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B. 01-08 Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest 2100 Broadway, Oakland Downtown
2. 01-11 Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One SF Downtown
01-24 Heroic Pilot Honored In Homecoming Danville
E. 03-03 Councilwoman Nguyen Beating Recall San Jose City Hall
F. 03-27 Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral Coliseum
G. 04-03 Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years San Francisco
H. 04-21 Newsom Launches Run For Governor SF City Hall
8. 05-13 EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel Intel
9. 08-04 2 SF Journalists Pardoned In North Korea San Francisco

Summary.     Click for More > Councilwoman Nguyen Beating Recall  Election results show embattled Madison Nguyen maintaining a lead ahead of the effort to oust her from her District 7 seat Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years   Newsom Launches Run For Governor  Mayor formally announced his candidacy for state governor, entering a race that could see him competing against men 15 and 30 years his seni... EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel 2 SF Journalists Pardoned In North Korea Ammiano Won't Apologize For Heckling Pres. Obama Makes 1st SF Visit  President Barack Obama is asking his supporters for patience at a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic Party and Organizing for America Garamendi Wins House Seat  Democrats retained control of a left-leaning district, electing a career politician who said he will side faithfully with the Obama administ... 40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home  Eight people are under arrest after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of Robert Birgeneau
  Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest   The unruly demonstration spurred by the Jan. 1 shooting death of Oscar Grant III at the hands of BART police officer Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One Heroic Pilot Honored In Homecoming
Jan.8   Oakland Downtown
 SF City Hall  Chiu Elected Board Of SF Sups President
Jan.11   SF Downtown
Jan.13  Oakland  BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Jan.18  Danville  Sullenberger family going to inauguration
Jan.24   Danville
  Thousands of people holding signs and waving flags cheered as the US Airways pilot who safely landed a jetliner in the river was honored.    Chesley Sullenberger was given a hero's homecoming in the town where he and his family live....
Jan.28  Oakland City Hall  Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Feb.8  San Jose City Hall  City Faces $60M Budget Shortfall
Feb.25  Newsom  Newsom, Villaraigosa rivalry growing
Mar.3   San Jose City Hall
Mar.4  SF Downtown  Thousands Rally Ahead Of Prop. 8 Case
Mar.21  SF Downtown  Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War
Mar.23  Oakland City Hall  Slain Officers Recalled As Proud Vets
Mar.27   Coliseum
Mar.31  San Quentin  Lawmaker Proposes Selling State Prison
Apr.3   San Francisco
Apr.21   SF City Hall
Apr.24  Martinez  Backlash Over DA Prosecution Cutbacks
 Oakland City Hall  Police officers fired over search warrants
Apr.26  San Francisco  Dalai Lama serves hope to SF homeless
Apr.30  Stanford  Student Confronts Rice On Interrogations
May.4  Western Marin County  Local man killed in Iraq
May.13   Intel
 SF City Hall  School officials vote to save JROTC
May.22  Oakland City Hall  City Hires New Schools Superintendent
May.27  Chevron  Pointed exchanges at Chevron meeting
Jun.22  San Francisco  Michelle Obama Calls For Volunteers
Jun.23  Google  Google Trial In Italy
Jun.25  East Bay  Tauscher Gets State Department Post
Jun.29  SF Downtown  Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands
Jul.21  Oakland  Voters Pass Pot Tax To Boost City Coffers
Jul.28  Oakland City Hall  Oakland, SF To Get Money For Police
Aug.3  San Francisco  2 Hikers Held In Iran Were SF Journalists
Aug.4   San Francisco
Sep.3  Oracle  EU Applies Brakes To Oracle-Sun Deal
Sep.12  Chevron  Chevron signs big Australian gas deal
Sep.23  Chevron  Chevron sues Ecuador
Sep.24  UC Berkeley  Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts
Oct.1  BART  BART Promising Changes In Police Dept.
Oct.6  Martinez  Contra Costa County Slashes Budget
Oct.9   San Francisco
Oct.12  San Francisco  Governor Establishing Harvey Milk Day
Oct.15   San Francisco
Oct.27  SF City Hall  Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors
Oct.28  SF City Hall  Newsom Vetoes New City Sanctuary Law
Oct.30  SF City Hall  Mayor Newsom Ends Run For Governor
Nov.3   East Bay
Nov.20   UC Berkeley
Nov.23  Oakland Downtown  Cal Probing Brutality Claims Amid Protests
 SF Downtown  Workers Block Street To Protest Layoffs
Nov.24  SF Downtown  Asylum seeker stabbed to death at pizzeria
 Google  Google sorry over Obama image
Dec.1  Campbell  Nation's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor
Dec.9  SFSU  Students Protest Fee, Take Over Building
Dec.12   UC Berkeley
Dec.16  Treasure Island  SF, US Navy Reach Treasure Island Deal


