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1. 01-19 Feds Seek Records in Porn Probe Google
2. 01-19 Mayor Accuses Conductors Of Stealing SF City Hall
01-24 Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal Emeryville
4. 01-24 Google censors itself for China Google
F. 03-13 McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B San Jose
G. 04-24 McNealy steps down as CEO Sun
7. 05-23 Town To Seize of Wal-Mart Land Hercules
I. 05-31 Sun to Cut Up to 5,000 Jobs Sun
J. 07-05 Apple sued over stock options San Francisco

Summary.     Click for More > Google censors itself for China McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B  The second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher will also assume about $2 billion in Knight Ridder's debt McNealy steps down as CEO Town To Seize of Wal-Mart Land  The City Council voted unanimously to pursue using the power of eminent domain to seize 17 acres Sun to Cut Up to 5,000 Jobs Apple sued over stock options  2 lawsuits have been filed against its current and former officers and directors relating to stock options grants Supes Pass Health Care For Uninsured Lower Deck Closed Through Sept. 5  The eastbound closed for demolition on the approach's upper deck from Beale Street west to the Clocktower Building 10,500 Layoffs Announced  Semiconductor giant is laying off employees as part of a massive restructuring effort to reverse sinking profits HP Sought Director Records in Leak Probe
Feds Seek Records in Porn Probe Mayor Accuses Conductors Of Stealing Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
Jan.6  Google  Google Opens Doors Of Online Video
Jan.10  SF Downtown  iMacs, laptops will use Intel chips
Jan.19   Google
 Bay Area  Bay Area Home Sales Decline In December
  SF City Hall
Jan.22  Bay Bridge  Caltrans Adds More FasTrak
Jan.24   Emeryville
  Disney has agreed a $7.4bn deal to buy the animation firm behind films including Toy Story and The Incredibles.    2.3 Disney shares will be issued for each Pixar share. The deal will see Pixar CEO Steve Jobs join Disney's board of directors. Jobs fe...
  Google
Jan.31  Google  Profits Nearly Double, Off Analyst Target
Feb.7  San Jose  County To Pay Hell's Angels $1 Million
Feb.9  Oracle  Oracle laying off 2,000 employees
Feb.11  Chinatown  Thousands turn out for Chinese Parade
Feb.23  Concord  2-Day Hospital Strike Begins
Feb.28  Barry Bonds  Barry Bonds Impersonates Paula Abdul
 San Francisco  Dramatic Upswing In SF Film Production
Mar.1  Bay Bridge  FasTrak Lanes Slowing Down Motorists
Mar.7  Castro Valley  Lockout In Eden Med Center Labor Fight
Mar.13   San Jose
 Oakland  Labor Stalemate Slows Crime Fight
Mar.17  Oakland  Chertoff Concerned About Bay Area Ports
 Google  Google Need Not Turn Over Records
Mar.23  Google  Google Will Be Added To S&P 500
Apr.5  Apple  Apple Software to Run Windows XP
Apr.20  Google  Quarter profit soars
Apr.23  Carquinez Bridge  Crews Dismantling Old Carquinez Bridge
Apr.24   Sun
Apr.26  SJ Mercury News  MediaNews to buy Merc, CoCo Times
May.8  Apple  Beatles Lose Suit Against Apple Computer
 Mountain View  SGI files for chapter 11 bankruptcy
May.12  San Francisco  Questions Surround Concrete Supplier
May.15  SF Bayview  PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant
May.17  South of Market  Piece of Titanic Docks Atop Metreon
May.23   Hercules
May.25  Yahoo  Yahoo, eBay to join forces in partnership
May.31   Sun
Jun.4  Bay Bridge  Eastban span had 10-hour closure
Jun.7  Google  Google goes to Congress
 San Jose  Voters Reject BART Expansion Tax
Jun.25  SF Downtown  100ís Of Thousands For Pride Parade
Jul.5   San Francisco
Jul.18   SF City Hall
Jul.20  Google  2Q earnings soar past expectations
Jul.22  PG&E  PG&E Urges Conservation During Heat
Jul.24  AMD  Advanced Micro Devices To Acquire ATI
Jul.25  Mountain View  HP to buy Mercury Interactive for $4.5b
Aug.3  Apple  Apple Warns Some Profits May Be Erased
 Pacifica  Hwy 1. At Devil's Slide Reopens
Aug.8  Mountain View  Lawsuit: Salon Gave Deadly Pedicure
Aug.10  Oakland  Kaiser Fined $2M For Transplant Program
 SFO  National Guard Deployed at Airport
Aug.20  UC Berkeley  Labor Protesters Greet Students
Aug.24  Apple  Apple Recalling 1.8m Laptops
Sep.2   Bay Bridge
Sep.5  Bay Bridge  Bridge Completely Reopens To Traffic
  Intel
Sep.6   HP
  Investigators sought private telephone records while hunting for leaks to the media of confidential information
 HP ousts veteran member of board George Keyworth. The techniques of the investigation relied on an illegal data mining method known as 'pretexting'
Sep.12  HP  Dunn to Step Down  Apple  Apple targets TV and film market  San Pablo  Hospital On The Brink Of Closure  San Francisco  Tentative Agreement In Hotel Dispute Sep.21  HP  E-mails Suggest CEO Had Role In Scandal Sep.22   HP CEO Offers Apology; Chair Resigns Now Sep.25  SF Downtown  Alcatraz Ferry Service Changes Hands Sep.28  SF Downtown  Westfield Center Opens Oct.4   HP Criminal Charges Filed Against Dunn Oct.9   YouTube Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn   Google is buying video-sharing website for $1.65bn in shares. The companies will continue to operate independently Oct.11  Santa Clara  McAfee fires president; CEO retires Oct.17   Bay Area Bay Area Home Prices Down Oct.19  Google  Profits nearly double in 3Q Oct.24  Alameda County  Garbage Strike Looms   South of Market Oracle OpenWorld Convention Invades SF Oct.30  Oakland  Voting Machine Firm Denies Chavez Ties Oct.31  Google  Google Acquires Wiki Tool Developer Nov.1  Fremont  Feds Approve BART Extension Nov.6  Dublin  Doctor wanted on rape charge Nov.15  San Jose  Dunn Pleads Not Guilty In Spy Probe Nov.16  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Sponsorship Possible Nov.21  Google  Google jumps past $500 Nov.28  Napa  Pelosi's Business Scrutinized Dec.4  Milpitas  LSI Logic to acquire Agere for $4 billion Dec.5  Yahoo  Extensive Shake-Up Dec.7  Bay Bridge  Final Skyway Segment Placed  HP  $14.5M To Settle State Pretexting Lawsuit Dec.11  HP  CFO Bob Wayman to retire Dec.27   Apple Report of options probe, shares rebound  There is a report that feds are investigating whether company officers forged documents to sweeten executive stock grants


