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01-04 Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO Yahoo
2. 01-17 Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns Yahoo
D. 02-01 Facebook confirms plans to go public Facebook
E. 02-17 Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge closed Bay Bridge
F. 02-29 Apple market value tops $500B Apple
G. 04-11 George Lucas withdraws Marin plans Lucas Valley, Marin County
H. 04-19 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking 4701 Great America Pkwy, Levi's Stadium
8. 05-13 Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post Yahoo
J. 05-17 Facebook shares valued at $100bn Facebook

Summary.     Click for More > Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO  Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns Facebook confirms plans to go public  The world's largest social networking site confirms plans to issue shares raising $5bn in what would be the largest stock floatation by a web... Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge closed   Westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge have closed for the weekend so Caltrans can finish a detour that will be in place until the new bridge ope... Apple market value tops $500B George Lucas withdraws Marin plans   Filmmaker withdrew his plans to build a giant mission-style movie-making palace in a pristine meadow, blaming protesting neighbors for torpe... 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post  The chief executive of computer firm Yahoo has stepped down, amid accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV Facebook shares valued at $100bn Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
Jan.4   Yahoo
Jan.10  San Jose  Officials recommend $900M for extension
Jan.17   Yahoo
Jan.18  San Francisco  Wikipedia, Google protest antipiracy law
Jan.19  Google  Sales miss estimates amid Europe's slowdown
Jan.24  Apple  Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Jan.31  Kaiser  Kaiser Permanente workers in Calif go on strike
Feb.1   Facebook
Feb.7  Yahoo  Yahoo chairman Bostock, 3 others exit board
Feb.9  Dublin  Oracle paying $1.9 B for Taleo's HR software
Feb.17   Bay Bridge
Feb.19  Bay Bridge  Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather
Feb.29   Apple
Mar.2  San Francisco  Yelp shares surge in market debut
Mar.7  San Francisco  Apple unveils high-def iPad
Mar.12  Yahoo  Yahoo sues Facebook over patents
 San Bruno  PG&E, San Bruno reach $70 M restitution agreement
Mar.19  Apple  Apple reveals plans to spend cash
Apr.4  Yahoo  Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce
 Google  Google augmented glasses unveiled
Apr.9  Facebook  Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion
Apr.10  OAK  United ends Oakland service
Apr.11   Marin County
 Apple  US sues Apple over e-book prices
Apr.12  Google  Google doubles shares as profits soar
Apr.13  San Bruno  PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast
Apr.18  San Francisco  Google CEO Larry Page denies improper use of Java
Apr.19   Levi's Stadium
May.13   Yahoo
May.14  Facebook  Facebook raises stock price
May.17   Facebook
May.18  Facebook  Facebook share trading debut
  Facebook
  Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
 Facebook stock closed at $38.23, a gain of 23 cents
May.19   Palo Alto
May.21  Facebook  Facebook closes below IPO price
May.22  Facebook  Concerns grow over Facebook deal
May.23   HP
May.24  Google  Google didn't infringe Oracle patents, jury finds
May.28  Dumbarton Bridge  Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
May.29  Facebook  Facebook drops below $30
Jun.4  Alameda  New ferry service launches with free rides
Jun.5  Sunnyvale  SAP had agreed to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion
Jun.6  LinkedIn  LinkedIn passwords leaked on web
Jun.20  Larry Ellison  Larry Ellison buys 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai
Jun.22  Fremont  Tesla Model S sedan deliveries begin
Jun.24  SF Downtown  Families, diverse crowd on display at Pride parade
Jul.16   Yahoo
  Technology firm Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next chief executive.    Mayer, 37, will become the firm's third CEO in the space of ...
Jul.24  Apple  Apple's $8.8bn profits disappoint Jul.26   Facebook Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report Jul.30  San Jose  Apple, Samsung face off in court over iPhone, iPad Aug.3  BART  BART rolling out program to allow bikes on trains Aug.8  Richmond  Richmond residents outraged at Chevron Aug.16  Facebook  Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends Aug.20   Apple Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history Aug.24   San Jose Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
  A jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.    It said several of Samsung's devices had infringed Apple's software...
Aug.31   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend Sep.3  Dumbarton Bridge  Dumbarton Bridge reopens ahead of schedule Sep.11  BART  BART, at 40, looks to build on triumphs Sep.12   SF Downtown Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5   4G-enabled device's new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. It was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone... Sep.20  Apple  Apple under fire over new map app Sep.21  Apple  iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide Oct.1  South of Market  Oracle Open World conference starts in SF  Yahoo  CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy Oct.4   Facebook Facebook passes one billion users Oct.6   San Jose Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high Oct.12  Pleasanton  Workday surges in post-IPO trading debut Oct.13  Half Moon Bay  42nd Art and Pumpkin Festival Oct.15  Stanford  Guest Stanford prof wins economic Nobel Oct.18  Google  Error sees Google stock suspended Oct.20  San Mateo Bridge  San Mateo Bridge closed for repairs this weekend Oct.30   SF Presidio Disney buys firm behind Star Wars  Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn Oct.31   SF Downtown Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market   With adoring roars from the crowd and beaming grins from the players, the World Series victory parade ending up in front of City Hall Nov.2  Corte Madera  Restoration Hardware up 30% in 1st day Nov.6   Richmond Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start Nov.13  Port of Oakland  Port of Oakland director retires Nov.19   Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May Nov.22  Bay Area  Retailers kick off Black Friday early Dec.13  Google  Google Maps app returns to iPhone Dec.17  Apple  Apple denied Samsung sales ban Dec.18  Facebook  Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock


