October 2010

In the Balance: Energy, Economy & Environment

Tue, Oct 12 2010 - 6:00pm

In the Balance: Energy, Economy and Environment

Part of The Chevron California Innovation Series

Raj Atluru, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Co-director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association
Jack Stewart, President, California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Virgil Welch, Special Assistant to the Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Greg Dalt Read more »

Timothy Geithner Addresses the Top "Five Myths About TARP"

Oct 12, 2010 @ 10:40 AM by Anonymous with [0] comments
U.S.Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took to The Washington Post opinion pages this past Sunday to address what he calls five myths about the Troubled Assets Relief Program, known by its acronym TARP.

Generation Know

Oct 11, 2010 @ 3:17 PM by Anonymous with [0] comments
By Sally Schilling

Generation Me, Generation Y, Generation Q, iGeneration, Echo Boomers, Millenials, etc…

If you were born between the years 1980 and 2000, you belong to a generation that has been very difficult to define.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Speak at Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley

Oct 11, 2010 @ 3:15 PM by Anonymous with [0] comments
Over the weekend, The Commonwealth Club of California announced that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be speaking to the Club on Monday, October 18, in Silicon Valley.

Condoleezza Rice on TV This Week

Oct 11, 2010 @ 1:57 PM by Anonymous with [1] comments
Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state, will be on nationwide TV this week, appearing on at least three big shows:
  • Tuesday, October 12: The Today Show
  • Tuesday, October 12: Live with Regis and Kelly
  • Wednesday, October 13: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
That should whet your appetite for her appearance in San Francisco at The Commonwealth Club on Monday, October 18 at noon. Tickets are going fast, so reserve yours today.

Fireside Chat with Twitter's @Biz and @Ev

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Mon, Oct 11 2010 - 7:00pm

Fireside Chat with Twitter's @Biz and @Ev

Evan Williams, Co-founder, Twitter
Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter
Brad Stone, Senior Writer, BusinessWeek - Moderator

Twitter founders Williams and Stone will open up and answer our questions about the site that has the whole world chirping. A year after launching in 2006, Twitter had just a few thousand users and a quirky name. Now, the site has more than 160 million users who send nearly 100 million messages a day. Read more »

Money or Merit: What's Electing Our Political Leaders?

Mon, Oct 11 2010 - 6:00pm

Money or Merit: What's Electing Our Political Leaders?

Bob Edgar, President and CEO, Common Cause
Jesse Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, UC Berkeley
Lawrence McQuillan, Director of Business and Economic Studies, Pacific Research Institute
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator
 
Do our political leaders achieve their positions on merit, or are they buying them? Read more »

Savoring the Flavors: How Place Affects the Taste of Your Food

Mon, Oct 11 2010 - 6:00pm

Savoring the Flavors: How Place Affects the Taste of Your Food

Rowan Jacobsen, Author, American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields and A Geography of Oysters

Temra Costa, Author, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat  - Moderator

How does location affect the taste of your food? Read more »

Campaign Finance - The Current Hot Topic

Oct 8, 2010 @ 3:10 PM by Anonymous with [0] comments

Solar Surge

Fri, Oct 8 2010 - 12:00pm

Solar Surge? 

John Woolard, CEO, BrightSource Energy
Karen Douglas, Chairman, California Energy Commission
Lisa Hoyos, California Director, Apollo Alliance
Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator

After decades of fits and starts, is solar power finally hitting the big time? BrightSource Energy is about to break ground on one of the largest solar power plants in the world. Read more »