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1. 01-05 Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce SF City Hall
2. 01-18 Councilman resigns, agrees to charges San Jose City Hall
3. 02-04 Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation San Francisco
E. 03-24 Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim San Francisco
F. 05-01 Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq Alamo
G. 05-13 Naval Weapons Station be closed Concord
7. 05-13 Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer San Francisco
05-31 Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat Santa Rosa
J. 06-01 Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers 49ers

Summary.     Click for More > Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns Mayor Opens Environmental Conference Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal State of Emergency Debated Family Finally Told Truth Dalai Lama Dodges Politics On Visit Royals Lunch With Locals At Organic Farm  Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla are examining local produce at a market and lunching with locals 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 Video sparked investigation into SFPD
Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce Councilman resigns, agrees to charges Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim 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 Naval Weapons Station be closed Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer  William Levada has a track record of upholding Roman Catholic policies while deftly handling controversy Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat
Jan.5   SF City Hall
Jan.11  SF City Hall  Dog humane treatment law passed
Jan.18   San Jose City Hall
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
Feb.13  SF City Hall  Same-sex anniversary rally
Feb.14  San Francisco  Study Shows Fewer Homeless in city
Feb.24  Golden Gate Bridge  Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier
 Petaluma  Hundreds Greet Returning Guard Unit
Mar.2  Emeryville  Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
Mar.11  Golden Gate Bridge  Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study
Mar.14  San Francisco  Judge: gay unions' ban unconstitutional
Mar.19  SF Mission  Anti-war protesters rallied
Mar.20  SF Downtown  VP Quietly Slips Into Town For Fundraiser
Mar.21  Fremont  Police begin new burglar alarm policy
Mar.22  SF City Hall  Pot clubs prohibited in sobriey facilities
Mar.24   San Francisco
Mar.30  SF City Hall  New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium
Apr.2  San Francisco  Bay Area Catholics Hold Memorial Masses
Apr.5  SF Downtown  Rally outside Governor's dinner
Apr.28  Alameda  Laura Bush Promotes Literacy at school
May.1   Alamo
May.2  Lafayette  Pittsburg Officer Eulogized as Hero
May.3  SF Downtown  Hotel workers' march results in 37 arrests
May.6  Alamo  Kidnappers' Ultimatum for Alamo Hostage
May.8  Mill Valley  Alleged gay-bashing at high school a hoax
May.13   Concord
  San Francisco
May.23  San Jose  Parents Of Tillman Lash Out At Army
May.27  Davies Hall  Rice Defends Iraq Policy in SF Speech
May.31   Santa Rosa
  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
  West San Jose
Jun.2   SF Downtown
Jun.5  SF Downtown  Al Gore: Global Warming a Real Threat
Jun.6  SF City Hall  Newsom Wants Legislation On Pit Bulls
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
Jun.15  Alamo  Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid
Jun.19  San Quentin  Louis Farrakhan Meets With Inmates
Jun.20   Richmond
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
Jul.27  Livermore Lab  Homeland Security Secretary Visits Labs
Aug.5  Alamo  Iraq Hostage Back Home
 Oakland  Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits
Aug.10  San Francisco  KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks
Aug.11  Berkeley  Berkeley third most politically liberal city
Aug.20  SF Downtown  Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey'
Aug.21  SF Downtown  Protestors Camp Out
Aug.24  Pacific Heights  SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump
Sep.10   Mountain View
Sep.13  San Jose City Hall  Madison Nguyen Wins Race
Sep.22  SF City Hall  Officials Approve Ski Jump Event
Sep.23  Oakland  Actor Warren Beatty Blasts Governor
Sep.24  SF Mission  Anti-War Protesters March And Rally
Sep.26  Antioch  Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder
Oct.7  Oakland City Hall  Dellums Announces Mayoral Run
Oct.13  SF City Hall  Treasure Island Director Fired
Nov.2  SF Downtown  War Protesters Swarm Streets
Nov.4   Stanford
Nov.5   Marin County
Nov.7  SF Downtown  Prince Pushes Environmental Aims
Nov.26  West Oakland  Nation Of Islam Furious With Police
Dec.2  San Francisco  San Francisco, Shanghai renew sistership
Dec.3  SF City Hall  Mayor Recruits Students For Anti-Graffiti
Dec.7   San Jose City Hall
  SF City Hall
  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.9  San Francisco  More Tapes in Police Scandal 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  SF City Hall  All Suspended SFPD Officers Reinstated Dec.25  Fremont  Soldier Killed in Iraq