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Silicon Valley
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Officials recommend $900M for extension
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Apple market value tops $500B
Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce
Google augmented glasses unveiled
49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook shares valued at $100bn
Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Facebook passes one billion users
Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high
Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook shares valued at $100bn
Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report
Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends
Facebook passes one billion users
Error sees Google stock suspended
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Apple market value tops $500B
Google augmented glasses unveiled
Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
Facebook passes one billion users
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Apple market value tops $500B
Apple reveals plans to spend cash
Google augmented glasses unveiled
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy
Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock
West Santa Clara County
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Apple market value tops $500B
Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce
Google augmented glasses unveiled
49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Sales miss estimates amid Europe's slowdown
Yahoo chairman Bostock, 3 others exit board
Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Error sees Google stock suspended
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Apple market value tops $500B
Google augmented glasses unveiled
Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Apple market value tops $500B
Google augmented glasses unveiled
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy
Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
San Francisco
Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather
Yelp shares surge in market debut
Apple unveils high-def iPad
Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
Wikipedia, Google protest antipiracy law
Yelp shares surge in market debut
Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather
Yelp shares surge in market debut
Apple unveils high-def iPad
Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
Apple unveils high-def iPad
Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
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Sunnyvale
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
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Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
Menlo Park
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Facebook shares valued at $100bn
Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report
Facebook passes one billion users
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Facebook shares valued at $100bn
Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report
Facebook passes one billion users
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends
Facebook passes one billion users
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock
Peninsula
PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
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Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
Larry Ellison buys 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai
Cupertino
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Apple market value tops $500B
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
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Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Apple market value tops $500B
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
Apple in record $13.06bn profits
Apple market value tops $500B
Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
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Bay Area Bridges
Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather
Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
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Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather
Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
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East Bay
United ends Oakland service
Tesla Model S sedan deliveries begin
Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start
Oracle paying $1.9 B for Taleo's HR software
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Mountain View
Sales miss estimates amid Europe's slowdown
Google augmented glasses unveiled
Error sees Google stock suspended
Sales miss estimates amid Europe's slowdown
Error sees Google stock suspended
Google augmented glasses unveiled
Google doubles shares as profits soar
Google augmented glasses unveiled
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Palo Alto
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
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Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
San Jose
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high
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Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
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Alameda County
United ends Oakland service
Tesla Model S sedan deliveries begin
Oracle paying $1.9 B for Taleo's HR software
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Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Google  Google revamps search home page
Jan.3  Chevron  Ecuador upholds ruling against Chevron
Jan.4   Yahoo
  Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO
 Its the fourth CEO in less than five years for the struggling Internet company
Jan.6  San Jose  Silicon Valley leading national job recovery Jan.10   San Jose Officials recommend $900M for extension  U.S. transportation officials are expected to recommend that Congress put aside $900M in fed. funds for the deal to extend BART to the South...  Intel  New Intel chip on Motorola phones Jan.11  Google  Changes to Google anger Twitter Jan.17  Wells Fargo  Wells Fargo: 4Q profit up 20%   Yahoo Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
  Yang founded the online company in 1995 with David Filo and was its chief executive from June 2007 until January 2009. He resigned from its board.    Yang annoyed some shareholders by turning down ...
Jan.18   San Francisco Wikipedia, Google protest antipiracy law  Oakland City Hall  Oakland issues pink slips to 2,500 employees Jan.19   Google Sales miss estimates amid Europe's slowdown Jan.24   Apple Apple in record $13.06bn profits  Apple reported record-breaking net profits for the last three months of 2011 of $13.06bn, up 118% from the same period in 2010 Jan.31   Kaiser Kaiser Permanente workers in Calif go on strike

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Facebook Facebook confirms plans to go public
  The world's largest social networking site confirms plans to issue shares raising $5bn in what would be the largest stock floatation by a web firm
 It would seek be about half the amount many analysts expected. IPO is still expected to be the biggest sale of shares by an internet company
Feb.4  San Jose  Micron CEO dies in plane crash in Idaho Feb.7   Yahoo Yahoo chairman Bostock, 3 others exit board Feb.9   Dublin Oracle paying $1.9 B for Taleo's HR software Feb.13  Apple  Apple shares close above $500  Google  Google Motorola bid wins approval Feb.14  SF City Hall  Tony Bennett honored on Valentine's Day Feb.15  San Bruno  PG&E stops talks on fund for pipeline blast Feb.17   Bay Bridge   Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge closed
  Westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge have closed for the weekend so Caltrans can finish a detour that will be in place until the new bridge opens
Feb.18  Bay Bridge  Bay Bridge construction running on schedule Feb.19   Bay Bridge Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather   Work crews finished paving and re-aligning the westbound lanes Sunday evening and began opening access to the bridge at around 7 p Feb.27  Apple  Adobe's Photoshop comes to iPad Feb.29   Apple Apple market value tops $500B
  Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion in opening trading, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured


