• In their eighth postseason battle in 25 years, the 49ers will face-off against the Packers for the NFC Championship win and claim to the George Halas Trophy. Kickoff time is slated for 3:40 p.m. (PDT) at Levi's Stadium for what many predict will be a neck-and-neck game. [CBS Sports / Washington Post]
  • An early evening car crash left one Tesla in flames and a man dead Saturday. The Pleasanton bout of automotive fireworks was caused by the speeding electric vehicle losing control at an intersection, prompting the driver to collide with a nearby apartment sign; the man's identity has yet to be released. [ABC7]
  • The Mission District security loudspeaker at 555 Bartlett was shut down after it was accused of racially profiling pedestrians. “We, the residents of 555 Bartlett Street, are truly sorry,” write the tenants in a statement apologizing for the mishap. [Mission Local]
  • One woman was killed by an oncoming car while walking on Highway-101. A CHP spokesman said the victim had gotten out of her Toyota Yaris to get to the Dodge Charger that had just struck her car when a speeding Toyota Camry struck her; drivers of the Charger and the Camry were both arrested for DUIs. [Mercury News]
  • Looking to adopt a new fur-child, sans any funds? The SF SPCA is waiving all adoption fees for adult animals today ... so long as the 49ers are winning. [NBC Bay Area]
  • A four-car accident left one pedestrian dead late last night, occurring along I-280 near the Cesar Chavez exit. [KRON4]
  • The housing activist group Right to Exist Curbside is erecting, you guessed it, curbside shelters along East 12th Street in Oakland. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Drink and dine at one (or more!) of these Chinatown staples before the weekend comes to a close. [Eater SF]

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