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San Francisco
01/05 Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce
01/11 Dog humane treatment law passed
01/25 Smoking banned in some outdoor spaces
01/26 City considering fee on grocery bags
02/04 Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation
02/13 Same-sex anniversary rally
02/24 Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier
03/11 Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study
03/14 Judge: gay unions' ban unconstitutional
03/24 Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim
03/30 New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium
05/13 Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer
05/27 Rice Defends Iraq Policy in SF Speech
06/01 Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers
06/02 Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
06/07 Ordinance Introduced On Corpse Exhibits
06/26 Annual gay pride parade
07/08 SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors
08/10 KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks
08/20 Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey'
08/24 SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump
09/24 Anti-War Protesters March And Rally
10/13 Treasure Island Director Fired
12/07 Video sparked investigation into SFPD
12/15 New Archbishop From Salt Lake City
07/08 SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors
05/27 Rice Defends Iraq Policy in SF Speech
06/02 Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
08/20 Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey'
09/24 Anti-War Protesters March And Rally
12/02 San Francisco, Shanghai renew sistership
East Bay
03/21 Police begin new burglar alarm policy
05/01 Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
06/15 Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid
06/20 State of Emergency Debated
07/12 Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows
08/05 Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits
09/26 Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder
03/21 Police begin new burglar alarm policy
06/20 State of Emergency Debated
07/12 Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows
08/05 Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits
03/02 Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
05/01 Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
06/15 Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid
09/26 Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder
12/25 Soldier Killed in Iraq
SF City Hall
01/05 Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce
01/11 Dog humane treatment law passed
01/25 Smoking banned in some outdoor spaces
01/26 City considering fee on grocery bags
02/13 Same-sex anniversary rally
03/30 New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium
12/07 Video sparked investigation into SFPD
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San Jose
01/18 Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
06/14 Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
07/22 Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive
09/13 Madison Nguyen Wins Race
12/07 Probe: Trash Deal Violated City Policy
01/18 Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
06/01 Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns
06/14 Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
07/22 Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive
09/13 Madison Nguyen Wins Race
Alameda County
03/21 Police begin new burglar alarm policy
07/12 Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows
08/05 Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits
11/26 Nation Of Islam Furious With Police
12/25 Soldier Killed in Iraq
03/21 Police begin new burglar alarm policy
07/12 Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows
08/05 Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits
03/02 Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
12/25 Soldier Killed in Iraq
SF Downtown
06/02 Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
06/26 Annual gay pride parade
08/20 Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey'
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06/02 Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
08/20 Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey'
Tri Valley (680)
05/01 Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
06/15 Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid
09/26 Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder
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05/01 Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
06/15 Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid
09/26 Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder
North Bay
02/24 Hundreds Greet Returning Guard Unit
05/31 Santa Rosa Man is Deep Throat
11/05 Royals Lunch With Locals At Organic Farm
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02/24 Hundreds Greet Returning Guard Unit
Richest Towns
05/01 Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
06/15 Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid
08/24 SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump
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05/01 Alamo Resident Held Captive in Iraq
06/15 Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid
Oakland
07/12 Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows
08/05 Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits
11/26 Nation Of Islam Furious With Police
07/12 Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows
08/05 Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits
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Contra Costa County
06/20 State of Emergency Debated
09/26 Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder
06/20 State of Emergency Debated
09/26 Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder

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  Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce


January 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  San Francisco  Domestic Partner Law Takes Effect
Jan.5   SF City Hall
  In a joint statement Gavin Newsom and Court TV legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom cited the strain
Jan.9  SF City Hall  Supervisors Officially Take Office Jan.10  Oakland  Iraqi Family Thanks Children's Hospital  SF Sunset  Mayor's Town Hall Focuses on Crime Jan.11   SF City Hall   Dog humane treatment law passed  A new backyard dog law says canines are entitled to a change of water once a day, palatable and nutritious food Jan.16  Berkeley  Bus exhibit draws hundreds from 2 sides Jan.17  East Oakland  Schwarzenegger commemorates MLK Jr. Jan.18   San Jose City Hall Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
  Terry Gregory agreed to misdemeanor charges in exchange for a sentence without jail
Jan.20  SF City Hall  City mulls handgun ban Jan.22  SF Downtown  Anti-abortion demonstration Jan.25   SF City Hall   Smoking banned in some outdoor spaces  The supervisors voted to ban smoking in all parks, public squares and other spaces that the city owns  SF City Hall  Supes Vote Against Tsunami Donation 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.31  SF City Hall  Riders Protest Muni Fare Hike Proposal

