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
Shoppers Possibly Exposed to Measles:Gilroy Costco

Shoppers Possibly Exposed to Measles:Gilroy Costco

An employee at the Costco in Gilroy said Sunday that some customers at their warehouse may have been exposed to measles.

San Francisco Catholic Church Bans New Altar Girls

San Francisco Catholic Church Bans New Altar Girls

One San Francisco Catholic church said it will not have girls as altar servers, and its priest behind the policy is coming under fire.

San Jose Voices Concerns About Possible Oil Rail Line

San Jose Voices Concerns About Possible Oil Rail Line

The Phillips 66 oil company wants to transport crude oil from North Dakota or Canada through the Bay Area to a refinery in Santa Maria, but the San Jose city council has already voted unanimously to oppose...

Bicyclist Killed in Hwy 85 Collision Was Under the Influence

Bicyclist Killed in Hwy 85 Collision Was Under the Influence

A bicyclist killed in a collision with a car on state Highway 85 in Sunnyvale early Sunday morning was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

San Jose Intersection Closing for BART Construction

San Jose Intersection Closing for BART Construction

The South Bay BART extension will change traffic patterns in North San Jose starting Monday--and the change will last for nine months.

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that is not a threat to people but can decimate poultry flocks.