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01-09 Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone SF Downtown
2. 01-12 Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant Apple
D. 02-04 Queen Mary 2 Arrives SF Downtown
E. 02-05 Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit Apple
5. 03-14 Felony charges dismissed against Dunn HP
G. 04-05 Teachers Go On Strike Hayward
H. 04-11 New Wal-Mart Store Opens Richmond
I. 04-13 Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B Google
J. 04-23 Ballet Pioneer M. Smuin Collapses, Dies San Francisco

Summary.     Click for More > Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant Queen Mary 2 Arrives  The largest and grandest ocean cruise liner, which towers 200 feet above water, is making its first visit ever to SF Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit Felony charges dismissed against Dunn Teachers Go On Strike New Wal-Mart Store Opens Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B  Seeking to expand the ability to sell targeted Internet ads, Google agreed to acquire ad-management technology company Ballet Pioneer M. Smuin Collapses, Dies Maze Reopens Despite Expert's Doubts iPhone Launched   After 6 months of unprecedented hype, thousands of people will get their hands on the new cell phone that to become Apple's 3rd core business County Garbage Workers Locked Out  Waste Management has told 500 sanitary workers not to show up. Trash collectors were locked out, as negotiations remain deadlocked Journalist Pete Wilson Dies At 62 Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute CEO Convicted In Brocade Stock Trial Kaiser Moves Patients To New Hospital Black Muslim bakery assets to be liquidated New Benicia - Martinez Bridge Open  Motorists can pay their tolls without taking their feet off the gas. The $1.2 billion 1.6-mile long span features the region's first FasTrak... EarthLink Kills City Wi-Fi Deal Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work
Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone
Jan.1  Bay Bridge  Bay Area Bridge Tolls Increased
Jan.9   SF Downtown
  CEO Steve Jobs ushered in a new era, jumping into the cell phone market
 Jobs, speaking at the Macworld, unveiled the iPhone, which marries the iPod, cell phone and Internet handheld into one device. iTV is moving music, photos, tv shows and movies from the computer to the living room
Jan.10  Cisco  Cisco to sue Apple on iPhone name
Jan.12   Apple
Jan.13  SF Downtown  3rd Street Rail extension launched
Jan.19  Alameda  Problem Shuts Ferry Service
Jan.22  Gap  CEO Quits After Poor Season Profits
Jan.26  Intel  Chips push through nano-barrier
Feb.4   SF Downtown
Feb.5   Apple
 San Francisco  Sick Pay Law Goes Into Effect
Feb.6  San Francisco  Gates speaks at cyber security conference
Feb.22  Apple  Apple and Cisco share iPhone name
Feb.23  San Francisco  Zodiac Killer Case Gets New Life
Mar.6  SF City Hall  Mayor mulls making bus rides free
Mar.13  YouTube  Viacom to sue Google and YouTube
Mar.14   HP
Mar.15  Contra Costa County  Bay Area Home Sales Continue To Drop
Mar.27  SF City Hall  S.F. Board Bans Plastic Grocery Bags
Mar.28  South of Market  New Traffic Switch For Bay Bridge Drivers
 South of Market  Gas Reaches $4 A Gallon At Shell Station
Apr.2  Apple  Apple Can Now Sell EMI Songs Online
Apr.5   Hayward
Apr.6  San Mateo  Child Psychiatrist Accused Of Molestation
Apr.10  Google  Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities
 Eastern Span  Bridge To Be Closed On Labor Day
Apr.11   Richmond
Apr.13   Google
Apr.17  Mountain View  Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit
Apr.19  Google  1Q Profit Up 69%, Blows Expectations
Apr.23   San Francisco
Apr.24  Apple  Ex-execs in SEC sights
 Santa Clara  49ers estimate stadium will cost $854m
Apr.25  Hayward  Teacher Strike Over
May.4  Yahoo  Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
May.7  Highway 880  I-880 Connector Reopens For Commute
May.15  San Jose  Gas prices for super unleaded close $4
May.16  Highway 580  Giant Steel Beams Added To Maze
May.17  West Oakland  Contractor: Maze To Reopen Next Week
 Napa  Dangerous Apple Moth Found
May.19  SF Chronicle  Chronicle to cut 25% of jobs in newsroom
May.24   Highway 580
May.28  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday
May.29  Google  FTC reviews into Google-DoubleClick deal
May.30  San Jose  Firm Sued Over CIA Torture Flights
Jun.14  eBay  eBay Cancels Advertising On Google
Jun.16  Levi's Stadium  Great America Against 49ers Stadium Plan
Jun.18  Yahoo  CEO Terry Semel steps down from post
Jun.20  BART  BART To Unveil 50-Year Expansion Plan
Jun.27  Wells Fargo  Longtime CEO Kovacevich Steps Down
Jun.29   Apple
Jul.2  Raiders  State court ends Raiders' suit against NFL
  Alameda County
Jul.4  SJSU  S.J. Man Wins Hotdog Eating Contest
Jul.18  Oakland  Fed. Mediator Seeks To End Lockout
Jul.21   San Francisco
Jul.23  Oakland  Garbage Talks Round Has No Agreement
Jul.26   Oakland
Jul.30  Alameda County  Regular Garbage Collectors Back To Work
Aug.7   San Francisco
 South of Market  Transbay Terminal Design Ideas Submitted
  Santa Clara
Aug.9   Oakland
Aug.14  Palo Alto  VMware shares hot on first day of trading
Aug.26   Benicia
Aug.28  Emeryville  Hotel Workers Win Battle For Back Wages
Aug.29   SF City Hall
Aug.31   Bay Bridge
  Caltrans began closing all onramps at 8 p.m. The crews have started the seismic retrofit operation that prompted the closure.    The bridge is closed through 5 a.m. Tuesday as crews replace a 350-f...
Sep.3  Bay Bridge  Bridge Is Back In Business Sep.4  Alameda  $93 million ticket purchased at gas station Sep.6  Apple  Jobs offers early iPhone buyers $100 Sep.8  Oakland  Your Black Muslim Bakery HQ for sale Sep.13  Moffett Field  Google founders pay NASA $1.3m to land Sep.17  Pacifica  Perilous Devils Slide Construction Begins Sep.20   South of Market Design Picked For Transbay Terminal Sep.24  SF Downtown  Security Guards Go On Strike Sep.28  Apple  iPhone warning proves true Oct.9   Levi's Stadium 49ers to buy Great America for stadium Oct.10   San Francisco Thousands Of Nurses Strike In Bay Area  San Francisco  Wikimedia abandons Florida for SF Oct.12  Oracle  Oracle Offers $6.7B for BEA Systems Oct.16  Yahoo  Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent Oct.18  Google  3Q Profit Climbs 46 Percent Oct.19  Contra Costa County  Prosecutors authorize strike Oct.20  Highway 880  MacArthur Maze Closed To Repair Cracks Oct.24  Facebook  Microsoft Puts $240M In Facebook Oct.28  Gap  Gap Severs Ties With Child Sweatshop Nov.5  Google  Google pushes into mobile phones   Yahoo House committee chair lambasts Yahoo Nov.6  Bay Bridge  New bridge FasTrak lanes in effect Nov.11  San Francisco  Ship's crew questioned in criminal probe Nov.12  Adobe  CEO steps down, Narayen to take helm  San Francisco  Probe Examines Pilot Actions, Ship Radar Nov.13  San Francisco  Gov. Halts Bay Fishing; Blasts Oil Spill  Livermore Lab  Lab to cut jobs because of rising costs Nov.19  San Francisco  Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect Nov.29  San Francisco  Fishing ban imposed after bay oil spill lifted Dec.7  San Francisco  Ferry hits rocks near Alcatraz Dec.12  San Francisco  Levi's Chairman To Retire Dec.14  San Francisco  Oil Spill Ship Posts Bond To Depart Bay Dec.15  Santa Clara  Proposal for 49s stadium falls $51m short Dec.18  Half Moon Bay  City To Appeal $36.9M Judgment Dec.20   Bay Area Bay Area Home Sales Fall 36%  The Bay Area housing market showed no signs of recovery in November, as sales fell to a nearly 2-decade low  San Francisco  Cosco Busan leaves San Francisco Dec.22  SF City Hall  SF Must Pay White Man $1M In Race Suit


