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01-09 Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation Golden Gate Bridge
2. 01-11 Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed Golden Gate Bridge
D. 02-01 UCSF Medical Center moving patients to Mission Bay Mission Bay, San Francisco
4. 02-04 Demolition started at Candlestick Park Candlestick
F. 02-19 Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting Port of Oakland
G. 03-09 Apple Watch was officially unveiled Yerba Buena, South of Market
H. 04-08 Zynga CEO Don Mattrick leaves, founder Mark Pincus returns San Francisco
8. 05-08 San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend San Mateo Bridge
J. 06-11 Dick Costolo steps down as Twitter CEO, Dorsey in as interim Twitter

Summary.     Click for More > Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed UCSF Medical Center moving patients to Mission Bay    After nearly a decade of planning and building, this is opening day. The $1.5 billion medical center consists of three hospitals Demolition started at Candlestick Park  The wrecking machines lurch from one sacred spot to another, pulling the stadium apart Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting Apple Watch was officially unveiled   It's the company's first entirely new product in five years, and its cost will range from $349 to $10,000 Zynga CEO Don Mattrick leaves, founder Mark Pincus returns San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend Dick Costolo steps down as Twitter CEO, Dorsey in as interim Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade Doyle Drive closed till early Monday BART's Transbay Tube closed   BART service will be shut down between West Oakland to Embarcadero all day Saturday and Sunday to replace a critical component of tracks Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet
Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation
Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions
Jan.10  Golden Gate Bridge  Final barrier piece was put in place by crews
Jan.11   Golden Gate Bridge
Jan.15  Google  Google Glass sales halted but kit is not dead
Jan.17  Kaiser  Nurses and Kaiser reach contract deal, avert 2-day strike
Jan.27  Apple  Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history
Feb.1   San Francisco
Feb.2  San Francisco  Advent Software acquired by rival for $2.7 billion
Feb.3  East Oakland  Fans mourn rapper the Jacka, slain in Oakland
Feb.4   Candlestick
Feb.6  SF Downtown  Smucker to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8 billion
Feb.11  San Leandro  Ticket in $564M Powerball matched five numbers
Feb.19   Port of Oakland
 San Francisco  Yahoo hosts first developers conference
Feb.26  San Francisco  1,500 BART riders may been exposed to measles
Mar.2  Oakland  Minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25
 Sunnyvale  HP buys Aruba Networks in biggest deal since 2011
Mar.6  Apple  Apple moves into the Dow
Mar.7  San Francisco  12 patients participate in kidney swap
Mar.9   South of Market
Mar.27  San Francisco  Ellen Pao loses sexism case against Kleiner Perkins
Apr.8   San Francisco
Apr.14  Apple  Apple Watch sales off to strong start
Apr.25  Google  Google executive dies in Everest avalanche amid quake
May.1  Tesla  Tesla unveils a battery to change the world
May.8   San Mateo Bridge
Jun.1  Intel  Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion
 Milpitas  Woman dropped off an Apple 1 computer worth $200K
Jun.11   Twitter
Jun.15  Gap  Gap to shutter many stores, lay off staff
Jun.17  San Francisco  Uber driver an employee, Labor Commission rules
Jun.28   SF Downtown
Jul.9   SF Presidio
Jul.12  SF Presidio  Presidio Parkway, the new Doyle Drive, is now open
Jul.17  Google  Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B
Jul.21  Apple  Apple posts record third-quarter as iPhone sales surge
Jul.31  Facebook  Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby
Aug.1   West Oakland
Aug.10   Google
  Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary.    Page will be Alphabet’s CEO and Brin its pres...
Aug.25  Russian Hill  Russian Hill shooting leaves tourist wounded, 2 suspects in custody Aug.28  Moffett Field  Defense Secretary: New institution to promote bendable devices Aug.31  Netflix  Netflix takes gamble with Epix film cull Sep.1  Yahoo  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins  San Francisco  Family of Kate Steinle to file lawsuit  Google  Google reveals new logo for mobile world Sep.4  Oakland Downtown  Whole foods fires security guard accused of attacking shopper Sep.8  BART  BART’s Transbay Tube reopens on time Sep.9  SF Downtown  iPad Pro, new Apple TV and iPhone 6S handsets unveiled Sep.15  HP  Hewlett-Packard to cut up to 30,000 more jobs in split Sep.21  San Jose  Atmel to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6B deal Sep.22   Livermore   Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym   A car crashed into and through a gym, killing Kathy Baker as she was working out and injuring several others Sep.27   Facebook Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg Oct.1   Napa Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train  The 11 women, who are all black, say racial bias is the real reason their book club was forced off the train back in August Oct.3  San Francisco  Robin Williams' widow, kids settle estate fight Oct.11  SF Downtown  Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock Oct.13  Twitter  Twitter lays off 336 employees upon Dorsey’s return as CEO Oct.20   San Jose Downtown 80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant   The amount of people sickened after eating at Mariscos San Juan restaurant has doubled and some of them are in intensive care Oct.21  Milpitas  SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for $19 billion Oct.24  Livermore  1 dead, 1 injured in Livermore shopping plaza shooting Nov.3   SF City Hall Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin  San Francisco voters are poised to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals Nov.5   Palo Alto Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US Nov.14   Eastern Span Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier Nov.15  Kaiser  Kaiser, mental health workers avert strike Nov.18  San Jose  Storied Fairchild Semiconductor sold to Arizona chipmaker Nov.19  San Francisco  Square bursts out of the gate in first day as public company Nov.27  Bay Area  Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday deals in Bay Area Dec.1   Facebook Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares Dec.10  Yahoo  Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer gives birth to twin girls Dec.26   SF Downtown 9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero Dec.31  SF Downtown  Increased security for New Year's Eve in Bay Area  Bay  Biggest cargo ship to ever grace S.F. Bay is here



