Timeline San Francisco (J) 2020-Present
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2020 Jan 11,
It was reported that Mercy High School, one of San Francisco's last
all-girls Catholic high schools, will close its doors in June. The
school was founded in 1952 and its building in the Park-Merced
district was completed in 1954.
(SFC, 1/11/20, p.C4)
2020 Jan 17, Terence Hallinan
(83), former San Francisco supervisor (1988-1995) and district
attorney (1995-2003) died.
(SFC, 1/18/20, p.A1)
2020 Jan 21, San
Francisco-based Cruise unveiled a robot taxi called Origin. Cruise
said it could be manufactured at half the cost of conventional
(SFC, 1/23/20, p.D1)
2020 Jan 25, In San Francisco
thousands marched down Market Street in the 16th annual Walk for
Life West Coast.
(SSFC, 1/26/20, p.A10)
2020 Jan 27, FBI agents in San
Francisco arrested Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and
restaurateur Nick Bovis following a public corruption probe. A
federal complaint for wire fraud was unsealed the next day.
(SFC, 1/29/20, p.A1)
2020 Jan 28, San Francisco
electronic health records company Practice Fusion agreed to pay $145
million to resolve charges that it took kickbacks from an opioid
maker that used the company's software to prod doctors to prescribe
more opioid panikillers to patients. Practice Fusion was acquired by
Chicago-based Allscripts in 2018 for $100 million.
(SFC, 1/29/20, p.A1)
2020 Feb 8, In San Francisco a
shooting Haight-Ashbury neighborhood involved an off-duty FBI agent
and an adult male, who was hospitalized. The agent was not hurt.
2020 Feb 18, President Donald
Trump went on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison
sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning
former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others.
Trump also told reporters that he has pardoned financier Michael
Milken, who pleaded guilty for violating US securities laws and
served two years in prison in the early 1990s. Trump also pardoned
Edward DeBartolo Jr. (73), the former San Francisco 49ers owner,
convicted in 1998 in a gambling fraud scandal.
(AP, 2/19/20)(SFC, 2/19/20, p.C1)
2020 Mar 4, Anthony
Levandowski, a former Google and Uber engineer, filed for bankruptcy
in San Francisco following a court order for him to pay $179 million
to Google over a contract dispute. Levandowski had left Google to
form Otto a self-driging truck startup and then sold Otto to Uber
for $600 million.
(SFC, 3/6/20, p.D1)
2020 Mar 6, San Francisco Mayor
London Breed announced that the War Memorial and Performing Arts
venues, including the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, will be closed
for all public events for the next two weeks over fears of the rapid
spread of the new coronavirus.
(SFC, 3/9/20, p.C1)
2020 Mar 6, The Grand Princess
cruise ship, with 3,500 aboard, remained docked 70 miles off the
coast of San Francisco as health officials await results from dozens
of coronavirus tests. Samples were collected from 45 people
currently on board who were showing symptoms. At least 19 passengers
and two crew members on Carnival Corp.’s Grand Princess, currently
off the coast of California, have tested positive for the
(AP, 3/6/20)(SFC, 3/6/20, p.A9)(Bloomberg,
2020 Mar 13, San Francisco's
Mayor London breed banned nonessential gatherings of more than 100
people due to the coronavirus outbreak.
(SFC, 3/14/20, p.A1)
2020 Mar 16, San Francisco area
leaders told seven million people in six counties to "shelter in
place." Other localities ordered restaurants, bars, and other public
gathering spots to shut their doors. The number of confirmed
coronavirus cases in the US jumped past 4,600, with at least 85
(The Week, 3/17/20)
2020 Mar 17, San Francisco's
Mayor London Breed announced plans to ban commercial evictions for
small and medium-sized businesses impacted by the coronavirus. City
officials said canabis businesses may remain open as non-essential
businesses were told to shut down.
(SFC, 3/18/20, p.B5)
2020 Mar 28, In San Francisco
the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 304 with four deaths.