March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Google  Google change 'breaches EU law' Mar.2   San Francisco Yelp shares surge in market debut  Yelp's stock opened to 5-star reviews from investors, soaring 65 percent to $24.77 in the first minutes of trading after pricing at $15 Mar.7   San Francisco Apple unveils high-def iPad   Apple has unveiled a new iPad with a high-resolution screen, 2048 by 1536 pixels, which it terms a 'retina display' Mar.12   Yahoo Yahoo sues Facebook over patents   San Bruno PG&E, San Bruno reach $70 M restitution agreement  San Jose  BART-to-San Jose construction to start in April Mar.15  Cisco  Cisco to buy NDS for $5 billion Mar.17  Chevron  Brazil to file charges on Chevron Mar.19   Apple Apple reveals plans to spend cash Mar.22  Chevron  Chevron execs charged in oil spill

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4   Yahoo Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce  Yahoo is to cut 2,000 staff. The company said the cuts were part of efforts to make it 'smaller, nimbler, more profitable'   Google Google augmented glasses unveiled  Google has revealed details of its research into augmented reality glasses, Project Glass, photos and a concept video at its Google+ social ... Apr.9   Facebook Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion
Apr.10   OAK United ends Oakland service  United Airlines will depart Oakland International Airport in June, ending service to the Bay Area's second-largest airport after 75 years Apr.11   Marin County George Lucas withdraws Marin plans Map of Lucas Valley Marin County
  Filmmaker withdrew his plans to build a giant mission-style movie-making palace in a pristine meadow, blaming protesting neighbors for torpedoing
  Apple US sues Apple over e-book prices Apr.12  Oakland  BrightSource kills IPO at last minute   Google Google doubles shares as profits soar Apr.13   San Bruno PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast  Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has paid $70 million in restitution for the California pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco... Apr.17  Apple  Apple and Samsung chiefs to meet  Yahoo  Yahoo earnings show progress under new CEO Apr.18   San Francisco Google CEO Larry Page denies improper use of Java Apr.19   Levi's Stadium 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking Map of 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara
  The 49ers celebrated the groundbreaking for construction on their new $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara
Apr.20  Santa Clara inShare1 Santa Clara  Software company Infoblox jumps higher in IPO Apr.24  Apple  Apple trumps expectations, sells 35M iPhones in 2Q  SF Downtown  20 arrested protesting Wells Fargo meeting in SF Apr.25  Google  Google brass in asteroid venture Apr.28  SF Presidio  Doyle Drive demolition off to smooth start

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.10  BART  BART to contract foreign company to update fleet May.13   Yahoo Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
  The chief executive of computer firm Yahoo has stepped down, amid accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV
 He has been replaced by global media head Ross Levinsohn. The firm is close to agreeing a truce with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb, who discovered Thompson's mistake
May.14   Facebook Facebook raises stock price
May.16  Facebook  Facebook to sell 25% more shares May.17  Palo Alto  Pinterest to get $100m boost from Rakuten   Facebook Facebook shares valued at $100bn
  Facebook has priced its shares ahead of one of the most eagerly-anticipated share flotations in recent stock market history
 HP  Hewlett-Packard considers cutting 25,000 jobs May.18   Facebook Facebook share trading debut
  Facebook Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
  Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
 Facebook stock closed at $38.23, a gain of 23 cents
May.19   Palo Alto   Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
  Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his home, capping a busy week for the couple
May.21   Facebook Facebook closes below IPO price May.22   Facebook Concerns grow over Facebook deal May.23  Facebook  Facebook and banks face lawsuit   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
  The world's largest maker of personal computers said the cuts - about 8% of its workforce - will reduce costs by up to $3.5bn a year.    The head of HP's Autonomy division, Mike Lynch, is being replaced by Bill Veghte, HP'...
May.24   Google Google didn't infringe Oracle patents, jury finds May.28   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.  Seismic work on the closed span of the Dumbarton Bridge is almost complete and the bridge is on track to reopen two hours early May.29   Facebook Facebook drops below $30

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Alameda New ferry service launches with free rides
Jun.5   Sunnyvale SAP had agreed to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion Jun.6   LinkedIn LinkedIn passwords leaked on web Jun.11  San Francisco  Apple introduces MacBook with sharper screen Jun.12  South of Market  SF central subway project getting underway Jun.14  Berkeley  Nurses on strike at 11 Bay Area hospitals today Jun.20   Larry Ellison     Larry Ellison buys 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai  Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison has signed an agreement to scoop up 98 percent of Lanai for an undisclosed price Jun.21  Apple  Apple faces patent and 4G payouts Jun.22   Fremont Tesla Model S sedan deliveries begin   Electric car maker Tesla will make the first deliveries of Model S, its long-awaited Model S car to customers later today Jun.24   SF Downtown Families, diverse crowd on display at Pride parade   Feather boas, disco and euphoric smiles abounded at the 42nd annual parade. Thousands lined Market Street for the celebration

