July 2009

San FranCyclo: The Wheel World

Mon, Jul 20 2009 - 6:30pm

San FranCyclo: The Wheel World

Andy Thornley, Program Director, San Francisco Bike Coalition
Timothy Papandreou, Assistant Deputy Director of Transportation Planning and Development, SFMTA
Tom Radulovich, Executive Director, Livable City
Steve Jones, Political Writer and City Editor, SF Bay Guardian - Moderator

San Francisco is becoming a beacon of biking public policy, yet there is much to do if we are to reach pedal perfection. Read more »

Bill Owens

Mon, Jul 20 2009 - 6:00pm

Bill Owens


Leah Garchik , Columnist, the San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

Owens is one of our most fascinating photographers. A California native, he has created several books, served in the Peace Corps and founded the American Distilling Institute. Owens, who describes himself as a father, brewer and gardener, lectures and is exhibited worldwide. The renowned photographer will discuss his work with an emphasis on his 1972 classic, Suburbia, and sign his recently published retrospective. Read more »

Transportation and the Stimulus

Fri, Jul 17 2009 - 12:30pm

Transportation and the Stimulus

Randell "Randy" Iwasaki, Incoming Director, CA Dept. Read more »

Donald Van de Mark: Great and Good: Success Tips From the Best People

Thu, Jul 16 2009 - 6:00pm

Great and Good: Success Tips From the Best People

Donald Van de Mark, Former CNN Anchor and CNBC Correspondent

In a world where success is sometimes narrowly defined, what can we learn from top achievers who seem all-around more complete? Read more »

Torie Osborn: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Wed, Jul 15 2009 - 6:00pm

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Toward a New American Movement in the Obama Era

Torie Osborn, Senior Strategist, United Way of Greater LA

Forty years after Stonewall, marriage equality is rapidly gaining support, with more and more states legalizing gay marriage. To some people, the marriage issue no longer belongs only to the gay community, but is part of a broader social justice matrix. Read more »

John Lescroart

Wed, Jul 15 2009 - 6:00pm

John Lescroart

Author, A Plague of Secrets

Author of nearly two-dozen books – many of them best-sellers – Lescroart always balanced his passion for writing with a day job. But after a brush with death in 1989, he devoted himself to his novels full-time. Join us to hear the story and delve into the mind of a prolific writer.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. Read more »

Syria Behind the Scenes

Mon, Jul 13 2009 - 6:00pm

Syria Behind the Scenes: Screening and Filmmaker Discussion

Jean Marie Offenbacher, Director and Producer, Tea on the Axis of Evil

"We are terrorists; we kill visitors with caffeine,” joke Syrians in the documentary Tea on the Axis of Evil. As citizens from a wide range of social and religious backgrounds discuss family values, politics and religion, filmmaker Offenbacher asks the question: Is Syria emerging as the model for peace in the Middle East? Read more »

Christopher Hitchens

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Thu, Jul 9 2009 - 7:00pm

Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Vanity Fair; Media Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Read more »

H.Thomas Wells, Jr: Preserving Justice during Economic Crisis and Controversy

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Thu, Jul 9 2009 - 6:00pm

Preserving American Justice in Times of Economic Crisis and Controversy

H. Thomas Wells Jr., President, American Bar Association

What can we do to ensure our courts and judges are viewed as the gold standard for fairness? How will impending decisions on habeas corpus and due process at Guantanamo Bay shape the political landscape? Wells, noted for his outspoken concern regarding judicial independence, will explore these issues.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Single Women of a Certain Age: w/ Jane Ganahl & Friends

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Thu, Jul 9 2009 - 6:30pm

Single Women of a Certain Age, with Jane Ganahl and Friends

Litquake co-founder Ganahl assembles a chorus of sophisticated, edgy and humorous voices who tackle the topic of being female, unmarried and in one's prime in Single Women of a Certain Age. In this inspiring evening, she will read from poignant and witty essays about women flying solo at midlife. Read more »