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February 2006
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Dramatic Upswing In SF Film Production
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County To Pay Hell's Angels $1 Million
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March 2006
FasTrak Lanes Slowing Down Motorists
Google Need Not Turn Over Records
McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
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Lockout In Eden Med Center Labor Fight
Labor Stalemate Slows Crime Fight
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May 2006
PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant
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Beatles Lose Suit Against Apple Computer
Sun to Cut Up to 5,000 Jobs
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Town To Seize of Wal-Mart Land
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June 2006
Eastban span had 10-hour closure
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July 2006
Apple sued over stock options
Supes Pass Health Care For Uninsured
2Q earnings soar past expectations
HP to buy Mercury Interactive for $4.5b
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Kaiser Fined $2M For Transplant Program
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September 2006
Lower Deck Closed Through Sept. 5
Tentative Agreement In Hotel Dispute
Westfield Center Opens
10,500 Layoffs Announced
HP Sought Director Records in Leak Probe
Dunn to Step Down
CEO Offers Apology; Chair Resigns Now
10,500 Layoffs Announced
Apple targets TV and film market
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Hospital On The Brink Of Closure
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October 2006
Oracle OpenWorld Convention Invades SF
McAfee fires president; CEO retires
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Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
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Google jumps past $500
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Doctor wanted on rape charge
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January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Napa  Damage from storms at $100 million
Jan.6   Google
Jan.10   SF Downtown
Jan.17  Intel  4th-quarter forecast missed
Jan.18  San Rafael  Bartz stepping down as Autodesk CEO
Jan.19   Google
  The Bush administration has subpoenaed Google for details on what its users have been looking for
 Emeryville  Disney in serious talks to buy Pixar   Bay Area Bay Area Home Sales Decline In December
  SF City Hall   Mayor Accuses Conductors Of Stealing
  Newsom has accused the city's cable car conductors of pocketing fares, stirring the ire of the union
Jan.21  SF City Hall  Mayor Meets with Cable Car Operators  Stanford  Hospital strike averted Jan.22   Bay Bridge Caltrans Adds More FasTrak Jan.24  Contra Costa County  County To Study Fast Food Proposal   Emeryville Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
  Disney has agreed a $7.4bn deal to buy the animation firm behind films including Toy Story and The Incredibles
 2.3 Disney shares will be issued for each Pixar share. The deal will see Pixar CEO Steve Jobs join Disney's board of directors. Jobs fell out with former Disney boss Michael Eisner. Disney's new boss Robert Iger has been working to revive relations between the companies
  Google Google censors itself for China
  Leading internet search company has agreed to censor some of its services to satisfy Beijing's restrictions
Jan.27  Chevron  Chevron's 4Q Profit Soars to Record High Jan.28  San Jose  Silicon Valley eyes wireless network Jan.29  East Palo Alto  4 Seasons Hotel Opens Jan.31   Google Profits Nearly Double, Off Analyst Target

February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Oakland  Impasse In Teacher Contract Talks Feb.7   San Jose County To Pay Hell's Angels $1 Million
Feb.9   Oracle Oracle laying off 2,000 employees  The software maker warned they would eliminate overlapping jobs following their takeover of Siebel Systems Feb.11   Chinatown   Thousands turn out for Chinese Parade  Hundreds of thousands welcomed in the Year of the Dog. The route ended in Chinatown Feb.13  Genentech  Cancer Drug Trials Scaled Back Feb.15  HP  Fiscal First Quarter Profit Jumps 30% Feb.16  San Francisco  Home Sales Down 20% From Last Year  Stanford  Commerce secretary speaking to students Feb.23   Concord 2-Day Hospital Strike Begins Feb.28   Barry Bonds Barry Bonds Impersonates Paula Abdul  Google  Stock Takes Hit After CFO Comments  Apple  Two new Mac Minis   San Francisco Dramatic Upswing In SF Film Production

March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Bay Bridge FasTrak Lanes Slowing Down Motorists
Mar.3  Intel  Stocks Slip After Revenue Warning Mar.7   Castro Valley Lockout In Eden Med Center Labor Fight Mar.8  Castro Valley  Eden contract settled Mar.9  Oakland  Surgeon On Bail After Operating Room Fit Mar.13   San Jose McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
  The second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher will also assume about $2 billion in Knight Ridder's debt
 2nd largest takeover in U.S. newspaper history topped only by the Tribune $6.5 billion acquisition of Times Mirror Co. McClatchy's 32 newspapers would be 2nd nationwide in daily circulation behind Gannett, and rank 4th in revenue. McClatchy CEO G. Pruitt said that all the papers are dominant in their markets and ripe for expansions.
  Oakland Labor Stalemate Slows Crime Fight  SJ Mercury News  McClatchy to sell San Jose, CCC papers Mar.14  Google  Judge Siding With Feds Over Subpoena  Japantown  Japantown Sale Worries Residents Mar.16  Oakland City Hall  PD Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement Mar.17  Bay Area  Bay Area housing market cools   Oakland   Chertoff Concerned About Bay Area Ports  U.S. Homeland Security Secretary wants to ensure that there's 'adequate security to bring prosperity'   Google Google Need Not Turn Over Records  A federal judge ordered Google to give the Bush administration a peek inside its search engine Mar.22  Bay Bridge  Two Bids For Suspension Span Mar.23   Google Google Will Be Added To S&P 500 Mar.24  Barry Bonds  Judge denies Bonds' bid