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January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  San Francisco  First baby born in the Bay Area in 2015
Jan.3  Bay Area  Rent prices in Bay Area skyrocketing
Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions
Jan.10   Golden Gate Bridge Final barrier piece was put in place by crews
Jan.11  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge work on track for Monday reopening   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed
  Drivers no longer need to avoid 'suicide lane', thanks to a new $30 million steel-and-concrete movable barrier separating the north and south lanes.    The Golden Gate Bridge re-opened Sunday evening more than 6 hours...
Jan.15   Google Google Glass sales halted but kit is not dead Jan.17   Kaiser Nurses and Kaiser reach contract deal, avert 2-day strike Jan.24  Los Altos  Online storage provider Box soars in IPO Jan.27   Apple Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history Jan.29  Google  Google earnings miss estimates, stock sinks

February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   San Francisco   UCSF Medical Center moving patients to Mission Bay
Map of Mission Bay San Francisco
   After nearly a decade of planning and building, this is opening day. The $1.5 billion medical center consists of three hospitals
Feb.2   San Francisco Advent Software acquired by rival for $2.7 billion Feb.3   East Oakland Fans mourn rapper the Jacka, slain in Oakland Feb.4   Candlestick Demolition started at Candlestick Park
  The wrecking machines lurch from one sacred spot to another, pulling the stadium apart
Feb.6   SF Downtown Smucker to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8 billion  J.M. Smucker would buy the pet food company once known as Del Monte, from its private equity owners for about $5.8 billion, including debt Feb.7  Oakland Downtown  Anti-fracking demonstrators march through Oakland Feb.10  Dublin  Family of inmate who died at jail settles for $8.3M Feb.11   San Leandro Ticket in $564M Powerball matched five numbers
Feb.19   Port of Oakland Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
  The dockworkers shut down the port amid tense negotiations that have prompted government intervention and calls for a settlement
  San Francisco Yahoo hosts first developers conference Feb.26   San Francisco 1,500 BART riders may been exposed to measles

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Oakland Minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25   Oakland's minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25 an hour, but many small businesses may have to raise prices in response   Sunnyvale HP buys Aruba Networks in biggest deal since 2011
Mar.6   Apple Apple moves into the Dow Mar.7   San Francisco 12 patients participate in kidney swap Mar.9   South of Market Apple Watch was officially unveiled Map of Yerba Buena San Francisco
  It's the company's first entirely new product in five years, and its cost will range from $349 to $10,000
Mar.10  Sunnyvale  Blue Coat Systems sells for $2.4B Mar.27   San Francisco Ellen Pao loses sexism case against Kleiner Perkins  A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female partner in a closely watched case Mar.28  Levi's Stadium  WrestleMania rolls out Hall of Fame red carpet Mar.31  Brisbane  Horizon Pharma to buy Brisbane’s Hyperion Therapeutics

