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
Apple "Actively Investigating" Celebrity Hack: Reports

Apple "Actively Investigating" Celebrity Hack: Reports

Apple said it was “actively investigating” the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were taken and posted all over the Web.

Domestic Violence Advocates Monitor Arrest of 49er

Domestic Violence Advocates Monitor Arrest of 49er

Domestic violence advocates said they plan to closely watch how San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald's case plays out in court, and how the National Football League will respond if the player is found...

Red Cross Opens Center for Napa Quake Victims

Red Cross Opens Center for Napa Quake Victims

The American Red Cross opened an emergency assistance center on Monday at a hotel in Napa to meet with victims last week's magnitude 6.0 magnitude earthquake, assess what they need and help them recuperate.

Rash of "Smash-and-Grab" Burglaries Hit SF Parking Garage

Rash of "Smash-and-Grab" Burglaries Hit SF Parking Garage

A well-known San Francisco parking garage has been beset of break-ins, with nearly a third of auto break-ins in the northeast part of town at the Sutter-Stockon garage.

Magnitude 3.5 Quake Tips Pictures in Gilroy

Magnitude 3.5 Quake Tips Pictures in Gilroy

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit Monday morning about six miles of Gilroy, the US Geological Survey reported.

NB I-280 in SF to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

NB I-280 in SF to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will reopen ahead of schedule and should be open to motorists before midnight, Caltrans said.