February 2005 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  Oakland City Hall  Tucker appointed interim police chief Feb.4   San Francisco   Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation
  Secretary of State investigated into his handling of federal election funds and questionable campaign contributions
Feb.10  San Jose City Hall  Mayor pushing hard for BART, baseball Feb.13   SF City Hall   Same-sex anniversary rally  Mayor Gavin Newsom waved at the hundreds of people gathered on the 3 levels of balconies Feb.14   San Francisco Study Shows Fewer Homeless in city  Oakland City Hall  Daniel Farrell appointed city fire chief Feb.15  SF Downtown  Drivers to Pay Toll in Downtown? Feb.20  Benicia  Fallen Marine Remembered Feb.24   Golden Gate Bridge Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier  Hundreds of people have leapt to their death from the Bridge since it opened   Petaluma Hundreds Greet Returning Guard Unit

March 2005 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Emeryville Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
Mar.11   Golden Gate Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study  The board of directors of the District voted 15-1 to proceed with a study of a possible barrier on the bridge Mar.14   San Francisco Judge: gay unions' ban unconstitutional  San Francisco Superior Court judge ruling could pave the way for legalizing gay marriage in California Mar.18  SF City Hall  Mayor Rejects Half-Staff Flag Request Mar.19  SF City Hall  Fire Department sued by 28 firefighters   SF Mission Anti-war protesters rallied Mar.20   SF Downtown VP Quietly Slips Into Town For Fundraiser Mar.21   Fremont Police begin new burglar alarm policy  In an effort to save money, city police are no longer responding every burglar alarm Mar.22   SF City Hall Pot clubs prohibited in sobriey facilities Mar.24   San Francisco   Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim
  The Archdiocese was ordered by a jury to pay $437,000 to a man who says he was repeatedly fondled by a priest
Mar.25  San Francisco  Governor's Visit Brings Protestors Mar.27  Coliseum  Religious Leaders Preach Tolerance Mar.30   SF City Hall New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium  City supervisors have approved the moratorium on new medical marijuana clubs in the city

April 2005 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area Catholics Hold Memorial Masses Apr.5   SF Downtown Rally outside Governor's dinner Apr.7  Santa Rosa  Protesters mark Governor's appearance Apr.17  San Francisco  Bay Area Aid Worker Killed in Iraq Apr.28   Alameda Laura Bush Promotes Literacy at school

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
 San Francisco  Firefighter Files Sex Discrimination Suit May.2   Lafayette Pittsburg Officer Eulogized as Hero May.3   SF Downtown Hotel workers' march results in 37 arrests May.6   Alamo Kidnappers' Ultimatum for Alamo Hostage May.8   Mill Valley Alleged gay-bashing at high school a hoax May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed
  The Department of Defense recommended that the base be closed
  San Francisco Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer
  William Levada has a track record of upholding Roman Catholic policies while deftly handling controversy
May.22  San Francisco  Memorial Designs Stir Up 9-11 Memories May.23   San Jose Parents Of Tillman Lash Out At Army May.27   Davies Hall Rice Defends Iraq Policy in SF Speech  Condoleezza Rice's was a lightning rod for protest. The demonstrators were taken out of the hall by police May.29  SFSU  $10 million dollar donation 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 Nixon's resignation in disgrace. All through the scandal, the Washington Post articles relied on the revelations of Deep Throat


June 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   49ers Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers
  The training film to teach players how to handle the media is featuring off-color jokes, racial slurs, and nudity
  West San Jose Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns
  The suspects used a weed-killer to write a racially hateful message
Jun.2   SF Downtown   Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
  Gavin Newsom presided over the opening of The UN World Environment Day Conference
Jun.5   SF Downtown Al Gore: Global Warming a Real Threat Jun.6   SF City Hall Newsom Wants Legislation On Pit Bulls Jun.7   SF City Hall   Ordinance Introduced On Corpse Exhibits  Supervisor Fiona Ma introduced an ordinance that would ban shows such as 'The Universe Within'  San Jose City Hall  2 Vietnamese women lead Council Race Jun.10   East Palo Alto Muslim leader interviewed in investigation  FBI agents interviewed Mohammed Hakik in the investigation into a possible al Qaeda cell based in the Central Valley Jun.14   San Jose City Hall   Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
  The County report detailing alleged misrepresentation by Ron Gonzales in the signing of a contract
 San Jose City Hall  Mayor Angrily Disputes Grand Jury Report Jun.15   Alamo   Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid  Iraqi forces supported by American troops freed Douglas Wood who had been held for 6 weeks by militants Jun.18  Oakland City Hall  Jerry Brown Marries Longtime Girlfriend Jun.19   San Quentin Louis Farrakhan Meets With Inmates Jun.20   Richmond   State of Emergency Debated
  City police are one step closer to getting money to pay for anti-crime programs
 SF City Hall  Mayor Wants to Change State Dog Law Jun.21  Oakland City Hall  Oakland Approves Plan To Shut City Jail Jun.22  Richmond  No 'State Of Emergency' For City 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