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Apple  Apple 'settles China iPad case' Jul.6  Yahoo  Yahoo, Facebook strike patent truce, ad alliance Jul.16   Yahoo Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
  Technology firm Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next chief executive
 Mayer, 37, will become the firm's third CEO in the space of a year. She was 'honoured and delighted' to lead the company
Jul.17  Hayward  Jury awards Reiser's children $60M in damages Jul.19  Google  Google's earnings rise 11 percent Jul.20  San Francisco  Police increasing security in around theaters Jul.24   Apple Apple's $8.8bn profits disappoint Jul.25  Mountain View  Symantec shares up 14% after ousting CEO Jul.26   Facebook Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report
  Facebook beat Wall Street expectations. Earnings disappointed investors so the stock fell in after-hours trading and ever since the stock went public
Jul.30   San Jose Apple, Samsung face off in court over iPhone, iPad

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   BART BART rolling out program to allow bikes on trains
 Tesla  Tesla produces its 1st 50 Model S sedans Aug.8   Richmond Richmond residents outraged at Chevron  Richmond  'Flare up' causes more alarm at Chevron refinery Aug.15  Cisco  Cisco's 4Q earnings rise 56 pct, raises dividend Aug.16   Facebook Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends  Shares of the social media giant plunged as the post-IPO lock-up period ended. The stock hit a low of $19.69 -- down $1.20, or 6 percent Aug.18  San Francisco  Muni condemns controversial bus ad Aug.20   Apple Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
  Fifteen years after it was nearly driven out of business by Microsoft, Apple become the most valuable company in history
Aug.24   San Jose Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
  A jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit
 It said several of Samsung's devices had infringed Apple's software and design patents. SKorean court rules Samsung didn't copy iPhone
 Apple  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Aug.31   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
  It will close Friday night and is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. Caltrans will be replacing the Dumbarton Bridge's eastern seismic joint


September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  Petaluma  Big-time homecoming for Little Leaguers Sep.3   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge reopens ahead of schedule Sep.4  Facebook  Facebook boss to hold on to stock Sep.8  Pittsburg  Teen gunned down while filming rap video Sep.9  Milpitas  7-Eleven employee killed in Milpitas store Sep.11   BART BART, at 40, looks to build on triumphs  On Sept. 11 BART began running trains between Fremont and Oakland in 1972 Sep.12   SF Downtown Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
Map of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco
  4G-enabled device's new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. It was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S
Sep.20   Apple Apple under fire over new map app  Oracle  Oracle misses forecasts as sales slip Sep.21   Apple iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide  Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple stores in Asia, Europe and N. America to be the first to get their hands on the latest versio...  Apple  Apple says map app will 'improve' Sep.25  Google  Brin joins Gov. Brown as he signs driverless car law

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   South of Market Oracle Open World conference starts in SF
  Yahoo   CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy  Mayer is casting a spotlight on her ability to steer the struggling company in a new direction while adjusting to the challenges of being a first-time... Oct.4   Facebook Facebook passes one billion users
  The passing of the milestone was announced by founder Mark Zuckerberg on US television on Thursday
 Kaiser  Kaiser CEO George Halvorson to retire Oct.5  San Francisco  Calif. Gas prices jump 20 cents overnight Oct.6   San Jose Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high
  In San Jose, the average jumped to $4.63 a gallon for regular gas, up 9 cents since Friday. Mid-grade jumped to $4.72 and premium was $4.83
 SF Downtown  Crowds flock to SF for event-filled weekend Oct.12   Pleasanton Workday surges in post-IPO trading debut Oct.13   Half Moon Bay 42nd Art and Pumpkin Festival Oct.15   Stanford Guest Stanford prof wins economic Nobel  Yahoo  Yahoo appoints Google executive Oct.18   Google Error sees Google stock suspended   Trading in Google shares was suspended for two-and-a-half hours after the internet giant released its third-quarter results early by mistake Oct.20   San Mateo Bridge   San Mateo Bridge closed for repairs this weekend  The closure will be through the weekend until 5 a.m. Monday. Lanes will open gradually Monday morning with the complete reopening by 1 p.m. Oct.23  Facebook  Facebook 3Q results show mobile ad growth Oct.24  San Francisco  Charles Scharf is new Visa CEO Oct.25  Apple  Apple misses Wall Street 4Q expectations Oct.29  Apple  Apple's Retail Boss Is Out After Just 9 Months Oct.30   SF Presidio Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
  Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn
Oct.31   SF Downtown Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market
Map of Market St San Francisco
  With adoring roars from the crowd and beaming grins from the players, the World Series victory parade ending up in front of City Hall


