Timeline of the San Francisco Bay Area

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This is a timeline of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, events in the nine counties that border on the San Francisco Bay, and the bay itself.

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Prehistory

San Andreas Fault San Andreas Fault Sequential Diagrams Atwater 1970.jpg
San Andreas Fault
San Andreas Fault in the Bay Area Sfbay srt 1906108.jpg
San Andreas Fault in the Bay Area
Mission San Jose (Ohlone) people Mission San Jose natives.jpg
Mission San Jose (Ohlone) people

16th century

Drake's landing Drake CA 1590.jpg
Drake's landing

17th century

18th century

19th century

1800–1845
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Reconstructed Fort Ross chapel
William Richardson William Richardson.jpg
William Richardson
1846
Bear Flag Original Todd bear flag.jpg
Bear Flag
1847
Sam Brannan Samuel Brannan.jpg
Sam Brannan
1848
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo TreatyOfGuadalupeHidalgoCover.jpg
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Ad for sea transport to the Gold Rush California Clipper 500.jpg
Ad for sea transport to the Gold Rush

  James W. Marshall finds several flakes of gold at a lumber mill he owned in partnership John Sutter, at the bank of the South Fork of the American River, news of which quickly travels around the world (advertisement for transportation to the Gold Rush pictured, right)
 The California Star and the Californian both cease publication in San Francisco due to losing all their staff to the California Gold Rush
 The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (pictured, left) ends the Mexican–American War, and cedes the territory of California (including the San Francisco Bay Area) to the US flag 29 stars.svg United States from Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
 San Francisco's population is 1,000

1849
1983 Tadich Grill menu Menu, Tadich Grill, San Francisco 1983 (cropped).jpg
1983 Tadich Grill menu
Decorative sourdough bread at Boudin Bakery Bread in Boudin.jpg
Decorative sourdough bread at Boudin Bakery
Union Iron Works Union Iron Works San Francisco California, Potrero Point.jpg
Union Iron Works

 A small coffee stand (1983 menu pictured, left) opens on Clay Street in San Francisco
  Boudin Bakery is established in San Francisco, producing San Francisco sourdough (loaves pictured, right)
  The Alta California begins publishing in San Francisco
  Bayard Taylor visits San Francisco and the Gold Country, writing about the Gold Rush
 The Niantic whaling ship is stranded by its crew on the shore of San Francisco, who desert it to join the Gold Rush
 Irish immigrants Peter and James Donahue found Union Iron Works (pictured) in South of Market, San Francisco
 San Francisco's population is 25,000, an increase by 2,400% from 1848's 1,000

1850
John W. Geary Gearysfmayor.jpeg
John W. Geary
First Street, San Jose, c. 1868-1885 From the Plaza looking South on First Street, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views.png
First Street, San Jose, c. 1868–1885
Capitol building, Benicia CABeniciaCapitol0152.jpg
Capitol building, Benicia
1851
Ida B. Wells High School Ida B Wells High School San Francisco January 2013 002.jpg
Ida B. Wells High School
1851 hanging by the Vigilance Committee Whittaker andMcKenzie hanging Barber 1865p644.jpg
1851 hanging by the Vigilance Committee

 The San Francisco Unified School District is established, as the first public school district in California (historic Ida B. Wells High School building pictured, right)
 The San Francisco Committee of Vigilance is formed in response to rampant crime and corruption in the municipal government (1851 hanging pictured, left)
  Congregation Emanu-El is chartered in San Francisco
 A fire destroys large swaths of San Francisco

1852
Ghirardelli ad, 1864 The California Miner's Almanac - 1864 - Ghirardelli Chocolate.jpg
Ghirardelli ad, 1864
Wells Fargo stagecoach Concord Stagecoach number 251.JPG
Wells Fargo stagecoach
Santa Clara in 1910 PostcardSantaClaraCAMainStCirca1910.jpg
Santa Clara in 1910
Oakland train depot, 1867 Early Oakland, 7th and Adeline Streets, The Southern Pacific Depot, by William Keith, 1867.jpg
Oakland train depot, 1867

 After opening a number of businesses in Peru and California, Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli imports 200 pounds of cocoa beans and establishes D. Ghirardelli & Co in San Francisco (1864 advertisement pictured, left)
  Henry Wells and William G. Fargo establish Wells, Fargo & Company in San Francisco, a joint-stock association with an initial capitalization of $300,000, to provide express and banking services (iconic stagecoach pictured, right)
 The city of Santa Clara is incorporated in Santa Clara County (1910 postcard pictured, right)
  Oakland is incorporated in Alameda County (1867 painting shown, right)
  Francis K. Shattuck , George Blake, and two partners they met in the gold fields, William Hillegass and James Leonard, lay claim to four adjoining 160-acre (0.65 km2) strips of land north of Oakland

1853
Monarch the bear at the Academy of Sciences Monarch the bear.jpg
Monarch the bear at the Academy of Sciences
Levi Strauss Levi Strauss 1.jpg
Levi Strauss

 The California Academy of Natural Sciences (modern display pictured, left) is founded in San Francisco
  Levi Strauss & Co. is established when Levi Strauss (pictured, right) arrives from Buttenheim, Bavaria, in San Francisco to open a west coast branch of his brothers' New York dry goods business
  Alameda County is incorporated

1854
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1866 Mare Island Naval Shipyard 1866.jpg
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1866
Union Ironworks shipyard, Alameda, c. 1918 Photocopy of Photograph (From Bethlehem Shipbuilding Ltd., New York, New York, 1919) C.1918 PHOTOGRAPH OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IN PROGRESS WITH MACHINE SHOP IN BACKGROUND - Union HAER CAL,1-ALAM,2-18.tif
Union Ironworks shipyard, Alameda, c. 1918

  Mare Island Naval Shipyard (pictured, left), the first United States Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean, is established in Vallejo, Solano County
 The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is founded in San Francisco
 The city of Alameda is incorporated in Alameda County (Alameda Works Shipyard pictured, right)
  The first department store in San Francisco opens: Davidson & Lane, later renamed The White House.