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  San Jose  Settlement in case of girl who committed suicide Apr.8   San Francisco Zynga CEO Don Mattrick leaves, founder Mark Pincus returns
  Less than two years after luring Don Mattrick to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO, Zynga reverses the move in what an analyst calls 'a clear firing'
Apr.9  LinkedIn  LinkedIn buying online learning company Lynda.com Apr.14   Apple Apple Watch sales off to strong start
Apr.17  Los Altos  Six hurt after woman crashes into Trader Joe's store Apr.25   Google Google executive dies in Everest avalanche amid quake  Dan Fredinburg died after being caught in an avalanche caused by the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal Apr.28  Apple  Apple beats estimates, expands dividends, buybacks  Twitter  Twitter trading halted after shares plunge on leaked earnings Apr.30  Santa Clara  OmniVision agrees to Chinese group's $1.9 billion acquisition bid

May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Tesla Tesla unveils a battery to change the world  Calling it the 'missing piece' in the renewable power revolution, Elon Musk unveiled batteries big enough to power homes, businesses or comm... May.4  HP  Carly Fiorina launched her presidential campaign May.8   San Mateo Bridge San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend
  All lanes of the San Mateo Bridge have closed for the weekend until Monday 5 a.m. for resurfacing and repair work
May.11  Google  Google admits self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents

June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Intel Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion  The deal comes after an earlier round of talks between the two companies ended in April. The transaction is the latest in ongoing consolidat...   Milpitas Woman dropped off an Apple 1 computer worth $200K Jun.8  South of Market  Apple reveals new Music app to rival Spotify Jun.11   Twitter   Dick Costolo steps down as Twitter CEO, Dorsey in as interim
  Costolo will step down as head of the unprofitable San Francisco micro-blogging company. Jack Dorsey, a Twitter co-founder, will step in as interim.    Growing number of investors have e...
Jun.15   Gap Gap to shutter many stores, lay off staff Jun.17   San Francisco Uber driver an employee, Labor Commission rules Jun.24  Yahoo  Yahoo executive jumps to Facebook Jun.28  SF Downtown  Thousands flock to San Francisco for Pride parade  SF Downtown  Pride Parade has begun Sunday   SF Downtown Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade Map of Market st San Francisco
  More than 1 million were expected, and officials believe that even more showed up to celebrate unity, pride, and marriage equality


July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.9   SF Presidio Doyle Drive closed till early Monday
Map of Doyle Drive San Francisco
  The main route to the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marina District shut down as crews work to ready the new thoroughfare for traffic
Jul.12   SF Presidio   Presidio Parkway, the new Doyle Drive, is now open   After three days of blocked roads and baffled tourists, downtown San Francisco’s main route to the Golden Gate Bridge reopened Sunday night Jul.16  Google  Google signals new era of austerity with new CFO Jul.17   Google Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B  Stock roared to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the company for promising to curb its spendin... Jul.21   Apple Apple posts record third-quarter as iPhone sales surge Jul.23  Newark  Biden talks health care at medical products firm in Newark Jul.31   Facebook Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   West Oakland   BART's Transbay Tube closed
  BART service will be shut down between West Oakland to Embarcadero all day Saturday and Sunday to replace a critical component of tracks
 San Leandro  Drivers of buses for tech workers move closer to contract Aug.3  West Oakland  Transbay Tube reopens on time for Monday morning rush hour Aug.10   Google Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet
  Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary
 Page will be Alphabet’s CEO and Brin its president. Google’s new CEO will be Sundar Pichai
Aug.13  Apple  Apple hired more women, blacks and Hispanics Aug.25   Russian Hill Russian Hill shooting leaves tourist wounded, 2 suspects in custody   A tourist on his way to visit iconic Lombard Street was shot in the shoulder by one of two assailants during a brazen midday robbery Aug.27  Facebook  Facebook has a billion users in a single day Aug.28   Moffett Field Defense Secretary: New institution to promote bendable devices  Ashton Carter announced that the government to create and fund the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Aug.31   Netflix Netflix takes gamble with Epix film cull