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San Francisco
Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone
CEO Quits After Poor Season Profits
S.F. Board Bans Plastic Grocery Bags
Gas Reaches $4 A Gallon At Shell Station
Chronicle to cut 25% of jobs in newsroom
Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday
Longtime CEO Kovacevich Steps Down
CEO Convicted In Brocade Stock Trial
Transbay Terminal Design Ideas Submitted
EarthLink Kills City Wi-Fi Deal
Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work
Design Picked For Transbay Terminal
Thousands Of Nurses Strike In Bay Area
S.F. Board Bans Plastic Grocery Bags
Gap Severs Ties With Child Sweatshop
Gov. Halts Bay Fishing; Blasts Oil Spill
EarthLink Kills City Wi-Fi Deal
CEO Convicted In Brocade Stock Trial
Probe Examines Pilot Actions, Ship Radar
Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone
Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday
Bridge Is Back In Business
Silicon Valley
Cisco to sue Apple on iPhone name
Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
Apple and Cisco share iPhone name
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit
Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
iPhone Launched
Kaiser Moves Patients To New Hospital
49ers to buy Great America for stadium
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities
Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit
Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
CEO Terry Semel steps down from post
Google founders pay NASA $1.3m to land
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
iPhone Launched
West Santa Clara County
Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
Apple and Cisco share iPhone name
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
iPhone Launched
Kaiser Moves Patients To New Hospital
49ers to buy Great America for stadium
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities
Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit
Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
CEO Terry Semel steps down from post
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
iPhone Launched
East Bay
New Wal-Mart Store Opens
Maze Reopens Despite Expert's Doubts
County Garbage Workers Locked Out
Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
Black Muslim bakery assets to be liquidated
Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
Black Muslim bakery assets to be liquidated
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I-880 Connector Reopens For Commute
Maze Reopens Despite Expert's Doubts
Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
SF Downtown
Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone
Gas Reaches $4 A Gallon At Shell Station
Design Picked For Transbay Terminal
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Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone
Cupertino
Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
Apple and Cisco share iPhone name
iPhone Launched
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Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
iPhone Launched
Sunnyvale
Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
CEO Terry Semel steps down from post
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo
CEO Terry Semel steps down from post
House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
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Peninsula
Viacom to sue Google and YouTube
Perilous Devils Slide Construction Begins
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Viacom to sue Google and YouTube
Oracle Offers $6.7B for BEA Systems
Child Psychiatrist Accused Of Molestation
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Mountain View
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit
Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit
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Oakland
Maze Reopens Despite Expert's Doubts
Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
Black Muslim bakery assets to be liquidated
Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
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Maze Reopens Despite Expert's Doubts
Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
South of Market
Gas Reaches $4 A Gallon At Shell Station
Design Picked For Transbay Terminal
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Bay Area Bridges
Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday
Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work
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Bridge Is Back In Business
San Jose
Cisco to sue Apple on iPhone name
Gas prices for super unleaded close $4
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Bay
Probe Examines Pilot Actions, Ship Radar
Gov. Halts Bay Fishing; Blasts Oil Spill
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Probe Examines Pilot Actions, Ship Radar
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Google
Viacom to sue Google and YouTube
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities
Viacom to sue Google and YouTube
Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
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Bay Area Bridge Tolls Increased Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone


January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Bay Bridge
Jan.9   SF Downtown
  CEO Steve Jobs ushered in a new era, jumping into the cell phone market
 Jobs, speaking at the Macworld, unveiled the iPhone, which marries the iPod, cell phone and Internet handheld into one device. iTV is moving music, photos, tv shows and movies from the computer to the living room
Jan.10   Cisco Cisco to sue Apple on iPhone name  Cisco, which has owned the trademark since 2000. An Apple representative is saying the lawsuit was 'silly'  Woodside  Jobs loses attempt to raze mansion Jan.12   Apple   Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
  Federal investigators are actively probing the circumstances behind a grant to Apple CEO that carried a false Oct. 2001 date.    The Wall Street ...
Jan.13   SF Downtown 3rd Street Rail extension launched Jan.15  Fremont  A's owner buys more land in Fremont Jan.18  SF City Hall  City Claim Grocers Broke Plastic Bag Deal Jan.19   Alameda Problem Shuts Ferry Service Jan.20  Berkeley  Symphony conductor to step down Jan.22   Gap CEO Quits After Poor Season Profits  Gap Inc. dumped Paul Pressler after a year of broken promises that culminated in a dismal holiday shopping season  Fremont  Schwarzenegger Touts Health Care Plan  SJC  Airport Shoe Scanning Technology Debuts Jan.24  Antioch  PG&E Breaks Ground On New Power Plant Jan.26   Intel Chips push through nano-barrier Jan.30  SF Downtown  Merrill Lynch buying First Republic  49ers  49ers File Claim Over Monster Park Jan.31  Google  Earnings Nearly Triple In 4th Quarter

February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  San Jose  $364 Million For San Jose Extension Feb.4   SF Downtown Queen Mary 2 Arrives
  The largest and grandest ocean cruise liner, which towers 200 feet above water, is making its first visit ever to SF
 The ship is 1,132 feet long; 17 decks equal the height of a 23-story building. The mammoth passed beneath the Golden Gate bridge, clearing the bottom of the span by 27 feet before a nail-bitingly tight tour of the Bay
Feb.5   Apple Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
  IPod maker and the manager of The Beatles' Apple Corps resolved their long-simmering dispute.    The new settlement will continue using its name and logos on ...
  San Francisco Sick Pay Law Goes Into Effect Feb.6  SF Downtown  Queen Mary 2 Sets Sail From San Francisco   San Francisco Gates speaks at cyber security conference  Apple  Steve Jobs seeks online music shake-up  Cisco  Cisco stock jumps on strong earnings Feb.22   Apple   Apple and Cisco share iPhone name  Apple and Cisco Systems have resolved their dispute, with both companies agreeing that each can use the name for their products Feb.23   San Francisco Zodiac Killer Case Gets New Life

March 2007 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6   SF City Hall Mayor mulls making bus rides free
Mar.8  SF City Hall  Proposed Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Delayed Mar.13   YouTube Viacom to sue Google and YouTube  Viacom Media has accused Google, which bought YouTube, of illegally using its TV programs Mar.14   HP Felony charges dismissed against Dunn
  A judge dismissed charges against former HP Chairwoman Patricia Dunn in connection with the corporate spying scandal
Mar.15  Cisco  Cisco agrees to buy WebEx for $3.2B   Contra Costa County Bay Area Home Sales Continue To Drop Mar.21  Oracle  3Q Profit Rises 35% Mar.26  San Francisco  Sharper Image hires Lightman as CEO Mar.27   SF City Hall S.F. Board Bans Plastic Grocery Bags  Board of Supervisors devoted time to improving the planet Mar.28   South of Market New Traffic Switch For Bay Bridge Drivers   South of Market Gas Reaches $4 A Gallon At Shell Station   At a station on 6th and Harrison premium gasoline went for over $4 a gallon Mar.31  Newark  Woman sues over pet food recall

