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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Oct 8 2015 - 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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The Way of Wanderlust with Travel Writer Don George

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Don George, Travel Writer; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In conversation with Laurie McAndish King, Travel Writer Read more »

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Anne Marie Slaughter

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Women Can’t Have It All: Women Men Work Family

Anne Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America
In conversation with Clara Jeffrey, Co-Editor, Mother Jones Magazine Read more »

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Ruth Reichl

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 12:00pm

Ruth Reichl, Former Editor-in-Chief, Gourmet; Author, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life; Twitter:
Margo True, Food Editor, Sunset Magazine — Moderator

A Food Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 10/6/15

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Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 6:30pm

Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution Research Fellow
Carson Bruno, Hoover Institution Research Fellow
Bruce Cain, Director, Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media and Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Host Read more »

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Celebrating the San Jose Sharks 25th Anniversary Season

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Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 6:30pm

Doug Wilson, General Manager, San Jose Sharks
Randy Hahn, TV Commentator
Matt Levine, President, SourceUSA — Moderator

Sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Twenty-five years ago, the Bay Area was taken by storm with the arrival of the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks. During that span, the team has been one of the most innovative and successful professional sports franchises on and off the ice. Read more »

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Resilient Cities

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Mon, Oct 5 2015 - 6:30pm

Brian Holland, Director of Climate Programs, ICLEI
Patrick Otellini, Chief Resilience Officer, San Francisco
Laura Tam, Sustainable Development Policy Director, SPUR

Generously underwritten by The San Francisco Foundation and The Seed Fund Read more »

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Tim Draper: A “Shark Tank” for Good Government

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Mon, Oct 5 2015 - 6:30pm

Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist; Founding partner, Draper Associates, DFJ; Founder, Draper University of Heroes
Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution — Moderator Read more »

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Richard Dawkins: My Life in Science

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Sat, Oct 3 2015 - 2:00pm

Richard Dawkins, Evolutionary Biologist; Author, The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
Lynn J. Rothschild, Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center—moderator

Dawkins has been central to kick-starting new conversations and debates surrounding creationism and intelligent design. His gene-centric view of evolution helped popularize the radical new understanding of Darwinism. Read more »

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Where's the Beef? Our Changing Ideas About Meat

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 7:45pm

Nicolette Hahn Niman, Environmental Lawyer; Vegetarian; Cattle Rancher; Author, Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
Patricia Unterman, Chef and Co-owner, Hayes Street Grill; Blogger; Author; Long-time Restaurant Critic, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner
Gibson Thomas, Publisher, Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine — Moderator Read more »

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