April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2  OAK  New Terminal Moves Forward At Airport Apr.5   Apple Apple Software to Run Windows XP
Apr.18  Bay Bridge  $1.43 Billion Deal Should Complete Work  Pacifica  Explosions Rock Boulders Along Highway 1 Apr.20  eBay  Strong First Quarter, Outlook Unchanged  Apple  Shares Jump After Strong 2Q Earnings   Google Quarter profit soars  Bay Bridge  Contractor Named For Suspension Project Apr.23   Carquinez Bridge   Crews Dismantling Old Carquinez Bridge  The eastern span of the 1927 bridge will be removed as part of the process to dismantle the entire bridge Apr.24   Sun   McNealy steps down as CEO
  Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy replaced by Jonathan Schwartz, who had served as COO and president.    Scott McNealy, 51, is ending a long career as one of Silicon Valley's most colorful and controversial CEOs. McNealy will rem...
Apr.26   SJ Mercury News MediaNews to buy Merc, CoCo Times Apr.28  Chevron  Chevron 1Q earnings soar 49% to $4b

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.8   Apple Beatles Lose Suit Against Apple Computer  Apple Computer is entitled to use the apple logo on its iTunes Music Store. Apple Corps Ltd. lost suit   Mountain View SGI files for chapter 11 bankruptcy
May.10  Berkeley  Cody's Books To Close  Oakland  Teachers Ratify New 2-Year Contract May.12   San Francisco Questions Surround Concrete Supplier May.13  San Francisco  Nearly 10% More Tourist Dollars Spent May.15   SF Bayview PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant  The natural gas-fired plant was shut down more than 25 years after neighbors began campaigning against May.16  Half Moon Bay  Businesses suffer from highway 1 closure May.17   South of Market   Piece of Titanic Docks Atop Metreon  15 tons of the 94-year-old wreck, C-deck hull, were hoisted by crane to the roof May.18  Bay Area  Bay Area executives to add employees May.23   Hercules Town To Seize of Wal-Mart Land
  The City Council voted unanimously to pursue using the power of eminent domain to seize 17 acres
May.25   Yahoo Yahoo, eBay to join forces in partnership May.31   Sun Sun to Cut Up to 5,000 Jobs
  Sun Microsystems planned to reduce 37,500-person work force by 11% to 13% to return to consistent profitability.    The cuts, over the next six months, will cost from $340 million to $500 million over the next several quarters The plan includes selling real estat...


June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Bay Bridge Eastban span had 10-hour closure  California Department of Transportation opened the lower deck at 10 a.m. Jun.7   Google   Google goes to Congress  Co-founder Brin is asking members to block Internet access providers from charging Web sites more   San Jose Voters Reject BART Expansion Tax Jun.16  SF City Hall  United May Move Headquarters To SF Jun.18  Marin County  Convicted Rapist Evicted From Apartment Jun.20  SF City Hall  Proposal: Health Care For SF's Uninsured Jun.21  San Francisco  Home Sales Drop, Prices Rise Jun.25   SF Downtown 100ís Of Thousands For Pride Parade Jun.26  BART  'Spare The Air Day' Means Free Commute

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  San Jose  Calpine's 1Q loss widened to $589m Jul.5   San Francisco Apple sued over stock options
  2 lawsuits have been filed against its current and former officers and directors relating to stock options grants
Jul.6  San Francisco  Levi's CEO to step down by end of year Jul.8  SFO  Low Ridership On BART Airport Extension Jul.17  BART  Spare The Air Leads To Free Commute  San Francisco  Levi Strauss Names New CEO Jul.18   SF City Hall Supes Pass Health Care For Uninsured
  The Board voted unanimously to approve legislation that creates the Health Access Program
 Yahoo  2Q Profit Meets Analysts' Estimates  Wells Fargo  Wells Fargo Reports Record Profits Jul.19  Apple  iPod sales fuel robust income report Jul.20   Google 2Q earnings soar past expectations  The company earned $721.1 million, or $2.33 per share. Comapre to the net income of $342.8 million last year Jul.22   PG&E PG&E Urges Conservation During Heat Jul.24   AMD Advanced Micro Devices To Acquire ATI Jul.25   Mountain View HP to buy Mercury Interactive for $4.5b  The all-cash price works out to $52 per share, a 33% premium above Mercury's closing price of $39 in the over-the-counter market Jul.28  Chevron  Chevron 2Q Profit Hits New High Jul.30  Cisco  British prime minister visits with execs Jul.31  Genentech  Tony Blair Visits Genentech Headquarters

