August 2013

Ambassador Thomas Pickering: Treatment and Torture of Suspected Terrorists

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Mon, Oct 21 2013 - 6:00pm

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Read more »

Governor Bill Richardson: How to Sweet Talk a Shark

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Fri, Oct 18 2013 - 8:00am

Strategies from a Master Negotiator

Bill Richardson, Former Governor of New Mexico; Author, How to Sweet Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator; Twitter @GovRichardson
In conversation with Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan; Twitter @JenGranholm Read more »

Marion Nestle: The Politics of Food

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Tue, Oct 15 2013 - 6:00pm

Marion Nestle, Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, New York University; Author, Food Politics and Eat Drink Vote

In conversation with Narsai David, Food and Wine Editor, KCBS Radio

A renowned expert in the politics that impact what we consume, Marion Nestle will discuss pressing food issues including genetic modification among others. She will also reveal how we can fight for the best food products in the marketplace. Read more »

North Beach Walking Tour #14

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Thu, Dec 5 2013 - 2:00pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

Also know: Photo by Flickr user Clemson.

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #22

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Thu, Nov 14 2013 - 1:45pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

Treasury secretary calls on Congress to raise debt limit

Thu, Aug 22 2013
CBS News

August 22: Black Cedar and other S.F. events

Thu, Aug 22 2013
SF Examiner

Secretary Lew Calls On Congress To Avoid Self-Inflicted Economic Wounds By Honoring Previous Spending Commitments

Fri, Aug 23 2013
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Lew Says Failing to Raise Debt Limit Would Be 'Disastrous'

Thu, Aug 22 2013
Money News

Lew Says Failing to Raise Debt Limit Would Be ‘Disastrous’

Thu, Aug 22 2013
Bloomberg Business Week