East Bay Park It: Don't forget to bring water, especially now

I've mentioned it before, but in view of the recent hot and dry weather, it's worth repeating -- take plenty of water with you when you hike in the regional parks and other open spaces. 
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. 
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Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.