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San Francisco
Chiu Elected Board Of SF Sups President
Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
Newsom, Villaraigosa rivalry growing
Thousands Rally Ahead Of Prop. 8 Case
Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War
Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years
Newsom Launches Run For Governor
School officials vote to save JROTC
2 Hikers Held In Iran Were SF Journalists
2 SF Journalists Pardoned In North Korea
Ammiano Won't Apologize For Heckling
Pres. Obama Makes 1st SF Visit
Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors
Mayor Newsom Ends Run For Governor
Students Protest Fee, Take Over Building
Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years
Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors
Asylum seeker stabbed to death at pizzeria
Workers Block Street To Protest Layoffs
Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War
Dalai Lama serves hope to SF homeless
2 Hikers Held In Iran Were SF Journalists
2 SF Journalists Pardoned In North Korea
Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
Thousands Rally Ahead Of Prop. 8 Case
Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War
Workers Block Street To Protest Layoffs
Students Protest Fee, Take Over Building
Chiu Elected Board Of SF Sups President
Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years
Dalai Lama serves hope to SF homeless
Ammiano Won't Apologize For Heckling
East Bay
Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Sullenberger family going to inauguration
Heroic Pilot Honored In Homecoming
Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Slain Officers Recalled As Proud Vets
Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
Voters Pass Pot Tax To Boost City Coffers
Chevron sues Ecuador
Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts
Garamendi Wins House Seat
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Backlash Over DA Prosecution Cutbacks
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
Pointed exchanges at Chevron meeting
Chevron signs big Australian gas deal
Chevron sues Ecuador
Chevron signs big Australian gas deal
Chevron sues Ecuador
Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
City Hires New Schools Superintendent
Tauscher Gets State Department Post
Alameda County
Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
Voters Pass Pot Tax To Boost City Coffers
Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
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Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
City Hires New Schools Superintendent
Oakland
Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Slain Officers Recalled As Proud Vets
Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
Voters Pass Pot Tax To Boost City Coffers
Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
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Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom
Cal Probing Brutality Claims Amid Protests
Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
City Hires New Schools Superintendent
SF City Hall
Newsom, Villaraigosa rivalry growing
Newsom Launches Run For Governor
School officials vote to save JROTC
Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors
Mayor Newsom Ends Run For Governor
Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors
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Chiu Elected Board Of SF Sups President
SF Downtown
Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
Thousands Rally Ahead Of Prop. 8 Case
Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War
Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands
Asylum seeker stabbed to death at pizzeria
Workers Block Street To Protest Layoffs
Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War
Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
Thousands Rally Ahead Of Prop. 8 Case
Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War
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Oakland City Hall
Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
Slain Officers Recalled As Proud Vets
Police officers fired over search warrants
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Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns
City Hires New Schools Superintendent
Silicon Valley
Councilwoman Nguyen Beating Recall
Nation's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor
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EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel
Google Trial In Italy
EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel
Google Trial In Italy
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Nation's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor
San Ramon Danville Alamo
Sullenberger family going to inauguration
Heroic Pilot Honored In Homecoming
Chevron sues Ecuador
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Pointed exchanges at Chevron meeting
Chevron sues Ecuador
Chevron signs big Australian gas deal
Chevron sues Ecuador
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San Ramon
Pointed exchanges at Chevron meeting
Chevron sues Ecuador
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Pointed exchanges at Chevron meeting
Chevron sues Ecuador
Chevron signs big Australian gas deal
Chevron sues Ecuador
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Berkeley
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
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40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
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West Santa Clara County
Student Confronts Rice On Interrogations
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EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel
Google Trial In Italy
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Google Trial In Italy
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  Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest Map of 2100 Broadway Oakland


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Richmond  3 arrested in lesbian gang rape case
Jan.2  Concord  Soldier From Concord Killed In Iraq
Jan.5  Google  China blasts Google in porn crackdown
Jan.7  Fruitvale  Violent BART Shooting Protest
Jan.8   Oakland Downtown
  The unruly demonstration spurred by the Jan. 1 shooting death of Oscar Grant III at the hands of BART police officer
  SF City Hall Chiu Elected Board Of SF Sups President Jan.9  Oakland Downtown  2nd Night Of Violent BART Protests Jan.11   SF Downtown Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
  About 200 people rallied outside the Israeli Consulate, in response to the large pro-Palestinian demonstrations around the Bay Area
Jan.13   Oakland   BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom  Johannes Mehserle, the transit police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man New Year's Day, has been arrested Jan.15  San Jose City Hall  Two sue San Jose over drunk arrests Jan.16  SF Downtown  Protesters call banks to help consumers  Oakland City Hall  Plans To Fire 11 Cops Accused Of Lying Jan.18   Danville Sullenberger family going to inauguration
Jan.24   Danville Heroic Pilot Honored In Homecoming
  Thousands of people holding signs and waving flags cheered as the US Airways pilot who safely landed a jetliner in the river was honored
 Chesley Sullenberger was given a hero's homecoming in the town where he and his family live. Among those in attendance were Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich and Congressman Jerry McNerney
Jan.25  SF Downtown  Anti-Abortion Activists March Jan.28   Oakland City Hall Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns


