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Photos: Commonwealth Club's Annual Dinner Gathered Bay Area Leaders

The Commonwealth Club's 107th Anniversary and 22nd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner brought out the local stars on April 29, 2010. Gathering at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, attendees ranged from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to California First Lady Maria Shriver. Honorees included Jack O'Neill, Dr. Bill Rutter, The Honorable George P. Shultz, Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, and Brad Bird.

Here's a photographic overview of the evening:


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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Tells SF Chronicle about Advances in Mental Health

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club this Friday at noon, Read more »
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Tells SF Chronicle about Advances in Mental Health

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club this Friday at noon, Read more »
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Doctors Thwarted in Improving Service, Abraham Verghese says in SF Chronicle

Abraham Verghese, a doctor and the author of Cutting for Stone, argues that doctors need to spend more time with their patients, but the system prevents them from doing so.
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Doctors Thwarted in Improving Service, Abraham Verghese says in SF Chronicle

Abraham Verghese, a doctor and the author of Cutting for Stone, argues that doctors need to spend more time with their patients, but the system prevents them from doing so.
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ABA Agrees with Richard Dreyfuss: American Schools Need Civics Classes

The new head of the American Bar Association took office recently, and among his top priorities is using the weight of the ABA's members to expand the teaching of civics in American schools.

He could have been taking notes from award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss spoke to The Commonwealth Club in Silicon Valley on July 19, 2010, about his effort to promote civics education. You can watch the video below, and see for yourself if he's in tune with the lawyers' group.
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ABA Agrees with Richard Dreyfuss: American Schools Need Civics Classes

The new head of the American Bar Association took office recently, and among his top priorities is using the weight of the ABA's members to expand the teaching of civics in American schools.

He could have been taking notes from award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss spoke to The Commonwealth Club in Silicon Valley on July 19, 2010, about his effort to promote civics education. You can watch the video below, and see for yourself if he's in tune with the lawyers' group.
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Why Is President Obama Reading Ben Sherwood's "The Survivor's Club"?

President Barack Obama was recently photographed carrying a copy of Ben Sherwood's book The Survivor's Club.
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