August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  San Francisco  Muni Delays All Day Due To Derailment Aug.3   Apple Apple Warns Some Profits May Be Erased
 Bay Area  Foreclosures Soar In Bay Area   Pacifica Hwy 1. At Devil's Slide Reopens  Residents and business owners have endured monstrous traffic snarls and lagging revenues since the closure in April Aug.5  Stanford  Marching band suspended for trashing Aug.7  Apple  Apple completes transition to Intel chips Aug.8   Mountain View Lawsuit: Salon Gave Deadly Pedicure Aug.9  San Rafael  Century Theatre chain sold Aug.10   Oakland Kaiser Fined $2M For Transplant Program  State regulators concluded the mismanagement of kidney transplant program endangered hundreds of patients   SFO National Guard Deployed at Airport  Schwarzenegger activated the Guard to bolster security at Calif. airports after authorities foiled a terror plot  San Jose  Judge won't throw out Brocade charges Aug.11  SF City Hall  Mayor Approves Affordable Housing Law Aug.12  Apple  Apple gets warning letter from Nasdaq Aug.16  HP  HP Beats Forecast As Sales Up 5% Aug.17  Bay Area  Bay Area home sales fall Aug.18  San Jose Downtown  No Longer-Free SJ Jazz Fest Opens Aug.20   UC Berkeley Labor Protesters Greet Students Aug.23  San Jose City Hall  Norcal Dumped By City Council  Apple  Apple to pay $100m to Creative Aug.24   Apple Apple Recalling 1.8m Laptops  SF Downtown  Hotel wokers vote to authorize strike Aug.31  Oakland  Coke exec to become Clorox CEO  Redwood City  Madden Game Grosses $100m In 1 Week

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Bay Bridge   Lower Deck Closed Through Sept. 5
  The eastbound closed for demolition on the approach's upper deck from Beale Street west to the Clocktower Building
Sep.5   Bay Bridge Bridge Completely Reopens To Traffic   Intel 10,500 Layoffs Announced
  Semiconductor giant is laying off employees as part of a massive restructuring effort to reverse sinking profits
 Most of the job cuts will come from the management, marketing and information technology ranks. Market share stolen by smaller rival AMD
Sep.6   HP HP Sought Director Records in Leak Probe
  Investigators sought private telephone records while hunting for leaks to the media of confidential information
 HP ousts veteran member of board George Keyworth. The techniques of the investigation relied on an illegal data mining method known as 'pretexting'
Sep.7  Berkeley  Japanese bookseller buys Cody's Books Sep.9  Golden Gate Bridge  $6 Toll To Cross Bridge? Sep.12   HP   Dunn to Step Down  Patricia Dunn will step down as chairwoman amid a widening scandal. She will be succeeded by CEO Hurd   Apple Apple targets TV and film market  Computer firm unveiled a device which will stream music and video wirelessly between TV and computers   San Pablo   Hospital On The Brink Of Closure  Doctors Medical Center is looking for help from the State or the County   San Francisco Tentative Agreement In Hotel Dispute  Union leaders representing 4,200 workers announced that a tentative agreement was reached on a contract Sep.19  Intel  New Chip To Enable Super-Fast Downloads Sep.21   HP E-mails Suggest CEO Had Role In Scandal Sep.22   HP CEO Offers Apology; Chair Resigns Now
  Mark Hurd announced that the fallout over the scandal also appeared to take down 2 senior HP employees
Sep.25   SF Downtown Alcatraz Ferry Service Changes Hands  Apple  Wozniak book reveals the core of Apple Sep.26  San Francisco  Sharper Image CEO Steps Down Sep.28   SF Downtown Westfield Center Opens  1.5-million square foot , the largest urban mall west of the Mississippi, expects the 25 million visitors each year  HP  General counsel resigns from company Sep.29  Dublin  BART Breaks Ground On New Station

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4   HP Criminal Charges Filed Against Dunn
  California's attorney general filed charges against former HP Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and 4 others
Oct.5  San Jose  HP's Dunn Smiles In Court, Faces Charges Oct.9   YouTube Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
  Google is buying video-sharing website for $1.65bn in shares. The companies will continue to operate independently
 YouTube, launched in February 2005, has 100 million videos viewed every day
 BART  Ridership Reaches Record Oct.11   Santa Clara McAfee fires president; CEO retires  Antivirus software provider fired Kevin Weiss, and announced that George Samenuk will retire after options probe  San Francisco  CNet Chairman Steps Down Over Probe Oct.17  Intel  Yahoo, Intel Report 3Q Profit Declines   Bay Area Bay Area Home Prices Down
  The median price for a home in the was $611,000 in September, 1.5% less than in August
Oct.19   Google Profits nearly double in 3Q  3rd quarter profit that catapulted 92%, handily beating expectations as users increasingly clicked on advertisements  SF Downtown  Howard Street Closed For Over A Week Oct.24   Alameda County Garbage Strike Looms   South of Market   Oracle OpenWorld Convention Invades SF
  The city has been invaded by the more than 42,000 people from 120 countries at the $30 million event
Oct.27  Chevron  Chevron profit soars to record $5 billion  Alameda County  Garbage Strike Averted Oct.30   Oakland Voting Machine Firm Denies Chavez Ties Oct.31   Google Google Acquires Wiki Tool Developer

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Fremont Feds Approve BART Extension
Nov.2  Los Gatos  Strip Mall Blaze Destroys 4 Businesses Nov.3  San Francisco  McKesson execs acquitted of fraud Nov.6   Dublin Doctor wanted on rape charge  Dr. Tony G. Shiu accused of sexually battering 2 men and taking hundreds of photographs of patients Nov.9  Cisco  Shares Hop After 1Q Profit Soars Nov.15   San Jose Dunn Pleads Not Guilty In Spy Probe Nov.16  HP  Hewlett-Packard Q4 Results Surge   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Sponsorship Possible Nov.17  SFO  Cheating Involved In Security Contract Nov.21   Google Google jumps past $500  Google is leaving the shares up nearly 500% since the search engine went public little more than 2 years ago Nov.28   Napa Pelosi's Business Scrutinized  YouTube  Verizon to show YouTube on phone Nov.29  Tiburon  Agassi suffers a loss in sale of home Nov.30  HP  Shareholder Suit Claims Insider Trading  Mountain View  Intuit to Buy Digital Insight for $1.35B