April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Apple Apple Can Now Sell EMI Songs Online
Apr.5   Hayward   Teachers Go On Strike
  Teachers in Hayward Unified School District set up picket lines at several schools while the district brought in substitutes.    The substitute teachers are trying cover for some 1,300 public teachers expected t...
Apr.6   San Mateo Child Psychiatrist Accused Of Molestation  Doctor William Ayres was arrested and booked on 14 felony counts alleging lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old Apr.10   Google Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities  U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has teamed up with Google's mapping service to map out the carnage in the region  San Francisco  Levi's Posts Best Earnings In A Decade   Eastern Span Bridge To Be Closed On Labor Day Apr.11   Richmond   New Wal-Mart Store Opens
  Unlike other places in the Bay Area, the store was welcomed with open arms and open wallets. 4,000 people applied for 400 jobs
Apr.13   Google Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
  Seeking to expand the ability to sell targeted Internet ads, Google agreed to acquire ad-management technology company
 Oakland  Officials To Curb Problem Liquor Stores Apr.17   Mountain View Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit  A flood of last-minute tax filers swamped the servers forcing taxpayers to wait hours for confirmation Apr.18  SF Downtown  CEO scoffs at allegations at Web 2.0 Expo Apr.19  Yahoo  Imprisoned Chinese Dissident Sues Yahoo   Google 1Q Profit Up 69%, Blows Expectations Apr.21  San Jose  Activists Rally For Exploited Workers Apr.23   San Francisco Ballet Pioneer M. Smuin Collapses, Dies
  The founder and artistic director of the Smuin Ballet died during a rehearsal for his next season
 San Francisco  Bird-Watching Game From Craig Debuts Apr.24   Apple Ex-execs in SEC sights   Santa Clara 49ers estimate stadium will cost $854m Apr.25   Hayward   Teacher Strike Over  Public school teachers ended their 10-day-old strike upon reaching a tentative agreement with the School District over salary increases  Oakland  Oakland ranks 22nd in foreclosures Apr.27  Chevron  Chevron 1Q Profit Surges 18%

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.1  BART  Transp. Leaders Encourage Mass Transit May.2  Highway 880  Maze Collapse Samples Come back Clean May.3  SFO  JetBlue Begins Service May.4   Yahoo Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo  Microsoft is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator that could help it better compete with search leader Google. Yahoo shares surged... May.7   Highway 880   I-880 Connector Reopens For Commute   1 week that a connector ramp in the MacArthur Maze was closed due to a fiery crash, Schwarzenegger announced that it would reopen  Highway 580  Caltrans Awards I-580 Work Contract May.8  Cisco  3rd Qtr. Profit Surges 34% May.13  SF Downtown  Thousands See Fireworks Light Up Sky May.15   San Jose Gas prices for super unleaded close $4  Average prices in the Bay Area for a gallon of regular gas are at $3.47  Santa Rosa  Teen Gets No Cash In 'That's So Gay' Suit May.16   Highway 580 Giant Steel Beams Added To Maze
 HP  2Q Profit Down, But Sales Up May.17   West Oakland Contractor: Maze To Reopen Next Week   Napa Dangerous Apple Moth Found  Google  Big search upgrade May.19   SF Chronicle Chronicle to cut 25% of jobs in newsroom  80 reporters, photographers, copy editors, as well as 20 employees in management positions are expected to be laid off by end of the summer May.21  Lafayette  Hershey Sues Marijuana-Candy Maker May.24   Highway 580   Maze Reopens Despite Expert's Doubts Map of Interstate 580 Oakland
  A portion of the MacArthur Maze reopened just 25 days after the accident, but one expert raised questions about the safety of the new structure.    At 8:39 p.m.,vehicles exiting the bridge cruised over the new 16...
May.28   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday  San Francisco's most famous landmark opened to pedestrians exactly 70 years ago, to cross the span on foot for the first time May 27, 1937 May.29   Google FTC reviews into Google-DoubleClick deal May.30   San Jose Firm Sued Over CIA Torture Flights

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Google  Online maps show city streetscapes Jun.4  Palm  Palm Sells 25% Stake to Buyout Firm Jun.11  Apple  Apple Launches Safari For Windows Jun.14   eBay eBay Cancels Advertising On Google
 Contra Costa County  Homes Sales Fall To 12-Year Low Jun.16   Levi's Stadium Great America Against 49ers Stadium Plan Jun.18   Yahoo CEO Terry Semel steps down from post  The chief executive of internet search firm has quit his position and has been replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang  80  I-80 Tops List Of Most Congested Jun.19  YouTube  YouTube makes international move  SJ Mercury News  Paper To Cut 17% Of News Staff Jun.20   BART BART To Unveil 50-Year Expansion Plan Jun.26  Oracle  4Q Profit Up 23%, Beats Expectations Jun.27   Wells Fargo Longtime CEO Kovacevich Steps Down  Chairman Richard Kovacevich has turned over the reins to his top lieutenant, John Stumpf Jun.28  Apple  iPhone Mania Reaches Fever Pitch Jun.29   Apple iPhone Launched
  After 6 months of unprecedented hype, thousands of people will get their hands on the new cell phone that to become Apple's 3rd core business
 The gadget combines the functions of a cell phone, iPod player and wireless Web browser. It will go on sale in the U.S. at 6 p.m. in each time zone


July 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Raiders State court ends Raiders' suit against NFL
  Alameda County County Garbage Workers Locked Out
  Waste Management has told 500 sanitary workers not to show up. Trash collectors were locked out, as negotiations remain deadlocked
Jul.4   SJSU   S.J. Man Wins Hotdog Eating Contest  Joey Chestnut, a student, ate 66 hotdogs in Nathanís Famous 4th of July International Hotdog Eating Contest, out-eating defending-champion K... Jul.6  Alameda County  Garbage Piling Up As Lockout Continues Jul.9  San Mateo Bridge  Bridge Increases FasTrak Lanes  SF Downtown  Pelosi speaks at federal building ceremony Jul.10  Apple  Apple May Release Cheaper iPhone Jul.12  Oakland City Hall  City To Sue Over Garbage Lockout Jul.16  Google  Cookies will 'auto delete' Jul.18   Oakland Fed. Mediator Seeks To End Lockout Jul.19  Google  Earnings come up short, stock drops 6%  Oakland  Mediator Talks Continue In Trash Dispute Jul.21   San Francisco   Journalist Pete Wilson Dies At 62
  The award-winning broadcast journalist who co-anchored the evening news at the KGO-TV, died of a massive heart attack during a surgery
Jul.22  Oakland  Union, company return to table Jul.23   Oakland Garbage Talks Round Has No Agreement  HP  HP to Buy Opsware for $1.6 Billion  San Francisco  Bonds Ex-Mistress To Appear In Playboy Jul.24  Apple  iPhone launch falls short, stock falls Jul.26   Oakland Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
  Officials from Waste Management, the Teamsters and Mayor Dellums emerged from negotiations to announce a tentative agreement.    The Teamsters will take a vote on Saturday. On ...
Jul.27  Chevron  Chevron's 2Q Profit Soars 24% Jul.30   Alameda County Regular Garbage Collectors Back To Work