July 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  San Jose  City Makes A Top Ten List  San Francisco  Outdoor Smoking Ban Takes Effect Jul.8   SF Mission SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors  The officer was struck over the head after protesters threw a mattress under the officer's patrol car Jul.12   Oakland City Hall Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows  The city council unanimously approved an ordinance that would allow to cite spectators of illegal late night car rallies Jul.22   San Jose City Hall Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive  The City Council will hire a special investigator to get to the bottom of a developing garbage contract scandal Jul.27   Livermore Lab Homeland Security Secretary Visits Labs

August 2005 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Castro Valley  Emotional Ceremony For Slain Cop Aug.4  Oakland  Skatepark Padlocked As Dispute Continues Aug.5   Alamo Iraq Hostage Back Home
  Oakland Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits  The Roman Catholic Diocese will pay settle 56 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by its priests Aug.6  San Pablo  Protestors Gather Outside Casino Aug.9  BART  Anti-Terror Campaign Unveiled Aug.10   San Francisco KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks  The radio station fired Larry Krueger and 2 officials, after Krueger made racially tinged criticisms of the club Aug.11  Yahoo  Yahoo invests $1 billion in China's Alibaba   Berkeley Berkeley third most politically liberal city Aug.14  San Francisco  MASH Unit from Vietnam Reunites Aug.17  SF Downtown  200 demonstrators hold vigil Aug.19  Berkeley  Schwarzenegger Makes Visit Aug.20   SF Downtown   Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey'  They are dressing warmly to show support for protestors camping out under the hot sun outside Crawford Aug.21   SF Downtown Protestors Camp Out Aug.24   Pacific Heights SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump  Mayor Gavin Newsom called off the ski show sponsored by Icer snow apparel company

September 2005 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6  San Francisco  School Superintendent Ackerman Resigns Sep.10   Mountain View   Family Finally Told Truth
  The Army knew for more than a year after the death of a Kenneth Ballard in Iraq that he was not killed in action
Sep.13   San Jose City Hall Madison Nguyen Wins Race  Madison held a commanding lead over Linda Nguyen to become the first Vietnamese-American on the city council  San Jose City Hall  Council members criticize mayor Sep.17  San Francisco  Katrina Refugees Cross Picket Line Sep.22   SF City Hall Officials Approve Ski Jump Event Sep.23   Oakland Actor Warren Beatty Blasts Governor Sep.24   SF Mission   Anti-War Protesters March And Rally  Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters gathered for the largest national protest to the Iraq war Sep.26   Antioch   Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder  The blast claimed the life of and Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Scheile , 37 Sep.28  Sun  Schwarzenegger holds town hall meeting

October 2005 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5  Santa Rosa  Santa Rosa Soldier Dies In Iraq Oct.7   Oakland City Hall Dellums Announces Mayoral Run
Oct.9  Bay Area  Bay Area Respond to Pakistan Quake Oct.13   SF City Hall Treasure Island Director Fired  The decision came after Tony Hall accused Newsom of making sweetheart deals Oct.14  SF City Hall  Hall Delivers Letter To Mayor Oct.15  Google  India warns: Google terror threat Oct.16  Hayward  Dean Rallies Against Proposition 75 Oct.17  SJSU  Olympic Medallists Immortalized Oct.26  SFSU  Newsom Made State Of The City Address Oct.31  SFSU  SFSU To Examine Alleged Racial Profiling

November 2005 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   SF Downtown War Protesters Swarm Streets
Nov.4   Stanford     Dalai Lama Dodges Politics On Visit
  His holiness walked into a packed Maples Pavilion and brought his universal message of peace and enlightenment
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.7   SF Downtown Prince Pushes Environmental Aims Nov.9  Livermore  Solar Neighborhood Denied Nov.15  SF City Hall  Supervisors Vote To Save Pot Clubs Nov.26   West Oakland   Nation Of Islam Furious With Police  The members of the group are furious at the Oakland police department for what they say is racial profiling Nov.28  Richmond  Magnus To Become Police Chief

