May 2012

Willie Brown: 2012 Annual Lecture on Political Trends

Tue, May 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Willie Brown: 2012 Annual Lecture on Political Trends Read more »

On Assignment with National Geographic

Wed, May 23 2012 - 6:00pm

On Assignment with National Geographic

Edwin Dobb
, Knight Center for Science and Environmental Journalism, U.C. Read more »

Digital Publishing: The End of Print?

Thu, May 10 2012 - 6:30pm

Digital Publishing: The End of Print?

Clara Jeffery, Editor in Chief, Mother Jones
Mark Johnson, CEO of Zite
Laney Whitcanack, Chief Community Officer, Federated Media
Chris Taylor, Deputy Editor, Mashable
Peter Ha, Managing Editor, TechCrunch - Moderator

The average San Franciscan is more likely to get their media from a screen than from a paper, so it’s no surprise that newspapers and magazines are shutting down all around us; the editorial space and the Read more »

Private Tour of "Sculpturesite/ A New Leaf Gallery" in Sonoma, CA

Sat, Jun 16 2012 - 11:00am

Private Tour of Sculpturesite/ A New Leaf Gallery in Sonoma, CA

Brigitte Micmacker, gallery co-founder

Sculpturesite is Northern California’s premier sculpture gallery, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. Over sixty diverse works of sculpture are displayed on the site’s patios, olive groves, and throughout the innovative Cornerstone Gardens complex. Read more »

Cal vs. Harvard Debate

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Wed, May 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Friends of Cal Debate: Next Steps for the Economic Recovery

Cal Debate Team
Harvard Debate Team

What steps should November’s presidential victor take to encourage and sustain economic recovery in the United States? In this year’s Cal-Harvard debate, we’ll be discussing next steps in the economic recovery: What policies will be most conducive to growth? Must taxes be higher on the top income bracket? Do we need another stimulus package? Read more »

Test Your News Savvy with Our News Quiz at HuffPostSF

May 4, 2012 @ 10:53 AM

Our latest Week to Week news quiz is now online at Huffington Post San Francisco. Take the test and see how knowledgeable you are about the happenings in the news.

Green Myths Busted

Mon, May 21 2012 - 6:00pm

Green Myths Busted
Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director, The Center For Food Safety
David Friedman, Deputy Director, Union of Concerned Scientists
Betsy Rosenberg, Radio Host, On The Green Front

Your low-carbon lifestyle might be dirtier than you think. A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, debunks many cherished facets of sustainable consumption. Read more »

Winners of 81st Commonwealth Club Book Awards Announced

Press Release from…

The Commonwealth Club of California

595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105


Contacts: Riki Rafner, 415.597.6712

Arvi Kaur, 415.597.6734

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         Read more »

Jose Antonio Vargas

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Thu, May 17 2012 - 7:00pm

Jose Antonio Vargas

Founder, Define America; Former Reporter, The Washington Post

How do you define American? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Vargas dropped a bombshell last year when he publicly admitted that he immigrated to the United States illegally at the age of 12. Read more »

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: Is Political Compromise Possible?

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Thu, May 17 2012 - 6:00pm

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein
Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Co-author, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Co-author, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

Joseph Tuman, Professor of Political and Legal Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst, CBS 5 TV - Moderator

In their new book, It's Even Worse Than It Looks, political pundits Mann and Ornstein unleash their critique of Read more »