(SSFC, 3/29/20, p.A9)
2020 Mar 30, SF Mayor Lond
Breed said the city's shelter-in-place order will be extended to at
least May 1. The SF Bay Area had over 1,900 coronavirus cases and 49
(ABC News, 3/30/20)
2020 Mar, San Francisco-based
Salesforce purchased an historic 5-story office building at 440-450
Mission St. for $145 million. The firm paid a record
$2,500-per-square-foot for the building.
(SFC, 4/22/20, p.C1)
2020 Apr 5, E. Margaret
Burbidge (100), an astrophysicist who made pathbreaking findings
about the state of the cosmos, died at her home in San Francisco.
(NY Times, 4/6/20)
2020 Apr 10, San Francisco
officials reported a major outbreak of the coronavirus at the
Multi-Service Center South homeless shelter at 525 Bryant St. 68
residents and two employees have tested positive for the virus. The
city had 857 confirmed cases and 13 deaths.
(SFC, 4/11/20, p.A1)
2020 Apr 17, San Francisco's
Mayor London Breed announced rules requiring face masks for people
in public. Marin, Alameda, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties
released similar mandates as part of SF Bay Area regional effort to
stem the coronavirus pandemic.
(SFC, 4/18/20, p.A1)
2020 May 4, In San Francisco
Courtney Brousseau (22), a transit advocate and Twitter employee,
died 3 days after being hit by a barrage of gunfire at the
intersection of Rosa Parks Lane and Guerrero St.
(SFC, 5/6/20, p.B1)
2020 May 6, In San Francisco a
new UCSF Pandemic Workforce Training Academy opened with an $8.7
million state grant to train workers to follow the spread of the
COVID-19 disease through widespread contact tracing and case
(SFC, 5/13/20, p.A1)
2020 May 18, It was reported
that SF-based Stripe is supporting a radical approach to fighting
climate change. One beach project is taking coarse-milled olivine to
the water’s edge so the waves can grind it up, allowing the ocean to
absorb more carbon.
2020 May 23, In San Francisco a
fire engulfed a warehouse on Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, sending a
thick plume of smoke over the waterfront.
2020 May 31, San Francisco
police officers seized firearms and explosives and arrested at least
80 people late today on violating a curfew and looting charges.
2020 Jun 6, Black Lives Matter
protesters marched across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
forcing a temporary closing of the span.
(SSFC, 6/7/20, p.A1)
2020 Jun 8, PG&E announced
that it will begin relocating from downtown San Francisco to Oakland
in 2022. The company planned to sell its SF offices at 77 Beale St.
and 245 market St. after it emerges from bankruptcy protection.
(SFC, 6/9/20, p.A1)
2020 Jun 12, San Francisco
agreed to remove 70% of the tents crowding the Tenderloin
neighborhood by July 20. As of June 5 there were some 415 tents
scattered throughout the 49 blocks of the Tenderloin.
(SFC, 6/13/20, p.A1)
2020 Jun 18, San Francisco
officials removed a 4,000 pound statue of Christopher Columbus from
its pedestal at Coit Tower. Protesters had threatened to throw it
into the bay.
(SFC, 6/19/20, p.B1)
2020 Jun 18, In San Francisco a
50-pound male cougar, believed to be under 2 years old, was spotted
roaming downtown over several days this week. He was seen sleeping
in a planter box and looking at his reflection in the glass of an
office tower before being captured. Authorities said he may have
killed three animals at the city zoo. The cougar was soon released
back to the wild. On July 3 the mountain lion was found dead on the
shoulder of Highway 1 near Pacifica.
(AP, 6/20/20)(AP, 7/4/20)
2020 Jun 19, In San Francisco a
statue of Francis Scott Key, who is known for writing "The
Star-Spangled Banner" but was a slave owner, was toppled by
protesters during demonstrations against racial injustice.
(Good Morning America, 6/20/20)
2020 Jun 20, In San Francisco a
statue of Francis Scott Key was toppled from its pedestal in Golden
Gate Park. San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone criticized
the pulling down of the Junipero Serra statue in Golden Gate Park.
Statues of Serra have been defaced in California for several years
by people who said he destroyed tribes and their culture.
