• Today's gameday is a highly anticipated (and theorized) one: The San Francisco 49ers taking on the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium. With a somewhat late kick-off time at 5:20 p.m. PDT (8:20 p.m. EST), computer modeled projections potray a nail-biter of a match with neither NFL team a shoo-in to win. [CBS Sports]
  • It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season – which means rain (and mountain snow!) are in next week's forecast. San Franciscans can expect some small rain showers starting Tuesday, with parts of the Sierra's getting a good blanket of snow by mid-week. [Chronicle]
  • Housing activists marched through the streets of Oakland yesterday to call for equal housing rights. A number of activist groups – including the Moms 4 Housing organization – gathered at Mosswood Park, where they continued to grow in numbers as they marched, passing right by various vacant properties, and chanting that these buildings shouldn't sit empty while so many people sleep in tents on the street. [KPIX]
  • Over 4,000 Marin resident's unexpectedly lost power yesterday. Last night around 7 p.m., thousands of PG&E account holders in the North Bay, most of them in Mill Valley, lost power for over an hour; the cause of the sudden blackout was due to a failed bit of underground equipment, located at the 600 block of Blithedale Avenue in Mill Valley. [NBC Bay Area]
  • A four-mile stretch of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes opened yesterday along the northbound portion of the 101, between Marin and Sonoma, which will help ease the loathed stop-and-go traffic that commonly backs up the stretch of highway. [KTVU]
  • A body was found in Oakland near the I-580 exit Saturday. [East Bay Times]
  • As the holiday’s inch ever closer, these four-legged stress relievers will help calm your airport anxieties. [ABC 7]
  • On this sunny Sunday, take a stroll through the Mission District, and hit up one (or more) of the neighborhood's best eating establishments. [Eater SF]

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