August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.7   San Francisco CEO Convicted In Brocade Stock Trial
  A former chief executive Gregory Reyes was convicted of defrauding investors in a stock options backdating scheme
  South of Market   Transbay Terminal Design Ideas Submitted  The new Transbay Transit Center promises to beef up the city skyline and improve public transportation  Cisco  4Q Profit Jumps 25 Percent   Santa Clara   Kaiser Moves Patients To New Hospital Map of Homestead Avenue and Lawrence Expressway Santa Clara
  Hospital staff are moving about 150 bed-ridden patients roughly 1.5 miles to their new $700 million hospital
Aug.9   Oakland   Black Muslim bakery assets to be liquidated
  U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge denied a request by the Your Black Muslim Bakery to reconsider an order to liquidate its assets to satisfy creditors
Aug.11  Dublin  BART Station Closed for Weekend Aug.14   Palo Alto VMware shares hot on first day of trading
Aug.16  San Francisco  Home prices rise in July even as sales fall Aug.26   Benicia New Benicia - Martinez Bridge Open
  Motorists can pay their tolls without taking their feet off the gas. The $1.2 billion 1.6-mile long span features the region's first FasTrak lanes
 The speed limit in the 3 northbound lanes is 55 mph. The system relies on overhead antennas, cameras
Aug.28   Emeryville Hotel Workers Win Battle For Back Wages Aug.29   SF City Hall EarthLink Kills City Wi-Fi Deal
  The financially struggling Earthlink Inc. bowed out of a deal to join Google in providing free wireless Internet access throughout the city
Aug.31   Bay Bridge Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work
  Caltrans began closing all onramps at 8 p.m. The crews have started the seismic retrofit operation that prompted the closure
 The bridge is closed through 5 a.m. Tuesday as crews replace a 350-foot section of the bridge just east of the Yerba Buena Island tunnel


September 2007 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  Bay Bridge  Bridge Repairs Progressing Smoothly Sep.3   Bay Bridge Bridge Is Back In Business  The bridge reopen at 6 p.m., far ahead of the originally scheduled reopening of 5 a.m. Tuesday Sep.4   Alameda   $93 million ticket purchased at gas station   The winning numbers, 5, 14, 22, 39, and 47 with MEGA number 10. Simon Kim is owner of the Harbor Bay 76 Sep.5  Apple  Apple unveils new iPods, ringtones Sep.6   Apple   Jobs offers early iPhone buyers $100  After the company lopped $200 off the price of the iPhone, CEO Jobs apologized to early buyers and offered them a $100 credit Sep.8   Oakland Your Black Muslim Bakery HQ for sale Sep.10  AMD  AMD to Launch New 4-Core Server Chip  Intel  Intel Raises 3Q Sales Outlook Sep.13   Moffett Field Google founders pay NASA $1.3m to land  Google Inc.'s founders will carry scientific equipment for NASA on their Boeing 767 as part of a deal that grants them landing rights at Federal... Sep.17   Pacifica Perilous Devils Slide Construction Begins  Construction began on a $322 million tunnel-and-bridge project that will replace a scenic but earthquake-prone stretch of Pacific Coast High... Sep.19  Contra Costa County  County has most foreclosure  SF Downtown  Harbor Ferry Service Halted Due To Wind Sep.20   South of Market Design Picked For Transbay Terminal
  A regional transportation commission picked a Connecticut architecture firm to design a new bus and train terminal and an adjacent skyscraper.    The winning design of a slender obelisk desi...
Sep.21  Oracle  Expansion pays off with strong quarter Sep.22  Walnut Creek  Energy firm to pay $15m for pipeline blast Sep.24   SF Downtown Security Guards Go On Strike Sep.25  Port of Oakland  Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port Sep.28   Apple iPhone warning proves true  San Francisco  Nurses authorize N. California strike

October 2007 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  SFO  World's Largest Commercial Jetliner Comes Oct.6  Oakland Downtown  'Crown Jewel' Of Redevelopment In Limbo Oct.8  Napa  Officials may be up for acquiring airport  Half Moon Bay  Winning Pumpkin Sets All-Time Record Oct.9   Levi's Stadium 49ers to buy Great America for stadium
  The team might be willing to buy the theme park next to its proposed new stadium to resolve a lingering parking dispute
 Chevron  Chevron Forecasts 3Q Earnings Will Drop  eBay  'Neighborhoods' launched Oct.10   San Francisco Thousands Of Nurses Strike In Bay Area
  Nearly 5,000 nurses in the Bay Area and beyond are staging the two-day strike to protest what they say are unacceptable proposals
  San Francisco Wikimedia abandons Florida for SF Oct.12   Oracle Oracle Offers $6.7B for BEA Systems  Oracle Corp. has offered to buy struggling rival BEA Systems in its latest shot aimed at another industry leader, SAP AG Oct.13  San Jose  BEA rejects Oracle's takeover bid Oct.16  Apple  New Mac OS on Sale Oct. 26  Bay Bridge  FasTrak Metering Lights To Speed Up   Yahoo Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent  Rep. Tom Lantos: Yahoo misled Congress regarding information the Internet company gave to Chinese authorities about the journalist Shi Tao Oct.17  Intel  43% increase in third-quarter earnings Oct.18   Google 3Q Profit Climbs 46 Percent Oct.19   Contra Costa County Prosecutors authorize strike Oct.20   Highway 880 MacArthur Maze Closed To Repair Cracks Oct.21  San Francisco  The Lights Go Down In The City  San Francisco  SF Gas Prices Highest In Country Oct.22  Apple  Apple reports record Mac sales Oct.24   Facebook Microsoft Puts $240M In Facebook  Rapidly rising Internet star has sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google Oct.25  San Jose  BEA willing to discuss sale to Oracle Oct.26  Apple  OS X Update Leopard Hits Store Shelves Oct.28   Gap Gap Severs Ties With Child Sweatshop  A British newspaper found children as young as 10 making clothes in a sweatshop in New Delhi  SF Mission  BART station closed to deter Halloween Oct.29  San Francisco  Groups sue over 'mothball fleet' pollution

November 2007 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5   Google Google pushes into mobile phones
  Yahoo House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
  Tom Lantos angrily rejected explanation for why Yahoo provided incomplete info to Congress about its role in the arrest of a Chinese journalist
Nov.6   Bay Bridge New bridge FasTrak lanes in effect Nov.7  Cisco  1Q Profit Jumps 37 Percent Nov.9  Apple  iPhone Goes on Sale in Europe Nov.11   San Francisco Ship's crew questioned in criminal probe Nov.12   Adobe CEO steps down, Narayen to take helm   San Francisco   Probe Examines Pilot Actions, Ship Radar  Federal investigators investigators were examining whether a harbor pilot initally played down the damage to his ship after striking the bri... Nov.13   San Francisco   Gov. Halts Bay Fishing; Blasts Oil Spill  Schwarzenegger suspended all fishing in areas affected by oil spill and called the incident an 'unbelievable human failure' and promised to ...   Livermore Lab Lab to cut jobs because of rising costs  Yahoo  Yahoo, Jailed Journalists Settle Lawsuit Nov.19   San Francisco Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect  A city ordinance passed in March forbids the use of traditional plastic bags by large grocery stores that can still use biodegradable plastic... Nov.20  San Francisco  Fishermen File Class-Action Suit In Spill Nov.21  San Francisco  Restaurant grease to recycle into biofuel Nov.27  Google  Google's big bet on renewable energy Nov.28  BART  BART To Lease Space To Peet's Coffee Nov.29   San Francisco Fishing ban imposed after bay oil spill lifted

