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
Bomb Squad at Home Where Notes Indicate Possible Explosives

Bomb Squad at Home Where Notes Indicate Possible Explosives

The Alameda County bomb squad and a Hayward police SWAT team surrounded a home after finding notes indicating there were possible explosives inside.

49ers Vow to Improve Traffic, Parking Headaches

49ers Vow to Improve Traffic, Parking Headaches

The 49ers responded Tuesday to gripes surrounding the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara when it opened to the public last week and some of the 30,000 guests complained about heavy traffic, lack of parking...

Two Killed in 12 Hours, San Jose's Homicides Rise to 22

Two Killed in 12 Hours, San Jose's Homicides Rise to 22

In just about 12 hours, two people were killed in San Jose - one stabbed, one shot - bringing the city's homicide toll to 22 in 2014.

Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell

Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell

Terry Grinner, 17, rang the NASDAQ bell in New York as the Make-A-Wish Foundation paved the way for him to be an investment banker for a while.

Pasadena Water Supply Shortage Plan in Effect

Pasadena Water Supply Shortage Plan in Effect

The Pasadena City Council on Monday night declared a local water emergency.

San Francisco to Legalize Arcade Games

San Francisco to Legalize Arcade Games

Arcades may soon be legalized in San Francisco, after a little-known law prohibiting 10 or more arcade games in a business is lifted.