November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   Corte Madera Restoration Hardware up 30% in 1st day  The retailer of leather couches and tables made of salvaged wood raised $123.9 million in its IPO on Thursday, selling 5.2 million shares for... Nov.6   Richmond Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start
  The hotly contested sugar-sweetened beverage tax was losing by a wide margin in early returns Tuesday, with 68 percent of voters saying no
Nov.13   Port of Oakland Port of Oakland director retires
Nov.19   Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
  Otellini will retire in May after 8 years at the helm, leaving his successor the challenge of adapting to a shift in demand toward mobile devices
Nov.20  Port of Oakland  Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth  HP  HP: Deception behind $8.8 billion charge Nov.22   Bay Area Retailers kick off Black Friday early Nov.27  Bay Area  Bay Area home prices up 7.45% in September

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Dec.13   Google Google Maps app returns to iPhone
Dec.17   Apple Apple denied Samsung sales ban Dec.18  Facebook  Instagram says users' photos won't appear in ads   Facebook Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock  Mark Zuckerberg is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues Dec.20  HP  One of Silicon Valley's biggest lawsuits in history filed Dec.24  San Jose  Nurses stage walkout at Alta Bates facilities



Apple reveals plans to spend cash 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking Map of 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara




SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Financial Timeline ... See Bay Area Financial timeline, World Financial timeline Top ^
2012
Jan.17  Wells Fargo  Wells Fargo: 4Q profit up 20%
Mar.19   Apple
Apr.19   Levi's Stadium
  The 49ers celebrated the groundbreaking for construction on their new $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara
Apr.24  SF Downtown  20 arrested protesting Wells Fargo meeting in SF May.23  Facebook  Facebook and banks face lawsuit



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Food Timeline ... See Bay Area Food timeline, World Food timeline Top ^
2012 Nov.6   Richmond Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start
  The hotly contested sugar-sweetened beverage tax was losing by a wide margin in early returns Tuesday, with 68 percent of voters saying no
Dec.18   Facebook Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock  Mark Zuckerberg is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Merger and Acquisition Timeline ... See Bay Area Merger and Acquisition timeline, World Merger and Acquisition timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.9   Dublin Oracle paying $1.9 B for Taleo's HR software
Feb.13  Google  Google Motorola bid wins approval Mar.15  Cisco  Cisco to buy NDS for $5 billion Apr.9   Facebook Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion Jun.5   Sunnyvale SAP had agreed to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion Oct.15   Stanford Guest Stanford prof wins economic Nobel Nov.6   Richmond Richmond soda tax gets off to rough start
  The hotly contested sugar-sweetened beverage tax was losing by a wide margin in early returns Tuesday, with 68 percent of voters saying no
Nov.20  HP  HP: Deception behind $8.8 billion charge



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Baseball Timeline ... See Bay Area Baseball timeline, World Baseball timeline Top ^
2012 Sep.2  Petaluma  Big-time homecoming for Little Leaguers Oct.15   Stanford Guest Stanford prof wins economic Nobel
Oct.31   SF Downtown Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market
Map of Market St San Francisco
  With adoring roars from the crowd and beaming grins from the players, the World Series victory parade ending up in front of City Hall




SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Local Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Local Politics timeline, World Local Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.18  Oakland City Hall  Oakland issues pink slips to 2,500 employees Feb.17   Bay Bridge Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge closed
  Westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge have closed for the weekend so Caltrans can finish a detour that will be in place until the new bridge opens
Jun.22   Fremont Tesla Model S sedan deliveries begin   Electric car maker Tesla will make the first deliveries of Model S, its long-awaited Model S car to customers later today Aug.31   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
  It will close Friday night and is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. Caltrans will be replacing the Dumbarton Bridge's eastern seismic joint
Oct.5  San Francisco  Calif. Gas prices jump 20 cents overnight Oct.6   San Jose Skyrocketing Bay Area gas prices hit all-time high
  In San Jose, the average jumped to $4.63 a gallon for regular gas, up 9 cents since Friday. Mid-grade jumped to $4.72 and premium was $4.83
Oct.20   San Mateo Bridge San Mateo Bridge closed for repairs this weekend  The closure will be through the weekend until 5 a.m. Monday. Lanes will open gradually Monday morning with the complete reopening by 1 p.m.



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Space Timeline ... See Bay Area Space timeline, World Space timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.25  Google  Google brass in asteroid venture May.10  BART  BART to contract foreign company to update fleet Aug.18  San Francisco  Muni condemns controversial bus ad Aug.24  Apple  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Environmental Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Environmental Politics timeline, World Environmental Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.17  Chevron  Brazil to file charges on Chevron Mar.22  Chevron  Chevron execs charged in oil spill Aug.3  Tesla  Tesla produces its 1st 50 Model S sedans