December 2005 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   San Francisco   San Francisco, Shanghai renew sistership  Sister cities since 1980 have revisited their agreement of friendship in Shanghai Dec.3   SF City Hall Mayor Recruits Students For Anti-Graffiti
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 suspended after police officials learned of a videotape parodying life on the job that featured uniformed officers and stereotypes of suspects
Dec.8   SF City Hall   Police Officers Suspended Over Video  A parody video that features officers has led to the suspension of at least 20 police officers Dec.9   San Francisco More Tapes in Police Scandal  SF City Hall  Captain: I Did Not Participate In Video Dec.10   San Jose City Hall   Mayor Apologizes For Garbage Contract  Gonzales is taking full responsibility for violating city policies when he negotiated rates behind closed doors Dec.13   San Jose City Hall   City Council Censured Gonzales  The Council voted unanimously to censure the mayor over a trash-hauling deal  SF City Hall  8 video scandal officers returning to work Dec.15   San Francisco New Archbishop From Salt Lake City
  Pope Benedict XVI has named Monsignor George Niederauer, 69, to be the archbishop of San Francisco
  SF City Hall All Suspended SFPD Officers Reinstated Dec.20  San Francisco  Protestors Outraged By Pot Club Raid Dec.25   Fremont Soldier Killed in Iraq  Army Sgt. Cheyenne Willey, 36, was killed in Baghdad when an explosive detonated near his vehicle



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2005
Feb.14  Oakland City Hall  Daniel Farrell appointed city fire chief
Mar.19  SF City Hall  Fire Department sued by 28 firefighters
May.1  San Francisco  Firefighter Files Sex Discrimination Suit
Jun.1   49ers
  The training film to teach players how to handle the media is featuring off-color jokes, racial slurs, and nudity




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2005 Jan.25  SF City Hall  Supes Vote Against Tsunami Donation Mar.22   SF City Hall Pot clubs prohibited in sobriey facilities
Mar.30   SF City Hall New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium  City supervisors have approved the moratorium on new medical marijuana clubs in the city May.29  SFSU  $10 million dollar donation Oct.9  Bay Area  Bay Area Respond to Pakistan Quake Dec.20  San Francisco  Protestors Outraged By Pot Club Raid



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2005 Jan.18   San Jose City Hall Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
  Terry Gregory agreed to misdemeanor charges in exchange for a sentence without jail
Jun.7  San Jose City Hall  2 Vietnamese women lead Council Race Aug.11  Yahoo  Yahoo invests $1 billion in China's Alibaba Sep.13   San Jose City Hall Madison Nguyen Wins Race  Madison held a commanding lead over Linda Nguyen to become the first Vietnamese-American on the city council Oct.7   Oakland City Hall Dellums Announces Mayoral Run Oct.9  Bay Area  Bay Area Respond to Pakistan Quake Nov.9  Livermore  Solar Neighborhood Denied



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2005 Feb.10  San Jose City Hall  Mayor pushing hard for BART, baseball Mar.2   Emeryville Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron
Jun.14   San Jose City Hall   Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
  The County report detailing alleged misrepresentation by Ron Gonzales in the signing of a contract




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2005 Jan.10  SF Sunset  Mayor's Town Hall Focuses on Crime Jan.11   SF City Hall Dog humane treatment law passed  A new backyard dog law says canines are entitled to a change of water once a day, palatable and nutritious food Jan.20  SF City Hall  City mulls handgun ban Jan.25   SF City Hall Smoking banned in some outdoor spaces  The supervisors voted to ban smoking in all parks, public squares and other spaces that the city owns 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 Feb.10  San Jose City Hall  Mayor pushing hard for BART, baseball Feb.15  SF Downtown  Drivers to Pay Toll in Downtown? Feb.15  SF Downtown  Drivers to Pay Toll in Downtown? Feb.24   Golden Gate Bridge Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier  Hundreds of people have leapt to their death from the Bridge since it opened Mar.11   Golden Gate Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study  The board of directors of the District voted 15-1 to proceed with a study of a possible barrier on the bridge Mar.22   SF City Hall Pot clubs prohibited in sobriey facilities Mar.30   SF City Hall New Pot Clubs Stopped After Moratorium  City supervisors have approved the moratorium on new medical marijuana clubs in the city May.13   Concord Naval Weapons Station be closed
  The Department of Defense recommended that the base be closed
Jun.6   SF City Hall Newsom Wants Legislation On Pit Bulls Jun.7   SF City Hall Ordinance Introduced On Corpse Exhibits  Supervisor Fiona Ma introduced an ordinance that would ban shows such as 'The Universe Within' Jun.14   San Jose City Hall   Investigation Probes Mayor's Trash Deal
  The County report detailing alleged misrepresentation by Ron Gonzales in the signing of a contract
Jun.14  San Jose City Hall  Mayor Angrily Disputes Grand Jury Report Jun.20   Richmond   State of Emergency Debated
  City police are one step closer to getting money to pay for anti-crime programs
Jun.20  SF City Hall  Mayor Wants to Change State Dog Law Jun.21  Oakland City Hall  Oakland Approves Plan To Shut City Jail Jun.22  Richmond  No 'State Of Emergency' For City Jul.12   Oakland City Hall Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows  The city council unanimously approved an ordinance that would allow to cite spectators of illegal late night car rallies Jul.12   Oakland City Hall Spectators Will Be Cited At Sideshows  The city council unanimously approved an ordinance that would allow to cite spectators of illegal late night car rallies Jul.22   San Jose City Hall Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive  The City Council will hire a special investigator to get to the bottom of a developing garbage contract scandal Aug.4  Oakland  Skatepark Padlocked As Dispute Continues Aug.24   Pacific Heights SF Cancels Weekend Ski Jump  Mayor Gavin Newsom called off the ski show sponsored by Icer snow apparel company Sep.13  San Jose City Hall  Council members criticize mayor Sep.22   SF City Hall Officials Approve Ski Jump Event Oct.14  SF City Hall  Hall Delivers Letter To Mayor Nov.15  SF City Hall  Supervisors Vote To Save Pot Clubs 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.10   San Jose City Hall   Mayor Apologizes For Garbage Contract  Gonzales is taking full responsibility for violating city policies when he negotiated rates behind closed doors Dec.13   San Jose City Hall   City Council Censured Gonzales  The Council voted unanimously to censure the mayor over a trash-hauling deal



