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Friday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

Legislature Resists Will of People

Legislature Resists Will of People

Lawsuit Challenges Controller's Authority to Dock Pay

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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.

Friday, Dec 9, 2011

Holiday Hope

Holiday Hope

Give kindness and hope this holiday season

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Some San Jose Residents Return to Waterlogged Homes
Some San Jose Residents Return to Waterlogged Homes

Thousands of people evacuated from a flood in San Jose, California, returned home Thursday amid warnings to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact with flood water. "The water is not safe," Mayor Sam Liccardo said. "There is contamination in this water and the contamination runs the gamut."

'We Are in Unchartered Territory:' USGS Tracks Coyote Creek
'We Are in Unchartered Territory:' USGS Tracks Coyote Creek

USGS experts on Wednesday surveyed water levels at Coyote Creek which spilled into nighborhoods and streets in San Jose Tuesday, causing historic floods. Experts said "it wasn't so much the velocity, it was the quantity of water that caused the flooding." "We're in unchartered territory," Anthony Guerriero with USGS said. Hydrologists with USGS used all kinds of tools to monitor water flow.  They were pleased to see water levels drop as predicted, especially after Tuesday's powerful flooding ripped a measuring stick from its cement base. The job of the USGS is to measure and provide data. NOAA and the Santa Clara Valley Water District make decisions based on that data. The USGS understands how those agencies were caught off guard. "No one really knows how the channel is going to react, especially after multiple years of drought. The channel's chock full of vegetation and debris, just made it even worse," Guerriero said. He says there's little historical data for Coyote Creek, making it very hard to make predictions. Creek waters are lower today, but still flowing at historic highs.

Discount Gift Cards Popular With Families, Money Launderers
Discount Gift Cards Popular With Families, Money Launderers

Secondhand gift cards offer an easy way to save money, but criminals are exploiting them.

Do I Need a New Mattress?
Do I Need a New Mattress?

5 telltale signs that it might be time to upgrade the most important piece of furniture in the household

No Use of US Military for Deportations: Kelly
No Use of US Military for Deportations: Kelly

Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations." Only hours earlier, President Donald Trump suggested the opposite. He told CEOs at the White House the deportation push was a "military operation."

Checklist for Residents Returning to Flooded Homes
Checklist for Residents Returning to Flooded Homes

San Jose City officials are asking residents affected by flooding to use the Returning to a Flooded Home Checklist. Before returning home, please review this information (information directly from the city's website).