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.5  San Jose  Second Brocade exec convicted  Genentech  FDA Panel Rejects Avastin, stock drops Dec.6  San Francisco  Test in S.F. finds lead in lots of toys  San Francisco  Misconduct charges filed against spill pilot Dec.7   San Francisco Ferry hits rocks near Alcatraz
Dec.8  San Francisco  Bay Spill Pilot Asked To Surrender License Dec.12  San Jose  Building inspectors end strike   San Francisco Levi's Chairman To Retire Dec.13  Oakland  Nurses Strike For 2nd Time In 2 Months Dec.14   San Francisco Oil Spill Ship Posts Bond To Depart Bay Dec.15   Santa Clara Proposal for 49s stadium falls $51m short  San Francisco  Bay Area Sutter Health Nurses End Strike Dec.16  San Francisco  1/5 of foreclosures investor-owned Dec.18   Half Moon Bay City To Appeal $36.9M Judgment  PG&E  PG&E To Buy Power From Wave Plant Dec.19  Oracle  2Q Profit Soars 35 Percent Dec.20   Bay Area Bay Area Home Sales Fall 36%
  The Bay Area housing market showed no signs of recovery in November, as sales fell to a nearly 2-decade low
 5,127 new and existing houses and condos traded hands last month, 36.2% from the 8,042 sold in November 2006. Buyers still struggled to find mortgages
  San Francisco     Cosco Busan leaves San Francisco  The ship responsible has left port is bound for Asia, but Bay Area still dealing with the remnants of 58,000 gallons of thick bunker oil  Google  Regulators approve DoubleClick purchase Dec.22  Barry Bonds  Bonds Saga 'Sports Story Of The Year'   SF City Hall SF Must Pay White Man $1M In Race Suit



State court ends Raiders' suit against NFL Dangerous Apple Moth Found S.J. Man Wins Hotdog Eating Contest  Joey Chestnut, a student, ate 66 hotdogs in Nathanís Famous 4th of July International Hotdog Eating Contest, out-eating defending-champion K...   Gov. Halts Bay Fishing; Blasts Oil Spill  Schwarzenegger suspended all fishing in areas affected by oil spill and called the incident an 'unbelievable human failure' and promised to ... Fishing ban imposed after bay oil spill lifted Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B




SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Football Timeline ... See Bay Area Football timeline, World Football timeline Top ^
2007
Jul.2   Raiders




SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Food Timeline ... See Bay Area Food timeline, World Food timeline Top ^
2007
May.17   Napa
May.21  Lafayette  Hershey Sues Marijuana-Candy Maker
Jul.4   SJSU
Nov.13   San Francisco
Nov.29   San Francisco




SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Merger and Acquisition Timeline ... See Bay Area Merger and Acquisition timeline, World Merger and Acquisition timeline Top ^
2007
Jan.30  SF Downtown  Merrill Lynch buying First Republic
Mar.15  Cisco  Cisco agrees to buy WebEx for $3.2B
Apr.13   Google
  Seeking to expand the ability to sell targeted Internet ads, Google agreed to acquire ad-management technology company
May.4   Yahoo Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo  Microsoft is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator that could help it better compete with search leader Google. Yahoo shares surged... May.29   Google FTC reviews into Google-DoubleClick deal
Jul.23  HP  HP to Buy Opsware for $1.6 Billion Oct.12   Oracle Oracle Offers $6.7B for BEA Systems  Oracle Corp. has offered to buy struggling rival BEA Systems in its latest shot aimed at another industry leader, SAP AG Oct.13  San Jose  BEA rejects Oracle's takeover bid Oct.24   Facebook Microsoft Puts $240M In Facebook  Rapidly rising Internet star has sold a 1.6% stake to Microsoft, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google Oct.25  San Jose  BEA willing to discuss sale to Oracle Dec.20  Google  Regulators approve DoubleClick purchase



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2007 Feb.5   San Francisco Sick Pay Law Goes Into Effect
Apr.24   Apple Ex-execs in SEC sights Jul.23  San Francisco  Bonds Ex-Mistress To Appear In Playboy Nov.21  San Francisco  Restaurant grease to recycle into biofuel Dec.5  Genentech  FDA Panel Rejects Avastin, stock drops Dec.22  Barry Bonds  Bonds Saga 'Sports Story Of The Year'



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Highway Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Highway Business timeline, World Highway Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.1   Bay Bridge Bay Area Bridge Tolls Increased
Jan.18  SF City Hall  City Claim Grocers Broke Plastic Bag Deal Mar.8  SF City Hall  Proposed Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Delayed Mar.27   SF City Hall S.F. Board Bans Plastic Grocery Bags  Board of Supervisors devoted time to improving the planet Mar.28   South of Market New Traffic Switch For Bay Bridge Drivers Mar.28   South of Market Gas Reaches $4 A Gallon At Shell Station   At a station on 6th and Harrison premium gasoline went for over $4 a gallon Apr.10   Eastern Span Bridge To Be Closed On Labor Day Apr.13  Oakland  Officials To Curb Problem Liquor Stores May.2  Highway 880  Maze Collapse Samples Come back Clean May.7   Highway 880   I-880 Connector Reopens For Commute   1 week that a connector ramp in the MacArthur Maze was closed due to a fiery crash, Schwarzenegger announced that it would reopen May.15   San Jose Gas prices for super unleaded close $4  Average prices in the Bay Area for a gallon of regular gas are at $3.47 Jun.18  80  I-80 Tops List Of Most Congested Jul.9  San Mateo Bridge  Bridge Increases FasTrak Lanes Oct.16  Bay Bridge  FasTrak Metering Lights To Speed Up Oct.21  San Francisco  The Lights Go Down In The City Oct.21  San Francisco  SF Gas Prices Highest In Country Nov.6   Bay Bridge New bridge FasTrak lanes in effect Nov.19   San Francisco Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect  A city ordinance passed in March forbids the use of traditional plastic bags by large grocery stores that can still use biodegradable plastic... Dec.18   Half Moon Bay City To Appeal $36.9M Judgment



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Healthcare Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Healthcare Business timeline, World Healthcare Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.22  Fremont  Schwarzenegger Touts Health Care Plan Apr.6   San Mateo Child Psychiatrist Accused Of Molestation  Doctor William Ayres was arrested and booked on 14 felony counts alleging lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old Apr.10   Google Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities  U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has teamed up with Google's mapping service to map out the carnage in the region Aug.7   Santa Clara Kaiser Moves Patients To New Hospital
Map of Homestead Avenue and Lawrence Expressway Santa Clara
  Hospital staff are moving about 150 bed-ridden patients roughly 1.5 miles to their new $700 million hospital
Oct.28   Gap Gap Severs Ties With Child Sweatshop  A British newspaper found children as young as 10 making clothes in a sweatshop in New Delhi Dec.15  San Francisco  Bay Area Sutter Health Nurses End Strike



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Sea Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Sea Accident timeline, World Sea Accident timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.19   Alameda Problem Shuts Ferry Service
Dec.7   San Francisco Ferry hits rocks near Alcatraz



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Earnings Timeline ... See Bay Area Earnings timeline, World Earnings timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.31  Google  Earnings Nearly Triple In 4th Quarter Feb.6  Cisco  Cisco stock jumps on strong earnings Mar.21  Oracle  3Q Profit Rises 35% Apr.10  San Francisco  Levi's Posts Best Earnings In A Decade Apr.19   Google 1Q Profit Up 69%, Blows Expectations
Apr.27  Chevron  Chevron 1Q Profit Surges 18% May.8  Cisco  3rd Qtr. Profit Surges 34% May.16  HP  2Q Profit Down, But Sales Up Jun.26  Oracle  4Q Profit Up 23%, Beats Expectations Jul.19  Google  Earnings come up short, stock drops 6% Jul.27  Chevron  Chevron's 2Q Profit Soars 24% Aug.7   San Francisco CEO Convicted In Brocade Stock Trial
  A former chief executive Gregory Reyes was convicted of defrauding investors in a stock options backdating scheme
Aug.7  Cisco  4Q Profit Jumps 25 Percent Sep.10  Intel  Intel Raises 3Q Sales Outlook Sep.21  Oracle  Expansion pays off with strong quarter Oct.9  Chevron  Chevron Forecasts 3Q Earnings Will Drop Oct.17  Intel  43% increase in third-quarter earnings Oct.18   Google 3Q Profit Climbs 46 Percent
Oct.22  Apple  Apple reports record Mac sales Nov.7  Cisco  1Q Profit Jumps 37 Percent Dec.19  Oracle  2Q Profit Soars 35 Percent