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Earnings Timeline ... See Bay Area Earnings timeline, World Earnings timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.19   Google Sales miss estimates amid Europe's slowdown Apr.12   Google Google doubles shares as profits soar Apr.17  Yahoo  Yahoo earnings show progress under new CEO Jul.19  Google  Google's earnings rise 11 percent Jul.24   Apple Apple's $8.8bn profits disappoint Jul.26   Facebook Facebook stock tumbles despite solid earnings report
  Facebook beat Wall Street expectations. Earnings disappointed investors so the stock fell in after-hours trading and ever since the stock went public
Aug.15  Cisco  Cisco's 4Q earnings rise 56 pct, raises dividend Aug.16   Facebook Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends  Shares of the social media giant plunged as the post-IPO lock-up period ended. The stock hit a low of $19.69 -- down $1.20, or 6 percent Sep.20  Oracle  Oracle misses forecasts as sales slip Oct.23  Facebook  Facebook 3Q results show mobile ad growth Oct.25  Apple  Apple misses Wall Street 4Q expectations



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Labor Conflict Timeline ... See Bay Area Labor Conflict timeline, World Labor Conflict timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.31   Kaiser Kaiser Permanente workers in Calif go on strike Mar.1  Google  Google change 'breaches EU law' Mar.22  Chevron  Chevron execs charged in oil spill Jun.14  Berkeley  Nurses on strike at 11 Bay Area hospitals today Jul.17  Hayward  Jury awards Reiser's children $60M in damages Sep.25  Google  Brin joins Gov. Brown as he signs driverless car law Nov.20  Port of Oakland  Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth Dec.24  San Jose  Nurses stage walkout at Alta Bates facilities



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Murder Timeline ... See Bay Area Murder timeline, World Murder timeline Top ^
2012 Sep.8  Pittsburg  Teen gunned down while filming rap video Sep.9  Milpitas  7-Eleven employee killed in Milpitas store



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.18  Oakland City Hall  Oakland issues pink slips to 2,500 employees Apr.4   Yahoo Yahoo to cut 14% of its workforce  Yahoo is to cut 2,000 staff. The company said the cuts were part of efforts to make it 'smaller, nimbler, more profitable' May.17  HP  Hewlett-Packard considers cutting 25,000 jobs May.23   HP Hewlett-Packard cuts 27,000 jobs
  The world's largest maker of personal computers said the cuts - about 8% of its workforce - will reduce costs by up to $3.5bn a year.    The head of HP's Autonomy division, Mike Lynch, is being replaced by Bill Veghte, HP'...




SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 High Tech Business Timeline ... See Bay Area High Tech Business timeline, World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.10  Intel  New Intel chip on Motorola phones Jan.24   Apple Apple in record $13.06bn profits  Apple reported record-breaking net profits for the last three months of 2011 of $13.06bn, up 118% from the same period in 2010 Mar.7   San Francisco Apple unveils high-def iPad   Apple has unveiled a new iPad with a high-resolution screen, 2048 by 1536 pixels, which it terms a 'retina display' Apr.4   Google Google augmented glasses unveiled  Google has revealed details of its research into augmented reality glasses, Project Glass, photos and a concept video at its Google+ social ... Apr.24  Apple  Apple trumps expectations, sells 35M iPhones in 2Q Jun.6   LinkedIn LinkedIn passwords leaked on web Jun.11  San Francisco  Apple introduces MacBook with sharper screen Aug.20   Apple Apple becomes most valuable U.S. company in history
  Fifteen years after it was nearly driven out of business by Microsoft, Apple become the most valuable company in history
Aug.24   San Jose Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
  A jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit
 It said several of Samsung's devices had infringed Apple's software and design patents. SKorean court rules Samsung didn't copy iPhone
Aug.24  Apple  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Sep.11   BART BART, at 40, looks to build on triumphs  On Sept. 11 BART began running trains between Fremont and Oakland in 1972 Sep.12   SF Downtown Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5
Map of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco
  4G-enabled device's new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. It was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S
Sep.21   Apple iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide  Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple stores in Asia, Europe and N. America to be the first to get their hands on the latest versio... Sep.25  Google  Brin joins Gov. Brown as he signs driverless car law Dec.17   Apple Apple denied Samsung sales ban



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 IPO Timeline ... See Bay Area IPO timeline, World IPO timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.1   Facebook Facebook confirms plans to go public
  The world's largest social networking site confirms plans to issue shares raising $5bn in what would be the largest stock floatation by a web firm
 It would seek be about half the amount many analysts expected. IPO is still expected to be the biggest sale of shares by an internet company
Mar.2   San Francisco Yelp shares surge in market debut  Yelp's stock opened to 5-star reviews from investors, soaring 65 percent to $24.77 in the first minutes of trading after pricing at $15 Apr.12  Oakland  BrightSource kills IPO at last minute Apr.20  Santa Clara inShare1 Santa Clara  Software company Infoblox jumps higher in IPO May.14   Facebook Facebook raises stock price
May.16  Facebook  Facebook to sell 25% more shares May.17   Facebook Facebook shares valued at $100bn
  Facebook has priced its shares ahead of one of the most eagerly-anticipated share flotations in recent stock market history
May.18   Facebook Facebook share trading debut May.18   Facebook Facebook in stock debut rollercoaster
  Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
 Facebook stock closed at $38.23, a gain of 23 cents
Oct.12   Pleasanton Workday surges in post-IPO trading debut Nov.2   Corte Madera Restoration Hardware up 30% in 1st day  The retailer of leather couches and tables made of salvaged wood raised $123.9 million in its IPO on Thursday, selling 5.2 million shares for...



