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
Sunnyvale Hiker Among 4 Americans Dead on Everest

Sunnyvale Hiker Among 4 Americans Dead on Everest

A Bay Area man who had been planning to climb Mount Everest for at least a decade was among the four Americans killed in the avalanche unleashed by a powerful earthquake in Nepal.

Teen Charged With Murder After Boy, 9, Stabbed

Teen Charged With Murder After Boy, 9, Stabbed

An 18-year-old Discovery Bay man was charged Tuesday with murder along with the special circumstances of lying in wait and residential burglary, after a 9-year-old boy was stabbed to death Sunday morning at his...

Is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Worth the Cost?

Is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Worth the Cost?

Private cord blood banks say your newborn’s umbilical cord blood is an insurance policy against future disease. A new push in California advocates parents to donate that cord blood instead.

7-Vehicle Collision Causes Fiery Mess on I-880

7-Vehicle Collision Causes Fiery Mess on I-880

Up to seven vehicles were caught up in fiery collision Tuesday morning along Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro, closing the freeway for two hours and injuring two – one critically.

All Eyes on Kennedy as High Court Hears Gay Marriage

All Eyes on Kennedy as High Court Hears Gay Marriage

Pivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Kennedy, whose vote could decide...

"People Are Stuck": Trekker Survives Quake

"People Are Stuck": Trekker Survives Quake

As the death toll in Nepal climbed past 5,000 on Monday because of a devastating weekend earthquake, one San Francisco man survived to describe some of the chaos.