1855
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St Ignatius Church
1856
Map of San Mateo County, 1878 San Mateo County Map 1878.jpg
Map of San Mateo County, 1878
Eglise Notre Dame Des Victoires NDdesVictoiresSF.jpg
Église Notre Dame Des Victoires
1857
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St. Mary's hospital after the 1906 earthquake
"Champagne Corking", by Eadweard Muybridge Champagne Corking.jpg
"Champagne Corking", by Eadweard Muybridge
1858
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Dragon
1859
Alcatraz Citadel, 1908 Alcatraz citadel1.jpg
Alcatraz Citadel, 1908
1860
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Nahl brothers in SF
1861
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Iconic Gump's Buddha
1862
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Jacob Schram
William "Cocktail" Boothby Boothby Cocktail.jpg
William "Cocktail" Boothby

  Schramsberg Vineyards is established in Napa Valley by Jacob Schram (pictured, left)
 The state capitol is moved from Sacramento to San Francisco, due to Flooding of the Central Valley
  Minns Evening Normal School in San Francisco is taken over by the state and moved to San Jose as the California State Normal School
  William Boothby (pictured, right) is born in San Francisco

1863
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Jeanty at Jack's
Mountain View Cemetery MountainViewPanorama.jpg
Mountain View Cemetery
1864
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Fairmont Hospital entrance
Bank of California Bank of California Building San Francisco.jpg
Bank of California
1865
SF Chronicle logo San Francisco Chronicle logo.svg
SF Chronicle logo
1866
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Interior of a rolling mill, 1855
Founder's Rock FoundersRock.JPG
Founder's Rock
1867
San Mateo County History Museum, formerly the San Mateo County Courthouse San Mateo County History Museum.jpg
San Mateo County History Museum, formerly the San Mateo County Courthouse
1868
University of California logo The University of California 1868.svg
University of California logo
Damage from the Great San Francisco earthquake, in Haywards area Hayward earthquake 1868 damaged building 2.jpg
Damage from the Great San Francisco earthquake, in Haywards area
1884 Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 1884.jpg
1884 Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

  An earthquake estimated at 6.3–6.7 on the moment magnitude scale hits the Bay Area , with an epicenter in the East Bay. It causes significant damage throughout the region, and comes to be known as the "Great San Francisco earthquake". (damage in the Haywards area pictured, right)
 The Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (pictured, right) in Oakland is established by members of the Sisters of the Holy Names from Canada
 The University of California (logo pictured, left) is established in Berkeley, along with the first campus in the system, the University of California, Berkeley
  Santa Rosa in Sonoma County is incorporated
  Vallejo in Solano County is incorporated
  Bret Harte begins publishing the Overland Monthly in San Francisco
 The Guittard Chocolate Company is founded in San Francisco

1869
Meek Mansion Meek Mansion (Hayward, CA).JPG
Meek Mansion
Hermes Avitor Jr. replica Big Ballon (3037235290).jpg
Hermes Avitor Jr. replica
1870
Aerial photo of San Francisco showing Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park air 2.jpg
Aerial photo of San Francisco showing Golden Gate Park
1871
Daily Californian kiosk Daily Cal plastic rack.JPG
Daily Californian kiosk
1872
Owl plaque at Bohemian Club BohemianClubOwl2.jpg
Owl plaque at Bohemian Club
Hearst Gym, UC Berkeley Hearst Gymnasium for Women (Berkeley, CA).jpg
Hearst Gym, UC Berkeley
1873
Early cable cars LLOYD(1876) VIEW OF CLAY STREET SHOWING THE WIRE RAILROAD pg191.jpg
Early cable cars
South Hall, UC Berkeley South Hall--UC Berkeley--Panoramic.jpg
South Hall, UC Berkeley

 The Clay Street Hill Railroad , the first in the San Francisco cable car system (pictured, left), begins operations
  South Hall (pictured, right) is built in Berkeley, thus becoming the new location of the University of California, Berkeley , formerly located in Oakland

