June 2014

Chinatown Walking Tour

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Thu, Oct 2 2014 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. 

Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Sep 23 2014 - 1:45pm

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. Read more »

Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Sep 4 2014 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

David Boies ’66LLB and Theodore Olson: The Case for Marriage Equality; Intro by George Takei

Tue, Jun 24 2014
Yale Alumni Magazine

Sotomayor makes case for affirmative action

Sun, Jun 22 2014
ABC 10 News

Stanley B. Prusiner: Madness and Memory

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Tue, Oct 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases; Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF; Winner, Nobel Prize for Medicine Read more »

Aboriginal Leadership Lessons: Dreamtime Healing, Trauma, and Opening to Success

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Wed, Jul 9 2014 - 6:00pm
Steve Richards, Founder & Director, Holographic Kinetics, Pty Ltd.
Steve presents ancient healing practices of the Australian Aboriginal peoples and Dreamtime Healing therapies, updated for modern times, as a way to clear unseen traumas and energetic, emotional and relational blocks to personal success and happiness.

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

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Tue, Oct 7 2014 - 6:30pm

Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, New York Times; Co-author, A Path Appears; Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner
In conversation with Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder of Kiva

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The Cutting Edge of Science, Homeopathy and Nanomedicine

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Wed, Sep 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH, Author, Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines; Founder, Homeopathic Educational Services Read more »

Khaled Hosseini: Best-Selling Author of The Kite Runner

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Wed, Sep 10 2014 - 7:30pm

Khaled Hosseini, Author, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed

In Conversation with Pat Thurston, Talk Show Host, KGO Radio Read more »