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4   Milpitas LSI Logic to acquire Agere for $4 billion
Dec.5   Yahoo Extensive Shake-Up Dec.7   Bay Bridge Final Skyway Segment Placed  After 3 years of preparation, the final concrete deck segment will be lifted into place. It was shipped from Stockton   HP $14.5M To Settle State Pretexting Lawsuit Dec.11   HP CFO Bob Wayman to retire Dec.13  HP  Congress Asks CEO To Explain Cashout  San Francisco  Kaiser Criticized Over Kidney Transplants Dec.18  Intel  Intel To Develop Electronic Quran  Oracle  2Q Earnings Climb 21% Dec.27   Apple Report of options probe, shares rebound
  There is a report that feds are investigating whether company officers forged documents to sweeten executive stock grants
Dec.29  Apple  Suit Over IPod-ITunes Link



Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal




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Jan.2  Napa  Damage from storms at $100 million
Aug.31  Redwood City  Madden Game Grosses $100m In 1 Week
Nov.2  Los Gatos  Strip Mall Blaze Destroys 4 Businesses




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Jan.24  Contra Costa County  County To Study Fast Food Proposal




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Jan.19  Emeryville  Disney in serious talks to buy Pixar
Jan.24   Emeryville
  Disney has agreed a $7.4bn deal to buy the animation firm behind films including Toy Story and The Incredibles
 2.3 Disney shares will be issued for each Pixar share. The deal will see Pixar CEO Steve Jobs join Disney's board of directors. Jobs fell out with former Disney boss Michael Eisner. Disney's new boss Robert Iger has been working to revive relations between the companies
Mar.13   San Jose McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
  The second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher will also assume about $2 billion in Knight Ridder's debt
 2nd largest takeover in U.S. newspaper history topped only by the Tribune $6.5 billion acquisition of Times Mirror Co. McClatchy's 32 newspapers would be 2nd nationwide in daily circulation behind Gannett, and rank 4th in revenue. McClatchy CEO G. Pruitt said that all the papers are dominant in their markets and ripe for expansions.
Apr.26   SJ Mercury News MediaNews to buy Merc, CoCo Times May.25   Yahoo Yahoo, eBay to join forces in partnership Jun.7   San Jose Voters Reject BART Expansion Tax Jul.24   AMD Advanced Micro Devices To Acquire ATI Jul.25   Mountain View HP to buy Mercury Interactive for $4.5b  The all-cash price works out to $52 per share, a 33% premium above Mercury's closing price of $39 in the over-the-counter market Aug.9  San Rafael  Century Theatre chain sold Oct.9   YouTube Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
  Google is buying video-sharing website for $1.65bn in shares. The companies will continue to operate independently
 YouTube, launched in February 2005, has 100 million videos viewed every day
Oct.30   Oakland Voting Machine Firm Denies Chavez Ties Oct.31   Google Google Acquires Wiki Tool Developer Nov.30  Mountain View  Intuit to Buy Digital Insight for $1.35B Dec.4   Milpitas LSI Logic to acquire Agere for $4 billion



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2006 Feb.13  Genentech  Cancer Drug Trials Scaled Back Feb.13  Genentech  Cancer Drug Trials Scaled Back Jul.31  Genentech  Tony Blair Visits Genentech Headquarters Aug.10  San Jose  Judge won't throw out Brocade charges Sep.6   HP HP Sought Director Records in Leak Probe
  Investigators sought private telephone records while hunting for leaks to the media of confidential information
 HP ousts veteran member of board George Keyworth. The techniques of the investigation relied on an illegal data mining method known as 'pretexting'
Nov.16   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Sponsorship Possible



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Local Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Local Politics timeline, World Local Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.19   SF City Hall   Mayor Accuses Conductors Of Stealing
  Newsom has accused the city's cable car conductors of pocketing fares, stirring the ire of the union
Jan.21  SF City Hall  Mayor Meets with Cable Car Operators Jan.22   Bay Bridge Caltrans Adds More FasTrak Jan.24  Contra Costa County  County To Study Fast Food Proposal Feb.7   San Jose County To Pay Hell's Angels $1 Million Mar.1   Bay Bridge FasTrak Lanes Slowing Down Motorists Apr.18  Pacifica  Explosions Rock Boulders Along Highway 1 May.16  Half Moon Bay  Businesses suffer from highway 1 closure May.23   Hercules Town To Seize of Wal-Mart Land
  The City Council voted unanimously to pursue using the power of eminent domain to seize 17 acres
Jun.4   Bay Bridge Eastban span had 10-hour closure  California Department of Transportation opened the lower deck at 10 a.m. Jul.18   SF City Hall Supes Pass Health Care For Uninsured
  The Board voted unanimously to approve legislation that creates the Health Access Program
Aug.3   Pacifica Hwy 1. At Devil's Slide Reopens  Residents and business owners have endured monstrous traffic snarls and lagging revenues since the closure in April Aug.11  SF City Hall  Mayor Approves Affordable Housing Law Aug.23  San Jose City Hall  Norcal Dumped By City Council Sep.2   Bay Bridge Lower Deck Closed Through Sept. 5
  The eastbound closed for demolition on the approach's upper deck from Beale Street west to the Clocktower Building
Sep.5   Bay Bridge Bridge Completely Reopens To Traffic Sep.9  Golden Gate Bridge  $6 Toll To Cross Bridge? Oct.19  SF Downtown  Howard Street Closed For Over A Week



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Healthcare Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Healthcare Business timeline, World Healthcare Business timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.9  Oakland  Surgeon On Bail After Operating Room Fit Jun.20  SF City Hall  Proposal: Health Care For SF's Uninsured Jul.18   SF City Hall Supes Pass Health Care For Uninsured
  The Board voted unanimously to approve legislation that creates the Health Access Program
Jul.30  Cisco  British prime minister visits with execs Aug.8   Mountain View Lawsuit: Salon Gave Deadly Pedicure Sep.12   San Pablo Hospital On The Brink Of Closure  Doctors Medical Center is looking for help from the State or the County Nov.6   Dublin Doctor wanted on rape charge  Dr. Tony G. Shiu accused of sexually battering 2 men and taking hundreds of photographs of patients Dec.13  San Francisco  Kaiser Criticized Over Kidney Transplants