1874
Old San Francisco Mint Old San Francisco Mint.jpg
Old San Francisco Mint
East Brother Island Lighthouse East Brother Island Lighthouse, San Pablo Bay, CA.jpg
East Brother Island Lighthouse
1875
Beringer Brothers historic building Beringer Brothers-Los Hermanos Winery, 2000 Main St., St. Helena, CA 10-16-2011 2-18-03 PM.JPG
Beringer Brothers historic building
Russet Burbank potatoes Russet potato.jpg
Russet Burbank potatoes
1876
Baldwin Hotel and Theatre Baldwin's Hotel and Theatre San Francisco.jpg
Baldwin Hotel and Theatre
1877
Frank M. Pixley, founder & editor of The Argonaut Frank Morrison Pixley.jpg
Frank M. Pixley, founder & editor of The Argonaut
1878
Construction at the Conservatory of Flowers Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Cal, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views 2.png
Construction at the Conservatory of Flowers
Mark Hopkins mansion Mhmansion5.jpg
Mark Hopkins mansion
1879
Conservatory of Flowers in 1879 Conservatory of Flowers 1879.jpg
Conservatory of Flowers in 1879
1880
Emperor Norton in full regalia Emperor Joshua A. Norton I.jpg
Emperor Norton in full regalia
1881
Early MJB Coffee building Early MJB Coffee building.jpg
Early MJB Coffee building
1882
Original building at Cresta Blanca Winery Original Cresta Blanca winery at Wente.jpg
Original building at Cresta Blanca Winery
1883
Victorian house at Concannon Concannon Vineyard.jpg
Victorian house at Concannon
1884
Charles Norton Felton Charles Norton Felton.jpg
Charles Norton Felton
1885
Exterior of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena V Sattui Winery, St. Helena, California, USA.jpg
Exterior of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena
1886
Plaque at original site of Student's Observatory Leuschner plaque.jpg
Plaque at original site of Student's Observatory
1887
Statue of John McLaren at Golden Gate Park John McLaren.jpg
Statue of John McLaren at Golden Gate Park
1888
Collision of the SS City of Chester and the RMS Oceanic "City of Chester" Hit and Sunk By "Oceanic".JPG
Collision of the SS City of Chester and the RMS Oceanic
1889
James Flood Mansion, headquarters of the Pacific-Union Club James Flood Mansion (San Francisco) 4.JPG
James Flood Mansion, headquarters of the Pacific-Union Club
Plaque at St. Paul's Episcopal Church StPaulsWC.jpg
Plaque at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1890
Oakland Harbor Light USCGoaklandharbor.JPG
Oakland Harbor Light
1891
Roe Island Light USCGroeisland 1924a 300.jpg
Roe Island Light
Stanford Quadrangle, c. 1896 East side of quadrangle of Leland Stanford, Jr. University (no 51253) - Detroit Photographic Company.jpg
Stanford Quadrangle, c. 1896
1892
Le Petit Trianon Le Petit Trianon.jpg
Le Petit Trianon
1893
Stanford Law School founder Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison (official Presidential portrait, 1895).jpg
Stanford Law School founder Benjamin Harrison
1894
Adolph Sutro Adolph Sutro by Brady.jpg
Adolph Sutro
1895
M. H. de Young and the San Francisco Chronicle in 1885 M. H. de Young 1885.jpg
M. H. de Young and the San Francisco Chronicle in 1885
1896
Sutro Baths Sutrobaths-1894-lookingnorth.jpg
Sutro Baths
James D. Phelan James D. Phelan - Mayor of SF 1910.jpg
James D. Phelan
1897
Penicillin chemical structure, a Cutter labs product Penicillin core.svg
Penicillin chemical structure, a Cutter labs product
1898
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Wong Kim Ark
Early Ferry building stereoscope, prior to the 1906 earthquake The Union Ferry Depot, where all passengers land, San Francisco, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views.png
Early Ferry building stereoscope, prior to the 1906 earthquake
Neptune Society Columbarium Columbarium-500.jpg
Neptune Society Columbarium
Baldwin Hotel Baldwin's Hotel and Theatre San Francisco.jpg
Baldwin Hotel

  United States v. Wong Kim Ark is decided in favor of Wong Kim Ark (pictured, left), who is thus considered a U.S. citizen
 The San Francisco Ferry Building (pictured, right), designed by A. Page Brown, opens
 A columbarium (pictured, right) is built at Odd Fellows Cemetery in San Francisco by Bernard J. S. Cahill, to complement an earlier columbarium built by him
 The Baldwin Hotel (pictured, right) in San Francisco, built in 1876, burns down
  Francis K. Shattuck dies after being knocked down by a man exiting from a train that Shattuck was attempting to board on the eponymous Shattuck Avenue

1899
Architectural detail from the SF Teacher's College period SFSTC IMG 6967.JPG
Architectural detail from the SF Teacher's College period
1900
Political cartoon during the plague years Kinyoun injected in the head 1900.jpg
Political cartoon during the plague years

20th century

1901
Phoebe Hearst PhoebeAppersonHearst.jpg
Phoebe Hearst
1902
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Hotel Majestic
1903
Stanford Memorial Church Stanford Memorial Church May 2011 001.jpg
Stanford Memorial Church
1904
Flood Building San Francisco - Flood Building from Hallidie Plaza.jpg
Flood Building
1905
The "Big Four" graft prosecutors (left to right) Frances J. Heney, William J. Burns, Fremont Older and Rudolph Spreckels. San Francisco graft prosecutors.jpg
The "Big Four" graft prosecutors (left to right) Frances J. Heney, William J. Burns, Fremont Older and Rudolph Spreckels.
Original Bank of Pinole building Bank of Pinole (Pinole, CA).JPG
Original Bank of Pinole building
1906
Burnham's plan for San Francisco Burnham San Francisco.jpg
Burnham's plan for San Francisco
The City in flames San francisco fire 1906.jpg
The City in flames

 On April 17, Daniel Burnham delivers plans (pictured, left) for the redesign of San Francisco
 The next day, a massive earthquake hits San Francisco, starting fires which burn much of the city to the ground. 3,000 people die during the disaster.

1907
San Francisco Mayor Eugene Schmitz Eugene E. Schmitz.jpg
San Francisco Mayor Eugene Schmitz
1908
Redwood canopy undergrowth, Muir Woods MUWO4193.JPG
Redwood canopy undergrowth, Muir Woods
1909
1909 race program Oakland Portola Road Race 1909 program.jpg
1909 race program
Albany Hill in Albany AlbanyHill.JPG
Albany Hill in Albany

 The first Portola Road Race (pictured, left) is run through Melrose in Oakland, San Leandro and Hayward, with at least 250,000 attending
  Albany (Albany Hill pictured, right) is incorporated in Alameda County
  Fort Ross State Historic Park is established in Sonoma County to protect Fort Ross, founded in 1812 as the southernmost point in the Russian colonization of the Americas

1910
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current Berkeley Farms logo

The Dumbarton Rail Bridge in 2021 Dumbarton Rail Bridge 2021 redux.JPG
The Dumbarton Rail Bridge in 2021
1911
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Henry Hadley
1912
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Sam Wo (closed, 2013)
Newspaper account of the first race in 1912 Bay to Breakers 1912 newspaper.png
Newspaper account of the first race in 1912

