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
Napa Wineries Hope to Draw Labor Day Weekend Crowds

Napa Wineries Hope to Draw Labor Day Weekend Crowds

Napa city leaders are hoping swarms of tourists will flock to wine country for the holiday Labor Day weekend – and spend money that was lost this week after Sunday’s earthquake.

SJ Track Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sex with Minor

SJ Track Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sex with Minor

San Jose police arrested a high school track coach Friday on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

Bay Area Police Agencies Suspended from Pentagon Program

Bay Area Police Agencies Suspended from Pentagon Program

The Napa County Sheriff's Office has been suspended from a federal military-surplus program after an M-16 military rifle was stolen out of an employee's vehicle in May, information released by the...

49ers' Aldon Smith Suspended for 9 Games

49ers' Aldon Smith Suspended for 9 Games

The NFL has suspended San Francisco 49ers OLB Aldon Smith nine games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

$50M in Quake Damages to Napa's Wine Industry

$50M in Quake Damages to Napa's Wine Industry

More than 110 Napa wineries sustained damages from Sunday's earthquake -- more than $50 million in losses to the region's wine industry, according to the Napa Valley Vintners trade association.

San Jose Police Plan "Officer Retention" Program

San Jose Police Plan "Officer Retention" Program

The City of San Jose will soon be considering a controversial program aimed at boosting its understaffed police department. The goal: to entice officers to stay on the force, after retirement.