Bay Area Sports
- The San Jose Arena is completed and proudly welcomes the San Jose Sharks as their tenant.
- San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds wins his third MVP award and first with the Giants.
- Safeway president Peter Magowan and a group of investors purchase the San Francisco Giants from owner Bob Lurie for $100 million.
Bay Area in the News
- “Until There’s A Cure” is developed in Redwood City. The non-profit is dedicated to raising awareness to HIV/AIDS with the hopes of eradicating the disease.
- San Francisco hosts the production of the film Doubtfire staring Robin Williams and Sally Field.