- On Governing California: A look at California's overcrowded prisons
- You can listen to a terrifying six minutes experienced by a group of people hunkered down in a convenience store as the Joplin tornado hit, on Climate Watch.
- Oakland Unified School District gets a near-failing grade, according to one education advocacy group. Oakland Local has details.
- Photos from the 2011 Bernal GT Road Rally, at Bernalwood.
- Contra Costa County is in the middle of a "Click it or Ticket" campaign, according to Claycord. That means drivers better buckle up, or face a minimum fine of $142.