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Yahoo Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins
  San Francisco Family of Kate Steinle to file lawsuit   Google Google reveals new logo for mobile world Sep.4   Oakland Downtown Whole foods fires security guard accused of attacking shopper Sep.8   BART BART’s Transbay Tube reopens on time Sep.9   SF Downtown iPad Pro, new Apple TV and iPhone 6S handsets unveiled Sep.15   HP Hewlett-Packard to cut up to 30,000 more jobs in split  The company will cut 25,000 to 30,000 more jobs as part of a $2.7 billion restructuring, primarily focused on its enterprise services divisi...  Facebook  'Dislike' button coming to Facebook Sep.21   San Jose Atmel to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6B deal Sep.22   Livermore   Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym Map of LifeStylesRX Stanley Boulevard Livermore
  A car crashed into and through a gym, killing Kathy Baker as she was working out and injuring several others
 Mercedes SUV appears well inside the gym. Police say 81 yr old driver confused pedals
Sep.23  Oakland Downtown  Uber announces major expansion into Oakland's Sears building Sep.27   Facebook Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg
  When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat down with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Sep.28  Facebook  Facebook suffers second outage in a week

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Napa Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train
  The 11 women, who are all black, say racial bias is the real reason their book club was forced off the train back in August
Oct.3   San Francisco Robin Williams' widow, kids settle estate fight Oct.11   SF Downtown Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock   The Blue Angels will return to the skies over San Francisco at 3 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, one million fans came out for a spectacular show  South San Jose  $15 million SuperLotto ticket purchased at Safeway Oct.13   Twitter Twitter lays off 336 employees upon Dorsey’s return as CEO Oct.14  Tesla  Tesla launches 'autopilot' update but urges caution Oct.17  Apple  Patent case: Wisconsin university wins huge damages Oct.20   San Jose Downtown 80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant
Map of Mariscos San Juan North 4th Street San Jose
  The amount of people sickened after eating at Mariscos San Juan restaurant has doubled and some of them are in intensive care
 Yahoo  Mayer scrambles as Yahoo misses earnings, revenue Oct.21   Milpitas SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for $19 billion  Western Digital makes hard driv-s and is facing a shift to flash memory in smartphones and data center storage, which SanDisk makes  Fremont  KLA-Tencor acquired by Lam Research of Fremont Oct.22  Google  Google opens Alphabet era with 3Q report that lifts stock Oct.24   Livermore 1 dead, 1 injured in Livermore shopping plaza shooting Oct.27  Apple  Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates Oct.29  East Bay  New EBMUD list names water users exceeding daily use of 1,000 gallons

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Eastern Span  Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. 14   SF City Hall Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin
  San Francisco voters are poised to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals
 Los Altos  Tax measures in South Bay, Peninsula find mixed success Nov.4  Facebook  Facebook reports jump in profits Nov.5   Palo Alto Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US
  Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics
Nov.7  South of Market  Closed streets in SF's Mission Bay likely to cause traffic jams Nov.8  Fishermans Wharf  S.F. Veterans Day Parade moves to wharf, and the crowds show up Nov.13  Mountain View  Google self-driving car pulled over for 'driving too slowly' Nov.14   Eastern Span   Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier
  Caltrans has completed the implosion of a pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge at 7 a.m. Saturday.    The implosion was a highly-choreog...
Nov.15   Kaiser Kaiser, mental health workers avert strike  Kaiser and its mental health workers have reached a tentative contract settlement, averting a strike that had been planned Nov.18   San Jose Storied Fairchild Semiconductor sold to Arizona chipmaker Nov.19   San Francisco Square bursts out of the gate in first day as public company  The 6-year-old startup known for its white, cube-shaped credit and debit card readers that plug into smartphones, surged in its first day Nov.21  Facebook  Facebook founder announces he'll take 2 months paternity leave Nov.27   Bay Area Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday deals in Bay Area   Shoppers are lined up around the Bay Area. Retailers are expecting three times the number of shoppers today, than they got for those Thanksg...

December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Facebook Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares
  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter — and his long-term plan to give away nearly all of his Facebook shares
Dec.3  Levi's Stadium  Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime show Dec.10   Yahoo   Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer gives birth to twin girls  She wrote: 'Zack and I are excited to announce that our identical twin girls have arrived!'. She is expected to take 'limited' time off for maternity... Dec.26   SF Downtown 9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero Map of Embarcadero and Broadway San Francisco
  A double-decker tour bus collided with an SUV. The first report of the crash came in at 5:53 p.m. Paramedics tended to six adults and two children
Dec.27  SF Presidio  Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes fastest to take $1bn Dec.30  Google  US military shelves Google robot plan over 'noise concerns' Dec.31   SF Downtown Increased security for New Year's Eve in Bay Area   Bay Biggest cargo ship to ever grace S.F. Bay is here



80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant Map of Mariscos San Juan North 4th Street San Jose




