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1. 08-02 Bay Area prepares for potential BART strike BART
08-07 Union reaches tentative deal with AC Transit East Bay
D. 08-07 1-year-old baby and man fatally shot in Oakland Ghormley Avenue, and 98th Avenue, East Oakland
4. 08-09 Governor will seek cooling off period BART talks fail Oakland
5. 08-11 BART strike averted; Judge grants cooling off period San Francisco
G. 08-15 New Bay Bridge span set to open on September 3 Bay Bridge
H. 08-17 Crews implode Cal State East Bay's Warren Hall Warren Hall, Hayward
I. 08-17 Two killed, two injured in East Oakland shooting 500 105th Avenue, East Oakland
J. 08-28 Bay Bridge closed; transition to new span underway Bay Bridge

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Bay Area prepares for potential BART strike Union reaches tentative deal with AC Transit  Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 reached a tentative agreement with AC Transit late night, avoiding a potential strike for the bus system 1-year-old baby and man fatally shot in Oakland Governor will seek cooling off period BART talks fail BART strike averted; Judge grants cooling off period New Bay Bridge span set to open on September 3 Crews implode Cal State East Bay's Warren Hall Two killed, two injured in East Oakland shooting Bay Bridge closed; transition to new span underway   The bridge is closed in both directions as crews begin the transitioning to the new eastern span; To remain closed through Labor Day weekend
Aug.1  Oakland  BART workers issue 72-hour notice for strike
Aug.2   BART
Aug.3  Richmond  210 arrested at Chevron refinery protest
Aug.4  BART  Strike averted for BART
Aug.5  SF Downtown  Big-rig fire closes WB I-80 lanes for 10 hours
Aug.6  North Oakland  Car found, but Oakland woman still missing
Aug.7   East Bay
  East Oakland
 San Francisco  Power outage affects more than 36,000 PG&E customers
 Oakland  BART official: Unions, BART $100 million apart
Aug.8  Sunnyvale  Murder suspect fatally shot by police
Aug.9   Oakland
Aug.11   San Francisco
 South San Jose  Two teens killed in crash in San Jose
Aug.12  Antioch  10-year-old boy mauled by pit bull in Antioch
Aug.14  Cisco  Cisco 4Q profit grows but plans to cut 4,000 jobs
Aug.15   Bay Bridge
 San Francisco  Bicyclist sentenced for manslaughter in SF crash
Aug.16  Redwood City  No criminal charges in limo fire that killed 5 women
Aug.17   Hayward
  East Oakland
 Oakland Downtown  Police search for quadruple shooting suspect
Aug.19  Redwood City  CHP: Fatal limo fire caused by mechanical failure
 Oakland Hills  Father, daughter found dead in Oakland home
 Alum Rock  One killed, two wounded in restaurant shooting
Aug.20  Bay Area  Thousands of lightning strikes in the Bay Area
Aug.24  SF Marina  Woman fatally stabbed, armed suspect shot and arrested in SF
Aug.25  Union City  2 died after shooting
 San Francisco  SF water, power supply remain safe as Rim Fire grows
 East Oakland  Two adults, two children hurt in East Oakland shooting
Aug.26  Antioch  Antioch staff sergeant to receive Medal of Honor
 Berkeley  Rim Fire destroys Berkeley's Tuolumne Camp
Aug.28   Bay Bridge
Aug.29  Bay Bridge  Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very well'
Aug.30  Pinole  Two found dead inside Pinole home, suspect arrested



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  BART workers issue 72-hour notice for strike  BART's unions have given 72-hour notice that workers may resume their strike at midnight on Sunday unless they can come to a labor agreement   Bay Area prepares for potential BART strike


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Aug.1  Antioch  Man killed, another injured in Antioch shooting
  Oakland  
 49ers  Report: 49ers' Culliver tears ACL, out for season


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Aug.2   BART  
  Management and union leaders expected to meet today to hopefully resolve issues on wages, pensions, benefits and worker safety


