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
Man Pinned by Car in Downtown San Jose: Report

Man Pinned by Car in Downtown San Jose: Report

A man was reportedly pinned by a car in downtown San Jose, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Newark Standoff Ends With Man Arrested, Baby Safe

Newark Standoff Ends With Man Arrested, Baby Safe

A domestic violence suspect who was allegedly holding a baby captive in Newark Friday evening has walked out and was taken into custody, a Newark police commander said.

Pregnant Woman Kicked Off Flight Over Fussy Tot

Pregnant Woman Kicked Off Flight Over Fussy Tot

A Canadian musician says she was kicked off a United Airlines flight at San Francisco International Airport because of her crying son.

Oakland Protest Permit Policy May be Constitutional

Oakland Protest Permit Policy May be Constitutional

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf implemented a new permit requirement for protesters marching in the streets at night. Is this a violation of the constitutional right to free speech and assembly? Sam Brock...

Protesters Face Off at Phoenix "Draw Muhammad" Contest

Protesters Face Off at Phoenix "Draw Muhammad" Contest

About 500 people, many of them carrying guns and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, rallied outside a Phoenix mosque Friday, where they were met by hundreds of counter protesters railing against what they called...

Klay Thompson Won't Return Until "Symptom-Free"

Klay Thompson Won't Return Until "Symptom-Free"

After undergoing tests Wednesday night through Friday morning, doctors determined that Warriors guard Klay Thompson did sustain a concussion in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.