September 2012

Chef Charles Phan

Thu, Oct 4 2012 - 6:00pm

Charles Phan

Executive Chef and Owner, The Slanted Door; Author, Vietnamese Home Cooking

In conversation with Thuy Vu, Journalist/On-air Personality Read more »

Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Sep 27 2012 - 2:00pm

Nob Hill Walking Tour 

This program is sold out.

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”.  Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood.  This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four.   Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court Read more »

Resolving California's Budget Crisis: Lessons from A New Six State Study

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Thu, Sep 20 2012 - 12:00pm

Resolving California’s Budget Crisis: Lessons from a New Six-State Study

Lenny Mendonca, Member, California Forward Leadership Council; Director, McKinsey and Company
George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Read more »

What You Need to Know About Medicare Before You're 65: A Medicare Primer

Mon, Oct 22 2012 - 5:15pm

What You Need to Know About Medicare Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer

This program is cancelled.

Esther Koch, Medicare Aging Network Partner, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

2011 marked the year the first Boomers turned 65 and qualified for Medicare benefits, but for most, a true understanding of what these benefits are, how to determine the best options and how to actually sign up is not clear at all. Learn the realities of what you can expect — and, more important, what not to expect. Read more »

"Commonwealth Club Address"

Tue, Sep 11 2012
Library of Law and Liberty

"Spillover: The Rise of New Viral Disease Epidemics"

Mon, Sep 17 2012
SF Gate

"San Francisco's first Electric Vehicle Expo charges into Justin Herman Plaza"

Mon, Sep 17 2012
San Francsico Examiner

"Fall Arts Guide: Commonwealth Club"

Mon, Sep 17 2012
SF Weekly

Jugaad: Can Frugal Innovation Save America?

Wed, Sep 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Jugaad: Can Frugal Innovation Save America?

This program is postponed

Navi Radjou, Innovation and Leadership Consultant; Co-author, Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth

Jugaad in Hindi means an improvised solution born from ingenuity. Some successful enterprises in emerging markets like India, China and Brazil use jugaad to innovate faster, better and cheaper amidst high complexity. Read more »