SF Bay Area, Politics, 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 Feb.24   Petaluma Hundreds Greet Returning Guard Unit Mar.2   Emeryville Regulators Lift Suspension on Chiron Mar.18  SF City Hall  Mayor Rejects Half-Staff Flag Request 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.6   Alamo Kidnappers' Ultimatum for Alamo Hostage May.23   San Jose Parents Of Tillman Lash Out At Army May.27   Davies Hall Rice Defends Iraq Policy in SF Speech  Condoleezza Rice's was a lightning rod for protest. The demonstrators were taken out of the hall by police Jun.2   SF Downtown   Mayor Opens Environmental Conference
  Gavin Newsom presided over the opening of The UN World Environment Day Conference
Jun.15   Alamo Alamo Man Freed In Iraq By Daring Raid  Iraqi forces supported by American troops freed Douglas Wood who had been held for 6 weeks by militants Jul.8   SF Mission SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors  The officer was struck over the head after protesters threw a mattress under the officer's patrol car Aug.5   Alamo Iraq Hostage Back Home Aug.11  Yahoo  Yahoo invests $1 billion in China's Alibaba Sep.10   Mountain View Family Finally Told Truth
  The Army knew for more than a year after the death of a Kenneth Ballard in Iraq that he was not killed in action
Sep.26   Antioch Iraq Bomb Blast Kills Antioch Solder  The blast claimed the life of and Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Scheile , 37 Oct.5  Santa Rosa  Santa Rosa Soldier Dies In Iraq Oct.15  Google  India warns: Google terror threat Dec.2   San Francisco San Francisco, Shanghai renew sistership  Sister cities since 1980 have revisited their agreement of friendship in Shanghai Dec.25   Fremont Soldier Killed in Iraq  Army Sgt. Cheyenne Willey, 36, was killed in Baghdad when an explosive detonated near his vehicle



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Religion Timeline ... See Bay Area Religion timeline, World Religion timeline Top ^
2005 Mar.24   San Francisco Archdiocese Ordered to Pay to Victim
  The Archdiocese was ordered by a jury to pay $437,000 to a man who says he was repeatedly fondled by a priest
Mar.27  Coliseum  Religious Leaders Preach Tolerance Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area Catholics Hold Memorial Masses May.13   San Francisco Archbishop Levada new Vatican enforcer
  William Levada has a track record of upholding Roman Catholic policies while deftly handling controversy
Jun.10   East Palo Alto Muslim leader interviewed in investigation  FBI agents interviewed Mohammed Hakik in the investigation into a possible al Qaeda cell based in the Central Valley Aug.5   Oakland Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits  The Roman Catholic Diocese will pay settle 56 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by its priests Dec.15   San Francisco New Archbishop From Salt Lake City
  Pope Benedict XVI has named Monsignor George Niederauer, 69, to be the archbishop of San Francisco




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Political Law Timeline ... See Bay Area Political Law timeline, World Political Law timeline Top ^
2005 Mar.19  SF City Hall  Fire Department sued by 28 firefighters May.1  San Francisco  Firefighter Files Sex Discrimination Suit May.3   SF Downtown Hotel workers' march results in 37 arrests Jul.22   San Jose City Hall Jury Calls Mayor's Conduct Deceptive  The City Council will hire a special investigator to get to the bottom of a developing garbage contract scandal Sep.17  San Francisco  Katrina Refugees Cross Picket Line



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Murder Timeline ... See Bay Area Murder timeline, World Murder timeline Top ^
2005 Aug.1  Castro Valley  Emotional Ceremony For Slain Cop