February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4  Facebook  Facebook turns 5 Feb.8   San Jose City Hall City Faces $60M Budget Shortfall
Feb.18  Dublin  Soldier from Dublin killed in Iraq  BART  State legislators introduce BART police bill Feb.25   Newsom Newsom, Villaraigosa rivalry growing  Newsom is sending invitations to a public forum next month that will be held on the doorstep of his potential rival in the governor's race, LA... Feb.26  Alameda  Police officer arrested

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3   San Jose City Hall Councilwoman Nguyen Beating Recall
  Election results show embattled Madison Nguyen maintaining a lead ahead of the effort to oust her from her District 7 seat
 The measure to recall Nguyen is failing, with 55.31 percent 'No' votes and 44.69 percent 'Yes' votes
Mar.4   SF Downtown Thousands Rally Ahead Of Prop. 8 Case   Thousands of demonstrators rallied and held a candlelight vigil on the eve of a crucial hearing before the California Supreme Court Mar.10  Vallejo  City officials considering more cuts  Oakland City Hall  2 Council Members Argue Over Parking Mar.12  San Francisco  S.F. prosecutor named to task force Mar.14  UCSF  $125 million donation for new hospital  Stanford  Rubin, Rice talk of financial crisis Mar.19  San Francisco  North Korea Detains 2 SF Journalists Mar.21   SF Downtown Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War   Hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a nationwide 'Day of Action' Mar.22  Oakland  Schwarzenegger Shows Support For PD  San Jose City Hall  City Worker Salary Raises Disputed Mar.23   Oakland City Hall Slain Officers Recalled As Proud Vets Mar.24  San Jose  Mandatory Water Rationing Approved Mar.25  San Francisco  Lesbian's ordination bid suffers setback Mar.26  East Oakland  Middle School Named After Obama Mar.27   Coliseum Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
  Ron Dellums attended funeral for four slain city police officers, but did not speak at the request of at least one killed officer's family
Mar.31   San Quentin Lawmaker Proposes Selling State Prison  Oakland  Perata to run for mayor

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  SF City Hall  SF deficit could hit $750 million by 2011 Apr.2  San Francisco  Lawmaker pushes to keep JROTC Apr.3   San Francisco   Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years
  Former city supervisor was sentenced by a federal judge to 5 years and 4 months in prison for seeking to extort $80,000 from small businesses
Apr.4  Oakland City Hall  Judge: City illegally spent safety funds Apr.18  SF Downtown  SF remembers great quake on anniversary Apr.21   SF City Hall     Newsom Launches Run For Governor
  Mayor formally announced his candidacy for state governor, entering a race that could see him competing against men 15 and 30 years his senior
Apr.24   Martinez Backlash Over DA Prosecution Cutbacks   Oakland City Hall Police officers fired over search warrants Apr.26   San Francisco Dalai Lama serves hope to SF homeless Apr.28  Vallejo  City Council to fire city manager Apr.30   Stanford Student Confronts Rice On Interrogations

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.4   Western Marin County Local man killed in Iraq
May.5  Oakland City Hall  Mayor proposes budget cuts May.6  Berkeley  City council votes for climate plan May.13   Intel EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel
  Computer chipmaker Intel has been fined a 1.06bn euros by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices.    The Commission found that between 2002 and 2007, Intel had paid m...
  SF City Hall School officials vote to save JROTC  City school board members voted 4-3 to keep the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps in the city's schools May.21  San Jose City Hall  City Imposes Outdoor Water Restrictions May.22   Oakland City Hall City Hires New Schools Superintendent May.23  Facebook  Iran blocks access to Facebook May.25  SF Presidio  141st Memorial Day Ceremony May.26  San Francisco  Protests After Calif. Court Upholds Prop. 8 May.27   Chevron Pointed exchanges at Chevron meeting

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  SF City Hall  Newsom Proposes Deep Cuts, Layoffs Jun.3  SF City Hall  Marriage debate complicates Newsom's bid Jun.9  San Jose City Hall  City Council Members Vote To Cut Pay Jun.10  Hayward  City settles police sex bias lawsuit For $5M  Berkeley  Justices Reject Challenge To School Plan Jun.12  Emeryville  Iranian-American's Flood Poll Jun.22   San Francisco Michelle Obama Calls For Volunteers
 BART  Forums In Aftermath Of Jan. 1 Shooting Jun.23   Google Google Trial In Italy Jun.25   East Bay Tauscher Gets State Department Post Jun.29   SF Downtown Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.12  Richmond  City Bans Smoking In Apartments, Condos Jul.14  San Francisco  Public defender against budget cuts Jul.15  Newsom  Newsom Names Lawmaker To Chair Bid Jul.21   Oakland   Voters Pass Pot Tax To Boost City Coffers  City residents overwhelmingly voted to approve a first-of-its kind tax on medical marijuana sold at the city's four cannabis dispensaries Jul.23  SF City Hall  Alioto to run for insurance commissioner Jul.26  SF City Hall  Supervisor's Living Situation To Be Probed Jul.27  Walnut Creek  Bank Robber Confesses To Priest Jul.28   Oakland City Hall Oakland, SF To Get Money For Police
Jul.29  Oakland City Hall  Oakland Police Agree To Freeze Salaries Jul.31  SF Bayview  Climate Center Eyed At Polluted Shipyard

