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North Beach Walking Tour

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Thu, May 18 2017 - 1:45pm

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 hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

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Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, Surgeon General: America's Doctor

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Tue, May 16 2017 - 6:30pm

Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., MBA, United States Surgeon General; Co-Founder, VISIONS; Co-Founder, Doctors for America

“America’s Doctor,” Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., MBA, was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013 as the 19th United States surgeon general, and he continues to serve under the current administration. Dr. Murthy is the first surgeon general of Indian descent and is the youngest surgeon general of modern times.   Read more »

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Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Social Hour 5/15/17

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Mon, May 15 2017 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

It's never a dull moment in politics these days, and we'll discuss 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 »

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Sustaining Capitalism: Bipartisan Solutions to Restore Trust and Prosperity

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Fri, May 12 2017 - 12:00pm

Steve Odland, CEO, Committee for Economic Development; Former Chairman and CEO, Office Depot; Former Chairman and CEO, AutoZone
Joseph Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development; Former Chief Economist, Office of Management and Budget for the Clinton Administration Read more »

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Banking on Change at Standing Rock

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Thu, May 11 2017 - 6:30pm

L. Frank Manriquez, Indigenous California Artist, Activist
Pennie Opal Plant, Organizer, Idle No More SF Bay
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One
Additional Speakers TBA Read more »

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Fear of a Faith: Sharia, Surveillance, Terrorism and the Muslim Ban

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Tue, May 9 2017 - 7:00pm

Ameena Jandali, Founding Member, Islamic Networks Group
Jihad Turk, President, Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School
Joe Simitian, Supervisor, Santa Clara County—Moderator

What’s real and what’s not? Join us for this special community forum to learn more about the policies, politics and current events that affect the United States and our overall understanding of Muslims and the Islam religion.

Co-presented by the office of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian

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Nick Bilton and Dick Costolo: Inside the Online Black Market

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Tue, May 9 2017 - 6:30pm

Nick Bilton, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair; Author, American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road; Twitter
In Conversation with Dick Costolo, CEO, Chorus; Former CEO, Twitter Read more »

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San Jose's Innovation Road Map

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Tue, May 9 2017 - 12:30pm

Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager, San Jose Office of Civic Innovation

San Jose is taking its “capital of Silicon Valley” title seriously. The city is already implementing the ambitious Smart City Vision, a plan that uses data and tech to promote safety, inclusivity and sustainability—but it’s just one of many projects in the extensive plan that will reinforce the city’s reputation as a global leader in civic technology. Join us to hear how San Jose plans to use innovation to chart a road map for its future.

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Samin Nosrat and Wendy MacNaughton: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

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Mon, May 8 2017 - 7:00pm

Samin Nosrat, Chef; Author, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking; Twitter 
Wendy MacNaughton, Columnist, The California Sunday Magazine; Illustrator, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking; Twitter
Margo True, Food Editor, Sunset Magazine—Moderator

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.  Read more »

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The New Birds and Bees: Conversations About Climate

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Mon, May 8 2017 - 6:30pm

Carleen Cullen, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cool the Earth
Michael Ranney, Professor, UC Berkeley’s Department of Psychology and the Graduate School of Education
Wilford Welch, Former U.S. Diplomat for the Nixon Administration; Author, In Our Hands: Handbook for Inter-generational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Read more »

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