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Justice Timeline ... See Bay Area Justice timeline, World Justice timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.14   HP Felony charges dismissed against Dunn
  A judge dismissed charges against former HP Chairwoman Patricia Dunn in connection with the corporate spying scandal
Apr.5   Hayward   Teachers Go On Strike
  Teachers in Hayward Unified School District set up picket lines at several schools while the district brought in substitutes.    The substitute teachers are trying cover for some 1,300 public teachers expected t...
Apr.21  San Jose  Activists Rally For Exploited Workers Apr.25   Hayward   Teacher Strike Over  Public school teachers ended their 10-day-old strike upon reaching a tentative agreement with the School District over salary increases May.15  Santa Rosa  Teen Gets No Cash In 'That's So Gay' Suit Jul.2   Alameda County County Garbage Workers Locked Out
  Waste Management has told 500 sanitary workers not to show up. Trash collectors were locked out, as negotiations remain deadlocked
Jul.6  Alameda County  Garbage Piling Up As Lockout Continues Jul.18   Oakland Fed. Mediator Seeks To End Lockout Jul.19  Oakland  Mediator Talks Continue In Trash Dispute Jul.22  Oakland  Union, company return to table Jul.23   Oakland Garbage Talks Round Has No Agreement Jul.26   Oakland Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
  Officials from Waste Management, the Teamsters and Mayor Dellums emerged from negotiations to announce a tentative agreement.    The Teamsters will take a vote on Saturday. On ...
Jul.30   Alameda County Regular Garbage Collectors Back To Work Aug.7   San Francisco CEO Convicted In Brocade Stock Trial
  A former chief executive Gregory Reyes was convicted of defrauding investors in a stock options backdating scheme
Aug.9   Oakland   Black Muslim bakery assets to be liquidated
  U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge denied a request by the Your Black Muslim Bakery to reconsider an order to liquidate its assets to satisfy creditors
Aug.28   Emeryville Hotel Workers Win Battle For Back Wages Sep.24   SF Downtown Security Guards Go On Strike Sep.25  Port of Oakland  Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port Sep.28  San Francisco  Nurses authorize N. California strike Oct.10   San Francisco Thousands Of Nurses Strike In Bay Area
  Nearly 5,000 nurses in the Bay Area and beyond are staging the two-day strike to protest what they say are unacceptable proposals
Oct.19   Contra Costa County Prosecutors authorize strike Oct.19   Contra Costa County Prosecutors authorize strike Dec.5  San Jose  Second Brocade exec convicted Dec.6  San Francisco  Misconduct charges filed against spill pilot Dec.12  San Jose  Building inspectors end strike Dec.13  Oakland  Nurses Strike For 2nd Time In 2 Months



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Media Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Media Business timeline, World Media Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jul.21   San Francisco Journalist Pete Wilson Dies At 62
  The award-winning broadcast journalist who co-anchored the evening news at the KGO-TV, died of a massive heart attack during a surgery
Dec.22  Barry Bonds  Bonds Saga 'Sports Story Of The Year'



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2007 May.19   SF Chronicle Chronicle to cut 25% of jobs in newsroom  80 reporters, photographers, copy editors, as well as 20 employees in management positions are expected to be laid off by end of the summer Jun.19  SJ Mercury News  Paper To Cut 17% Of News Staff Nov.13   Livermore Lab Lab to cut jobs because of rising costs



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Bankruptcy Timeline ... See Bay Area Bankruptcy timeline, World Bankruptcy timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.9   Oakland   Black Muslim bakery assets to be liquidated
  U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge denied a request by the Your Black Muslim Bakery to reconsider an order to liquidate its assets to satisfy creditors
Sep.25  Port of Oakland  Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 High Tech Business Timeline ... See Bay Area High Tech Business timeline, World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.9   SF Downtown Apple unveils all-in-one iPhone
  CEO Steve Jobs ushered in a new era, jumping into the cell phone market
 Jobs, speaking at the Macworld, unveiled the iPhone, which marries the iPod, cell phone and Internet handheld into one device. iTV is moving music, photos, tv shows and movies from the computer to the living room
Jan.26   Intel Chips push through nano-barrier Feb.6  Apple  Steve Jobs seeks online music shake-up Feb.22   Apple Apple and Cisco share iPhone name  Apple and Cisco Systems have resolved their dispute, with both companies agreeing that each can use the name for their products Jun.4  Palm  Palm Sells 25% Stake to Buyout Firm Jun.14   eBay eBay Cancels Advertising On Google Jun.19  YouTube  YouTube makes international move Jun.28  Apple  iPhone Mania Reaches Fever Pitch Jun.29   Apple iPhone Launched
  After 6 months of unprecedented hype, thousands of people will get their hands on the new cell phone that to become Apple's 3rd core business
 The gadget combines the functions of a cell phone, iPod player and wireless Web browser. It will go on sale in the U.S. at 6 p.m. in each time zone
Jul.10  Apple  Apple May Release Cheaper iPhone Aug.29   SF City Hall EarthLink Kills City Wi-Fi Deal
  The financially struggling Earthlink Inc. bowed out of a deal to join Google in providing free wireless Internet access throughout the city
Sep.5  Apple  Apple unveils new iPods, ringtones Sep.6   Apple Jobs offers early iPhone buyers $100  After the company lopped $200 off the price of the iPhone, CEO Jobs apologized to early buyers and offered them a $100 credit Sep.10  AMD  AMD to Launch New 4-Core Server Chip Sep.19  SF Downtown  Harbor Ferry Service Halted Due To Wind Sep.28   Apple iPhone warning proves true Oct.16  Apple  New Mac OS on Sale Oct. 26 Nov.9  Apple  iPhone Goes on Sale in Europe



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 IPO Timeline ... See Bay Area IPO timeline, World IPO timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.14   Palo Alto VMware shares hot on first day of trading




SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Business Lawsuit Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Lawsuit timeline, World Business Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.10   Cisco Cisco to sue Apple on iPhone name  Cisco, which has owned the trademark since 2000. An Apple representative is saying the lawsuit was 'silly' Jan.30  49ers  49ers File Claim Over Monster Park Mar.13   YouTube Viacom to sue Google and YouTube  Viacom Media has accused Google, which bought YouTube, of illegally using its TV programs Mar.31  Newark  Woman sues over pet food recall Apr.19  Yahoo  Imprisoned Chinese Dissident Sues Yahoo May.15  Santa Rosa  Teen Gets No Cash In 'That's So Gay' Suit May.21  Lafayette  Hershey Sues Marijuana-Candy Maker May.30   San Jose Firm Sued Over CIA Torture Flights
Jul.2   Raiders State court ends Raiders' suit against NFL Jul.12  Oakland City Hall  City To Sue Over Garbage Lockout Oct.29  San Francisco  Groups sue over 'mothball fleet' pollution Nov.20  San Francisco  Fishermen File Class-Action Suit In Spill Dec.18   Half Moon Bay City To Appeal $36.9M Judgment Dec.22   SF City Hall SF Must Pay White Man $1M In Race Suit



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Criminal Probe Timeline ... See Bay Area Criminal Probe timeline, World Criminal Probe timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.12   Apple   Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
  Federal investigators are actively probing the circumstances behind a grant to Apple CEO that carried a false Oct. 2001 date.    The Wall Street ...
Feb.23   San Francisco Zodiac Killer Case Gets New Life Nov.11   San Francisco Ship's crew questioned in criminal probe Nov.12   San Francisco   Probe Examines Pilot Actions, Ship Radar  Federal investigators investigators were examining whether a harbor pilot initally played down the damage to his ship after striking the bri...



