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Time to Choose

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Wed, Jun 15 2016 - 7:00pm

Charles Ferguson, Oscar-Winning Director, Inside Job

This documentary from Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson examines the power of climate solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an In-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our economy and planet.

Post-screening conversation with Charles Ferguson and Climate One’s Greg Dalton.

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 6/15/16

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Wed, Jun 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter  
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, The Mercury News; Twitter  
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, sfgate.com; Twitter  

Join us for a rare Wednesday-night Week to Week! Read more »

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Getting Baked: Can Legalizing Marijuana Help Fight Climate Change?

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Tue, Jun 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Scott Greaten, Executive Director, Friends of the Eel River
Michael Sutton, Former President, California Fish and Game Commission

Growing pot indoors consumes large amounts of water and energy. Growing illegal weed outdoors often involves trespassing on national or state parks. Runoff from cannabis farms pollutes streams and ecosystems. Could legalizing marijuana in California result in more efficient harvesting that uses less water and results in less environmental destruction? Read more »

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San Francisco Giants' Bruce Bochy: Insights on Baseball and Life

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Tue, Jun 14 2016 - 12:00pm

Bruce Bochy, Manager, San Francisco Giants; Three Time World Series Champion; Two Time National League Manager of the Year; Author, A Book of Walks 
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer in Sports Law, UC Berkeley Law School; Former President, Oakland A's

Part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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85th Annual California Book Awards

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Mon, Jun 13 2016 - 6:00pm

The California Book Awards is sponsored by Bank of the West.

Join us for one of the Golden State’s premier literary events—the California Book Awards ceremony. The 2016 Book Awards ceremony recognizes the best published writing in California in 2015. This year, the 85th round of the awards, will feature Viet Thanh Nguyen, gold medal winner for fiction for the acclaimed novel The Sympathizer. Two months ago, Nguyen also became the first Vietnamese writer to win the Pulitizer Prize. Read more »

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Anja Manuel: India and China, the New Superpowers

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Thu, Jun 9 2016 - 6:30pm

Anja Manuel, Co-founder and Partner, RiceHadleyGates LLC; Author, This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States; Twitter
Lenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Jun 9 2016 - 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!

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Joshua Kendall: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

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Wed, Jun 8 2016 - 7:00pm

Joshua Kendall, Associate Fellow, Trumbull College, Yale; Author, First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Work-life balance is a constant struggle for parents, but how does it change when you are the president of the United States? Read more »

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How LA and SJ Embraced Modern Transit

Tue, Jun 7 2016 - 12:30pm

Ethan Elkind, Author, Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City
Hon. Rod Diridon, Emeritus Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

Both Los Angeles and San Jose are reinventing themselves from auto-oriented cities to the “railtowns” of tomorrow. What has Los Angeles learned from the South Bay, and what can we learn from LA’s recent transit expansions? Elkind and Diridon offer their thoughts on this important issue.

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Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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Mon, Jun 6 2016 - 6:30pm

Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013); Fellow at Harvard University; Twitter
Russlynn Ali, CEO, XQ Institute—Moderator Read more »

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