2020 Jul 1, San Francisco
police said they will stop releasing the mug shots of people who
have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part
of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes.
2020 Jul 7, San Francisco-based
Sunrun, the nation's largest residential solar company, said that it
is acquiring Vivint Solar, a Utah-based leading competitor. The deal
would form one of the world's largest providers of solar equipment.
(SFC, 7/8/20, p.C1)
2020 Aug 4, Self-driving-car
engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by
a federal judge in San Francisco, after pleading guilty to one count
of trade secret theft in May. In 2021 Donald Trump pardoned
Levandowski in the final hours of his administration.
(Business Insider, 8/4/20)(SFC, 1/21/21, p.C1)
2020 Aug 11, UCSF researchers
reported that they have developed synthetic antibodies. dubbed
AeroNabs, that neutralize the coronavirus.
(SFC, 8/12/20, p.A1)
2020 Sep 9, Smoke blotted out
the sun in San Francisco, and ash fluttered down from the sky.
(NY Times, 9/10/20)
2020 Sep 23, Art Dugoni (95),
preeminent dental educator, died at his home in Palo Alto. He was
the longtime dean of the Univ. of the Pacific School of Dentistry,
which was renamed in his honor in 2004. The Pacific Heights school
moved to South of Market in 2015.
(SSFC, 9/27/20, p.C11)
2020 Oct 17, A free speech
demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in
downtown San Francisco after several hundred counter protesters
surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered,
including knocking one in the mouth.
2020 Oct 17, San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performed a short exorcism ceremony
outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a
statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was intended to
drive out evil and defend the image of Serra.
2020 Oct 20, The San Francisco
Board of Supervisors unanimously approved hate crime legislation
giving the targets of those calls the ability to sue the caller.
They approved the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative
Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN legislation.
(NBC News, 10/21/20)
2020 Oct 21, Albert Jonsen
(89), bioethicist and ex-president of the Univ. of San Francisco,
died at his home in SF. The doctor of religious studies was widely
acclaimed for his 1982 work "Clinical Ethics," which became a
standard for physicians in all fields.
(SFC, 10/30/20, p.B3)
2020 Oct 28, Cecilia Chiang
(100), whose San Francisco restaurant, the Mandarin, introduced
American diners in the 1960s to the richness and variety of
authentic Chinese cuisine, died at her home in San Francisco.
(NY Times, 10/28/20)
2020 Oct 30, It was reported
that the 1972 Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco has been sold to
New York investor Michael Shvo, Deutsche Finance America and other
investors for $650 million. The deal includes two nearby buildings
at 505 Sansome and 545 Sansome St.
(SFC, 10/30/20, p.D1)
2020 Nov 30, San Francisco's
Public Utilities Commission chief Harlan Kelly resigned after
federal prosecutors charged him with accepting bribes in exchange
for insider information on city contracts. Kelly is married to Naomi
Kelly, who oversees more than two dozen city departments.
(SFC, 12/1/20, p.A1)
2020 Dec 2, San Francisco
company Eat Just announced that it will sell its cultured chicken
meat in Singapore, making it the first of its kind to be approved
(SFC, 12/3/20, p.C1)
2020 Dec 4, San Francisco Mayor
London Breed said she and political leaders across the Bay Area were
imposing new lockdown orders and business restrictions in the face
of a surge in COVID-19 infections.
2020 Dec 10, San
Francisco-based Airbnb made its long-awaited debut on the public
market. Shares traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol
ABNB. Airbnb ended with a market capitalization of $101 billion. The
company’s shares skyrocketed on their first day of trading, rising
113 percent above the initial public offering price of $68 to close
(AP, 12/10/20)(NY Times, 12/10/20)
2020 Dec 10, San
Francisco-based startup Nesos raised $16.5 million to fund a medical
device that it hopes can train parts of the brain to treat
inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The company's
experimental device, which resembles a pair of wireless earbuds,
uses electric fields to make changes, or 'hack' the brain.
