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
News Crews Mugged, Cameras Stolen at Pier

News Crews Mugged, Cameras Stolen at Pier

An NBC Bay Area news crew was attacked early Thursday morning while reporting a story, in a mugging that injured the photographer, whose camera gear was also stolen.

Police Arrest 2, Confiscate $50,000 of Fireworks

Police Arrest 2, Confiscate $50,000 of Fireworks

Oakland police arrested two men and confiscated $50,000 worth of fireworks from a home on Thursday, two days before the Fourth of July.

Pier 14 Fatal Shooting Suspect Arrested: SFPD

Pier 14 Fatal Shooting Suspect Arrested: SFPD

A 33-year-old woman who was shot and killed on Pier 14 next to the San Francisco Ferry Building in broad daylight on Wednesday has been identified by the medical examiner's office.

Judge Denies Contractor's Balcony Request

Judge Denies Contractor's Balcony Request

A judge on Thursday denied a general contractor's request to be present when investigators examine the wreckage of a balcony in Berkeley that gave way, killing six students last month.

Popular Lake Closed Because of Toxic Algae Bloom

Popular Lake Closed Because of Toxic Algae Bloom

For the second summer in a row, Oakland's Lake Temescal will be closed to swimmers indefinitely because of toxic green blue algae, likely exacerbated by California's drought, though the rest of the park remains...

Feds: Cop Won't Face Charges in Andy Lopez Death

Feds: Cop Won't Face Charges in Andy Lopez Death

The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have concluded no criminal charges should be filed against Sonoma County sheriff's deputy Erick Gelhaus for the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in 2013.