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Aug.3  San Jose Downtown  Stray bullet ends life of nursing hopeful   Richmond 210 arrested at Chevron refinery protest  Oakland  BART negotiator skeptical deal gets done Saturday

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Aug.4  Oakland  BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms   BART     Strike averted for BART  Governor Jerry Brown has averted a strike of the system, promising riders a normal commute Monday morning

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Aug.5   SF Downtown   Big-rig fire closes WB I-80 lanes for 10 hours  A big-rig getting off the Bay Bridge caught fire during the morning commute causing a massive back up

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Aug.6   North Oakland   Car found, but Oakland woman still missing   A car belonging to a missing woman has been found, but her whereabouts unknown. Sandra Coke, 50, was last seen Sunday at her home  East Bay  AC Transit strike deadline rapidly approaching

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Aug.7   East Bay   Union reaches tentative deal with AC Transit
  Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 reached a tentative agreement with AC Transit late night, avoiding a potential strike for the bus system
 The union, which represents 1,800 bus operators, dispatchers, maintenance and clerical workers, reached a 3year deal with management that includes a 9.5% raise
  East Oakland   1-year-old baby and man fatally shot in Oakland Map of Ghormley Avenue and 98th Avenue Oakland
  Family members said the shooting victims are 20-year-old Andrew Thomas and his son Drew of Fresno
  San Francisco Power outage affects more than 36,000 PG&E customers   Oakland BART official: Unions, BART $100 million apart

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Aug.8   Sunnyvale   Murder suspect fatally shot by police   Police say the man charged officers after strangling a woman inside his home. The woman filed a restraining order against the man last fall

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Aug.9  Vallejo  Search to continue in Vallejo for missing woman   Oakland     Governor will seek cooling off period BART talks fail
  Gov. Jerry Brown will seek a court order for a 60-day cooling off period if management and unions fail to reach an agreement by Sunday.    A report submitted to Gov. Brown by the board of inquiry concluded that 'a s...
 Apple  Apple victory in Samsung patent case  Athletics  A's OF Reddick blasts three HRs in win vs. Jays  Treasure Island  4 SF firefighters hurt in Treasure Island fire

August 10 ... more > Top ^

Aug.10  SF Downtown  America's Cup: Luna Rossa sweeps Artemis

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Aug.11   San Francisco   BART strike averted; Judge grants cooling off period
  San Francisco Superior Court Judge is expected to issue a formal order granting the injunction. Trains would run for at least the next 60 days
  South San Jose Two teens killed in crash in San Jose  Athletics  Reddick blasts two more HRs, but A's fall to Jays

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Aug.12   Antioch     10-year-old boy mauled by pit bull in Antioch  Hunter Kilbourn from Antioch needed more than 100 stitches after a pit bull attacked him at his friend's home  Pac Bell Park  Giants fan says he threw banana at Orioles OF

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Aug.13  SF Mission  Historic bust in San Francisco nets $1.5 million in drugs

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Aug.14   Cisco Cisco 4Q profit grows but plans to cut 4,000 jobs


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Aug.15  Hayward  Hayward police fatally shoot knife-wielding man   Bay Bridge   New Bay Bridge span set to open on September 3
  After decades of debate and years of construction, the newer and safer version of the Bay Bridge will finally become a reality in just a few weeks
 Martinez  2 men get decades to life for Richmond High School gang rape   San Francisco Bicyclist sentenced for manslaughter in SF crash

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Aug.16  Highway 680  Big rig crash snarls I-680 in Sunol   Redwood City No criminal charges in limo fire that killed 5 women
 49ers  Smith struggles as 49ers rally past Chiefs, 15-13

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Aug.17   Hayward   Crews implode Cal State East Bay's Warren Hall
Map of Warren Hall Hayward
  The building is expected to crumple into 12,500 tons of concrete and steel, sending out shockwaves similar to a magnitude-2.0.    Crews used over 460 pounds of explosives to demolish th...
  East Oakland   Two killed, two injured in East Oakland shooting Map of 500 105th Avenue Oakland
  It happened just after 11 p.m. Authorities say five ambulances were requested, but one person died at the scene.    A third victim remained hospi...
  Oakland Downtown Police search for quadruple shooting suspect