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  San Francisco  SF Wins Homeless Soccer Tournament Aug.3   San Francisco 2 Hikers Held In Iran Were SF Journalists  Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, freelance journalists and a friend have been detained in Iran after they hiked across an unmarked Iraqi border Aug.4   San Francisco 2 SF Journalists Pardoned In North Korea
  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has issued a 'special pardon' to journalists convicted of sneaking into the country illegally
 UC Berkeley  Grads Confirmed Arrested In Iran Aug.7  San Francisco  Gay Marriage Lawyers Say No To Help Aug.12  Oakland City Hall  Dellums Names New Oakland Police Chief Aug.14  Martinez  CC County Planning More Layoffs Aug.17  UC Berkeley  Protesters Want UC Law Professor Fired Aug.18  HP  Fiorina Takes Step Toward US Senate Bid  Oakland  Report Critical Of BART Police In Shooting Aug.21  Oakland  Slain Toll Collector Remembered Aug.24  San Jose City Hall  City To Ban On Plastic, Most Paper Bags Aug.29  Concord  Soldier Dies In Afghanistan IED Attack Aug.31  UC Berkeley  Families Urge Return Detained Americans

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Contra Costa County  Garamendi, Harmer To Face Off In Runoff Sep.3   Oracle EU Applies Brakes To Oracle-Sun Deal Sep.12   Chevron Chevron signs big Australian gas deal Sep.14  Marin County  Emergency Declared After Low Rainfall Sep.15  San Francisco  Bill Clinton Endorses Newsom In Race Sep.23   Chevron Chevron sues Ecuador  Chevron Corp. sought to force the government of Ecuador into international arbitration for alleged trade violations Sep.24   UC Berkeley   Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts  Students, professors and other employees rallied to protest deep budget cuts that have led to layoffs, furloughs, course reductions and higher...

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   BART BART Promising Changes In Police Dept.
Oct.4  Martinez  County Considers Additional Budget Cuts Oct.6   Martinez Contra Costa County Slashes Budget  South SF  Bill Clinton Endorsing Garamendi Oct.9   San Francisco   Ammiano Won't Apologize For Heckling
  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office is speaking out about insults he faced at a San Francisco Democratic fundraiser
Oct.10  SF Downtown  Blue Angels Cancel Show Due To Fog Oct.12   San Francisco Governor Establishing Harvey Milk Day Oct.15   San Francisco   Pres. Obama Makes 1st SF Visit
  President Barack Obama is asking his supporters for patience at a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic Party and Organizing for America
 By the time the motorcade reached Union Square, hundreds of protesters and onlookers had gathered. Obama was met with both support and criticism in the first hours of his brief stay
Oct.21  Oakland City Hall  City Hiring Practices Criticized In Report Oct.22  SF Downtown  Protests Greet Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Oct.27   SF City Hall Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors  The Sups approved to a measure that would keep from turning over minors to immigration authorities unless they guilty of a felony Oct.28   SF City Hall Newsom Vetoes New City Sanctuary Law Oct.30   SF City Hall   Mayor Newsom Ends Run For Governor  San Francisco Mayor propelled the debate over gay marriage but struggled to find a popular message outside the Bay Area

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3   East Bay   Garamendi Wins House Seat
  Democrats retained control of a left-leaning district, electing a career politician who said he will side faithfully with the Obama administration
Nov.7  Berkeley  Judge In Tree-sitter Case Dies At 58 Nov.10  SF City Hall  Supes Overturn Veto Of Sanctuary Law Nov.13  San Francisco  Supremacist Site Ad In School Paper Nov.20   UC Berkeley 40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
  Students barricaded themselves inside buildings on campuses at Berkeley and Santa Cruz to protest a 32 percent increase in student fees
Nov.23   Oakland Downtown Cal Probing Brutality Claims Amid Protests   SF Downtown Workers Block Street To Protest Layoffs Nov.24   SF Downtown Asylum seeker stabbed to death at pizzeria  Fremont  Federal aid for Nummi workers   Google Google sorry over Obama image  SF City Hall  Supes To Postpone City Worker Layoffs Nov.26  Petaluma  Lead Investigator In Polly Klaas Case Dies Nov.28  San Francisco  S.F. mayor in India pioneering deals Nov.30  San Jose City Hall  City to Pay $97,500 In Brutality Case