2020 Dec 14, It was reported
that San Francisco's historic Cliff House will close on Dec. 31. The
feds bought the property in 1977 and have failed to renew a
long-term lease. Dan and Mary Hountalas have run the restaurant
(SFC, 12/14/20, p.A6)
2020 Dec 15, SF Mayor London
Breed announced that Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia plans to donate
$25 million to help two organizations combat homelessness and help
people suffering economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.
(SFC, 12/16/20, p.B2)
2020 Dec 16, US Attorney
announced that seven members of a crime family in the East Bay were
arrested on suspicion of supplying a stream of illegal drugs to San
Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
(SFC, 12/17/20, p.B1)
2020 Dec 19, It was reported
that a record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so
far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths
from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far.
2020 Dec 22, San
Francisco-based Ouster Inc, a US startup that makes lidar sensors
for self-driving cars and smart cities, said it has agreed to go
public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company
(SPAC) Colonnade Acquisition Corp. Ouster is fifth lidar
manufacturer this year to agree a SPAC merger to go public,
following on from Velodyne Lidar Inc, Luminar, Innoviz and Aeva.
2021 Jan 26, The San Francisco
school board voted 6-1 to rename 44 schools it deemed were
associated with slavery, oppression, genocide and colonization. On
April 7 the board voted unanimously to reverse the renaming
(https://tinyurl.com/fcud5v33)(SFC, 4/8/21, p.A1)
2021 Jan 28, In San Francisco a
young man shoved Vicha Ratanapakdee (84) to the ground on Jan. 28 as
he was taking his morning walk in San Francisco's Anza Vista
neighborhood. The Thai man's head struck the pavement, and he died
two days later in a hospital. Prosecutors charged a 19-year-old with
murder and elder abuse.
2021 Jan 29, In San Francisco
private detective Jack Palladino (76) was knocked unconscious in
front of his Haight-Asbury home during an attempt to steal his
camera. Suspects Lawrence Thomas (24) and Tyjone Flournoy (23)
were soon arrested. Palladino suffered a massive head injury and
died on Feb. 1.
(SSFC, 1/31/21, p.A9)(SFC, 2/1/21, p.A1)(SFC,
2021 Feb 3, San Francisco city
officials announced an unusual move: legal action against its own
Board of Education to push the district to reopen schools more
(NY Times, 2/4/21)
2021 Feb 7, S. Clay Wilson
(79), the most scabrous and rollicking of the underground
cartoonists, died at his home in San Francisco. He first achieved
notoriety as contributors to Zap Comix in the late 1960s.
(NY Times, 2/9/21)(SSFC, 2/14/21, p.E1)
2021 Feb 16, American fashion
designer Jessica McClintock (b.1930) died in San Francisco. She was
the founder, President and CEO of Jessica McClintock, Inc., an
American retail company based in San Francisco. Her romantic, lacy
confections dressed generations of women for their weddings and
(SFC, 3/15/21, p.B1)(NY Times, 3/23/21)
2021 Feb 21, In San Francisco
the 139 year-old-home at 807 Franklin St., a two-story Victorian
house, was moved to 635 Fulton St. SF broker Tim Brown, will pay
about $400,000 in fees and moving costs.
2021 Feb 22, San Francisco
scientists reported that a California-bred variant of the
coronavirus is now dominant in many parts of the state, and that it
is more infectious than other versions of the virus.
(SFC, 2/23/21, p.A1)
2021 Feb 22, Lawrence
Ferlinghetti (101), the spiritual godfather of the Beat movement,
died at his home in San Francisco. He inspired generations of
artists and writers through his poetry and his celebrated bookstore,
(NY Times, 2/23/21)
2021 Feb 25, San Francisco city
leaders unveiled a road map to shift $60 million in local law
enforcement funding into the city's Black neighborhoods over the
(SFC, 2/26/21, p.B1)
2021 Mar 3, San Francisco's
Historic Preservation Commission voted 7-0 to extend the run time of
the 150-foot-tall SkyStar Observation Wheel in Golden Gate Park for
(SFC, 3/4/21, p.B7)
2021 Mar 3, Zynga Inc said it
had acquired San Francisco-based game studio Echtra Games Inc,
taking the mobile-game maker a step closer to its goal of developing
a portfolio of new titles that users can play across platforms.
