• The 49ers obliterated the Minnesota Vikings yesterday afternoon in a 27-10 win, bringing the first NFC championship game to Levi's Stadium. Today, we'll find out if they'll play against the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers for the Super Bowl slot. [CBS Sports / SFist]
  • A man was found dead on Muni tracks Sunday morning. It's believed that he was sitting on the coupler connecting two cars when he fell and was crushed by the second car's wheels at Bayshore Blvd. and Sunnydale Ave. [CBS SF]
  • As if the world needed more ecological woes, Volcano Taal in the Philippines erupted earlier today. Spewing hot ash and smoke nine miles into the atmosphere, thousands were evacuated from nearby towns and villages, and planes were rerouted and other flights canceled; the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised its hazardous eruption alert level to 4 out of 5. [Guardian]
  • The Raiders announced they'll drop "Oakland" from all social media channels and start using "Las Vegas" come March. [NBC Sports]
  • Shola Olatoye will take up the role as the new chief of housing at Oakland's Housing and Community Development Department starting next month. [KTVU]
  • In an ever-growing techy world, analog ways of transportation are making a comeback — and SF skateboard shops are experiencing a second wind of popularity. [Chronicle]
  • $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a high school robotics team, prior to competition. [ABC 7]
  • One rogue coyote was spotted in a bustling San Jose neighborhood. [NBC Bay Area]

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