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
3 Killed in 2 Separate Accidents in Sonoma County

3 Killed in 2 Separate Accidents in Sonoma County

Multiple people died early Sunday morning after two separate accidents in Sonoma County, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

Man Killed by Apparent Gunshot Wound Found in Car in South Bay

Man Killed by Apparent Gunshot Wound Found in Car in South Bay

A man is dead after officers found him in his car with an apparent gunshot wound in San Jose early Sunday morning, according to police.

Tuition, Fees Surge at UC Berkeley Law, Business Schools: Report

Tuition, Fees Surge at UC Berkeley Law, Business Schools: Report

A report says tuition and mandatory fees have more than doubled for California residents at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley's law and business schools since fall 2005.

Bay Area Lawyers, Professors Remember Justice Scalia

Bay Area Lawyers, Professors Remember Justice Scalia

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sent shockwaves rippling throughout the nation Saturday, with President Obama and other political figures in Washington making statements honoring the divisive...

How Scalia's Death Will Affect SCOTUS's Docket

How Scalia's Death Will Affect SCOTUS's Docket

Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat. Next...

3-Alarm Fire in San Francisco Scorches Homes, Injures 1

3-Alarm Fire in San Francisco Scorches Homes, Injures 1

Firefighters in San Francisco are working to extinguish a three-alarm fire tonight in the North Panhandle neighborhood.