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Lake Chalet Hosts Oktoberfest

Set for Sept. 30, Lake Chalet's third annual Oktoberfest will include a yodeling contest and lots of beer.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Bay Area Traffic Intensifies; Audubon Society Opposes A’s Ballpark Site

Plus, millions of Californians could be on the hook for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tunnels.

Monday’s Briefing: Asbestos Halts Rockridge Retail Development; Republicans Try Again to Repeal Obamacare

Plus, UC Berkeley’s right-wing “Free Speech Week” is in doubt.

Friday’s Briefing: Legislature OKs Billions for Affordable Housing; Apartment Tower Proposed for Downtown Berkeley

Plus, new study says climate change could present existential threat to humans by 2050.

Nestlé Acquires Blue Bottle Coffee

The Swiss megacompany just bought a major stake in the Oakland artisanal-coffee firm.

Thursday’s Briefing: Lawmakers OK Bill for Free Community College; Legislation Would Ban Smoking on Calif. Beaches

Plus, the legislature approves bill that would give parents 12 weeks of leave at small businesses.

Oyster Block Party Returns to Jack London Square

Local food-and-drink vendors will offer oyster-y treats.

Wednesday’s Briefing: A’s Pick Laney Site, Sparking Backlash; EBMUD Tells Alameda Point Customers Not to Use Tap Water

Plus, CoCo County gets its first woman and African-American DA.

Impossible Burgers Opens Huge East Oakland Production Plant

Launched last week, the plant is expected to produce a million pounds of faux flesh per month.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Brown Waters Down Sanctuary State Bill; Lawmakers OK Plan to Protect Immigrant Tenants

Plus, UC Berkeley keeps cop who harassed hot dog vendor on duty.