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Aviation Timeline ... See Bay Area Aviation timeline, World Aviation timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.22  SJC  Airport Shoe Scanning Technology Debuts May.3  SFO  JetBlue Begins Service Sep.13   Moffett Field Google founders pay NASA $1.3m to land  Google Inc.'s founders will carry scientific equipment for NASA on their Boeing 767 as part of a deal that grants them landing rights at Federal... Oct.4  SFO  World's Largest Commercial Jetliner Comes Oct.8  Napa  Officials may be up for acquiring airport



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Retail Timeline ... See Bay Area Retail timeline, World Retail timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.18  SF City Hall  City Claim Grocers Broke Plastic Bag Deal Mar.8  SF City Hall  Proposed Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Delayed Mar.27   SF City Hall S.F. Board Bans Plastic Grocery Bags  Board of Supervisors devoted time to improving the planet Apr.11   Richmond New Wal-Mart Store Opens
  Unlike other places in the Bay Area, the store was welcomed with open arms and open wallets. 4,000 people applied for 400 jobs
Apr.13  Oakland  Officials To Curb Problem Liquor Stores May.17   Napa Dangerous Apple Moth Found Jul.26   Oakland Deal Reached To End Garbage Dispute
  Officials from Waste Management, the Teamsters and Mayor Dellums emerged from negotiations to announce a tentative agreement.    The Teamsters will take a vote on Saturday. On ...
Sep.4   Alameda $93 million ticket purchased at gas station   The winning numbers, 5, 14, 22, 39, and 47 with MEGA number 10. Simon Kim is owner of the Harbor Bay 76 Oct.28   Gap Gap Severs Ties With Child Sweatshop  A British newspaper found children as young as 10 making clothes in a sweatshop in New Delhi Nov.19   San Francisco Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect  A city ordinance passed in March forbids the use of traditional plastic bags by large grocery stores that can still use biodegradable plastic... Dec.6  San Francisco  Test in S.F. finds lead in lots of toys



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Human Rights Timeline ... See Bay Area Human Rights timeline, World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.19  Yahoo  Imprisoned Chinese Dissident Sues Yahoo May.30   San Jose Firm Sued Over CIA Torture Flights Oct.16   Yahoo Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent  Rep. Tom Lantos: Yahoo misled Congress regarding information the Internet company gave to Chinese authorities about the journalist Shi Tao Nov.5   Yahoo House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
  Tom Lantos angrily rejected explanation for why Yahoo provided incomplete info to Congress about its role in the arrest of a Chinese journalist
Nov.13  Yahoo  Yahoo, Jailed Journalists Settle Lawsuit



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Maritime Timeline ... See Bay Area Maritime timeline, World Maritime timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.19   Alameda Problem Shuts Ferry Service Feb.4   SF Downtown Queen Mary 2 Arrives
  The largest and grandest ocean cruise liner, which towers 200 feet above water, is making its first visit ever to SF
 The ship is 1,132 feet long; 17 decks equal the height of a 23-story building. The mammoth passed beneath the Golden Gate bridge, clearing the bottom of the span by 27 feet before a nail-bitingly tight tour of the Bay
Feb.6  SF Downtown  Queen Mary 2 Sets Sail From San Francisco Sep.19  SF Downtown  Harbor Ferry Service Halted Due To Wind Oct.29  San Francisco  Groups sue over 'mothball fleet' pollution Nov.11   San Francisco Ship's crew questioned in criminal probe Nov.12   San Francisco   Probe Examines Pilot Actions, Ship Radar  Federal investigators investigators were examining whether a harbor pilot initally played down the damage to his ship after striking the bri... Nov.20  San Francisco  Fishermen File Class-Action Suit In Spill Dec.6  San Francisco  Test in S.F. finds lead in lots of toys Dec.6  San Francisco  Misconduct charges filed against spill pilot Dec.7   San Francisco Ferry hits rocks near Alcatraz Dec.8  San Francisco  Bay Spill Pilot Asked To Surrender License Dec.14   San Francisco Oil Spill Ship Posts Bond To Depart Bay Dec.20   San Francisco   Cosco Busan leaves San Francisco  The ship responsible has left port is bound for Asia, but Bay Area still dealing with the remnants of 58,000 gallons of thick bunker oil



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.10   Google Google Earth maps out Darfur atrocities  U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has teamed up with Google's mapping service to map out the carnage in the region Apr.17   Mountain View Last-minute tax users swamp Intuit  A flood of last-minute tax filers swamped the servers forcing taxpayers to wait hours for confirmation Apr.18  SF Downtown  CEO scoffs at allegations at Web 2.0 Expo Apr.23  San Francisco  Bird-Watching Game From Craig Debuts May.17  Google  Big search upgrade Jun.2  Google  Online maps show city streetscapes Jun.11  Apple  Apple Launches Safari For Windows Jul.16  Google  Cookies will 'auto delete' Oct.9  eBay  'Neighborhoods' launched Oct.10   San Francisco Wikimedia abandons Florida for SF
Oct.16   Yahoo Lawmaker: Yahoo knew China's intent  Rep. Tom Lantos: Yahoo misled Congress regarding information the Internet company gave to Chinese authorities about the journalist Shi Tao Oct.26  Apple  OS X Update Leopard Hits Store Shelves Nov.5   Google Google pushes into mobile phones Nov.5   Yahoo House committee chair lambasts Yahoo
  Tom Lantos angrily rejected explanation for why Yahoo provided incomplete info to Congress about its role in the arrest of a Chinese journalist
Nov.13  Yahoo  Yahoo, Jailed Journalists Settle Lawsuit



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Public Transportation Timeline ... See Bay Area Public Transportation timeline, World Public Transportation timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.13   SF Downtown 3rd Street Rail extension launched Jan.26   Intel Chips push through nano-barrier Feb.1  San Jose  $364 Million For San Jose Extension Mar.6   SF City Hall Mayor mulls making bus rides free May.1  BART  Transp. Leaders Encourage Mass Transit Jun.20   BART BART To Unveil 50-Year Expansion Plan Jul.19  Oakland  Mediator Talks Continue In Trash Dispute Jul.22  Oakland  Union, company return to table Jul.23   Oakland Garbage Talks Round Has No Agreement Aug.11  Dublin  BART Station Closed for Weekend Oct.28  SF Mission  BART station closed to deter Halloween Nov.28  BART  BART To Lease Space To Peet's Coffee