August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19   Redwood City   CHP: Fatal limo fire caused by mechanical failure  3-month investigation shows a mechanical problem caused the fire that killed five nurses who were trapped in the back of the limousine   Oakland Hills Father, daughter found dead in Oakland home
  Alum Rock One killed, two wounded in restaurant shooting

August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20   Bay Area Thousands of lightning strikes in the Bay Area
 Eastern Span  Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge

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Aug.21  HP  Hewlett-Packard turns 3Q profit but revenue falls

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Aug.23  Giants  Matt Cain, Brandon Beachy headed to disabled list

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Aug.24   SF Marina Woman fatally stabbed, armed suspect shot and arrested in SF


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Aug.25   Union City 2 died after shooting
  San Francisco SF water, power supply remain safe as Rim Fire grows   East Oakland Two adults, two children hurt in East Oakland shooting  Raiders  Raiders' Pryor getting first-team reps, will start

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Aug.26   Antioch   Antioch staff sergeant to receive Medal of Honor  Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter of Antioch was serving in Afghanistan in October 2009 when the Army says he went above the call of duty   Berkeley   Rim Fire destroys Berkeley's Tuolumne Camp   The Rim Fire in the Yosemite area has destroyed Berkeley's Tuolumne Family Camp. Flames swept through the camp yesterday  Highway 280  2 die Monday in I-280 car crash near Burlingame

August 27 ... more > Top ^

Aug.27  Facebook  Facebook pays $20m for privacy flaw  South SF  Amgen to Buy Onyx for $10.4 Billion to Gain Cancer Drug  Facebook  Government requests to Facebook outlined in report

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Aug.28   Bay Bridge   Bay Bridge closed; transition to new span underway
  The bridge is closed in both directions as crews begin the transitioning to the new eastern span; To remain closed through Labor Day weekend
 Last car crosses the 1936 version of Bay Bridge, ending a nearly 77-year run for the venerable eastern span


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Aug.29   Bay Bridge   Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very well'  A Caltrans spokesman reports that overnight construction work has gone 'very well" and everything is 'definitely on schedule'  Google  Google exec poached by China rival

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Aug.30  East San Jose  Two officer-involved shootings in San Jose  San Francisco  49ers' Wallace retires after skipping final game  Bay Bridge  Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule   Pinole Two found dead inside Pinole home, suspect arrested
 Eastern Span  Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening

August 31 ... more > Top ^

Aug.31  Bay Bridge  Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly



Big-rig fire closes WB I-80 lanes for 10 hours  A big-rig getting off the Bay Bridge caught fire during the morning commute causing a massive back up Car found, but Oakland woman still missing   A car belonging to a missing woman has been found, but her whereabouts unknown. Sandra Coke, 50, was last seen Sunday at her home Power outage affects more than 36,000 PG&E customers Two teens killed in crash in San Jose   10-year-old boy mauled by pit bull in Antioch  Hunter Kilbourn from Antioch needed more than 100 stitches after a pit bull attacked him at his friend's home Bicyclist sentenced for manslaughter in SF crash No criminal charges in limo fire that killed 5 women CHP: Fatal limo fire caused by mechanical failure  3-month investigation shows a mechanical problem caused the fire that killed five nurses who were trapped in the back of the limousine Father, daughter found dead in Oakland home Thousands of lightning strikes in the Bay Area SF water, power supply remain safe as Rim Fire grows Rim Fire destroys Berkeley's Tuolumne Camp   The Rim Fire in the Yosemite area has destroyed Berkeley's Tuolumne Family Camp. Flames swept through the camp yesterday Crews implode Cal State East Bay's Warren Hall Map of Warren Hall Hayward