2021 Mar 5, It was reported
that San Francisco is paying $16.1 million to shelter homeless
people in 262 tents placed in empty lots around the city. Services
and food amounted to about $61,000 per tent.
(SFC, 3/5/21, p.A1)
2021 Mar 11, Malaysia King (24)
was arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of pepper-spraying Uber
driver Subhakar Khadkas in San Francisco, who was coughed at and
insulted after he demanded a passenger wear a mask. Arna Kimiai
(24), who also was sought in connection with the March 6 attack,
indicated through legal counsel that she intended to turn herself in
2021 Mar 15, In San Francisco
Stephen Bechtel Jr. (95), philanthropist and retired CEO of the
Bechtel construction company (1960-1990), died at his home in
(SFC, 3/16/21, p.B1)
2021 Mar 25, SF Mayor London
Breed announced an income program to give 130 local artist $1,000
for six months under a pilot program set to launch in May.
(SFC, 3/26/21, p.B1)
2021 Apr 12, San
Francisco-based Salesforce.com said it would start allowing
vaccinated employees to return to some of its offices, making it one
of the first major US corporations to give vaccinated workers
preferential treatment over those who have not taken the shot.
2021 Apr 14, San
Francisco-based Coinbase stock was indicated to open at $360 per
share, up 44% from a reference price of $250 per share, making its
implied value around three times that of exchange operator Nasdaq.
Coinbase began trading at $381 a share.
(Reuters, 4/14/21)(NY Times, 4/14/21)
2021 Apr 23, Dan Kaminsky (42),
a computer whiz who helped develop technology to protect the
backbone of the internet, died at his home in San Francisco.
(SSFC, 5/2/21, p.F8)
2021 May 4, San Francisco
advanced into the least restrictive tier of California's color-coded
reopening system, allowing most businesses to expand capacity. Mayor
London Breed said the changes will take effect under yellow-tier
guidelines on May 6.
(SFC, 5/5/21, p.A1)
2021 May 4, In San Francisco
two women were hospitalized after they were stabbed at a bus stop on
Market Street in the latest attacks against Asian Americans
nationwide since the start of the pandemic. Police soon arrested a
54-year-old man after they obtained an image of the suspect and
recognized him from prior encounters.
(The Guardian, 5/6/21)
2021 Jun 8, A problem at
SF-based Fastly meant internet users couldn't connect to a host of
popular websites early today including The New York Times, the
Guardian, Twitch, Reddit and the British government's homepage.
2021 Jun 9, Fastly, the
SF-based company hit by a major outage that caused many of the
world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the
problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed
2021 Jun 16, In San Francisco
Anh Taylor (94) was stabbed multiple times during an unprovoked
attack. Suspect Daniel Cauich (35) was arrested less than two hours
(Washington Examiner, 6/17/21)
2021 Jun 22, San Francisco's
Board of Supervisors voted to extend a city eviction moratorium for
another six months mirroring state protections.
(SFC, 6/24/21, p.B1)
2021 Jun 23, It was reported
that San Francisco city workers will be required to be vaccinated
against the coronavirus when a vaccine receives full federal
2021 Jun 29, Elizabeth Martínez
(95), feminist, writer and community activist, died in San
Francisco. She helped organize the Chicana movement, which sought to
empower people, like her, who were of Mexican descent and born in
the United States.
(NY Times, 6/29/21)
2021 Jul 5, In San Francisco
looters were captured on video ransacking a Neiman Marcus at about
6PM. At least nine suspects smashed display cases, snatched
handbags, and jetted out of the building before law enforcement
arrived to the scene.
(Washington Examiner, 7/6/21)
2021 Jul 21, San
Francisco-based Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today
announced it has completed its acquisition of Slack Technologies,
2021 Jul 29, SF Mayor London
Breed signed a $13.2 billion budget for the city.