 The Bay to Breakers (news headline on race pictured, right) is run in San Francisco for the first time
 Chinese restaurant Sam Wo (pictured, left. translation: "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") in San Francisco's Chinatown opens
  Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County is incorporated
 The California Society of Etchers is founded in San Francisco
  Essanay Studios opens the Essanay-West studio in Niles, at the foot of Niles Canyon

1913
Hearst Castle detail, with faience tiles from California Faience Hearst Castle Casa Grande.jpg
Hearst Castle detail, with faience tiles from California Faience
1914
Sather Tower Berkeley tower.jpg
Sather Tower
Temple Sinai Temple Sinai First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland2.JPG
Temple Sinai

  Sather Tower (pictured, left), a campanile at the University of California, Berkeley is completed
  Temple Sinai (pictured, right) in Oakland is completed
 The Baby Hospital Association (organized September 1912), and the Baby Hospital Association of Alameda County (organized September 1913), establish The Children's Hospital of the East Bay in Oakland

1915
Palace of Fine Arts Colin Campbell Cooper - Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.jpg
Palace of Fine Arts
City Hall in 1921 Collier's 1921 San Francisco.jpg
City Hall in 1921
Pavilion with the Tower of Jewels, left Panama-Pacific International Exposition - Project Gutenberg eText 17625.png
Pavilion with the Tower of Jewels, left

 The new Beaux-Arts style San Francisco City Hall (pictured, right) opens at the Civic Center, San Francisco
 The Panama–Pacific International Exposition is held in San Francisco, to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. It features the Palace of Fine Arts (pictured, left), the Tower of Jewels (pictured, right), and The San Francisco Civic Auditorium . Laura Ingalls Wilder writes about the exposition during her visit to the city that year.

1916
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Jack London in 1914
1917
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Italian style Cotto Salame
1918
Twin Peaks Tunnell Twin Peaks Tunnel.jpg
Twin Peaks Tunnell
1919
Early vintages from Wine Country RidgeBottles.jpg
Early vintages from Wine Country
1920
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Democratic Convention guest pass
1921
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Stanford Stadium in 1921
USS Conestoga USS Conestoga (AT-54) at San Diego c1921.jpg
USS Conestoga
1922
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Huntington Hotel
1923
Original poster for La boheme La Boheme poster by Hohenstein.PNG
Original poster for La bohème
The Berkeley Fire 1923 Berkeley Fire.jpg
The Berkeley Fire
Memorial Stadium in 1930 Cal, Stanford football game, Memorial Stadium, 1930.jpg
Memorial Stadium in 1930

 A large fire in Berkeley (pictured, right) consumes some 640 structures, before being extinguished by cool, humid afternoon air coming through the Golden Gate across the bay
  Atherton is incorporated in San Mateo County
  California Memorial Stadium (pictured, right) opens in Berkeley, as the home field for the California Golden Bears football team of the University of California, Berkeley
 The East Bay Municipal Utility District is formed to provide water and sewage treatment services to the East Bay
 The San Francisco Opera Ballet gives its first performance, of La bohème (pictured, left), with Queena Mario and Giovanni Martinelli, conducted by founder Gaetano Merola, at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium

1924
Legion of Honor California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 01.JPG
Legion of Honor
1925
Fleischhacker Pool, defunct (1979) Fleischhacker Pool & Bath House.jpg
Fleischhacker Pool, defunct (1979)
Replica of original Kezar Stadium entrance Kezar Stadium Replica Entrance.jpg
Replica of original Kezar Stadium entrance

 The heated, saltwater Fleishhacker Pool in San Francisco opens (pictured, left)
 The original Kezar Stadium in San Francisco opens (replica arch pictured, right)
  San Carlos is incorporated in San Mateo County
 The California Arts and Crafts Ainsley House is built in Campbell

1926
Big Dipper at Playland BigDipper-Ride-2.jpg
Big Dipper at Playland
Mural detail from the Mark Hopkins TheDons Detail.jpg
Mural detail from the Mark Hopkins
1927
Moss Beach Distillery today Moss Beach Distillery 08-15-2009.jpg
Moss Beach Distillery today
1928
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Fox Oakland Theatre
1929
The Berkeley City Club building Berkeley Women's City Club (Berkeley, CA).JPG
The Berkeley City Club building
1930
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Berkeley Public Library building, downtown Berkeley
1931
Mount Diablo MountDiablo.JPG
Mount Diablo
1932
War Memorial Opera House War Memoria Opera House at night.jpg
War Memorial Opera House
1933
Interior mural at Coit Tower Coit Mural Agriculture.jpg
Interior mural at Coit Tower
The Alley, today The Alley bar in Oakland.jpg
The Alley, today
1934
Trader Vic's menu Menu, Trader Vic, Oakland (cover) (12001586684).jpg
Trader Vic's menu
Warden's notebook page on Robert Stroud Warden's notebook page, with "mug shot," of Robert Stroud, 594-AZ, aka "The Birdman of Alcatraz." - NARA - 296722.tif
Warden's notebook page on Robert Stroud
Billy club used at the strike in Seattle Battle of Smith Cove commemorative billy club 01.jpg
Billy club used at the strike in Seattle
1935
Woman with a Hat, from the SFMOMA collection Matisse-Woman-with-a-Hat.jpg
Woman with a Hat, from the SFMOMA collection
Former capitol building, Benicia Benicia state capitol exterior.JPG
Former capitol building, Benicia
1941 trolleybus model San Francisco Muni St Louis-built trolleybus 506 on display in 2012.jpg
1941 trolleybus model