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Nov.3  Los Altos  Tax measures in South Bay, Peninsula find mixed success
Dec.3  Levi's Stadium  Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime show




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Oct.20   San Jose Downtown
  The amount of people sickened after eating at Mariscos San Juan restaurant has doubled and some of them are in intensive care
Dec.1   Facebook Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares
  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter — and his long-term plan to give away nearly all of his Facebook shares




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2015 Feb.2   San Francisco Advent Software acquired by rival for $2.7 billion
Feb.6   SF Downtown Smucker to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8 billion  J.M. Smucker would buy the pet food company once known as Del Monte, from its private equity owners for about $5.8 billion, including debt Mar.2   Sunnyvale HP buys Aruba Networks in biggest deal since 2011 Mar.10  Sunnyvale  Blue Coat Systems sells for $2.4B Mar.31  Brisbane  Horizon Pharma to buy Brisbane’s Hyperion Therapeutics Apr.9  LinkedIn  LinkedIn buying online learning company Lynda.com Apr.25   Google Google executive dies in Everest avalanche amid quake  Dan Fredinburg died after being caught in an avalanche caused by the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal Apr.30  Santa Clara  OmniVision agrees to Chinese group's $1.9 billion acquisition bid May.4  HP  Carly Fiorina launched her presidential campaign Jun.1   Intel Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion  The deal comes after an earlier round of talks between the two companies ended in April. The transaction is the latest in ongoing consolidat... Aug.10   Google Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet
  Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary
 Page will be Alphabet’s CEO and Brin its president. Google’s new CEO will be Sundar Pichai
Sep.21   San Jose Atmel to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6B deal
Oct.21   Milpitas SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for $19 billion  Western Digital makes hard driv-s and is facing a shift to flash memory in smartphones and data center storage, which SanDisk makes Oct.21  Fremont  KLA-Tencor acquired by Lam Research of Fremont Nov.3   SF City Hall Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin
  San Francisco voters are poised to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals
Nov.3  Los Altos  Tax measures in South Bay, Peninsula find mixed success Nov.18   San Jose Storied Fairchild Semiconductor sold to Arizona chipmaker



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2015 Oct.29  East Bay  New EBMUD list names water users exceeding daily use of 1,000 gallons



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2015 Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions
Apr.17  Los Altos  Six hurt after woman crashes into Trader Joe's store May.8   San Mateo Bridge San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend
  All lanes of the San Mateo Bridge have closed for the weekend until Monday 5 a.m. for resurfacing and repair work
May.11  Google  Google admits self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents Jul.9   SF Presidio Doyle Drive closed till early Monday Map of Doyle Drive San Francisco
  The main route to the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marina District shut down as crews work to ready the new thoroughfare for traffic
Sep.22   Livermore   Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym Map of LifeStylesRX Stanley Boulevard Livermore
  A car crashed into and through a gym, killing Kathy Baker as she was working out and injuring several others
 Mercedes SUV appears well inside the gym. Police say 81 yr old driver confused pedals
Oct.11   SF Downtown Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock   The Blue Angels will return to the skies over San Francisco at 3 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, one million fans came out for a spectacular show Oct.14  Tesla  Tesla launches 'autopilot' update but urges caution Nov.5   Palo Alto Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US
  Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics
Nov.7  South of Market  Closed streets in SF's Mission Bay likely to cause traffic jams Nov.13  Mountain View  Google self-driving car pulled over for 'driving too slowly' Nov.13  Mountain View  Google self-driving car pulled over for 'driving too slowly' Dec.26   SF Downtown 9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero
Map of Embarcadero and Broadway San Francisco
  A double-decker tour bus collided with an SUV. The first report of the crash came in at 5:53 p.m. Paramedics tended to six adults and two children




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2015 Jan.1  San Francisco  First baby born in the Bay Area in 2015 Feb.1   San Francisco UCSF Medical Center moving patients to Mission Bay
Map of Mission Bay San Francisco
   After nearly a decade of planning and building, this is opening day. The $1.5 billion medical center consists of three hospitals
Feb.26   San Francisco 1,500 BART riders may been exposed to measles Mar.7   San Francisco 12 patients participate in kidney swap Jul.23  Newark  Biden talks health care at medical products firm in Newark Sep.4   Oakland Downtown Whole foods fires security guard accused of attacking shopper Oct.20   San Jose Downtown 80 sickened in Shigella outbreak linked to San Jose restaurant Map of Mariscos San Juan North 4th Street San Jose
  The amount of people sickened after eating at Mariscos San Juan restaurant has doubled and some of them are in intensive care




