June 2010

Guns in Public : Exploring California's Open Carry Policy

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Thu, Jun 17 2010 - 6:30pm

Guns in Public: Exploring California's Open Carry Policy

Lori Saldana, California State Assembly Member; Author AB1934
Karen Arntzen, California Chapter Services Coordinator, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Yih-Chau Chang, Press Secretary, Responsible Citizens of California
Adnan Shahab,  Republican candidate for State Assembly; Open carry advocate 
Josh Richman, Politics and Legal Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group - Moder Read more »

Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

Thu, Jun 17 2010 - 6:00pm

Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

Bernard von Bothmer, Author, Framing the Sixties; Historian; Professor, USF and Dominican University of California

In his insightful historical analysis of the 1960s, von Bothmer interviewed more than 120 key figures such as James A. Baker, Edwin Meese, Michael Dukakis, Bill Bradley, Robert Bork, Arthur Schlesinger, Noam Chomsky, Bob Woodward and others to explore how that decade continues to shape presidential politics. Read more »

Tony Hsieh

Thu, Jun 17 2010 - 6:30pm

Tony Hsieh

Author, Delivering Happiness; CEO, Zappos

In conversation with Geoffrey Fowler, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

This event is sold out. Standing-room tickets available for sale at the door.

Meet the man who built a business based on happiness. Hsieh co-founded LinkExchange and sold it to Microsoft for $265M in 1998. He then took Zappos from $1.6M in 2000 to more than $1 billion in 2008. Read more »

John Stumpf: Wells Fargo's Chairman on "What's Next? The Future of the Financial Services Industry"

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Wed, Jun 16 2010 - 12:00pm

What's Next? The Future of the Financial Services Industry

John Stumpf, Chairman, President and CEO, Wells Fargo

Hear from the man at the helm of one of banking’s biggest powerhouses at a time of industry uncertainty. Stumpf became chairman of Wells Fargo & Company in January. He was named CEO in June 2007, elected to Wells Fargo's board of directors in June 2006, and has been president since August 2005. Read more »

California Higher Education in Peril?

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Wed, Jun 16 2010 - 6:00pm

California Higher Education in Peril: The Future of Our Master Plan

Charles Reed, Chancellor, California State University
Jack Scott, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
Mark Yudof, President, University of California
Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, Commonwealth Club of California - Moderator

Has California’s beacon of educational hope burned out? 50 years ago, our state produced A Master Plan for Higher Education in California. Read more »

American Chinatown: A People's History

Tue, Jun 15 2010 - 6:00pm

Chinatown: A People’s History

Bonnie Tsui, Journalist, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Atlantic Monthly, Mother Jones

Tsui takes an affectionate, attentive look at the Chinatown that has bewitched her since childhood, when she eagerly awaited her grandfather’s return from the fortune cookie factory. Tsui visits the country’s four most famous Chinatowns – San Francisco, New York, LA and Honolulu – and makes her final stop in Las Vegas. Read more »

Bret Easton Ellis: Less Than Zero, the story continues...

Tue, Jun 15 2010 - 6:00pm

Bret Easton Ellis: Less Than Zero, The Story Continues…

Author, American Psycho, Less Than Zero and Imperial Bedrooms

In conversation with Tom Barbash, Author, The Last Good Chance; Contributing Book Critic, The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle

Since the publication of his best-selling novel Less Than Zero debuted to critical and commercial success, Ellis, a member of the literary Brat Pack, has become a cult icon. Read more »

Esther Dyson: Homebrew Health

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Tue, Jun 15 2010 - 7:00pm

Homebrew Health

Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure   
In conversation with Martine Paris, Editor, Content NOW

When famed venture capitalist Dyson starts exploring a new market, seasoned investors pay attention. In 1995, she wrote about the impact of the Internet on intellectual property and later invested in start-up companies sold to Symantec, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! Her most recent adventure was spending six months training as a cosmonaut in Russia. Read more »

Moth Spray Controversy Update: Business, Farmers and Consumers in Partnership

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Mon, Jun 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Moth Spray Controversy Update: Business, Farmers and Consumers in Partnership 

Caroline Cox, Research Director, Center for Environmental Health
Preston Maring, M.D., Associate Physician in Chief, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Chris Mittelstaedt, Founder and CEO, The Fruit Guys; Founder, Farm Steward Program
Roy Upton, General Manager, Planetary Formulas; Author, LBAM Reclassification Petition
Christie Dames, CEO TechTalk / Studio – Moderator

The light brow Read more »

Make It: How to DIY

Mon, Jun 14 2010 - 6:30pm

Make It: How to DIY

Mark Frauenfelder, Editor, Make Magazine
Dale Dougherty, Publisher, Make Magazine; Co-founder, O'Reilly Media

In conversation with Adam Savage, Host, “Mythbusters”

You know that guy or girl who can make or fix anything? Yes, the same MacGyver wannabe who repairs a flat tire with an empty water bottle and a pen. You can now compete with these handy heroes. Read more »