 The San Francisco Museum of Art opens at the War Memorial Veterans Building on Van Ness Avenue in the Civic Center ( Woman with a Hat by Matisse, from the museum collection, pictured, left)
 Benjamin Franklin Davis, grandson of the man who helped develop Levi's jeans, opens his eponymous clothing store in San Francisco
  Benicia Capitol State Historic Park opens at the site of California's third capital building (pictured, right), where the California State Legislature convened from February 3, 1853 to February 24, 1854
  San Francisco Junior College is established
  Lucky Stores is founded in Alameda County
  Trolleybuses (pictured, right) began operating in San Francisco

1936
Commemorative coin Bay Bridge half dollar reverse.jpg
Commemorative coin
1937
Berkeley Rose Garden Berkeley Rose Garden.jpg
Berkeley Rose Garden
Opening day of the Golden Gate Bridge GoldenGateBridge openingday.jpg
Opening day of the Golden Gate Bridge
Hanna-Honeycomb House Hanna House 10.JPG
Hanna-Honeycomb House
San Francisco Mint San Francisco Mint 2007.jpg
San Francisco Mint

 The Berkeley Rose Garden (pictured, right), built with funds from the Civil Works Administration, opens to the public
 The Golden Gate Bridge (opening day pictured, left) opens to the public
 The Hanna–Honeycomb House (pictured, right), built by Frank Lloyd Wright at Stanford University, is completed
 The new San Francisco Mint (pictured, right) is completed
  Stanford Memorial Auditorium is completed
  Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno is dedicated
 The Malloch Building in San Francisco is completed

1938
49 Mile Scenic Drive sign San Francisco CA 49-Mile Scenic Drive.svg
49 Mile Scenic Drive sign
The beach at Lake Anza Lake Anza Beach.jpg
The beach at Lake Anza

 The 49-Mile Scenic Drive (road sign pictured, left) is created in San Francisco for the Golden Gate International Exposition by the San Francisco Down Town Association
  Lake Anza (pictured, right) is created in Tilden Park in the Berkeley Hills

1939
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Poster from the Golden Gate International Exhibition
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HP Garage
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Top of the Mark

 The Golden Gate International Exposition (poster pictured, left) opens at newly created Treasure Island
 The Neptune Beach amusement park closes in Alameda
  Hewlett-Packard is founded in a garage (pictured) in Palo Alto
  Blue Shield of California is founded in San Francisco by the California Medical Association
  Consumers' Cooperative of Berkeley opens, having formed from the Berkeley Buyers' Club, which was associated with the End Poverty in California movement
 The Top of the Mark rooftop bar (pictured) is established at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill in San Francisco
  Nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence at the University of California, Berkeley wins the Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the cyclotron

1940
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601 California Street, San Francisco
1941
San Francisco recruiting office Men waiting to enlist at recruiting headquarters in San Francisco, California, December 1941.jpg
San Francisco recruiting office
1942
Japanese American girl, waiting for transport Hayward, California. A young member of an evacuee family awaiting evacuation bus. Evacuees of Jap . . . - NARA - 537509.jpg
Japanese American girl, waiting for transport
1943
Travis Air Force Base Aerial view of Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, California.jpg
Travis Air Force Base
Edwin Hawkins Singers Grand Gala du Disque in RAI Amsterdam. Repetities. Edwin Hawkins Singers tijdens, Bestanddeelnr 923-2979.jpg
Edwin Hawkins Singers

 The Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base (pictured, right), near Fairfield, in Solano County, is officially activated
  Golden Gate Park superintendent John McLaren dies
  Edwin Hawkins is born in Oakland (Edwin Hawkins Singers pictured, left)

1944
Fred Korematsu Fred Korematsu NPS.jpg
Fred Korematsu
Port Chicago disaster aftermath Portchicago.jpg
Port Chicago disaster aftermath
1945
Samuel Penfield Taylor gravesite TaylorGraveMarker3372.jpg
Samuel Penfield Taylor gravesite
1946
Alcatraz shelling damage Battle of Alactraz.jpg
Alcatraz shelling damage
SRI International building SRI International Building.jpg
SRI International building
Southwest Airways plane Douglas DC-3, Southwest Airways JP7765769.jpg
Southwest Airways plane
1947
UC Berkeley logo The University of California 1868.svg
UC Berkeley logo
1948
Doggie Diner head Doggie Diner head in San Francisco, 1980.jpg
Doggie Diner head
San Francisco Boy's Chorus San-Francisco-Boys-Chorus-Dec-2013-a.jpg
San Francisco Boy's Chorus
Vesuvio Cafe Vesuvio Cafe, San Francisco (2013).JPG
Vesuvio Cafe

 The Point Reyes Light weekly newspaper begins publishing in Marin County
 The San Francisco Boys Chorus (pictured) is formed
  Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences is created from the merger of the Schools of Biological Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences
  Beat Generation hangout Vesuvio Cafe (pictured) opens in San Francisco
  Westlake Shopping Center opens in Daly City
  Richard Diebenkorn has his first art exhibit at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco
 The Doggie Diner fast food restaurant opens in Oakland (later iconic doggie head pictured)

1949
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Mervyns logo
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ADF regions (Western ADF in pink)
1950
Contemporary performance at Children's Fairyland FairylandAesop.JPG
Contemporary performance at Children's Fairyland
1951
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Yoshida signs San Francisco Peace Treaty Yoshida signs San Francisco Peace Treaty.jpg
Yoshida signs San Francisco Peace Treaty

 The Treaty of San Francisco , between Japan and part of the Allied Powers, is officially signed by 48 nations at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco (signing pictured, right)
  Stanford Industrial Park in Palo Alto is completed
 A Trader Vic's opens in San Francisco
  Nuclear scientist Glenn T. Seaborg (pictured, left) at the University of California, Berkeley shares the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Edwin McMillan for "discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements."
 The USS Independence is scuttled near the Farallon Islands , after being used as a target for the Operation Crossroads nuclear test at Bikini Atoll