(SFC, 7/30/21, p.B1)
2021 Jul 29, In San Francisco
Janice Mirikitani (80), Glide co-founder and former city poet
laureate (2000-2002), died. She spent years with Glide and, with her
husband, the Rev. Cecil Williams, expanded the nonprofit's social
programs focused on helping people in need.
(SFC, 7/30/21, p.A1)(SFC, 8/16/21, p.C5)
2021 Aug 12, San Francisco
leaders unveiled some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on
unvaccinated people, barring them from indoor dining, bars,
nightclubs, gyms, large concerts, theaters and other events held
2021 Aug 22, Jack Hirschman
(87), New York-born Marxist poet and former SF poet laureate (2007),
died at his home on Union St., SF.
(SFC, 8/24/21, p.C1)
2021 Aug 23, In San Francisco
an air release valve failed during maintenance of a 54-inch diameter
water line sending some 700,000 gallons of fresh drinking water down
from Sloat Boulevard and into Stern Grove, just before the park's
final concert of the season. In 2022 initial damages, put at $4
million, ballooned to $20 million.
(https://tinyurl.com/yc4uswzc)(SFC, 5/3/22, p.C2)
2021 Aug 24, San Francisco's
Mayor London Breed declared the city's first Transgender History
(SFC, 8/28/21, p.C1)
2021 Aug 24, Alphabet Inc's
Waymo said it has started taking a few San Franciscans on rides in
its self-driving sport utility vehicles and hopes to open the
robotaxis to anyone in the city in less than the three years it took
to launch in its only other market.
2021 Sep 9, In San Francisco
three waste management companies that are part of Recology Inc.
agreed to pay $36 million for their role in a corruption scheme that
included high-dollar kickbacks to former SF Public works Director
(SFC, 9/10/21, p.A1)
2021 Sep 15, It was reported
that San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development is
allocating a record $42 million in workforce training programs over
the next two fiscal years.
(SFC, 9/15/21, p.C1)
2021 Oct 6, Case Breakers,
group of volunteer sleuths made up of former investigative
specialists, claimed to have identified the Zodiac Killer, one of
the most notorious serial killers in the world, who terrorized San
Francisco in the late 1960s. They allege that Gary Francis Poste
(d.2018) was the Zodiac Killer, pointing to clues they uncovered
over several years. The FBI said the claim is inaccurate.
(The Independent, 10/6/21)(NBC News, 10/7/21)
2021 Oct 12, Walgreens said it
would close 5 stores in San Francisco citing concerns over retail
theft in the city.
(SFC, 10/13/21, p.C5)
2021 Oct 24, San Francisco
recorded 4.02 inches of rain, its wettest day ever for October.
(SFC, 10/26/21, p.C3)
2021 Oct 28, UCSF opened the
Weill Neurosciences Building, the largest center for integrated
neuroscience in the US, at its Mission Bay campus in San Francisco.
(SFC, 10/28/21, p.C1)
2021 Nov 2, The San Francisco
Police Dept. said that it has placed as many as 70 employees on
leave who failed to meet the city's vaccination deadline this week.
(SFC, 11/3/21, p.C4)
2021 Nov 12, San Francisco
premiered the new 12-story Bowes Center for Performing Arts at 200
Van Ness. The $200 million building will fully open on Feb. 22,
(SSFC, 11/21/21, p.E1)
2021 Nov 19, In San Francisco
six suspects were arrested late today, accused of leaving a Louis
Vuitton store in the city’s Union Square shopping district "emptied
out." Other high-end retailers, including Fendi and Yves Saint
Laurent, also were struck.
(Fox News, 11/20/21)
2021 Dec 3, Charlotte Maillard
Shultz (88), San Francisco protocol chief for more than five
decades, died at her Stanford home.
(SFC, 12/4/21, p.A1)
2021 Dec 14, The San Francisco
Board of supervisors unanimously passed groundbreaking legislation
to provide paid sick leave for cleaners, nannies, gardeners and
other domestic workers.
(SFC, 12/16/21, p.C1)
2021 Dec 17, SF Mayor London
Bree declared a state of emergency in the Tenderloin in an effort to
stem a tide of fatal overdoses and street crime.