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Construction Timeline ... See Bay Area Construction timeline, World Construction timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.24   Santa Clara 49ers estimate stadium will cost $854m
May.7  Highway 580  Caltrans Awards I-580 Work Contract May.16   Highway 580 Giant Steel Beams Added To Maze May.17   West Oakland Contractor: Maze To Reopen Next Week May.24   Highway 580   Maze Reopens Despite Expert's Doubts Map of Interstate 580 Oakland
  A portion of the MacArthur Maze reopened just 25 days after the accident, but one expert raised questions about the safety of the new structure.    At 8:39 p.m.,vehicles exiting the bridge cruised over the new 16...
May.28   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday  San Francisco's most famous landmark opened to pedestrians exactly 70 years ago, to cross the span on foot for the first time May 27, 1937 Jun.16   Levi's Stadium Great America Against 49ers Stadium Plan Jul.9  SF Downtown  Pelosi speaks at federal building ceremony Aug.7   South of Market Transbay Terminal Design Ideas Submitted  The new Transbay Transit Center promises to beef up the city skyline and improve public transportation Aug.26   Benicia New Benicia - Martinez Bridge Open
  Motorists can pay their tolls without taking their feet off the gas. The $1.2 billion 1.6-mile long span features the region's first FasTrak lanes
 The speed limit in the 3 northbound lanes is 55 mph. The system relies on overhead antennas, cameras
Aug.31   Bay Bridge Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work
  Caltrans began closing all onramps at 8 p.m. The crews have started the seismic retrofit operation that prompted the closure
 The bridge is closed through 5 a.m. Tuesday as crews replace a 350-foot section of the bridge just east of the Yerba Buena Island tunnel
Sep.2  Bay Bridge  Bridge Repairs Progressing Smoothly Sep.3   Bay Bridge Bridge Is Back In Business  The bridge reopen at 6 p.m., far ahead of the originally scheduled reopening of 5 a.m. Tuesday Sep.17   Pacifica Perilous Devils Slide Construction Begins  Construction began on a $322 million tunnel-and-bridge project that will replace a scenic but earthquake-prone stretch of Pacific Coast High... Oct.20   Highway 880 MacArthur Maze Closed To Repair Cracks Dec.15   Santa Clara Proposal for 49s stadium falls $51m short



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Sports Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports Business timeline, World Sports Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.15  Fremont  A's owner buys more land in Fremont Jan.22   Gap CEO Quits After Poor Season Profits  Gap Inc. dumped Paul Pressler after a year of broken promises that culminated in a dismal holiday shopping season Jan.22  Fremont  Schwarzenegger Touts Health Care Plan Jan.30  49ers  49ers File Claim Over Monster Park Feb.6   San Francisco Gates speaks at cyber security conference
Mar.6   SF City Hall Mayor mulls making bus rides free Mar.14   HP Felony charges dismissed against Dunn
  A judge dismissed charges against former HP Chairwoman Patricia Dunn in connection with the corporate spying scandal
Mar.26  San Francisco  Sharper Image hires Lightman as CEO Apr.5   Hayward   Teachers Go On Strike
  Teachers in Hayward Unified School District set up picket lines at several schools while the district brought in substitutes.    The substitute teachers are trying cover for some 1,300 public teachers expected t...
Apr.24   Santa Clara 49ers estimate stadium will cost $854m Apr.25   Hayward   Teacher Strike Over  Public school teachers ended their 10-day-old strike upon reaching a tentative agreement with the School District over salary increases Jun.16   Levi's Stadium Great America Against 49ers Stadium Plan Jun.18   Yahoo CEO Terry Semel steps down from post  The chief executive of internet search firm has quit his position and has been replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang Jun.27   Wells Fargo Longtime CEO Kovacevich Steps Down  Chairman Richard Kovacevich has turned over the reins to his top lieutenant, John Stumpf Jul.9  SF Downtown  Pelosi speaks at federal building ceremony Oct.9   Levi's Stadium 49ers to buy Great America for stadium
  The team might be willing to buy the theme park next to its proposed new stadium to resolve a lingering parking dispute
Nov.12   Adobe CEO steps down, Narayen to take helm Nov.13   San Francisco   Gov. Halts Bay Fishing; Blasts Oil Spill  Schwarzenegger suspended all fishing in areas affected by oil spill and called the incident an 'unbelievable human failure' and promised to ... Dec.12   San Francisco Levi's Chairman To Retire Dec.15   Santa Clara Proposal for 49s stadium falls $51m short



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Real Estate timeline, World Real Estate timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.10  Woodside  Jobs loses attempt to raze mansion Mar.15   Contra Costa County Bay Area Home Sales Continue To Drop
Apr.21  San Jose  Activists Rally For Exploited Workers Apr.25  Oakland  Oakland ranks 22nd in foreclosures Jun.14  Contra Costa County  Homes Sales Fall To 12-Year Low Aug.16  San Francisco  Home prices rise in July even as sales fall Sep.19  Contra Costa County  County has most foreclosure Oct.6  Oakland Downtown  'Crown Jewel' Of Redevelopment In Limbo Dec.16  San Francisco  1/5 of foreclosures investor-owned Dec.20   Bay Area Bay Area Home Sales Fall 36%
  The Bay Area housing market showed no signs of recovery in November, as sales fell to a nearly 2-decade low
 5,127 new and existing houses and condos traded hands last month, 36.2% from the 8,042 sold in November 2006. Buyers still struggled to find mortgages




SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Stocks Timeline ... See Bay Area Stocks timeline, World Stocks timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.12   Apple   Fed Probe Jobs' Stock-Options Grant
  Federal investigators are actively probing the circumstances behind a grant to Apple CEO that carried a false Oct. 2001 date.    The Wall Street ...
Apr.24   Apple Ex-execs in SEC sights Jul.24  Apple  iPhone launch falls short, stock falls Dec.5  San Jose  Second Brocade exec convicted



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Race Issues Timeline ... See Bay Area Race Issues timeline, World Race Issues timeline Top ^
2007 Dec.22   SF City Hall SF Must Pay White Man $1M In Race Suit




SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Commercial Real Estate Timeline ... See Bay Area Commercial Real Estate timeline, World Commercial Real Estate timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.15  Fremont  A's owner buys more land in Fremont Sep.8   Oakland Your Black Muslim Bakery HQ for sale
Sep.20   South of Market Design Picked For Transbay Terminal
  A regional transportation commission picked a Connecticut architecture firm to design a new bus and train terminal and an adjacent skyscraper.    The winning design of a slender obelisk desi...
Oct.9   Levi's Stadium 49ers to buy Great America for stadium
  The team might be willing to buy the theme park next to its proposed new stadium to resolve a lingering parking dispute




SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Entertainment Timeline ... See Bay Area Entertainment timeline, World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.20  Berkeley  Symphony conductor to step down Feb.5   Apple Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit
  IPod maker and the manager of The Beatles' Apple Corps resolved their long-simmering dispute.    The new settlement will continue using its name and logos on ...
Feb.23   San Francisco Zodiac Killer Case Gets New Life Apr.2   Apple Apple Can Now Sell EMI Songs Online Apr.23   San Francisco Ballet Pioneer M. Smuin Collapses, Dies
  The founder and artistic director of the Smuin Ballet died during a rehearsal for his next season
May.13  SF Downtown  Thousands See Fireworks Light Up Sky Jul.23  San Francisco  Bonds Ex-Mistress To Appear In Playboy Oct.8  Half Moon Bay  Winning Pumpkin Sets All-Time Record



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Energy Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Energy Business timeline, World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.24  Antioch  PG&E Breaks Ground On New Power Plant Sep.22  Walnut Creek  Energy firm to pay $15m for pipeline blast Oct.21  San Francisco  The Lights Go Down In The City Nov.27  Google  Google's big bet on renewable energy Dec.18  PG&E  PG&E To Buy Power From Wave Plant



SF Bay Area, Business, 2007 Sex Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Sex Crime timeline, World Sex Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.6   San Mateo Child Psychiatrist Accused Of Molestation  Doctor William Ayres was arrested and booked on 14 felony counts alleging lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old