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
70 Percent of BART's Cameras Are Decoys, Records Show

70 Percent of BART's Cameras Are Decoys, Records Show

Out of nearly 700 BART cars with cameras on board, 70 percent are decoys, NBC Bay Area has learned.

Waves Sweep Elderly Couple Into Ocean off Pacifica

Waves Sweep Elderly Couple Into Ocean off Pacifica

The Coast Guard pulled a man out of the water off Pacifica, after him and a woman were swept out to sea Monday afternoon.

Suspect in CHP Officer Slashing Pleads Not Guilty

Suspect in CHP Officer Slashing Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of slashing the throat of a California Highway Patrol officer during a confrontation at a San Francisco homeless encampment last week pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges Tuesday.

Nuns Who Help Needy Face Eviction in San Francisco

Nuns Who Help Needy Face Eviction in San Francisco

A group of San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of becoming as homeless as the downtrodden they serve.

NH Voters Take to Polls in 1st-in-Nation Primary

NH Voters Take to Polls in 1st-in-Nation Primary

New Hampshire on Monday is hosting the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000...

It's On: Mavericks Surf Competition Set for Friday

It's On: Mavericks Surf Competition Set for Friday

The world's best big-wave competition, Titans of Mavericks, is set for Friday. The officials that decide when to hold the surf contest, as expected, made the call Tuesday afternoon summoning the world’s...