(SFC, 12/18/21, p.A1)
2021 Dec 17, Former SF Public
works Director Mohammed Nuru (59) agreed to plead guilty to a
federal fraud charge involving multiple bribes and kickbacks.
(SFC, 12/18/21, p.A1)
2021 Dec 24, The SF Board of
Supervisors early today approved an emergency order to tackle the
opioid epidemic in San Francisco’s troubled Tenderloin neighborhood,
despite reservations by some that the declaration will be used by
the mayor to criminalize people who are homeless, addicted to drugs
2021 Dec 30, San Francisco
police released data that showed police seizure of 56.2 pounds of
fentanyl in the Tenderloin district this year, five times more than
was reported seized in 2020.
(SFC, 1/1/21, p.C1)
2022 Feb 14, It was reported
that the ransomware gang Black-Byte has attacked the San Francisco
49ers and stolen some of the team's financial data .
(SFC, 2/14/22, p.A4)
2022 Feb 14, San Francisco
District Attorney Chesa Boudin said the SF Police Department has
used DNA submitted by victims of rape and sexual assault to identify
them as suspects in separate and unrelated cases. He called the
method a huge privacy violation as well as discouraging to those
looking to report sex crimes.
(New York Daily News, 2/16/22)
2022 Feb 15, San Francisco
voters ousted three members of the Board of Education, closing a
bitter chapter in the city’s politics that was rife with infighting,
accusations of racism and a flurry of lawsuits.
(NY Times, 2/16/22)
2022 Feb 15, In San Francisco
pioneering poet David Melnick (83) died at a skilled nursing home, a
day before his 84th birthday. His books included "Eclogs" (1972),
"Pcoet" (1975) and "Men in Aida" (1983).
(SSFC, 3/6/22, p.F1)
2022 Feb 19, In San Francisco
the Chinese New Year Parade returned to Market Street after a year
(SSFC, 2/20/22, p.A11)
2022 Feb 27, San Francisco
financier Richard Charles Blum (86) died at his home in the city.
The husband of US Sen. Dianne Feinstein was chairman of Blum Capital
Partners, an investment company he founded in 1975.
(SFC, 3/1/22, p.A1)
2022 Mar 3, The San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art announced the donation of 350 works of art by
local philanthropists and art collectors Norman Stone and Norah
(SFC, 3/5/22, p.D1)
2022 May 23, San
Francisco-based Task Rabbit, the worker-for-hire app, announced that
it would be closing its physical office locations permanently and go
(SFC, 5/24/22, p.A1)
2022 Jun 7, The San Francisco
Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of an ordnance that
makes it official policy to offer all unhoused people a safe place
(SFC, 6/10/22, p.C1)
2022 Jun 7, Voters in San
Francisco cast ballots in a referendum of the city's district
attorney, Chesa Boudin. SF voters recalled Chesa Boudin. Seven
states, including California, held primary elections today.
(AP, 6/3/22)(NY Times, 6/8/22)
2022 Jun 9, San Francisco
reported three additional cases of probable monkeypox. The total for
the SF Bay Area was now five amid the growing global outbreak.
Roughly 1,000 cases have been reported across more than two dozen
countries according to the WHO.
(SFC, 6/10/22, p.C4)
2022 Jun 16, The Golden State
Warriors won the N.B.A. championship again, four seasons after its
last one. They defeated the Boston Celtics, 103-90, in Game 6 of the
N.B.A. finals. It is the franchise’s seventh title and the fourth
for its three superstars: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond
(NY Times, 6/16/22)
2022 Jun 18, San Francisco
impressario Joegh Bullock died. He and partners Marcia Crosby and
Mark Petrakis started the Anon Salon in San Francisco in 1991 at the
corer of Folsom and Ninth streets. The salon played a considerable
part in the SF’s early multimedia and internet culture.
(SSFC, 6/26/22, p.F1)
2022 Jun 20, In San Francisco
tens of thousands of fans from across the Bay Area gathered for the
Golden State Warrior’s parade on Market Street.