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Campbell Nation's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor  Chosen by his fellow council members, Vice Mayor Evan Low, 26, made history by becoming also youngest Asian American mayor Dec.7  San Ramon  Sullenberger Offering Hat To Help Schools  Chevron  Arrests In Chevron San Ramon Protest Dec.9   SFSU Students Protest Fee, Take Over Building  A group of students barricaded themselves inside a classroom building to protest budget cuts and fee hikes  Berkeley  Council Sends Hangers As Abort. Message Dec.12   UC Berkeley Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
  Eight people are under arrest after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of Robert Birgeneau
Dec.16   Treasure Island SF, US Navy Reach Treasure Island Deal Dec.18  Google  Google looses French lawsuit Dec.20  Vallejo  City examines path out of bankruptcy Dec.29  BART  BART To Appoint Interim Police Chief



City Faces $60M Budget Shortfall Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home




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2009
Jan.16  SF Downtown  Protesters call banks to help consumers
Feb.8   San Jose City Hall
Mar.14  Stanford  Rubin, Rice talk of financial crisis
Dec.12   UC Berkeley
  Eight people are under arrest after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of Robert Birgeneau




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Donation & Volunteering Timeline ... See Bay Area Donation & Volunteering timeline, World Donation & Volunteering timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.14  UCSF  $125 million donation for new hospital Nov.24  Fremont  Federal aid for Nummi workers Dec.7  San Ramon  Sullenberger Offering Hat To Help Schools



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Election & Vote Timeline ... See Bay Area Election & Vote timeline, World Election & Vote timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.25   Newsom Newsom, Villaraigosa rivalry growing  Newsom is sending invitations to a public forum next month that will be held on the doorstep of his potential rival in the governor's race, LA... Mar.3   San Jose City Hall Councilwoman Nguyen Beating Recall
  Election results show embattled Madison Nguyen maintaining a lead ahead of the effort to oust her from her District 7 seat
 The measure to recall Nguyen is failing, with 55.31 percent 'No' votes and 44.69 percent 'Yes' votes
Mar.31  Oakland  Perata to run for mayor Apr.21   SF City Hall   Newsom Launches Run For Governor
  Mayor formally announced his candidacy for state governor, entering a race that could see him competing against men 15 and 30 years his senior
Jun.3  SF City Hall  Marriage debate complicates Newsom's bid Jul.15  Newsom  Newsom Names Lawmaker To Chair Bid Jul.21   Oakland Voters Pass Pot Tax To Boost City Coffers  City residents overwhelmingly voted to approve a first-of-its kind tax on medical marijuana sold at the city's four cannabis dispensaries Jul.23  SF City Hall  Alioto to run for insurance commissioner Aug.18  HP  Fiorina Takes Step Toward US Senate Bid Sep.1  Contra Costa County  Garamendi, Harmer To Face Off In Runoff Sep.3   Oracle EU Applies Brakes To Oracle-Sun Deal Sep.15  San Francisco  Bill Clinton Endorses Newsom In Race Oct.6  South SF  Bill Clinton Endorsing Garamendi Oct.30   SF City Hall   Mayor Newsom Ends Run For Governor  San Francisco Mayor propelled the debate over gay marriage but struggled to find a popular message outside the Bay Area Nov.3   East Bay Garamendi Wins House Seat
  Democrats retained control of a left-leaning district, electing a career politician who said he will side faithfully with the Obama administration




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Local Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Local Politics timeline, World Local Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.18   Danville Sullenberger family going to inauguration Feb.8   San Jose City Hall City Faces $60M Budget Shortfall Mar.10  Vallejo  City officials considering more cuts Mar.22  San Jose City Hall  City Worker Salary Raises Disputed Mar.24  San Jose  Mandatory Water Rationing Approved Apr.1  SF City Hall  SF deficit could hit $750 million by 2011 Apr.4  Oakland City Hall  Judge: City illegally spent safety funds May.5  Oakland City Hall  Mayor proposes budget cuts May.21  San Jose City Hall  City Imposes Outdoor Water Restrictions Jun.1  SF City Hall  Newsom Proposes Deep Cuts, Layoffs Jun.9  San Jose City Hall  City Council Members Vote To Cut Pay Jul.12  Richmond  City Bans Smoking In Apartments, Condos Jul.14  San Francisco  Public defender against budget cuts Aug.2  San Francisco  SF Wins Homeless Soccer Tournament Aug.14  Martinez  CC County Planning More Layoffs Aug.24  San Jose City Hall  City To Ban On Plastic, Most Paper Bags Sep.14  Marin County  Emergency Declared After Low Rainfall Oct.4  Martinez  County Considers Additional Budget Cuts Oct.6   Martinez Contra Costa County Slashes Budget Oct.21  Oakland City Hall  City Hiring Practices Criticized In Report Nov.24  SF City Hall  Supes To Postpone City Worker Layoffs Dec.16   Treasure Island SF, US Navy Reach Treasure Island Deal Dec.20  Vallejo  City examines path out of bankruptcy