SF Bay Area, August 2013 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
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Aug.5   SF Downtown
Aug.6   North Oakland
Aug.7   San Francisco
Aug.9  Vallejo  Search to continue in Vallejo for missing woman
Aug.9  Treasure Island  4 SF firefighters hurt in Treasure Island fire
Aug.11   South San Jose
Aug.12   Antioch
Aug.15   San Francisco
Aug.16  Highway 680  Big rig crash snarls I-680 in Sunol
Aug.16   Redwood City
Aug.19   Redwood City
Aug.19   Oakland Hills
Aug.20   Bay Area
Aug.25   San Francisco
Aug.26   Berkeley
Aug.26  Highway 280  2 die Monday in I-280 car crash near Burlingame




SF Bay Area, August 2013 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
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Aug.17   Hayward
  The building is expected to crumple into 12,500 tons of concrete and steel, sending out shockwaves similar to a magnitude-2.0.    Crews used over 460 pounds of explosives to demolish th...




SF Bay Area, August 2013 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.1  49ers  Report: 49ers' Culliver tears ACL, out for season Aug.9  Athletics  A's OF Reddick blasts three HRs in win vs. Jays Aug.10  SF Downtown  America's Cup: Luna Rossa sweeps Artemis Aug.11  Athletics  Reddick blasts two more HRs, but A's fall to Jays Aug.12  Pac Bell Park  Giants fan says he threw banana at Orioles OF Aug.16  49ers  Smith struggles as 49ers rally past Chiefs, 15-13 Aug.23  Giants  Matt Cain, Brandon Beachy headed to disabled list Aug.25  Raiders  Raiders' Pryor getting first-team reps, will start Aug.30  San Francisco  49ers' Wallace retires after skipping final game



SF Bay Area, August 2013 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.1   Oakland   BART workers issue 72-hour notice for strike  BART's unions have given 72-hour notice that workers may resume their strike at midnight on Sunday unless they can come to a labor agreement Aug.2   BART   Bay Area prepares for potential BART strike
  Management and union leaders expected to meet today to hopefully resolve issues on wages, pensions, benefits and worker safety
Aug.3  Oakland  BART negotiator skeptical deal gets done Saturday Aug.4  Oakland  BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms Aug.4   BART   Strike averted for BART  Governor Jerry Brown has averted a strike of the system, promising riders a normal commute Monday morning Aug.6  East Bay  AC Transit strike deadline rapidly approaching Aug.7   East Bay Union reaches tentative deal with AC Transit
  Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 reached a tentative agreement with AC Transit late night, avoiding a potential strike for the bus system
 The union, which represents 1,800 bus operators, dispatchers, maintenance and clerical workers, reached a 3year deal with management that includes a 9.5% raise
Aug.7   Oakland BART official: Unions, BART $100 million apart
Aug.9   Oakland   Governor will seek cooling off period BART talks fail
  Gov. Jerry Brown will seek a court order for a 60-day cooling off period if management and unions fail to reach an agreement by Sunday.    A report submitted to Gov. Brown by the board of inquiry concluded that 'a s...
Aug.9  Apple  Apple victory in Samsung patent case Aug.11   San Francisco BART strike averted; Judge grants cooling off period
  San Francisco Superior Court Judge is expected to issue a formal order granting the injunction. Trains would run for at least the next 60 days
Aug.14   Cisco Cisco 4Q profit grows but plans to cut 4,000 jobs Aug.15   Bay Bridge New Bay Bridge span set to open on September 3
  After decades of debate and years of construction, the newer and safer version of the Bay Bridge will finally become a reality in just a few weeks
Aug.17   Hayward Crews implode Cal State East Bay's Warren Hall Map of Warren Hall Hayward
  The building is expected to crumple into 12,500 tons of concrete and steel, sending out shockwaves similar to a magnitude-2.0.    Crews used over 460 pounds of explosives to demolish th...
Aug.20  Eastern Span  Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge Aug.21  HP  Hewlett-Packard turns 3Q profit but revenue falls Aug.27  Facebook  Facebook pays $20m for privacy flaw Aug.27  South SF  Amgen to Buy Onyx for $10.4 Billion to Gain Cancer Drug Aug.27  Facebook  Government requests to Facebook outlined in report Aug.28   Bay Bridge Bay Bridge closed; transition to new span underway
  The bridge is closed in both directions as crews begin the transitioning to the new eastern span; To remain closed through Labor Day weekend
 Last car crosses the 1936 version of Bay Bridge, ending a nearly 77-year run for the venerable eastern span
Aug.29   Bay Bridge Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very well'  A Caltrans spokesman reports that overnight construction work has gone 'very well" and everything is 'definitely on schedule' Aug.29  Google  Google exec poached by China rival Aug.30  Bay Bridge  Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule Aug.30  Eastern Span  Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening Aug.31  Bay Bridge  Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly