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2015 Jan.27   Apple Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history
Jan.29  Google  Google earnings miss estimates, stock sinks Apr.28  Apple  Apple beats estimates, expands dividends, buybacks Apr.28  Twitter  Twitter trading halted after shares plunge on leaked earnings Jul.21   Apple Apple posts record third-quarter as iPhone sales surge Sep.28  Facebook  Facebook suffers second outage in a week Oct.20  Yahoo  Mayer scrambles as Yahoo misses earnings, revenue Oct.22  Google  Google opens Alphabet era with 3Q report that lifts stock Oct.27  Apple  Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates Nov.4  Facebook  Facebook reports jump in profits



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2015 Jan.17   Kaiser Nurses and Kaiser reach contract deal, avert 2-day strike
Feb.19   Port of Oakland Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
  The dockworkers shut down the port amid tense negotiations that have prompted government intervention and calls for a settlement
Jun.17   San Francisco Uber driver an employee, Labor Commission rules
Aug.1  San Leandro  Drivers of buses for tech workers move closer to contract Nov.15   Kaiser Kaiser, mental health workers avert strike  Kaiser and its mental health workers have reached a tentative contract settlement, averting a strike that had been planned



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2015 Feb.3   East Oakland Fans mourn rapper the Jacka, slain in Oakland




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2015 Sep.15   HP Hewlett-Packard to cut up to 30,000 more jobs in split  The company will cut 25,000 to 30,000 more jobs as part of a $2.7 billion restructuring, primarily focused on its enterprise services divisi... Oct.13   Twitter Twitter lays off 336 employees upon Dorsey’s return as CEO




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2015 Jan.15   Google Google Glass sales halted but kit is not dead
Mar.9   South of Market Apple Watch was officially unveiled Map of Yerba Buena San Francisco
  It's the company's first entirely new product in five years, and its cost will range from $349 to $10,000
Apr.14   Apple Apple Watch sales off to strong start May.11  Google  Google admits self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents Jun.1   Milpitas Woman dropped off an Apple 1 computer worth $200K Jun.8  South of Market  Apple reveals new Music app to rival Spotify Aug.13  Apple  Apple hired more women, blacks and Hispanics Aug.28   Moffett Field Defense Secretary: New institution to promote bendable devices  Ashton Carter announced that the government to create and fund the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Sep.1   Google Google reveals new logo for mobile world Sep.9   SF Downtown iPad Pro, new Apple TV and iPhone 6S handsets unveiled Nov.13  Mountain View  Google self-driving car pulled over for 'driving too slowly' Nov.27   Bay Area Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday deals in Bay Area   Shoppers are lined up around the Bay Area. Retailers are expecting three times the number of shoppers today, than they got for those Thanksg... Dec.30  Google  US military shelves Google robot plan over 'noise concerns'



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2015 Jan.24  Los Altos  Online storage provider Box soars in IPO Aug.28   Moffett Field Defense Secretary: New institution to promote bendable devices  Ashton Carter announced that the government to create and fund the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Oct.11   SF Downtown Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock   The Blue Angels will return to the skies over San Francisco at 3 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, one million fans came out for a spectacular show Nov.8  Fishermans Wharf  S.F. Veterans Day Parade moves to wharf, and the crowds show up Nov.19   San Francisco Square bursts out of the gate in first day as public company  The 6-year-old startup known for its white, cube-shaped credit and debit card readers that plug into smartphones, surged in its first day Dec.30  Google  US military shelves Google robot plan over 'noise concerns'



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2015 Feb.7  Oakland Downtown  Anti-fracking demonstrators march through Oakland



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2015 Feb.10  Dublin  Family of inmate who died at jail settles for $8.3M Mar.27   San Francisco Ellen Pao loses sexism case against Kleiner Perkins  A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female partner in a closely watched case Apr.3  San Jose  Settlement in case of girl who committed suicide Sep.1   San Francisco Family of Kate Steinle to file lawsuit
Oct.1   Napa Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train
  The 11 women, who are all black, say racial bias is the real reason their book club was forced off the train back in August
Oct.3   San Francisco Robin Williams' widow, kids settle estate fight
Oct.17  Apple  Patent case: Wisconsin university wins huge damages



SF Bay Area, Business, 2015 Retail Timeline ... See Bay Area Retail timeline, World Retail timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.11   San Leandro Ticket in $564M Powerball matched five numbers
Apr.17  Los Altos  Six hurt after woman crashes into Trader Joe's store Jun.15   Gap Gap to shutter many stores, lay off staff Sep.4   Oakland Downtown Whole foods fires security guard accused of attacking shopper Oct.11  South San Jose  $15 million SuperLotto ticket purchased at Safeway Oct.24   Livermore 1 dead, 1 injured in Livermore shopping plaza shooting Nov.27   Bay Area Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday deals in Bay Area   Shoppers are lined up around the Bay Area. Retailers are expecting three times the number of shoppers today, than they got for those Thanksg...