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Homeless Timeline ... See Bay Area Homeless timeline, World Homeless timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.14   San Francisco Study Shows Fewer Homeless in city
Aug.10   San Francisco KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks  The radio station fired Larry Krueger and 2 officials, after Krueger made racially tinged criticisms of the club Dec.3   SF City Hall Mayor Recruits Students For Anti-Graffiti



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Anniversary Timeline ... See Bay Area Anniversary timeline, World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2005 Aug.14  San Francisco  MASH Unit from Vietnam Reunites



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Visit Timeline ... See Bay Area Visit timeline, World Visit timeline Top ^
2005 Nov.4   Stanford   Dalai Lama Dodges Politics On Visit
  His holiness walked into a packed Maples Pavilion and brought his universal message of peace and enlightenment
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.7   SF Downtown Prince Pushes Environmental Aims



SF Bay Area, Politics, 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 May.8   Mill Valley Alleged gay-bashing at high school a hoax
Jun.1   West San Jose Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns
  The suspects used a weed-killer to write a racially hateful message
Jun.6   SF City Hall Newsom Wants Legislation On Pit Bulls Jun.20  SF City Hall  Mayor Wants to Change State Dog Law



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Higher Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Higher Education timeline, World Higher Education timeline Top ^
2005 May.29  SFSU  $10 million dollar donation Oct.31  SFSU  SFSU To Examine Alleged Racial Profiling



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Environmental Timeline ... See Bay Area Environmental timeline, World Environmental timeline Top ^
2005 Jun.5   SF Downtown Al Gore: Global Warming a Real Threat




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2005 Oct.15  Google  India warns: Google terror threat



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Political Leaders Timeline ... See Bay Area Political Leaders timeline, World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.5   SF City Hall   Mayor Newsom and wife filing for divorce
  In a joint statement Gavin Newsom and Court TV legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom cited the strain
Jan.9  SF City Hall  Supervisors Officially Take Office Jan.17  East Oakland  Schwarzenegger commemorates MLK Jr. Jan.18   San Jose City Hall Councilman resigns, agrees to charges
  Terry Gregory agreed to misdemeanor charges in exchange for a sentence without jail
Feb.4   San Francisco Kevin Shelley Announced Resignation
  Secretary of State investigated into his handling of federal election funds and questionable campaign contributions
Feb.14  Oakland City Hall  Daniel Farrell appointed city fire chief Feb.24   Golden Gate Bridge Tentative Approval for Suicide Barrier  Hundreds of people have leapt to their death from the Bridge since it opened Mar.11   Golden Gate Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Barrier Study  The board of directors of the District voted 15-1 to proceed with a study of a possible barrier on the bridge Mar.20   SF Downtown VP Quietly Slips Into Town For Fundraiser Apr.28   Alameda Laura Bush Promotes Literacy at school Apr.28   Alameda Laura Bush Promotes Literacy at school May.8   Mill Valley Alleged gay-bashing at high school a hoax Jun.5   SF Downtown Al Gore: Global Warming a Real Threat Jun.18  Oakland City Hall  Jerry Brown Marries Longtime Girlfriend Jun.19   San Quentin Louis Farrakhan Meets With Inmates Jul.27   Livermore Lab Homeland Security Secretary Visits Labs Aug.19  Berkeley  Schwarzenegger Makes Visit Sep.6  San Francisco  School Superintendent Ackerman Resigns Sep.6  San Francisco  School Superintendent Ackerman Resigns Sep.28  Sun  Schwarzenegger holds town hall meeting Oct.13   SF City Hall Treasure Island Director Fired  The decision came after Tony Hall accused Newsom of making sweetheart deals Oct.26  SFSU  Newsom Made State Of The City Address Dec.3   SF City Hall Mayor Recruits Students For Anti-Graffiti Dec.3   SF City Hall Mayor Recruits Students For Anti-Graffiti



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Burglary Timeline ... See Bay Area Burglary timeline, World Burglary timeline Top ^
2005 Mar.21   Fremont Police begin new burglar alarm policy  In an effort to save money, city police are no longer responding every burglar alarm



