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, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »
Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO, Stella & Dot Family Brands; Author, Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms Jory Des Jardins, Author, Media Strategist and Co-founder, BlogHer—Moderator Read more »
Mark Kurlansky, Author, Cod, Salt, and Paper: Paging Through History
For the past two millennia, paper has been one of the simplest pieces of human technology. It has formed the foundation of civilizations and promoted revolutions. It has also been essential to the development of education, commerce, arts, religion, and language. But what will we start to lose as we continue to move toward a paperless society?
Kurlansky traces the evolution of paper and explains why paper will never go out of style.
James Madara, M.D., CEO, American Medical Association; Former Dean, University of Chicago School of Medicine Hilary Seligman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco—Moderator Read more »
Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor of Earth System Science, Stanford
Noah Diffenbaugh and other scientists have shed further light on why Californians should care about the weather up in the land of Santa Claus. A conversation on the connection between dirty fuels, white sea ice, brown lawns and what we can expect in the future now that we realize El Niño didn’t kill the drought.
Steve Phillips, Civil Rights Attorney; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; New York Times Best-selling Author, Brown Is the New White
In conversation with Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader, Georgia General Assembly; State Representative, 89th House District
Part of the Club’s Good Lit Series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.Read more »
Patti Cazzato, CEO, Timbuk2 Mike Natenshon, Founder and CEO, Marine Layer Connie Ulasewicz, Ph.D., Professor, San Francisco State University; Researcher; Speaker; Author Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition—Moderator
Presented in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co.Read more »
Sean Carroll, Theoretical Physicist and Professor, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology; Author, The Particle at the End of the Universe and The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself Lynn J. Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center—Moderator Read more »
Mark Z. Barabak, Political Writer, Los Angeles Times; Twitter @markzbarabak Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter @hooverwhalen
We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »