Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

Lawmaker Hopes Prosecutors Act Before San Bruno Explosion Statute Expires

Sept. 9 will mark three years since the devastating pipeline explosion that rocked San Bruno; it will also be the final day for San Mateo County prosecutors and the State of California to file criminal charges against the utility for the deadly 2010 incident that claimed 8 lives, injured many, and leveled entire homes.


The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office. (CBS)

Contra Costa County Prosecutors Consider Strike

Deputy district attorneys in Contra Costa County said that a strike is a distinct possibility given the wave of deep cuts that have swept through their office.


Will Lynch seen outside the courtroom following a previous day's hearing. (CBS)

Remaining Charge Dropped In South Bay Priest Assault Case

Santa Clara County prosecutors have decided not to re-file charges against a man acquitted of beating a priest who allegedly molested him more than 30 years ago.


A firefighter is seen running as a massive fire roars through a San Bruno neighborhood. (AP)

Federal Prosecutors Probing San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

Federal prosecutors were seeking thousands of pages of documents from California regulators as they launched an investigation into the deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.



Contra Costa Prosecutors Disappointed With Furlough Plan

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors was expected to sign off on an order Tuesday, requiring attorneys in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s to take 12 furlough days between January and June, 2011.

CBS San Francisco–12/14/2010


Some California Cops, Prosecutors Supporting Pot Measure

A small group of former law enforcement officials and prosecutors Monday endorsed a statewide initiative on the Nov. 2 ballot that would legalize marijuana possession and the use of small amounts of marijuana for those over 21.

CBS San Francisco–09/13/2010


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