1952
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1953
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City Lights
1954
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The Redwood Grove Trail (old-growth loop) in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
1955
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Ginsberg signature
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Cupertino flag
1956
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Caffe Trieste interior
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Half Moon Bay State Beach
1957
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Commemorative plaque to the Fairchild team
1958
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SF Giants logo
1959
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Embarcadero Freeway
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Montgomery Block, 1862
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Henry Coe skyline
1960
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The "Blue Cube"
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SSU sign
1961
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Aerial photograph of Chabot College
1962
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Marine World show, 1970
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Stanford Linear Accelerator
1963
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Contemporary BAM/PFA building
1964
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Don Edwards
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Oakland Temple
1965
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Grateful Dead
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Jefferson Airplane
1966
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Railing pillar with female figure, Asian Art Museum
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SCA participants
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Zun in shape of rhinoceros, China, 1100s–1050 BCE
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Satellite photograph of the Oakland Coliseum
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The original Peet's Coffee, Berkeley

 The Love Pageant Rally is held, on the day LSD becomes illegal, in Golden Gate Park, by the creators of the San Francisco Oracle
 The Society for Creative Anachronism (pictured) forms in Berkeley, with a parade down Telegraph Avenue
  George Paul Miller is re-elected to California's 8th congressional district
 The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (artifacts pictured) opens as a wing of the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park
 High-end clothier Wilkes Bashford opens in Union Square, San Francisco
 The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is formed in Oakland by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale
  Moby Grape is formed in San Francisco by Skip Spence and Matthew Katz
 The Oakland Coliseum (pictured) opens
  Peet's Coffee & Tea (pictured) is founded in Berkeley
 The Print Mint begins publishing and distributing posters and underground comics in Berkeley
 The San Francisco Bay Guardian weekly alternative newspaper is founded in San Francisco
 The American Conservatory Theater moves to San Francisco

1967
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Human Be-In poster reprinted for the San Francisco Oracle
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CCR in 1968
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Rolling Stone logo
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Carlos Santana in 1973

 The Mantra-Rock Dance concert takes place at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco
 The Human Be-In (poster artwork from magazine cover depicted, left) occurs at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, a prelude to the Summer of Love
 The University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is established
  Creedence Clearwater Revival (pictured, right) is formed in El Cerrito
  Rolling Stone magazine (current logo pictured, right) begins publishing in San Francisco
  Santana is formed in San Francisco by Carlos Santana (pictured, right)
 The Summer of Love comes to San Francisco

1968
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Computer mouse, based on Englebart's demo
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Lawrence Hall of Science
1969
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Sentinel Building, American Zoetrope HQ
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Children experimenting with vapor, Exploratorium
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Logo for The Gap
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San Jose Museum of Art
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People's Park, Berkeley

 The Altamont Free Concert is held at the Altamont Speedway between Tracy and Livermore
  Advanced Micro Devices is founded in Sunnyvale
  American Zoetrope (headquarters at the Sentinel Building pictured) is founded in San Francisco by Francis Ford Coppola
 The Exploratorium (interior pictured) is founded in San Francisco
 Clothing retailer The Gap (early logo pictured) is founded in San Francisco
 The Oakland Museum of California is established
 The San Jose Museum of Art (pictured) is established
 A "People's Park"(pictured) is created by community activists on University of California, Berkeley property, off Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley
 The Bank of America Center building in San Francisco is completed
 The Occupation of Alcatraz by Native American activists begins
  Earth Day is first proposed by John McConnell at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco
 An unidentified person sends letters to the Vallejo Times Herald , the San Francisco Chronicle , and The San Francisco Examiner , taking credit for two fatal shooting incidents, then sends a fourth letter to the Examiner with the salutation "Dear Editor This is the Zodiac speaking."

1970
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Berkeley Art Museum
1971
Lupines at Annadel State Park Lupines AnnadelStateParkCA.jpg
Lupines at Annadel State Park
Tao House, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site Eugeneoneilltaowinterfront.jpg
Tao House, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
Chez Panisse ChezPanisse.jpg
Chez Panisse
1972
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Playland in San Francisco
Early model BART car Bart A car Oakland Coliseum Station.jpg
Early model BART car
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Gay Firefighters float at Gay Pride 1983
1973
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Travis Air Force Base
1974
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Patty Hearst with gun
1975
1976
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Apple Computer's first logo
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Chateau Montelena 1973

  Five unsolved murders of young women are committed in San Mateo County
  Apple Inc. (pictured, left) is founded in Cupertino by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne
  Napa Valley wineries Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Chateau Montelena (pictured, right) place best in the red and white wine categories respectively, against their traditionally first ranked French competitors, in the wine tasting that becomes known as the Judgment of Paris
  China Camp State Park is established in San Rafael
  Fairfield-based candy company Herman Goelitz sells their first Jelly Bellies
  Cyra McFadden's The Serial's first installments are published in the Pacific Sun alternative newsweekly
  Dennis Richmond becomes the lead anchor at KTVU news in Oakland, an early African American news anchor in a major US television market
  KPIX television in San Francisco debuts a locally produced magazine program called Evening: The MTWTF Show

1977
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Dianne Feinstein
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Harvey Milk

 The San Francisco Board of Supervisors election places Dianne Feinstein (pictured, left), Harvey Milk (pictured, far right) and Dan White on the board
  Oracle Corporation is founded in Santa Clara
  Victoria's Secret opens its first store at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto
 Members of the Joe Boys gang open fire at the Golden Dragon Restaurant in Chinatown, in an assault on rival gang Wah Ching, leaving 5 people dead and 11 others injured, none of whom are gang members.
  Apple Computer introduces the Apple II

