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
Large Flares Seen Over Richmond Chevron Refinery

Large Flares Seen Over Richmond Chevron Refinery

Contra Costa fire officials and Chevron said that the large dramatic flames over the Richmond Chevron refinery Thursday that were seen for miles were a result of "normal flaring." But that didn't do much...

Protesters Deliver Petition to SJ Police Chief

Protesters Deliver Petition to SJ Police Chief

About 80 people demonstrated outside the San Jose Police Department Thursday evening to call for the firing of a police officer who wrote contentious comments on Twitter about ongoing national protests...

CPUC President Says Goodbye at Last Meeting

CPUC President Says Goodbye at Last Meeting

Colleagues compared Michael Peevey to President Franklin Roosevelt and the Pope in their farewell addresses to the longest serving president in CPUC history. Chief Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski continues...

Mayor Ed Lee Wants the 2024 Summer Olympics in San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee Wants the 2024 Summer Olympics in San Francisco

Details of San Francisco’s more than $4 billion Olympic bid were revealed Thursday morning at City Hall.

Jim Harbaugh Won't Answer Michigan Question

Jim Harbaugh Won't Answer Michigan Question

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater.

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