(SSFC, 6/19/22, p.A8)
2022 Jun 21, The US Supreme
Court rejected Monsanto’s appeal of a 2019 San Francisco federal
court jury’s $25.2 million damage award to a Bay Area man who was
diagnosed with cancer after spraying Roundup on his crops for 26
(SFC, 6/22/22, p.C2)
2022 Jun 22, In San Francisco
Nesta Bowen (27) was shot and killed on a Muni Metro train between
the Forst Hill and Castro stations. Another man (70) was wounded.
Police the next day arrested Javon Green (26) and booked him on
charges of homicide.
(SFC, 6/25/22, p.A2)
2022 Jun 23, The Food and Drug
Administration blocked Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes
in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow to the once
high-flying San Francisco company. An appeals court the next day
granted a temporary reprieve that will allow Juul to keep selling
e-cigarettes. In July the FDA decided to allow Juul Labs’
vaping products to stay on the market temporarily.
(Reuters, 6/23/22)(NY Times, 6/25/22)(SFC,
2022 Jul 7, San Francisco Mayor
London Breed picked former prosecutor Brooke Jenkins as the city’s
new district attorney.
(SFC, 7/8/22, p.A1)
2022 Jul 12, Teva
Pharmaceutical Industries and AbbVie's Allergan unit reached a $58
million settlement with the city of San Francisco just before
completion of a trial over claims that they fueled an opioid
epidemic in the city. $4 million will go toward attorneys' fees.
2022 Jul 15, The San Francisco
Art Institute announced that it was no longer financially viable and
that it had ceased its degree programs after UCSF backed out of an
acquisition deal. SFAI said it will remain as a nonprofit
organization to protect its name, archives and legacy.
(SFC, 7/16/22, p.A1)
2022 Jul 24, More than 24,000
runners took part in the San Francisco Marathon. The men’s top
finisher was Simon Ricci with a time of 2:31:42. Brooke Starn won
the women’s categoy with a time of 2:44:38.
(SFC, 7/25/22, p.A4)
2022 Aug 5, In San Francisco
the annual Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate opened and
expected 220,000 people for the 3-day event.
(SFC, 8/6/22, p.A1)
2022 Aug 10, a US federal judge
concluded that Walgreens Boots Alliance contributed to the opioid
epidemic in San Francisco through its sale of prescription drugs in
the city. The amount the pharmacy chain must pay will be determined
in a later trial.
2022 Aug 25, In San Francisco
disgraced former Public Works czar Mohammed Nuru was sentenced to
seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal fraud
(SFC, 8/26/19, p.A1)
2022 Aug 26, In San Francisco
real estate mogul Victor Makras was found guilty of bank fraud and
making false statements to a bank. Makras had served on at least
five city commissions for many years.
(SFC, 8/27/19, p.A2)
2022 Sep 19, Mark Benioff,
founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Salesforce, announced his
foundation would continue to fund local schools “in perpetuity."
Over the last ten years Salesforce donations have totaled $110
(SFC, 9/20/22, p.A3)
2022 Oct 5, A federal court in
San Francisco convicted Joseph Sullivan, a former Uber security
officer, of trying to hide a 2016 data breach in which hackers
obtained records of 57 million customers and driver’s license
numbers of 600,000 Uber drivers. In 2019 Brandon Glover of Florida
and Vasile Mereacre of Toronto pleaded guilty to conspiracy to
(SFC, 10/7/22, p.A7)
2022 Oct 28, US House of
Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi (82) was
assaulted during a break-in at the couple's San Francisco home early
today. Authorities arrested suspect David DePape (42).
(The Hill, 10/28/22)
2022 Nov 2, A US appeals court
in San Francisco ruled 2-1 that beauty pageant operator Miss United
States of America LLC cannot be forced to allow transgender women to
compete because doing so would interfere with its ability to express
"the ideal vision of American womanhood".
2022 Nov 19, Vice President
Kamala Harris said the US city of San Francisco will host the
leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
forum next year, as the 2022 summit drew to a close in Bangkok.
2037 The master lease at San
Francisco’s Pier 39 expires.
(SFC, 8/22/96, p.E2)
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