1978
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Leo Ryan
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SF Chronicle headline of the assassinations of Moscone and Milk
1979
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Rioters at SF City Hall
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SF Mayor Dianne Feinstein
1980
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Davies Symphony Hall
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Czesław Miłosz
1981
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winery directional sign, Sonoma Valley
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Napa Valley winery historic marker

 The first World Games are held in Santa Clara
  Erhard Seminars Training in San Francisco dissolved
 The Sonoma Valley AVA (winery directional sign pictured, left) is established
 The Napa Valley AVA (historic marker pictured, right) is established

 The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is established in coastal waters off the Golden Gate
  Arthur Leonard Schawlow at Stanford University, along with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn, share the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work with lasers
 14 year old Marcy Renee Conrad is murdered in Milpitas
  Ceratitis capitata , known commonly as the "Mediterranean fruit fly", infests the Bay Area

1982
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E-Trade San Francisco financial center
Symantec headquarters in Mountain View (2013) Symantec Headquarters Mountain View.jpg
Symantec headquarters in Mountain View (2013)
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Fremont Assembly
1983
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SF Mayor Dianne Feinstein
1984
Geraldine Ferraro, with Bob Matsui, Norman Mineta and Tom Hsieh GERALDINEFERRARO.jpg
Geraldine Ferraro, with Bob Matsui, Norman Mineta and Tom Hsieh
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NUMMI Plant
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1985
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Abandoned lighthouse-keeper building, Año Nuevo Island
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 A plane heading for Buchanan Field Airport loses control and crashes into the roof of Macys, killing the pilot and two passengers, and seriously injuring 84 Christmas shoppers at the Sun Valley Mall in Concord
  Año Nuevo State Park is established at Año Nuevo Island (pictured, left) and points in San Mateo County
  Emeryville Crescent State Marine Reserve (pictured, right) is established
  NeXT is founded in Redwood City by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, after being forced out of Apple
 The San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl for the second time

1986
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924 Gilman
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Nude woman at Baker Beach, evoking Burning Man
1987
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Santa Clara VTA logo
1988
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1989
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Collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct
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Kezar Stadium
1990
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1991
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Remains of houses destroyed by the fire

 The Oakland and Berkeley Hills are hit by a firestorm (damage pictured, left)
  Frank Jordan is elected mayor of San Francisco
 Groundbreaking ceremonies take place at the AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco (logo pictured, right)
 San Francisco pornography and striptease club pioneer Jim Mitchell kills his brother and business partner Artie in Marin County
  Apple Computer introduces the PowerBook line of subnotebook personal computers

1992
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Barbara Boxer
1993
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Yerba Buena Center exterior
1994
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I. Magnin building in San Francisco (now Macy's)
1995
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damage from the Mount Vision fire
Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, in 2006 Craig-newmark.jpg
Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, in 2006
1996
1997
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Herb Caen
1998
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Mayor Ron Gonzales
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Elihu M. Harris Office Building
1999
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Brown in 1996
2000
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Eastine Cowner, a former waitress, works on a ship under construction at Richmond, California

21st century

2001
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2006 snowfall
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2002
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View of the bridge looking east
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2003
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Tesla headquarters




2004
The line of same-sex couples applying for marriage licenses, stretching for blocks around San Francisco's City Hall in February 2004 SF-City Hall Line SS-Marriage.JPG
The line of same-sex couples applying for marriage licenses, stretching for blocks around San Francisco's City Hall in February 2004




2005
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2006
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Exhibit at the 2006 Maker Faire
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2007
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Mayor Gavin Newsom
Elephant seals at Ano Nuevo during the mating season in early February Ano Nuevo seals.jpg
Elephant seals at Año Nuevo during the mating season in early February




2008
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Mervyn's former headquarters, Hayward
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The fire at about 7 a.m. on October 13, 2008




2009
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2010
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Damage from San Bruno pipeline explosion
Jean Quan Jean Quan at Lake Merritt during her Campaign for Mayor.jpg
Jean Quan
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Tesla Factory interior




2011
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2012
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Matt Cain
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Novato meteorite trajectory
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Chevron Refinery Fire




2013
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Oracle Team USA, 2013 America's Cup
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Warren Hall, days prior to demolition
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SFJAZZ Center
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Aerial view of construction of the Tom Lantos Tunnels

 The 2013 America's Cup (Oracle Team USA yacht pictured) is held in San Francisco Bay
  Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashes while landing at San Francisco International Airport
 An unofficial death certificate is issued for Jahi McMath by the Alameda County coroner
  Andy Lopez is shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy
  Warren Hall (pictured), at California State University, East Bay, is demolished by implosion
  Graton Resort & Casino opens in Rohnert Park
 The Russell City Energy Center goes online in Hayward
  SFJAZZ Center (pictured) opens in San Francisco
 The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens
  Ordinaire , a wine bar and shop serving natural wine, opens in Oakland   Solar Impulse begins a cross-US flight, taking off from Moffett Field in Mountain View
 The Tom Lantos Tunnels (pictured), at Devil's Slide near Pacifica, open
  Gilead Sciences' drug Sovaldi, for the treatment of hepatitis C, is approved by the FDA
  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist Carl Haber is awarded a MacArthur "Genius Grant"
  San Francisco Bay is designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance
 Cancer patient Miles Scott becomes Batkid for a day in San Francisco, turning it into Gotham City, with Mayor Ed Lee and others participating in the Make-A-Wish project




2014
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Mission Bay fire
Amelia Rose Earhart Amelia Rose Earhart Media Photo.jpg
Amelia Rose Earhart
Levi's Stadium, from Great America Levi's Stadium from air.jpg
Levi's Stadium, from Great America
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Robin Williams
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Damage from earthquake
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Ellison at Oracle OpenWorld 2010
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William E. Moerner
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SFBG logo
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Libby Schaaf Oakland City Council member Libby Schaaf commemorating the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in California.jpg
Libby Schaaf
New Leptogorgia species NewWhiteCoralDSCN3980 NOAA.jpg
New Leptogorgia species
The San Francisco Twins Marian and Vivian Brown.jpg
The San Francisco Twins
SS City of Rio de Janeiro CA-boys-on-board-the-city-of-rio-de-janeiro-mail-steamer-1898.jpg
SS City of Rio de Janeiro
A time-lapse animation from NASA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite showing the formation of the storm from December 1–3, 2014 (the small system to the far left of the main storm over California).



