NBC Bay Area's views on issues affecting Northern California

May 4, 2012

May 15 Teacher Deadline Looms

May 15 Teacher Deadline Looms

California protects teacher seniority by using a "last hired, first fired" policy. Since new, young teachers are almost always first to go, we're in danger of losing a generation of teachers.

Apr 20, 2012

Time to Reassess Prop 13

Time to Reassess Prop 13

NBC Bay Area supports an honest debate about the unintended results of Prop 13.

Mar 29, 2012

High-Speed Rail – Don’t Stop Now

High-Speed Rail – Don’t Stop Now

In 20 years, California’s population is expected to reach almost 50 million people. We have to improve our transportation network to support a 21st century economy.

Mar 16, 2012

Schools and Pink Slips

Schools and Pink Slips

Throughout California, thousands of public school teachers are - once again - anxiously waiting to see if they'll get pink slips on March 15th.

Mar 29, 2012

Three Strikes Reform

Three Strikes Reform

NBC Bay Area supports three strikes reform… so the punishment fits the crime. The measure would not change sentences for violent criminals.

Mar 29, 2012

Legislature Resists Will of People

Legislature Resists Will of People

Lawsuit Challenges Controller's Authority to Dock Pay

Feb 17, 2012

Declaring an Ecstasy Epidemic

Declaring an Ecstasy Epidemic

NBC Bay Area Editorial commending Santa Clara County for its approach to preventing drug abuse in the schools

Jan 20, 2012

The High Risks of Cutting Higher Ed

The High Risks of Cutting Higher Ed

NBC Bay Area believes we have to build a more educated workforce

Dec 29, 2011

Get it Right The First Time

Get it Right The First Time

NBC Bay area believes that money spent on early education pays big dividends later on.

Dec 9, 2011

Holiday Hope

Holiday Hope

Give kindness and hope this holiday season

Top Stories
Warriors Trounce Rockets 115-80, Lead Series 3-0

Warriors Trounce Rockets 115-80, Lead Series 3-0

The Golden State Warriors dominated the Houston Rockets 115-80 on a night when point guard Stephen Curry broke the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single post-season.

Firefighters Knock Out 3-Alarm Brush Fire

Firefighters Knock Out 3-Alarm Brush Fire

Firefighters knocked out a 3-alarm brush fire burning in the East San Jose hills Saturday afternoon.

Curry Sets Record With Most 3-Pointers in Single Postseason

Curry Sets Record With Most 3-Pointers in Single Postseason

Stephen Curry's terrific playoff run continues, as the Warriors' star point guard broke the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single postseason.

Stolen Fuel Truck Crashes Into Airport Fence

Stolen Fuel Truck Crashes Into Airport Fence

San Jose police are investigating reports of a stolen airport fuel truck that crashed into a fence at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose Friday night.

Softball Coach Suspected Of Sexual Relationship With Teen

Softball Coach Suspected Of Sexual Relationship With Teen

Milpitas police arrested a softball coach who allegedly formed a relationship with a 15-year-old player, a police sergeant said.

50M Gallons of Water Lost After Dam Destroyed

50M Gallons of Water Lost After Dam Destroyed

Fremont police are trying to figure out who deflated a rubber dam on Alameda Creek Thursday morning, letting nearly 50 million gallons of drinking water flow out to the San Francisco Bay.