Pacific Rim boys volleyball team takes national title

Deer Valley's Jordan Ewert helps lead Pacific Rim 17-and-under boys volleyball club team to USAV Junior National Championship 
East Bay Male Athlete of the Year: Drew Anderson, Miramonte
Drew Anderson excelled in three sports in an unbelievable senior season at Miramonte High School 

This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
Aperitif hour

Move over, Fernet. Refreshing, house-made seasonal aperitifs are finding their way into low-alcohol cocktail programs from San Mateo to Berkeley and San Francisco. With the launch of Sonoma Aperitifs in Penngrove and the rerelease of a classic 1997 book about these fortified libations, we'd say the trend is about to overflow from its tiny cordial glass.