2015
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23andMe logo
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Golden Gate Bridge median
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Ford Research and Innovation logo
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UCSF Mission Bay construction
Left to right: Ames scientists Michel Nuevo, Christopher Materese and Scott Sandford reproduce uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory Nasa-scientists-reproduce-building-blocks-of-life-in-lab.jpg
Left to right: Ames scientists Michel Nuevo, Christopher Materese and Scott Sandford reproduce uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory
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Cordell Bank and Farallones topography
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SFPD insignia
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USS Independence in the San Francisco Bay
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Stephen Curry in 2015
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Next Thing Co. logo
Wragg Fire 2015 Wragg Fire - Stierch.jpg
Wragg Fire
Tesla Model X Tesla Model X front view (16042113157).jpg
Tesla Model X
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Condor Club
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Ian Murdock (2008)



2016
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Paul Kantner (1975)
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The Berkeley Art Museum
Lady Gaga and the Blue Angels at Super Bowl 50 Lady Gaga Super Bowl 50.jpg
Lady Gaga and the Blue Angels at Super Bowl 50
Andrew Grove Andrew Grove.jpg
Andrew Grove
Wreck of the USS Conestoga Conestoga-stern-001 noaa-teledyne-seabotix.jpg
Wreck of the USS Conestoga
garlic fries at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, originally based in San Jose Gordon Biersch garlic fries.JPG
garlic fries at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, originally based in San Jose
Stephen Curry Stephen Curry dribbling 2016 (cropped).jpg
Stephen Curry
Renee Davidson Courthouse Oakland Court House California USA2.jpg
Renee Davidson Courthouse
SFMOMA, with expansion San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.jpg
SFMOMA, with expansion
Styrofoam pollution, Japan Styrofoamhires.jpg
Styrofoam pollution, Japan
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Stock value of Niantic during release of Pokémon GO
Vinod Khosla Vinod Khosla, Web 2.0 Conference.jpg
Vinod Khosla
Millennium Tower, San Francisco Millennium Tower.jpg
Millennium Tower, San Francisco
European grapevine moth Tortricidae - Lobesia botrana.JPG
European grapevine moth
Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick - San Francisco vs Green Bay 2012.jpg
Colin Kaepernick
Dustin Moskovitz Dustin Moskovitz Headshot.jpg
Dustin Moskovitz
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Loma Fire
Nora Campos Nora Campos.jpg
Nora Campos
New control tower at SFO SFO - New Control Tower & A380.jpg
New control tower at SFO
Kearny Street, San Francisco Kearny Street (2588300082).jpg
Kearny Street, San Francisco
Protesters against Donald Trump, San Francisco Anti-Trump Protest San Francisco.jpg
Protesters against Donald Trump, San Francisco
Oakland "Ghost Ship" warehouse fire Oakland warehouse fire.jpg
Oakland "Ghost Ship" warehouse fire
Uber self driving car (October 2016) Uber autonomous vehicle prototype testing in San Francisco.jpg
Uber self driving car (October 2016)
2017
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Kevin Starr
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Trump inauguration protest SF Jan 20 2017 23
"Bridge Together Golden Gate" Bridge Together, Inauguration Day 01.jpg
"Bridge Together Golden Gate"
San Bruno explosion and fires, at night SanBrunoFireNight.jpg
San Bruno explosion and fires, at night
Protesters at San Francisco International Airport, 2017 SFO Muslim Ban Protest (32617010165).jpg
Protesters at San Francisco International Airport, 2017
Representative Mike Honda speaks at a San Francisco protest of Executive_Order_13769 in February 2017 Mike Honda 20170204-1865.jpg
Representative Mike Honda speaks at a San Francisco protest of Executive_Order_13769 in February 2017
Series of Storms Battering California Tracked by NASA's AIRS Instrument PIA21209 - Series of Storms Battering California Tracked by NASA's AIRS Instrument.gif
Series of Storms Battering California Tracked by NASA's AIRS Instrument
Third Street, San Francisco Third Street, San Francisco.jpg
Third Street, San Francisco
Anderson Lake dam and spillway Anderson-Dam-SantaClaraCounty-CA 2014.jpg
Anderson Lake dam and spillway
Warm Springs BART station on opening day Entrance of Warm Springs South Fremont Station.jpg
Warm Springs BART station on opening day
The United States of America, Arthur Szyk (1945) Arthur Szyk (1894-1951). Visual History of Nations, The United States of America (1945), New York.jpg
The United States of America, Arthur Szyk (1945)
Robert Taylor in 2008 Bob Taylor in 2008.jpg
Robert Taylor in 2008
Customers waiting to purchase the Tesla 3 in Walnut Creek, California People in line to reserve Tesla Model 3.jpg
Customers waiting to purchase the Tesla 3 in Walnut Creek, California
Satellite image of smoke from California wildfires California fires ESA385120.jpg
Satellite image of smoke from California wildfires
Acting San Francisco Mayor London Breed London Breed.jpg
Acting San Francisco Mayor London Breed