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Global Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Global Politics timeline, World Global Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.2  Concord  Soldier From Concord Killed In Iraq Jan.5  Google  China blasts Google in porn crackdown Jan.11   SF Downtown Pro-Israel March Follows Palestinians' One
  About 200 people rallied outside the Israeli Consulate, in response to the large pro-Palestinian demonstrations around the Bay Area
Feb.18  Dublin  Soldier from Dublin killed in Iraq Mar.14  UCSF  $125 million donation for new hospital May.4   Western Marin County Local man killed in Iraq May.13   Intel EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel
  Computer chipmaker Intel has been fined a 1.06bn euros by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices.    The Commission found that between 2002 and 2007, Intel had paid m...
May.23  Facebook  Iran blocks access to Facebook Jun.12  Emeryville  Iranian-American's Flood Poll Jun.23   Google Google Trial In Italy Aug.3   San Francisco 2 Hikers Held In Iran Were SF Journalists  Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, freelance journalists and a friend have been detained in Iran after they hiked across an unmarked Iraqi border Aug.4   San Francisco 2 SF Journalists Pardoned In North Korea
  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has issued a 'special pardon' to journalists convicted of sneaking into the country illegally
Aug.4  UC Berkeley  Grads Confirmed Arrested In Iran Aug.31  UC Berkeley  Families Urge Return Detained Americans Sep.3   Oracle EU Applies Brakes To Oracle-Sun Deal Sep.12   Chevron Chevron signs big Australian gas deal Sep.23   Chevron Chevron sues Ecuador  Chevron Corp. sought to force the government of Ecuador into international arbitration for alleged trade violations Oct.22  SF Downtown  Protests Greet Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Nov.28  San Francisco  S.F. mayor in India pioneering deals Dec.18  Google  Google looses French lawsuit



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Environmental Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Environmental Politics timeline, World Environmental Politics timeline Top ^
2009 May.6  Berkeley  City council votes for climate plan Jul.31  SF Bayview  Climate Center Eyed At Polluted Shipyard Jul.31  SF Bayview  Climate Center Eyed At Polluted Shipyard



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Religion Timeline ... See Bay Area Religion timeline, World Religion timeline Top ^
2009 Jul.27  Walnut Creek  Bank Robber Confesses To Priest



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Justice Timeline ... See Bay Area Justice timeline, World Justice timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.12  San Francisco  S.F. prosecutor named to task force Apr.3   San Francisco   Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years
  Former city supervisor was sentenced by a federal judge to 5 years and 4 months in prison for seeking to extort $80,000 from small businesses
Apr.24   Martinez Backlash Over DA Prosecution Cutbacks Apr.24   Martinez Backlash Over DA Prosecution Cutbacks



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Media Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Media Politics timeline, World Media Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.19  San Francisco  North Korea Detains 2 SF Journalists Nov.13  San Francisco  Supremacist Site Ad In School Paper Nov.24   SF Downtown Asylum seeker stabbed to death at pizzeria




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Homeless Timeline ... See Bay Area Homeless timeline, World Homeless timeline Top ^
2009 Apr.26   San Francisco Dalai Lama serves hope to SF homeless
Jun.1  SF City Hall  Newsom Proposes Deep Cuts, Layoffs Aug.2  San Francisco  SF Wins Homeless Soccer Tournament Aug.14  Martinez  CC County Planning More Layoffs Nov.23   SF Downtown Workers Block Street To Protest Layoffs Nov.24  Fremont  Federal aid for Nummi workers Nov.24  SF City Hall  Supes To Postpone City Worker Layoffs



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Bankruptcy Timeline ... See Bay Area Bankruptcy timeline, World Bankruptcy timeline Top ^
2009 Dec.20  Vallejo  City examines path out of bankruptcy



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Anniversary Timeline ... See Bay Area Anniversary timeline, World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.4  Facebook  Facebook turns 5 Apr.18  SF Downtown  SF remembers great quake on anniversary Sep.14  Marin County  Emergency Declared After Low Rainfall Oct.10  SF Downtown  Blue Angels Cancel Show Due To Fog



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Riot Timeline ... See Bay Area Riot timeline, World Riot timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.8   Oakland Downtown   Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
Map of 2100 Broadway Oakland
  The unruly demonstration spurred by the Jan. 1 shooting death of Oscar Grant III at the hands of BART police officer
Jan.9  Oakland Downtown  2nd Night Of Violent BART Protests Apr.2  San Francisco  Lawmaker pushes to keep JROTC May.13   SF City Hall School officials vote to save JROTC  City school board members voted 4-3 to keep the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps in the city's schools May.25  SF Presidio  141st Memorial Day Ceremony Aug.29  Concord  Soldier Dies In Afghanistan IED Attack Oct.10  SF Downtown  Blue Angels Cancel Show Due To Fog



