Best known now as the composer for the hit Netflix series “House of Cards,” Beal grew up in a musical East Bay family. As a young trumpeter interested in both jazz and classical music, he credits Castro Valley High and the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra for providing his strong musical foundation. Long championed by Kent Nagano, he premiered his first work for the OYSO as a teenager and years later, premiered his extended work for trumpet and orchestra with the Berkeley Symphony, led by Nagano.
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It’s Teske’s Germania, the area’s longest-running traditional German restaurant, founded by Ernst and Marianne Teske in 1981. The Baumann family has been running it for 26 years, since 1990. Patriarch Hans has turned over the operation to his children, including son Scott, who trained as a chef in the family’s homeland, Baden Wurtemberg. This is the place in the South Bay for Oktoberfest festivities — the season’s nearly over, but there’s still live music by The Internationals on Oct. 21-22, 28-29; arrive at 5 p.m. to get a seat in the biergarten — though you’ll want to eat here during other times of year for a less frenetic atmosphere. However, the first dining room and bar are so well-insulated that you can’t hear the German polka music and the “Chicken Dance” going on outside.