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
Alleged Carjacker and Police Fire Shots During Pursuit

Alleged Carjacker and Police Fire Shots During Pursuit

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred Saturday during a pursuit in San Jose.

Ferry Ridership Increases With Transbay Tube Closure

Ferry Ridership Increases With Transbay Tube Closure

As BART Transbay Tube remains closed this weekend, ferry ridership is increasing across the Bay Area.

Weekend Traffic Increases in Los Gatos

Weekend Traffic Increases in Los Gatos

Los Gatos residents are not happy about the increase in traffic on their local streets.

Woman Dies After Being Struck By Train in Hayward

Woman Dies After Being Struck By Train in Hayward

A woman was fatally struck by a train in Hayward Saturday afternoon, per Hayward Fire officials.

Memphis Police Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

Memphis Police Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

A Memphis police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop Saturday evening, and authorities were hunting for the gunman, officials said. Police said the officer was conducting a traffic stop at around 9...

Fundraiser For Family in 3-Alarm House Fire in San Jose

Fundraiser For Family in 3-Alarm House Fire in San Jose

San Jose firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire for nearly three hours early Saturday morning.