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Earnings Timeline ... See Bay Area Earnings timeline, World Earnings timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.17  Intel  4th-quarter forecast missed Jan.27  Chevron  Chevron's 4Q Profit Soars to Record High Jan.31   Google Profits Nearly Double, Off Analyst Target
Feb.15  HP  Fiscal First Quarter Profit Jumps 30% Mar.3  Intel  Stocks Slip After Revenue Warning Apr.20  eBay  Strong First Quarter, Outlook Unchanged Apr.20  Apple  Shares Jump After Strong 2Q Earnings Apr.20   Google Quarter profit soars Apr.28  Chevron  Chevron 1Q earnings soar 49% to $4b Jul.3  San Jose  Calpine's 1Q loss widened to $589m Jul.18  Yahoo  2Q Profit Meets Analysts' Estimates Jul.18  Wells Fargo  Wells Fargo Reports Record Profits Jul.19  Apple  iPod sales fuel robust income report Jul.20   Google 2Q earnings soar past expectations  The company earned $721.1 million, or $2.33 per share. Comapre to the net income of $342.8 million last year Jul.28  Chevron  Chevron 2Q Profit Hits New High Aug.3   Apple Apple Warns Some Profits May Be Erased Aug.10  San Jose  Judge won't throw out Brocade charges Aug.12  Apple  Apple gets warning letter from Nasdaq Aug.16  HP  HP Beats Forecast As Sales Up 5% Oct.17  Intel  Yahoo, Intel Report 3Q Profit Declines Oct.19   Google Profits nearly double in 3Q  3rd quarter profit that catapulted 92%, handily beating expectations as users increasingly clicked on advertisements Oct.27  Chevron  Chevron profit soars to record $5 billion Nov.9  Cisco  Shares Hop After 1Q Profit Soars Nov.16  HP  Hewlett-Packard Q4 Results Surge Dec.18  Intel  Intel To Develop Electronic Quran Dec.18  Oracle  2Q Earnings Climb 21%



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Political Law Timeline ... See Bay Area Political Law timeline, World Political Law timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.19   Google Feds Seek Records in Porn Probe
  The Bush administration has subpoenaed Google for details on what its users have been looking for
Jan.21  Stanford  Hospital strike averted Feb.1  Oakland  Impasse In Teacher Contract Talks Feb.23   Concord 2-Day Hospital Strike Begins Mar.7   Castro Valley Lockout In Eden Med Center Labor Fight Mar.8  Castro Valley  Eden contract settled Mar.13   Oakland Labor Stalemate Slows Crime Fight Mar.16  Oakland City Hall  PD Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement May.10  Oakland  Teachers Ratify New 2-Year Contract Aug.20   UC Berkeley Labor Protesters Greet Students Aug.24  SF Downtown  Hotel wokers vote to authorize strike Sep.12   San Francisco Tentative Agreement In Hotel Dispute  Union leaders representing 4,200 workers announced that a tentative agreement was reached on a contract Oct.4   HP Criminal Charges Filed Against Dunn
  California's attorney general filed charges against former HP Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and 4 others
Oct.5  San Jose  HP's Dunn Smiles In Court, Faces Charges Oct.24   Alameda County Garbage Strike Looms Oct.27  Alameda County  Garbage Strike Averted Nov.3  San Francisco  McKesson execs acquitted of fraud Nov.15   San Jose Dunn Pleads Not Guilty In Spy Probe Nov.28   Napa Pelosi's Business Scrutinized



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Media Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Media Business timeline, World Media Business timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.13  SJ Mercury News  McClatchy to sell San Jose, CCC papers



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.9   Oracle Oracle laying off 2,000 employees  The software maker warned they would eliminate overlapping jobs following their takeover of Siebel Systems May.31   Sun Sun to Cut Up to 5,000 Jobs
  Sun Microsystems planned to reduce 37,500-person work force by 11% to 13% to return to consistent profitability.    The cuts, over the next six months, will cost from $340 million to $500 million over the next several quarters The plan includes selling real estat...
Sep.5   Intel 10,500 Layoffs Announced
  Semiconductor giant is laying off employees as part of a massive restructuring effort to reverse sinking profits
 Most of the job cuts will come from the management, marketing and information technology ranks. Market share stolen by smaller rival AMD




SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Bankruptcy Timeline ... See Bay Area Bankruptcy timeline, World Bankruptcy timeline Top ^
2006 May.8   Mountain View SGI files for chapter 11 bankruptcy



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Weather Related Timeline ... See Bay Area Weather Related timeline, World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.2  Napa  Damage from storms at $100 million Jan.10   SF Downtown iMacs, laptops will use Intel chips
Jan.28  San Jose  Silicon Valley eyes wireless network Feb.28  Apple  Two new Mac Minis Apr.5   Apple Apple Software to Run Windows XP Aug.7  Apple  Apple completes transition to Intel chips Aug.24   Apple Apple Recalling 1.8m Laptops Sep.12   Apple Apple targets TV and film market  Computer firm unveiled a device which will stream music and video wirelessly between TV and computers Sep.19  Intel  New Chip To Enable Super-Fast Downloads Sep.25  Apple  Wozniak book reveals the core of Apple Dec.18  Intel  Intel To Develop Electronic Quran



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Military Timeline ... See Bay Area Military timeline, World Military timeline Top ^
2006 Aug.10   SFO National Guard Deployed at Airport  Schwarzenegger activated the Guard to bolster security at Calif. airports after authorities foiled a terror plot



