Super Bowl XLVIII

Bay Area Sports

    • San Francisco Giants win their 3rd World Series in five years and their 8th in franchise history after beating the Kansas City Royals in seven games.
      • Levi’s Stadium officially opens and hosts its first event, a soccer match between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders FC.
        • Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy is inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, becoming the only punter to be selected.
        • The Golden State Warriors purchase a 12-acre site in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco with the plan of having a new area ready for the 2018-2019 season.

 

Bay Area in the News

  • Google unveils the driverless car that has neither a steering wheel nor pedals. Google also releases the plan to test these cars in 2015 on Bay Area streets and make them available to the public by 2020. 
    • Google funds free Wi-Fi in 32 public places throughout San Francisco.
    • Voters in Berkeley pass Measure D, which imposes a one-cent per ounce soda tax in the city. This is the first of its kind soda tax in the United States.
    • Google’s Planetary Ventures agrees to lease Hangar One and Moffett Airfield in Mountain View for $1.16 billion with the hopes of restoring the facilities.
    • Autodesk launches the Autodesk Foundation, the first foundation to focus exclusively on the people and organizations using design for positive social and environmental impact.