SF Bay Area, August 2013 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.1  Antioch  Man killed, another injured in Antioch shooting Aug.3  San Jose Downtown  Stray bullet ends life of nursing hopeful Aug.3   Richmond 210 arrested at Chevron refinery protest
Aug.7   East Oakland 1-year-old baby and man fatally shot in Oakland Map of Ghormley Avenue and 98th Avenue Oakland
  Family members said the shooting victims are 20-year-old Andrew Thomas and his son Drew of Fresno
Aug.8   Sunnyvale Murder suspect fatally shot by police   Police say the man charged officers after strangling a woman inside his home. The woman filed a restraining order against the man last fall Aug.9  Vallejo  Search to continue in Vallejo for missing woman Aug.12  Pac Bell Park  Giants fan says he threw banana at Orioles OF Aug.13  SF Mission  Historic bust in San Francisco nets $1.5 million in drugs Aug.15  Hayward  Hayward police fatally shoot knife-wielding man Aug.15  Martinez  2 men get decades to life for Richmond High School gang rape Aug.15   San Francisco Bicyclist sentenced for manslaughter in SF crash Aug.16   Redwood City No criminal charges in limo fire that killed 5 women Aug.17   East Oakland Two killed, two injured in East Oakland shooting Map of 500 105th Avenue Oakland
  It happened just after 11 p.m. Authorities say five ambulances were requested, but one person died at the scene.    A third victim remained hospi...
Aug.17   Oakland Downtown Police search for quadruple shooting suspect Aug.19   Oakland Hills Father, daughter found dead in Oakland home Aug.19   Alum Rock One killed, two wounded in restaurant shooting Aug.24   SF Marina Woman fatally stabbed, armed suspect shot and arrested in SF Aug.25   Union City 2 died after shooting Aug.25   East Oakland Two adults, two children hurt in East Oakland shooting Aug.30  East San Jose  Two officer-involved shootings in San Jose Aug.30   Pinole Two found dead inside Pinole home, suspect arrested



SF Bay Area, August 2013 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.3   Richmond 210 arrested at Chevron refinery protest
Aug.3  Oakland  BART negotiator skeptical deal gets done Saturday Aug.4  Oakland  BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms Aug.7   Oakland BART official: Unions, BART $100 million apart Aug.9   Oakland   Governor will seek cooling off period BART talks fail
  Gov. Jerry Brown will seek a court order for a 60-day cooling off period if management and unions fail to reach an agreement by Sunday.    A report submitted to Gov. Brown by the board of inquiry concluded that 'a s...
Aug.11   San Francisco BART strike averted; Judge grants cooling off period
  San Francisco Superior Court Judge is expected to issue a formal order granting the injunction. Trains would run for at least the next 60 days
Aug.12  Pac Bell Park  Giants fan says he threw banana at Orioles OF Aug.26   Antioch Antioch staff sergeant to receive Medal of Honor  Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter of Antioch was serving in Afghanistan in October 2009 when the Army says he went above the call of duty Aug.27  Facebook  Government requests to Facebook outlined in report