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Criminal Probe Timeline ... See Bay Area Criminal Probe timeline, World Criminal Probe timeline Top ^
2006 Sep.21   HP E-mails Suggest CEO Had Role In Scandal
Dec.27   Apple Report of options probe, shares rebound
  There is a report that feds are investigating whether company officers forged documents to sweeten executive stock grants




SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Business Lawsuit Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Lawsuit timeline, World Business Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.7   San Jose County To Pay Hell's Angels $1 Million Mar.24  Barry Bonds  Judge denies Bonds' bid May.8   Apple Beatles Lose Suit Against Apple Computer  Apple Computer is entitled to use the apple logo on its iTunes Music Store. Apple Corps Ltd. lost suit Jul.5   San Francisco Apple sued over stock options
  2 lawsuits have been filed against its current and former officers and directors relating to stock options grants
Aug.8   Mountain View Lawsuit: Salon Gave Deadly Pedicure Aug.10   Oakland Kaiser Fined $2M For Transplant Program  State regulators concluded the mismanagement of kidney transplant program endangered hundreds of patients Aug.23  Apple  Apple to pay $100m to Creative Nov.30  HP  Shareholder Suit Claims Insider Trading Dec.7   HP $14.5M To Settle State Pretexting Lawsuit Dec.29  Apple  Suit Over IPod-ITunes Link



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Retail Timeline ... See Bay Area Retail timeline, World Retail timeline Top ^
2006 May.10  Berkeley  Cody's Books To Close Sep.7  Berkeley  Japanese bookseller buys Cody's Books Sep.28   SF Downtown Westfield Center Opens  1.5-million square foot , the largest urban mall west of the Mississippi, expects the 25 million visitors each year Nov.2  Los Gatos  Strip Mall Blaze Destroys 4 Businesses



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Aviation Timeline ... See Bay Area Aviation timeline, World Aviation timeline Top ^
2006 Apr.2  OAK  New Terminal Moves Forward At Airport Jun.16  SF City Hall  United May Move Headquarters To SF Jul.31  Genentech  Tony Blair Visits Genentech Headquarters Aug.10   SFO National Guard Deployed at Airport  Schwarzenegger activated the Guard to bolster security at Calif. airports after authorities foiled a terror plot Nov.17  SFO  Cheating Involved In Security Contract



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Human Rights Timeline ... See Bay Area Human Rights timeline, World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.24   Google Google censors itself for China
  Leading internet search company has agreed to censor some of its services to satisfy Beijing's restrictions
Jan.29  East Palo Alto  4 Seasons Hotel Opens Feb.16  Stanford  Commerce secretary speaking to students Mar.9  Oakland  Surgeon On Bail After Operating Room Fit Mar.14  Google  Judge Siding With Feds Over Subpoena Mar.17   Google Google Need Not Turn Over Records  A federal judge ordered Google to give the Bush administration a peek inside its search engine May.13  San Francisco  Nearly 10% More Tourist Dollars Spent Aug.20   UC Berkeley Labor Protesters Greet Students



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Maritime Timeline ... See Bay Area Maritime timeline, World Maritime timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.17   Oakland   Chertoff Concerned About Bay Area Ports  U.S. Homeland Security Secretary wants to ensure that there's 'adequate security to bring prosperity' May.15   SF Bayview PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant  The natural gas-fired plant was shut down more than 25 years after neighbors began campaigning against Jun.26  BART  'Spare The Air Day' Means Free Commute Sep.25   SF Downtown Alcatraz Ferry Service Changes Hands




SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Public Transportation Timeline ... See Bay Area Public Transportation timeline, World Public Transportation timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.19   SF City Hall   Mayor Accuses Conductors Of Stealing
  Newsom has accused the city's cable car conductors of pocketing fares, stirring the ire of the union
Jan.21  SF City Hall  Mayor Meets with Cable Car Operators Jan.28  San Jose  Silicon Valley eyes wireless network Jun.7   San Jose Voters Reject BART Expansion Tax Jun.26  BART  'Spare The Air Day' Means Free Commute Jul.8  SFO  Low Ridership On BART Airport Extension Jul.17  BART  Spare The Air Leads To Free Commute Aug.2  San Francisco  Muni Delays All Day Due To Derailment Sep.29  Dublin  BART Breaks Ground On New Station Oct.9  BART  Ridership Reaches Record Nov.1   Fremont Feds Approve BART Extension Nov.29  Tiburon  Agassi suffers a loss in sale of home



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.6   Google Google Opens Doors Of Online Video
Jan.19   Google Feds Seek Records in Porn Probe
  The Bush administration has subpoenaed Google for details on what its users have been looking for
Jan.24   Google Google censors itself for China
  Leading internet search company has agreed to censor some of its services to satisfy Beijing's restrictions
Mar.14  Google  Judge Siding With Feds Over Subpoena Mar.17   Google Google Need Not Turn Over Records  A federal judge ordered Google to give the Bush administration a peek inside its search engine Jun.7   Google Google goes to Congress  Co-founder Brin is asking members to block Internet access providers from charging Web sites more Oct.24   South of Market Oracle OpenWorld Convention Invades SF
  The city has been invaded by the more than 42,000 people from 120 countries at the $30 million event
Nov.28  YouTube  Verizon to show YouTube on phone Dec.5   Yahoo Extensive Shake-Up