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Bad Economic News Timeline ... See Bay Area Bad Economic News timeline, World Bad Economic News timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.17  Chevron  Brazil to file charges on Chevron Aug.8   Richmond Richmond residents outraged at Chevron
Aug.8  Richmond  'Flare up' causes more alarm at Chevron refinery



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Business Lawsuit Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Lawsuit timeline, World Business Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.3  Chevron  Ecuador upholds ruling against Chevron Mar.12   Yahoo Yahoo sues Facebook over patents
Mar.12   San Bruno PG&E, San Bruno reach $70 M restitution agreement Apr.11   Apple US sues Apple over e-book prices Apr.17  Apple  Apple and Samsung chiefs to meet Apr.18   San Francisco Google CEO Larry Page denies improper use of Java May.24   Google Google didn't infringe Oracle patents, jury finds Jun.21  Apple  Apple faces patent and 4G payouts Jul.1  Apple  Apple 'settles China iPad case' Jul.6  Yahoo  Yahoo, Facebook strike patent truce, ad alliance Jul.17  Hayward  Jury awards Reiser's children $60M in damages Jul.30   San Jose Apple, Samsung face off in court over iPhone, iPad Dec.20  HP  One of Silicon Valley's biggest lawsuits in history filed



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Retail Timeline ... See Bay Area Retail timeline, World Retail timeline Top ^
2012 Sep.9  Milpitas  7-Eleven employee killed in Milpitas store Nov.22   Bay Area Retailers kick off Black Friday early




SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Aviation Accident Timeline ... See Bay Area Aviation Accident timeline, World Aviation Accident timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.4  San Jose  Micron CEO dies in plane crash in Idaho Apr.10   OAK United ends Oakland service  United Airlines will depart Oakland International Airport in June, ending service to the Bay Area's second-largest airport after 75 years



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Environmental Timeline ... See Bay Area Environmental timeline, World Environmental timeline Top ^
2012 Aug.8  Richmond  'Flare up' causes more alarm at Chevron refinery



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Arrest Timeline ... See Bay Area Arrest timeline, World Arrest timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.24  SF Downtown  20 arrested protesting Wells Fargo meeting in SF Oct.6  SF Downtown  Crowds flock to SF for event-filled weekend



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Public Transportation Timeline ... See Bay Area Public Transportation timeline, World Public Transportation timeline Top ^
2012 May.10  BART  BART to contract foreign company to update fleet Jun.4   Alameda New ferry service launches with free rides
Aug.3   BART BART rolling out program to allow bikes on trains Sep.11   BART BART, at 40, looks to build on triumphs  On Sept. 11 BART began running trains between Fremont and Oakland in 1972



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.2  Google  Google revamps search home page Jan.11  Google  Changes to Google anger Twitter Jan.18   San Francisco Wikipedia, Google protest antipiracy law
Feb.27  Apple  Adobe's Photoshop comes to iPad Mar.1  Google  Google change 'breaches EU law' May.17  Palo Alto  Pinterest to get $100m boost from Rakuten May.22   Facebook Concerns grow over Facebook deal Jun.6   LinkedIn LinkedIn passwords leaked on web Sep.20   Apple Apple under fire over new map app Sep.21  Apple  Apple says map app will 'improve' Oct.1   South of Market Oracle Open World conference starts in SF Oct.4   Facebook Facebook passes one billion users
  The passing of the milestone was announced by founder Mark Zuckerberg on US television on Thursday
Dec.13   Google Google Maps app returns to iPhone Dec.18  Facebook  Instagram says users' photos won't appear in ads



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Construction Timeline ... See Bay Area Construction timeline, World Construction timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.10   San Jose Officials recommend $900M for extension  U.S. transportation officials are expected to recommend that Congress put aside $900M in fed. funds for the deal to extend BART to the South... Feb.18  Bay Bridge  Bay Bridge construction running on schedule Feb.19   Bay Bridge Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather   Work crews finished paving and re-aligning the westbound lanes Sunday evening and began opening access to the bridge at around 7 p Mar.12  San Jose  BART-to-San Jose construction to start in April Apr.19   Levi's Stadium 49ers celebrate stadium groundbreaking
Map of 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara
  The 49ers celebrated the groundbreaking for construction on their new $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara
Apr.28  SF Presidio  Doyle Drive demolition off to smooth start May.28   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.  Seismic work on the closed span of the Dumbarton Bridge is almost complete and the bridge is on track to reopen two hours early Jun.12  South of Market  SF central subway project getting underway Sep.3   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge reopens ahead of schedule