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Business Lawsuit Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Lawsuit timeline, World Business Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.15  San Jose City Hall  Two sue San Jose over drunk arrests May.13   Intel EU slaps a record $1.45bn fine on Intel
  Computer chipmaker Intel has been fined a 1.06bn euros by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices.    The Commission found that between 2002 and 2007, Intel had paid m...
Jun.10  Hayward  City settles police sex bias lawsuit For $5M Jun.23   Google Google Trial In Italy
Sep.23   Chevron Chevron sues Ecuador  Chevron Corp. sought to force the government of Ecuador into international arbitration for alleged trade violations Oct.27   SF City Hall Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors  The Sups approved to a measure that would keep from turning over minors to immigration authorities unless they guilty of a felony Oct.28   SF City Hall Newsom Vetoes New City Sanctuary Law Nov.10  SF City Hall  Supes Overturn Veto Of Sanctuary Law Nov.24   SF Downtown Asylum seeker stabbed to death at pizzeria



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Political Probe Timeline ... See Bay Area Political Probe timeline, World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2009 Jul.26  SF City Hall  Supervisor's Living Situation To Be Probed



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Retail Timeline ... See Bay Area Retail timeline, World Retail timeline Top ^
2009 Aug.24  San Jose City Hall  City To Ban On Plastic, Most Paper Bags



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Visit Timeline ... See Bay Area Visit timeline, World Visit timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.22  Oakland  Schwarzenegger Shows Support For PD Jun.22   San Francisco Michelle Obama Calls For Volunteers
Oct.15   San Francisco Pres. Obama Makes 1st SF Visit
  President Barack Obama is asking his supporters for patience at a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic Party and Organizing for America
 By the time the motorcade reached Union Square, hundreds of protesters and onlookers had gathered. Obama was met with both support and criticism in the first hours of his brief stay




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Youth Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Youth Crime timeline, World Youth Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Oct.27   SF City Hall Board Changes Tack On Immigrant Minors  The Sups approved to a measure that would keep from turning over minors to immigration authorities unless they guilty of a felony



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Arrest Timeline ... See Bay Area Arrest timeline, World Arrest timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.13   Oakland   BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom  Johannes Mehserle, the transit police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man New Year's Day, has been arrested Jan.15  San Jose City Hall  Two sue San Jose over drunk arrests Feb.26  Alameda  Police officer arrested Apr.30   Stanford Student Confronts Rice On Interrogations May.27   Chevron Pointed exchanges at Chevron meeting Nov.20   UC Berkeley 40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
  Students barricaded themselves inside buildings on campuses at Berkeley and Santa Cruz to protest a 32 percent increase in student fees
Nov.20   UC Berkeley 40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
  Students barricaded themselves inside buildings on campuses at Berkeley and Santa Cruz to protest a 32 percent increase in student fees
Nov.23   Oakland Downtown Cal Probing Brutality Claims Amid Protests Nov.30  San Jose City Hall  City to Pay $97,500 In Brutality Case Dec.9   SFSU Students Protest Fee, Take Over Building  A group of students barricaded themselves inside a classroom building to protest budget cuts and fee hikes Dec.12   UC Berkeley Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
  Eight people are under arrest after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of Robert Birgeneau




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.5  Google  China blasts Google in porn crackdown Feb.4  Facebook  Facebook turns 5 Nov.24   Google Google sorry over Obama image Dec.18  Google  Google looses French lawsuit



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Shooting Timeline ... See Bay Area Shooting timeline, World Shooting timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.7  Fruitvale  Violent BART Shooting Protest Jan.8   SF City Hall Chiu Elected Board Of SF Sups President
Jan.28   Oakland City Hall Police Chief Blasts City Council, Resigns Mar.10  Oakland City Hall  2 Council Members Argue Over Parking Mar.12  San Francisco  S.F. prosecutor named to task force Mar.14  Stanford  Rubin, Rice talk of financial crisis Mar.26  East Oakland  Middle School Named After Obama Mar.26  East Oakland  Middle School Named After Obama Apr.2  San Francisco  Lawmaker pushes to keep JROTC Apr.3   San Francisco   Ed Jew Sentenced To More Than 5 Years
  Former city supervisor was sentenced by a federal judge to 5 years and 4 months in prison for seeking to extort $80,000 from small businesses
Apr.28  Vallejo  City Council to fire city manager May.13   SF City Hall School officials vote to save JROTC  City school board members voted 4-3 to keep the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps in the city's schools May.22   Oakland City Hall City Hires New Schools Superintendent May.22   Oakland City Hall City Hires New Schools Superintendent Jun.10  Berkeley  Justices Reject Challenge To School Plan Jun.25   East Bay Tauscher Gets State Department Post Aug.12  Oakland City Hall  Dellums Names New Oakland Police Chief Aug.18  HP  Fiorina Takes Step Toward US Senate Bid Oct.9   San Francisco   Ammiano Won't Apologize For Heckling
  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office is speaking out about insults he faced at a San Francisco Democratic fundraiser
Nov.13  San Francisco  Supremacist Site Ad In School Paper Dec.7  San Ramon  Sullenberger Offering Hat To Help Schools Dec.29  BART  BART To Appoint Interim Police Chief



