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
Police Evacuate Over 50 Residents After Bomb Threat

Police Evacuate Over 50 Residents After Bomb Threat

Concord Police evacuated dozens of people out of their homes Saturday evening after finding out their neighbor was trying to make a “flash bomb” inside his house.

All Lanes on Highway 101 Scheduled to Close on Sunday

All Lanes on Highway 101 Scheduled to Close on Sunday

Even though most lanes opened up Saturday afternoon on Highway 101, they will be closed again on Sunday night for repair.

Hiker Slips From Big Sur Cliff, Falls to her Death

Hiker Slips From Big Sur Cliff, Falls to her Death

A Union City woman plunged to her death Friday after slipping off a Big Sur cliff.

Visiting Hours Halted at San Quentin Prison

Visiting Hours Halted at San Quentin Prison

Visiting time for family members of prisoners at San Quentin in Marin County has been halted Saturday and Sunday as health and prison officials investigate a case of Legionnaires disease, according to the...

Memorial Service for Slain Roanoke TV Journalists

Memorial Service for Slain Roanoke TV Journalists

A memorial service is being held at a Roanoke church for two journalists who were slain on live TV this week. WDBJ, the station where Alison Parker and Adam Ward worked, said the interfaith service was...

Oakland Invites Residents to Participate in Downtown Planning Project

Oakland Invites Residents to Participate in Downtown Planning Project

The city of Oakland is inviting residents to be a part of a new planning process that aims to revamp the city's downtown area.