. Murder May.6  San Jose  Ayala brought to County Jail May.11  Martinez  Suspect Who Attacked Jail Arrested May.12   Hercules Student Beating Posted On Internet May.13   San Jose Police Solve Case Of Missing Finger May.15  Rohnert Park  Rugby team parent roughs up referee May.17  Berkeley  Police Officer Shot May.19  Oakland  Not Guilty Verdicts in Riders Case May.20   San Francisco Doctor Found Stabbed May.23  Berkeley  Explosion at Junior High No Accident May.24   SF Mission Gang Members Took Over Woman's Home Jun.1   West San Jose Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns Jun.8  Richmond  Bomb Scare at Amtrak, BART Jun.10  East Palo Alto  Muslim leader interviewed in investigation Jun.10  Petaluma  Missing Mother and Daughter Found Dead Jun.14   San Jose City Hall Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal Jun.16   San Jose Child Molester May Have Hundreds Victims Jun.20  SF City Hall  Fire Chief In Domestic Violence Incident Jun.20   Richmond State of Emergency Debated Jun.22  SF Sunset  Major Pot Club Crackdown Jun.23  SF Sunset  Mother Charged in Dog Mauling Death Jul.6  Walnut Creek  Husband shot wife and self at Kaiser Jul.8  SF Mission  SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors Jul.12  Oakland City Hall  Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows Jul.17  Berkeley  19-Year-Old Grad Killed Jul.22  San Jose City Hall  Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive Jul.26   San Leandro Officer Fatally Shot  One reportedly drew a handgun and shot the officer multiple times. Police are seeking Irving Ramirez, 22 Aug.4  San Francisco  Bribery Arrest at Building Inspection Dept. Aug.5   Los Gatos Officer Shot In Pot Raid Aug.5  Oakland  Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits Aug.12   Campbell Man killed 10 ducks at car wash  Man run ducks repeatedly with his car and threw some ducks against or into his car Aug.15   Dublin 2nd man dies in officer-involved shooting Aug.18   San Mateo Four Dead In Shooting Aug.28   Oakland Downtown Shots Fired At Massive Sideshow Sep.1  East Palo Alto  Shooting left 3 people dead Sep.9  San Jose  Couple Pleads Guilty In Chili Finger Scam Sep.12   Hayward 2 guilty of murder in Araujo trial Sep.28  Napa  Arrest Made In Double Murder Oct.10  East San Jose  Man accused of killing daughters, girlfriend Oct.16   Lafayette Wife of Prominent Attorney Found Dead Map of Hunsaker Canyon Road Lafayette
  Daniel Horowitz called 911 to report that the body of Pamela Vitale was found in the entryway of their home.    Horowitz who is a regular television legal commentator said: 'I can't talk. I can't. It's beyond words.' 52-year-old Pamela Vitale, a former high-tech ex...
Oct.17  Orinda  Mistrial in Susan Polk Murder Trial Oct.18   Redwood City Fire Puts Suspicious Total At 11 Oct.19   SF Downtown 3 Children Tossed Into Bay  Police are searching the waters around Pier 7, after a woman tossed 3 children off the pier and into the bay Oct.20  Lafayette  Teen Neighbor Arrested In Vitale Murder Oct.23   Marin County Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Headlands Oct.27  San Leandro  Murder-suicide shooting Nov.11  Martinez  Mom Allegedly Sold Daughter, 4, For Sex Nov.25   West Oakland   Liquor Store Attacks Possible Hate Crimes  2 stores were trashed by about a dozen men wearing suits and bow ties. Most of the stores are owned by Arabs Dec.11  Lafayette  90-year old woman murdered in her home Dec.13   San Quentin Nobel nominated gang leader executed
  Convicted killer and Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams executed at the state prison.    Stanley Tookie Williams spent more than 2 decades on death row for the 1979 robbery murders of four people in Los Angeles. Williams appeared to grow impatient as p...
Dec.18  East Oakland  Triple-homicide Dec.19  San Jose City Hall  D.A. To Investigate City Garbage Deal Dec.27  San Quentin  San Leandro 'Sausage King' Dies Dec.30   SF City Hall City Murder Rate Highest In 10 Years
Dec.30  San Francisco  Police: Stolen Violin Story A Hoax Dec.30  Oakland City Hall  City has had more homicides this year



SF Bay Area, Top Stories, 2005 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.5   SF City Hall Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce
Jan.11  SF City Hall  Dog humane treatment law passed Jan.18   San Jose City Hall Councilman resigns, agrees to charges Jan.25  SF City Hall  Smoking banned in some outdoor spaces Jan.26  SF City Hall  City considering fee on grocery bags Feb.4   San Francisco Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation Feb.13  SF City Hall  Same-sex anniversary rally Feb.24  Golden Gate Bridge  Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier Mar.11  Golden Gate Bridge  Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study Mar.14  San Francisco  Judge: gay unions' ban unconstitutional Mar.21  Fremont  Police begin new burglar alarm policy Mar.24   San Francisco Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim Mar.30  SF City Hall  New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium May.1   Alamo Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq  63-year old Australian Douglas Wood who lives with his American wife is being held hostage by a militant group May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed May.13   San Francisco Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer  William Levada has a track record of upholding Roman Catholic policies while deftly handling controversy May.27  Davies Hall  Rice Defends Iraq Policy in SF Speech May.31   Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat
  Former FBI official W. Mark Felt stepped forward as the secret Washington Post source that helped bring down Nixon.    Felt was the anonymous source whose rendezvous with investigative reporter Bob Woodward helped crack Watergate and led to Ni...
Jun.1   49ers Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers
Jun.1   West San Jose Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns Jun.2   SF Downtown Mayor Opens Environmental Conference Jun.7  SF City Hall  Ordinance Introduced On Corpse Exhibits Jun.10  East Palo Alto  Muslim leader interviewed in investigation Jun.14   San Jose City Hall Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal Jun.15  Alamo  Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid Jun.20   Richmond State of Emergency Debated Jun.26  SF Downtown  Annual gay pride parade Jul.8  SF Mission  SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors Jul.12  Oakland City Hall  Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows Jul.22  San Jose City Hall  Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive Aug.5  Oakland  Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits Aug.10  San Francisco  KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks Aug.20  SF Downtown  Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey' Aug.24  Pacific Heights  SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump Sep.10   Mountain View Family Finally Told Truth Sep.13  San Jose City Hall  Madison Nguyen Wins Race Sep.24  SF Mission  Anti-War Protesters March And Rally Sep.26  Antioch  Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder Oct.13  SF City Hall  Treasure Island Director Fired Nov.4   Stanford Dalai Lama Dodges Politics On Visit Nov.5   Marin County Royals Lunch With Locals At Organic Farm  Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla are examining local produce at a market and lunching with locals Nov.26  West Oakland  Nation Of Islam Furious With Police Dec.2  San Francisco  San Francisco, Shanghai renew sistership Dec.7   San Jose City Hall Probe: Trash Deal Violated City Policy  The mayor and his aide violated the policy by helping a garbage hauler get reimbursed for extra labor costs Dec.7   SF City Hall Video sparked investigation into SFPD
  Video footage released by Newsom has sparked an investigation into allegations of racism, sexism and corruption.    Mayor Newsom and Police Chief Fong showed and denounced several clips produced by members of SFPD. At least one officer has been suspen...
Dec.8  SF City Hall  Police Officers Suspended Over Video Dec.10  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Apologizes For Garbage Contract Dec.13  San Jose City Hall  City Council Censured Gonzales Dec.15   San Francisco New Archbishop From Salt Lake City Dec.25  Fremont  Soldier Killed in Iraq