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 electric SUVs.
    (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.
    (AP, 2/9/20)

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 coronavirus virus.
    (AP, 3/6/20)(SFC, 3/6/20, p.A9)(Bloomberg, 3/7/20)

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 deaths.
    (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 deaths.
    (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 investigation.
    (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.
    (Reuters, 5/18/20)

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.
    (AP, 5/23/20)

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.
    (AP, 6/1/20)

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.
    (AP, 6/21/20)

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.
    (AP, 7/1/20)

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.
    (AP, 10/17/20)
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.
    (AP, 10/17/20)

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 for sale.
    (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.
    (AP, 12/4/20)

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 at $144.71.
    (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.
    (Reuters, 12/10/20)

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 since 1973.
    (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.
    (AP, 12/19/20)

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.
    (Reuters, 12/22/20)

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 decision.
    (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.
    (AP, 2/11/21)

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, 2/2/21, p.A1)

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 quickly.
    (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 proms.
    (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.
    (AP, 2/21/21)

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, City Lights.
    (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 next year.
    (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 four years.
    (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.
    (Reuters, 3/3/21)

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 soon.
    (AP, 3/12/21)

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 Pacific Heights.
    (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.
    (Reuters, 4/12/21)

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.
    (AP, 6/9/21)

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 a setting.
    (AP, 6/9/21)

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 later.
    (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 approval.
    (AP, 6/24/21)

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, Inc.
    (https://tinyurl.com/bcua63p7)(SFC, 7/23/21, p.B2)

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 inside.
    (AP, 8/13/21)

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 Month.
    (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.
    (Reuters, 8/24/21)

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 Mohammed Nuru.
    (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, 2022.
    (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 or both.
    (AP, 12/24/21)

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 hiatus.
    (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 Sharpe Stone.
    (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 fully remote.
    (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 to sleep.
    (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 Green.
    (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 years.
    (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, 7/7/22, p.A4)

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.
    (Reuters, 7/12/22)

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.
    (Reuters, 8/10/22)

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 charge.
    (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 million.
    (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 extort Uber.
    (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".
    (Reuters, 11/2/22)

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.
    (Reuters, 11/19/22)

2037        The master lease at San Francisco’s Pier 39 expires.
    (SFC, 8/22/96, p.E2)

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