Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.

What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than with a tequila/margarita tasting? My companion for this agave-filled adventure was Kimberly Skuta, a friend and certified tequila expert who earned her master’s degree from a program run by the venerable Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Her knowledge of tequila is endless, and it helped me navigate through a dizzying array of types and brands of tequila last Saturday night.