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2015 Jul.23  Newark  Biden talks health care at medical products firm in Newark Sep.27   Facebook Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg
  When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat down with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg




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2015 Dec.31   Bay Biggest cargo ship to ever grace S.F. Bay is here




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2015 Aug.25   Russian Hill Russian Hill shooting leaves tourist wounded, 2 suspects in custody   A tourist on his way to visit iconic Lombard Street was shot in the shoulder by one of two assailants during a brazen midday robbery Dec.26   SF Downtown 9 injured in San Francisco tour bus crash along The Embarcadero
Map of Embarcadero and Broadway San Francisco
  A double-decker tour bus collided with an SUV. The first report of the crash came in at 5:53 p.m. Paramedics tended to six adults and two children




SF Bay Area, Business, 2015 Software Timeline ... See Bay Area Software timeline, World Software timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.19   San Francisco Yahoo hosts first developers conference
Aug.27  Facebook  Facebook has a billion users in a single day Aug.31   Netflix Netflix takes gamble with Epix film cull Sep.15  Facebook  'Dislike' button coming to Facebook Sep.28  Facebook  Facebook suffers second outage in a week



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2015 Aug.1   West Oakland BART's Transbay Tube closed
  BART service will be shut down between West Oakland to Embarcadero all day Saturday and Sunday to replace a critical component of tracks
Aug.3  West Oakland  Transbay Tube reopens on time for Monday morning rush hour Sep.8   BART BART’s Transbay Tube reopens on time
Nov.5   Palo Alto Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US
  Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics




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2015 Feb.4   Candlestick Demolition started at Candlestick Park
  The wrecking machines lurch from one sacred spot to another, pulling the stadium apart
Apr.3  San Jose  Settlement in case of girl who committed suicide Apr.8   San Francisco Zynga CEO Don Mattrick leaves, founder Mark Pincus returns
  Less than two years after luring Don Mattrick to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO, Zynga reverses the move in what an analyst calls 'a clear firing'
May.4  HP  Carly Fiorina launched her presidential campaign Jun.11   Twitter   Dick Costolo steps down as Twitter CEO, Dorsey in as interim
  Costolo will step down as head of the unprofitable San Francisco micro-blogging company. Jack Dorsey, a Twitter co-founder, will step in as interim.    Growing number of investors have e...
Jun.24  Yahoo  Yahoo executive jumps to Facebook Jul.16  Google  Google signals new era of austerity with new CFO Jul.31   Facebook Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby Aug.25   Russian Hill Russian Hill shooting leaves tourist wounded, 2 suspects in custody   A tourist on his way to visit iconic Lombard Street was shot in the shoulder by one of two assailants during a brazen midday robbery Sep.1   Yahoo Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins Sep.1   San Francisco Family of Kate Steinle to file lawsuit Oct.24   Livermore 1 dead, 1 injured in Livermore shopping plaza shooting Nov.21  Facebook  Facebook founder announces he'll take 2 months paternity leave Dec.1   Facebook Zuckerberg welcomes baby, to give up 99% of shares
  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter — and his long-term plan to give away nearly all of his Facebook shares
Dec.10   Yahoo Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer gives birth to twin girls  She wrote: 'Zack and I are excited to announce that our identical twin girls have arrived!'. She is expected to take 'limited' time off for maternity...



