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
Doorstep Package Thefts Put SJ Neighborhood on Alert

Doorstep Package Thefts Put SJ Neighborhood on Alert

A San Jose neighborhood is on alert after neighbors report packages left on doorsteps have been stolen -- sometimes minutes after being delivered.

King Fire Rages, Threatens Hundreds of Homes

King Fire Rages, Threatens Hundreds of Homes

The King Fire was still raging out of control in Pollock Pines, 60 miles east of Sacramento, on Wednesday evening, as more than 2,500 firefighters battled the blaze, which grew by thousands of acres...

Police Say Girl, Mother Surviving Hit-and-Run Crash a "Miracle"

Police Say Girl, Mother Surviving Hit-and-Run Crash a "Miracle"

Police are calling it a miracle. A 24-year-old woman and her daughter were struck by a hit-and-run driver after they tried to run across a major highway that runs through

Sports Programs Turning to Crowdfunding After Budget Cuts

Sports Programs Turning to Crowdfunding After Budget Cuts

Cuts to sports programs in schools have forced some teams to get creative while fundraising. New numbers show more teams are turning to crowdfunding.

Arizona Running Back Arrested on Assault Charges

Arizona Running Back Arrested on Assault Charges

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest...

Deputies Searching for Man Who Exposed Himself to Females

Deputies Searching for Man Who Exposed Himself to Females

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is investigating two reports of a man flashing his genitals and masturbating in front of females near a beach area south of Santa Cruz, deputies said Wednesday.