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Business Leaders Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Leaders timeline, World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.18  San Rafael  Bartz stepping down as Autodesk CEO Feb.1  Oakland  Impasse In Teacher Contract Talks Feb.16  Stanford  Commerce secretary speaking to students Mar.17   Oakland   Chertoff Concerned About Bay Area Ports  U.S. Homeland Security Secretary wants to ensure that there's 'adequate security to bring prosperity' Mar.24  Barry Bonds  Judge denies Bonds' bid Apr.24   Sun McNealy steps down as CEO
  Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy replaced by Jonathan Schwartz, who had served as COO and president.    Scott McNealy, 51, is ending a long career as one of Silicon Valley's most colorful and controversial CEOs. McNealy will rem...
May.10  Oakland  Teachers Ratify New 2-Year Contract Jul.6  San Francisco  Levi's CEO to step down by end of year Jul.17  San Francisco  Levi Strauss Names New CEO Jul.30  Cisco  British prime minister visits with execs Aug.31  Oakland  Coke exec to become Clorox CEO Sep.12   HP Dunn to Step Down  Patricia Dunn will step down as chairwoman amid a widening scandal. She will be succeeded by CEO Hurd Sep.22   HP CEO Offers Apology; Chair Resigns Now
  Mark Hurd announced that the fallout over the scandal also appeared to take down 2 senior HP employees
Sep.26  San Francisco  Sharper Image CEO Steps Down Sep.28  HP  General counsel resigns from company Oct.4   HP Criminal Charges Filed Against Dunn
  California's attorney general filed charges against former HP Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and 4 others
Oct.5  San Jose  HP's Dunn Smiles In Court, Faces Charges Oct.11   Santa Clara McAfee fires president; CEO retires  Antivirus software provider fired Kevin Weiss, and announced that George Samenuk will retire after options probe Oct.11  San Francisco  CNet Chairman Steps Down Over Probe Nov.3  San Francisco  McKesson execs acquitted of fraud Nov.15   San Jose Dunn Pleads Not Guilty In Spy Probe Dec.11   HP CFO Bob Wayman to retire Dec.13  HP  Congress Asks CEO To Explain Cashout



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Construction Timeline ... See Bay Area Construction timeline, World Construction timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.22  Bay Bridge  Two Bids For Suspension Span Apr.18  Bay Bridge  $1.43 Billion Deal Should Complete Work Apr.20  Bay Bridge  Contractor Named For Suspension Project Apr.23   Carquinez Bridge Crews Dismantling Old Carquinez Bridge  The eastern span of the 1927 bridge will be removed as part of the process to dismantle the entire bridge May.12   San Francisco Questions Surround Concrete Supplier
Dec.7   Bay Bridge Final Skyway Segment Placed  After 3 years of preparation, the final concrete deck segment will be lifted into place. It was shipped from Stockton



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Real Estate timeline, World Real Estate timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.19   Bay Area Bay Area Home Sales Decline In December
Feb.16  San Francisco  Home Sales Down 20% From Last Year Mar.17  Bay Area  Bay Area housing market cools Jun.18  Marin County  Convicted Rapist Evicted From Apartment Jun.21  San Francisco  Home Sales Drop, Prices Rise Aug.2  San Francisco  Muni Delays All Day Due To Derailment Aug.3  Bay Area  Foreclosures Soar In Bay Area Aug.11  SF City Hall  Mayor Approves Affordable Housing Law Aug.17  Bay Area  Bay Area home sales fall Oct.17   Bay Area Bay Area Home Prices Down
  The median price for a home in the was $611,000 in September, 1.5% less than in August
Nov.29  Tiburon  Agassi suffers a loss in sale of home



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Stocks Timeline ... See Bay Area Stocks timeline, World Stocks timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.28  Google  Stock Takes Hit After CFO Comments Mar.23   Google Google Will Be Added To S&P 500 Nov.21   Google Google jumps past $500  Google is leaving the shares up nearly 500% since the search engine went public little more than 2 years ago Dec.27   Apple Report of options probe, shares rebound
  There is a report that feds are investigating whether company officers forged documents to sweeten executive stock grants




SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Police Timeline ... See Bay Area Police timeline, World Police timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.13   Oakland Labor Stalemate Slows Crime Fight Mar.16  Oakland City Hall  PD Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement May.18  Bay Area  Bay Area executives to add employees Sep.6   HP HP Sought Director Records in Leak Probe
  Investigators sought private telephone records while hunting for leaks to the media of confidential information
 HP ousts veteran member of board George Keyworth. The techniques of the investigation relied on an illegal data mining method known as 'pretexting'




SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Commercial Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Commercial Real Estate timeline, World Commercial Real Estate timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.14  Japantown  Japantown Sale Worries Residents May.23   Hercules Town To Seize of Wal-Mart Land
  The City Council voted unanimously to pursue using the power of eminent domain to seize 17 acres




SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 LGBT Timeline ... See Bay Area LGBT timeline, World LGBT timeline Top ^
2006 Jun.25   SF Downtown 100ís Of Thousands For Pride Parade



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Entertainment Timeline ... See Bay Area Entertainment timeline, World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.11   Chinatown Thousands turn out for Chinese Parade  Hundreds of thousands welcomed in the Year of the Dog. The route ended in Chinatown Feb.28   Barry Bonds Barry Bonds Impersonates Paula Abdul
Feb.28   San Francisco Dramatic Upswing In SF Film Production May.17   South of Market Piece of Titanic Docks Atop Metreon  15 tons of the 94-year-old wreck, C-deck hull, were hoisted by crane to the roof Jun.25   SF Downtown 100ís Of Thousands For Pride Parade Aug.5  Stanford  Marching band suspended for trashing Aug.18  San Jose Downtown  No Longer-Free SJ Jazz Fest Opens Aug.31  Redwood City  Madden Game Grosses $100m In 1 Week Nov.28   Napa Pelosi's Business Scrutinized



SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Energy Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Energy Business timeline, World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2006 May.15   SF Bayview PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant  The natural gas-fired plant was shut down more than 25 years after neighbors began campaigning against Jul.22   PG&E PG&E Urges Conservation During Heat




SF Bay Area, Business, 2006 Sex Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Sex Crime timeline, World Sex Crime timeline Top ^
2006 Jun.18  Marin County  Convicted Rapist Evicted From Apartment Nov.6   Dublin Doctor wanted on rape charge  Dr. Tony G. Shiu accused of sexually battering 2 men and taking hundreds of photographs of patients