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Protest Timeline ... See Bay Area Protest timeline, World Protest timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.16  Berkeley  Bus exhibit draws hundreds from 2 sides Jan.22  SF Downtown  Anti-abortion demonstration Jan.31  SF City Hall  Riders Protest Muni Fare Hike Proposal Mar.19   SF Mission Anti-war protesters rallied
Mar.25  San Francisco  Governor's Visit Brings Protestors Apr.5   SF Downtown Rally outside Governor's dinner Apr.7  Santa Rosa  Protesters mark Governor's appearance 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
Jul.8   SF Mission SFPD Officer Struck By Protestors  The officer was struck over the head after protesters threw a mattress under the officer's patrol car Aug.6  San Pablo  Protestors Gather Outside Casino Aug.17  SF Downtown  200 demonstrators hold vigil Aug.20   SF Downtown   Anti-War Protestors Set Up 'Camp Casey'  They are dressing warmly to show support for protestors camping out under the hot sun outside Crawford Aug.21   SF Downtown Protestors Camp Out Sep.17  San Francisco  Katrina Refugees Cross Picket Line Sep.24   SF Mission   Anti-War Protesters March And Rally  Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters gathered for the largest national protest to the Iraq war Oct.16  Hayward  Dean Rallies Against Proposition 75 Nov.2   SF Downtown War Protesters Swarm Streets Nov.9  Livermore  Solar Neighborhood Denied Dec.20  San Francisco  Protestors Outraged By Pot Club Raid



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Race Issues Timeline ... See Bay Area Race Issues timeline, World Race Issues timeline Top ^
2005 Jun.1   49ers Training Tape Embarrasses 49'ers
  The training film to teach players how to handle the media is featuring off-color jokes, racial slurs, and nudity
Jun.1   West San Jose Racial Epithets Burned On Lawns
  The suspects used a weed-killer to write a racially hateful message
Aug.10   San Francisco KNBR fires radio host for Giants' remarks  The radio station fired Larry Krueger and 2 officials, after Krueger made racially tinged criticisms of the club Oct.17  SJSU  Olympic Medallists Immortalized Oct.31  SFSU  SFSU To Examine Alleged Racial Profiling Nov.26   West Oakland Nation Of Islam Furious With Police  The members of the group are furious at the Oakland police department for what they say is racial profiling



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Police Timeline ... See Bay Area Police timeline, World Police timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.2  Oakland City Hall  Tucker appointed interim police chief Mar.21   Fremont Police begin new burglar alarm policy  In an effort to save money, city police are no longer responding every burglar alarm May.22  San Francisco  Memorial Designs Stir Up 9-11 Memories 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 Nixon's resignation in disgrace. All through the scandal, the Washington Post articles relied on the revelations of Deep Throat
Jun.19   San Quentin Louis Farrakhan Meets With Inmates Jun.21  Oakland City Hall  Oakland Approves Plan To Shut City Jail Jul.1  San Jose  City Makes A Top Ten List Jul.1  San Francisco  Outdoor Smoking Ban Takes Effect Aug.9  BART  Anti-Terror Campaign Unveiled Aug.11   Berkeley Berkeley third most politically liberal city Sep.23   Oakland Actor Warren Beatty Blasts Governor Nov.28  Richmond  Magnus To Become Police Chief 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 suspended after police officials learned of a videotape parodying life on the job that featured uniformed officers and stereotypes of suspects
Dec.8   SF City Hall Police Officers Suspended Over Video  A parody video that features officers has led to the suspension of at least 20 police officers Dec.9   San Francisco More Tapes in Police Scandal Dec.9  SF City Hall  Captain: I Did Not Participate In Video Dec.13  SF City Hall  8 video scandal officers returning to work Dec.15   SF City Hall All Suspended SFPD Officers Reinstated



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 LGBT Timeline ... See Bay Area LGBT timeline, World LGBT timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.1  San Francisco  Domestic Partner Law Takes Effect Feb.13   SF City Hall Same-sex anniversary rally  Mayor Gavin Newsom waved at the hundreds of people gathered on the 3 levels of balconies Mar.14   San Francisco Judge: gay unions' ban unconstitutional  San Francisco Superior Court judge ruling could pave the way for legalizing gay marriage in California May.8   Mill Valley Alleged gay-bashing at high school a hoax
Jun.10   East Palo Alto Muslim leader interviewed in investigation  FBI agents interviewed Mohammed Hakik in the investigation into a possible al Qaeda cell based in the Central Valley 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, Politics, 2005 Entertainment Timeline ... See Bay Area Entertainment timeline, World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2005 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, Politics, 2005 Obituary Timeline ... See Bay Area Obituary timeline, World Obituary timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.20  Benicia  Fallen Marine Remembered Apr.17  San Francisco  Bay Area Aid Worker Killed in Iraq May.2   Lafayette Pittsburg Officer Eulogized as Hero
Aug.1  Castro Valley  Emotional Ceremony For Slain Cop



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2005 Sex Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Sex Crime timeline, World Sex Crime timeline Top ^
2005 Aug.5   Oakland Diocese To Pay $56 Million In Abuse Suits  The Roman Catholic Diocese will pay settle 56 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by its priests