- In the San Francisco Bay View: "My nephew is killed by Oakland police," written by the aunt of Obataiye Edwards, the 19-year-old man shot dead by two officers after a car chase Monday.
- From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat's Road Warrior blog: the CHP is stepping up patrols this Christmas weekend, so take care.
- From Oakland Seen: Thirteen ways to celebrate a broke-a$$ Oakland Christmas
- The Tender suggests some last-minute gift ideas from the Tenderloin.
- In Oakland North: "Bordertown’s skaters ride again"