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Protest Timeline ... See Bay Area Protest timeline, World Protest timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.7  Fruitvale  Violent BART Shooting Protest Jan.8   Oakland Downtown   Over 100 Arrested In Shooting Protest
Map of 2100 Broadway Oakland
  The unruly demonstration spurred by the Jan. 1 shooting death of Oscar Grant III at the hands of BART police officer
Jan.9  Oakland Downtown  2nd Night Of Violent BART Protests Jan.13   Oakland   BART Officer Arrested As Protests Loom  Johannes Mehserle, the transit police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man New Year's Day, has been arrested Jan.16  SF Downtown  Protesters call banks to help consumers Jan.25  SF Downtown  Anti-Abortion Activists March Mar.4   SF Downtown Thousands Rally Ahead Of Prop. 8 Case   Thousands of demonstrators rallied and held a candlelight vigil on the eve of a crucial hearing before the California Supreme Court Mar.21   SF Downtown Demonstration Marks Anniversary Of War   Hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a nationwide 'Day of Action' Mar.31   San Quentin Lawmaker Proposes Selling State Prison May.26  San Francisco  Protests After Calif. Court Upholds Prop. 8 Jul.27  Walnut Creek  Bank Robber Confesses To Priest Aug.17  UC Berkeley  Protesters Want UC Law Professor Fired Sep.24   UC Berkeley Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts  Students, professors and other employees rallied to protest deep budget cuts that have led to layoffs, furloughs, course reductions and higher... Nov.20   UC Berkeley 40 Arrests Made To End UC Protests
  Students barricaded themselves inside buildings on campuses at Berkeley and Santa Cruz to protest a 32 percent increase in student fees
Nov.23   Oakland Downtown Cal Probing Brutality Claims Amid Protests
Nov.23   SF Downtown Workers Block Street To Protest Layoffs Dec.7  Chevron  Arrests In Chevron San Ramon Protest Dec.9   SFSU Students Protest Fee, Take Over Building  A group of students barricaded themselves inside a classroom building to protest budget cuts and fee hikes Dec.12   UC Berkeley Protesters Torch Chancellor's Home
  Eight people are under arrest after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of Robert Birgeneau




SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Race Issues Timeline ... See Bay Area Race Issues timeline, World Race Issues timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.10  Berkeley  Justices Reject Challenge To School Plan Jun.22  BART  Forums In Aftermath Of Jan. 1 Shooting Sep.12   Chevron Chevron signs big Australian gas deal Nov.24   Google Google sorry over Obama image



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Police Timeline ... See Bay Area Police timeline, World Police timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.15  San Jose City Hall  Two sue San Jose over drunk arrests Jan.16  Oakland City Hall  Plans To Fire 11 Cops Accused Of Lying Jan.24   Danville Heroic Pilot Honored In Homecoming
  Thousands of people holding signs and waving flags cheered as the US Airways pilot who safely landed a jetliner in the river was honored
 Chesley Sullenberger was given a hero's homecoming in the town where he and his family live. Among those in attendance were Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich and Congressman Jerry McNerney
Feb.18  BART  State legislators introduce BART police bill Feb.26  Alameda  Police officer arrested Mar.31   San Quentin Lawmaker Proposes Selling State Prison Apr.24   Oakland City Hall Police officers fired over search warrants Jun.10  Hayward  City settles police sex bias lawsuit For $5M Jul.28   Oakland City Hall Oakland, SF To Get Money For Police Jul.29  Oakland City Hall  Oakland Police Agree To Freeze Salaries Aug.18  Oakland  Report Critical Of BART Police In Shooting Oct.1   BART BART Promising Changes In Police Dept.



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 LGBT Timeline ... See Bay Area LGBT timeline, World LGBT timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.1  Richmond  3 arrested in lesbian gang rape case Mar.25  San Francisco  Lesbian's ordination bid suffers setback Jun.29   SF Downtown Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands
Aug.7  San Francisco  Gay Marriage Lawyers Say No To Help Oct.12   San Francisco Governor Establishing Harvey Milk Day Dec.1   Campbell Nation's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor  Chosen by his fellow council members, Vice Mayor Evan Low, 26, made history by becoming also youngest Asian American mayor



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Entertainment Timeline ... See Bay Area Entertainment timeline, World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.29   SF Downtown Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands
Oct.10  SF Downtown  Blue Angels Cancel Show Due To Fog Dec.9  Berkeley  Council Sends Hangers As Abort. Message



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Obituary Timeline ... See Bay Area Obituary timeline, World Obituary timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.23   Oakland City Hall Slain Officers Recalled As Proud Vets
Mar.27   Coliseum Mayor forgoes speech at officers' funeral
  Ron Dellums attended funeral for four slain city police officers, but did not speak at the request of at least one killed officer's family
Aug.21  Oakland  Slain Toll Collector Remembered Nov.7  Berkeley  Judge In Tree-sitter Case Dies At 58 Nov.26  Petaluma  Lead Investigator In Polly Klaas Case Dies



SF Bay Area, Politics, 2009 Sex Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Sex Crime timeline, World Sex Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.1  Richmond  3 arrested in lesbian gang rape case