SF Bay Area, Business, 2015 Construction Timeline ... See Bay Area Construction timeline, World Construction timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions
Jan.10   Golden Gate Bridge Final barrier piece was put in place by crews Jan.11  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge work on track for Monday reopening Jan.11   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed
  Drivers no longer need to avoid 'suicide lane', thanks to a new $30 million steel-and-concrete movable barrier separating the north and south lanes.    The Golden Gate Bridge re-opened Sunday evening more than 6 hours...
Feb.4   Candlestick Demolition started at Candlestick Park
  The wrecking machines lurch from one sacred spot to another, pulling the stadium apart
May.8   San Mateo Bridge San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend
  All lanes of the San Mateo Bridge have closed for the weekend until Monday 5 a.m. for resurfacing and repair work
Jul.9   SF Presidio Doyle Drive closed till early Monday Map of Doyle Drive San Francisco
  The main route to the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marina District shut down as crews work to ready the new thoroughfare for traffic
Jul.12   SF Presidio Presidio Parkway, the new Doyle Drive, is now open   After three days of blocked roads and baffled tourists, downtown San Francisco’s main route to the Golden Gate Bridge reopened Sunday night Nov.3  Eastern Span  Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. 14 Nov.7  South of Market  Closed streets in SF's Mission Bay likely to cause traffic jams Nov.14   Eastern Span Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier
  Caltrans has completed the implosion of a pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge at 7 a.m. Saturday.    The implosion was a highly-choreog...




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2015 Jan.3  Bay Area  Rent prices in Bay Area skyrocketing Feb.7  Oakland Downtown  Anti-fracking demonstrators march through Oakland Feb.26   San Francisco 1,500 BART riders may been exposed to measles
Nov.3   SF City Hall Prop. F: Measure to restrict Airbnb rentals losing by wide margin
  San Francisco voters are poised to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals




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2015 Mar.6   Apple Apple moves into the Dow Jul.17   Google Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B  Stock roared to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the company for promising to curb its spendin...



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2015 Aug.13  Apple  Apple hired more women, blacks and Hispanics Oct.1   Napa Women file $11M lawsuit against Napa Valley Wine Train
  The 11 women, who are all black, say racial bias is the real reason their book club was forced off the train back in August




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2015 Sep.23  Oakland Downtown  Uber announces major expansion into Oakland's Sears building



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2015 Feb.10  Dublin  Family of inmate who died at jail settles for $8.3M Mar.2   Oakland Minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25   Oakland's minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25 an hour, but many small businesses may have to raise prices in response Sep.27   Facebook Modi highlights India's economic prowess in Q&A with Zuckerberg
  When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat down with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Dec.31   SF Downtown Increased security for New Year's Eve in Bay Area



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2015 Jun.28  SF Downtown  Thousands flock to San Francisco for Pride parade Jun.28  SF Downtown  Pride Parade has begun Sunday Jun.28   SF Downtown Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade
Map of Market st San Francisco
  More than 1 million were expected, and officials believe that even more showed up to celebrate unity, pride, and marriage equality




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2015 Feb.3   East Oakland Fans mourn rapper the Jacka, slain in Oakland
Mar.27   San Francisco Ellen Pao loses sexism case against Kleiner Perkins  A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female partner in a closely watched case Mar.28  Levi's Stadium  WrestleMania rolls out Hall of Fame red carpet Jun.28  SF Downtown  Thousands flock to San Francisco for Pride parade Jun.28  SF Downtown  Pride Parade has begun Sunday Jun.28   SF Downtown Record number of spectators came for Pride Parade Map of Market st San Francisco
  More than 1 million were expected, and officials believe that even more showed up to celebrate unity, pride, and marriage equality
Oct.11   SF Downtown Blue Angels draw crowds create massive traffic gridlock   The Blue Angels will return to the skies over San Francisco at 3 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, one million fans came out for a spectacular show Nov.8  Fishermans Wharf  S.F. Veterans Day Parade moves to wharf, and the crowds show up Dec.3  Levi's Stadium  Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime show Dec.27  SF Presidio  Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes fastest to take $1bn Dec.31   SF Downtown Increased security for New Year's Eve in Bay Area



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2015 Apr.25   Google Google executive dies in Everest avalanche amid quake  Dan Fredinburg died after being caught in an avalanche caused by the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal Sep.22   Livermore   Lawrence Livermore Lab CFO killed after SUV crashes into gym
Map of LifeStylesRX Stanley Boulevard Livermore
  A car crashed into and through a gym, killing Kathy Baker as she was working out and injuring several others
 Mercedes SUV appears well inside the gym. Police say 81 yr old driver confused pedals




SF Bay Area, Business, 2015 Energy Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Energy Business timeline, World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2015 May.1   Tesla Tesla unveils a battery to change the world  Calling it the 'missing piece' in the renewable power revolution, Elon Musk unveiled batteries big enough to power homes, businesses or comm...