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Can California Get to 100-percent Clean Power?

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Tue, Aug 23 2016 - 6:30pm

Mark Ferron, Member, California Independent System Operator
Mark Jacobson, Professor, Stanford
Steve Malnight, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Mark Jacobson leads a team that says California and other states can get to 100-percent renewable power by 2050. Celebrity activists Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio are backing him. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 8/22/16

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Mon, Aug 22 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Specializing in California Politics and Policy; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and SFGate.com; Twitter
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Fri, Aug 19 2016 - 1:45pm

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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Will Durst: 2016 Election Madness!

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Wed, Aug 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Will Durst, Political Satirist; Twitter
Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF—Moderator

In possibly one of the most contentious and hotly contested elections in our lifetimes, don’t miss Will Durst’s take on the 2016 election cycle and the candidates seeking the White House. Read more »

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Above the Law? Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus and Beyond

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Tue, Aug 16 2016 - 6:30pm

Adam Bink, Campaign Director, UltraViolet
Michele Dauber, Frederick l. Richman Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University
Jay Boyarsky, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Santa Clara County
Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative (Democrat, California)
Mina Kim, News Anchor, KQED; Friday Host, "Forum"—Moderator Read more »

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Former San Francisco Giant Jeremy Affeldt: There Is Life After Baseball

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Tue, Aug 16 2016 - 12:00pm

Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants Pitcher 2008-2015; Philanthropist; Author, To Stir A Movement: Life, Justice and Major League Baseball
In conversation with Lenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Read more »

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Building a Culture of Success

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 7:00pm

Richard Belluzzo, Entrepreneur; Venture Partner; Tech Executive

The culture of a company has never been more important than it is today. Read more »

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Carla Power: Bridging Islam and the West

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Carla Power, Pulitzer Prize Finalist; Author, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist; Author—Moderator

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

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Meet the Geniuses: Inside the MacArthur Foundation’s Creative Thinking Awards

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Wed, Aug 10 2016 - 6:30pm

Maneesh Agrawala, Computer Vision Technologist; MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grantee
Camille Utterback, Digital Artist; MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grantee
Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director, John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation; Former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pomona College Read more »

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Will Closing Diablo Canyon Increase Carbon Pollution?

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Tue, Aug 9 2016 - 6:30pm

David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle 
John Geesman, Attorney, Dickson Geesman LLP
Dian Grueneich , Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress

Will closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant raise or lower California’s carbon pollution? Is it a deal with the devil or bold leadership?

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