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An Evening Affair with Dan Savage and Daniel Handler

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Tue, Jun 11 2013 - 7:00pm

Dan Savage, Author, American Savage; Sex Advice Columnist, "Savage Love"

In conversation with Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, Author; Screenwriter; Accordionist Read more »

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Mollie Katzen: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation

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Tue, Oct 29 2013 - 6:30pm

Mollie Katzen, Author, The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation and the Moosewood Cookbook

In conversation with John Birdsall, Senior Editor, Chow.com Read more »

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Education: What's Working, What's Not, What's Next

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Tue, Sep 17 2013 - 6:30pm

Vicki Abeles, Filmmaker; Public Speaker; Advocate for Children and Families

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University – Moderator Read more »

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Reza Aslan: Zealot

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Tue, Jul 23 2013 - 6:30pm

Reza Aslan, Author, Zealot, No God But God and How to Win a Cosmic War; Editor, Tablet and Pen; Twitter: @rezaaslan

Michael G. Maudlin, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Read more »

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Walmart. Emit Less. Live Better

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Mon, May 6 2013 - 6:00pm

Aron Cramer, President and CEO, Business for Social Responsibility

Andrea Thomas, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Walmart Read more »

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James Zogby, Founder, Arab American Institute: Arab Attitudes Toward Iran

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Wed, May 29 2013 - 6:00pm

Founder, Arab American Institute; Director, Zogby Research Services; Author, Looking at Iran

Joel Brinkley, Hearst Visiting Professor in Residence, Stanford University: Former New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent - Moderator Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 5/17/13

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Fri, May 17 2013 - 12:00pm

Melissa Griffin, Columnist, San Francisco Examiner; Contributor, KPIX TV and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney
Aaron Sankin, Assistant Editor, The Huffington Post
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle
John Zipperer, Vice President, Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California – Host Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour #12

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Thu, Jun 20 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.

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #20

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Thu, Jun 6 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!

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Nob Hill Walking Tour #5

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Wed, Jul 10 2013 - 2:00pm

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 »

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