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Business Leaders Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Leaders timeline, World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.4   Yahoo Yahoo names PayPal exec as CEO
  Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO
 Its the fourth CEO in less than five years for the struggling Internet company
Jan.17   Yahoo Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns
  Yang founded the online company in 1995 with David Filo and was its chief executive from June 2007 until January 2009. He resigned from its board.    Yang annoyed some shareholders by turning down ...
Feb.7   Yahoo Yahoo chairman Bostock, 3 others exit board Mar.22  Chevron  Chevron execs charged in oil spill Apr.25  Google  Google brass in asteroid venture May.13   Yahoo Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
  The chief executive of computer firm Yahoo has stepped down, amid accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV
 He has been replaced by global media head Ross Levinsohn. The firm is close to agreeing a truce with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb, who discovered Thompson's mistake
May.19   Palo Alto Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart
  Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his home, capping a busy week for the couple
Jun.20   Larry Ellison   Larry Ellison buys 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai  Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison has signed an agreement to scoop up 98 percent of Lanai for an undisclosed price Jul.16   Yahoo Yahoo names Google exec as new boss
  Technology firm Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next chief executive
 Mayer, 37, will become the firm's third CEO in the space of a year. She was 'honoured and delighted' to lead the company
Jul.25  Mountain View  Symantec shares up 14% after ousting CEO Sep.4  Facebook  Facebook boss to hold on to stock Oct.1   Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy  Mayer is casting a spotlight on her ability to steer the struggling company in a new direction while adjusting to the challenges of being a first-time... Oct.4  Kaiser  Kaiser CEO George Halvorson to retire Oct.15  Yahoo  Yahoo appoints Google executive Oct.24  San Francisco  Charles Scharf is new Visa CEO Oct.29  Apple  Apple's Retail Boss Is Out After Just 9 Months Nov.13   Port of Oakland Port of Oakland director retires Nov.19   Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in May
  Otellini will retire in May after 8 years at the helm, leaving his successor the challenge of adapting to a shift in demand toward mobile devices
Dec.18   Facebook Facebook CEO Zuckerberg donating $500M in stock  Mark Zuckerberg is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Protest Timeline ... See Bay Area Protest timeline, World Protest timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.18   San Francisco Wikipedia, Google protest antipiracy law Apr.24  SF Downtown  20 arrested protesting Wells Fargo meeting in SF Nov.27  Bay Area  Bay Area home prices up 7.45% in September



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Stocks Timeline ... See Bay Area Stocks timeline, World Stocks timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.13  Apple  Apple shares close above $500 Feb.29   Apple Apple market value tops $500B
  Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion in opening trading, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured
May.21   Facebook Facebook closes below IPO price May.29   Facebook Facebook drops below $30 Oct.18   Google Error sees Google stock suspended   Trading in Google shares was suspended for two-and-a-half hours after the internet giant released its third-quarter results early by mistake



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Good Economic News Timeline ... See Bay Area Good Economic News timeline, World Good Economic News timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.6  San Jose  Silicon Valley leading national job recovery



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Police Timeline ... See Bay Area Police timeline, World Police timeline Top ^
2012 Jul.20  San Francisco  Police increasing security in around theaters



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 LGBT Timeline ... See Bay Area LGBT timeline, World LGBT timeline Top ^
2012 Jun.24   SF Downtown Families, diverse crowd on display at Pride parade   Feather boas, disco and euphoric smiles abounded at the 42nd annual parade. Thousands lined Market Street for the celebration Aug.18  San Francisco  Muni condemns controversial bus ad



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Entertainment Timeline ... See Bay Area Entertainment timeline, World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.14  SF City Hall  Tony Bennett honored on Valentine's Day Apr.11   Marin County George Lucas withdraws Marin plans
Map of Lucas Valley Marin County
  Filmmaker withdrew his plans to build a giant mission-style movie-making palace in a pristine meadow, blaming protesting neighbors for torpedoing
Jun.24   SF Downtown Families, diverse crowd on display at Pride parade   Feather boas, disco and euphoric smiles abounded at the 42nd annual parade. Thousands lined Market Street for the celebration Jul.20  San Francisco  Police increasing security in around theaters Sep.2  Petaluma  Big-time homecoming for Little Leaguers Sep.8  Pittsburg  Teen gunned down while filming rap video Oct.13   Half Moon Bay 42nd Art and Pumpkin Festival Oct.30   SF Presidio Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
  Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn
Oct.31   SF Downtown Huge turnout for Giants parade up Market
Map of Market St San Francisco
  With adoring roars from the crowd and beaming grins from the players, the World Series victory parade ending up in front of City Hall




SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Business Obituary Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Obituary timeline, World Business Obituary timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.4  San Jose  Micron CEO dies in plane crash in Idaho



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Energy Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Energy Business timeline, World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.15  San Bruno  PG&E stops talks on fund for pipeline blast Apr.13   San Bruno PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast  Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has paid $70 million in restitution for the California pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco...



SF Bay Area, Business, 2012 Explosion Timeline ... See Bay Area Explosion timeline, World Explosion timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.15  San Bruno  PG&E stops talks on fund for pipeline blast Apr.13   San Bruno PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast  Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has paid $70 million in restitution for the California pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco...