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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Mon, Apr 10 2017 - 2:00pm

Dr. Richard G. Caro, Facilitator Read more »

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The Other One Percent: Indians in America

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Thu, Apr 6 2017 - 6:00pm

Nirvikar Singh, Co-author, The Other One Percent: Indians in America; Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz Read more »

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Ben Franklin Circles

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Wed, Apr 5 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us monthly, every first Wednesday, for a 21st-century version of Ben Franklin’s mutual improvement club. One evening a week, for more than 40 years, the founding father discussed and debated with his friends the 13 virtues that he felt formed the basis for personal and civic improvement, a list he created when he was 20 years old. The virtues to which he aspired included justice, resolution and humility (but don't misunderstand Ben on that one—his explanation of humility was "imitate Jesus and Socrates"). Read more »

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Love Letters: Not a Lost Art At All

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Wed, Apr 5 2017 - 5:15pm

Janet Gallin, Host, Love Letters Live; Columnist, Examiner.com Read more »

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Sniffing, Swirling and Sipping: Decoding Wine with Bianca Bosker

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Mon, Apr 3 2017 - 6:30pm

Bianca Bosker, Former Tech Journalist; Author, Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Read more »

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Reading Californians Book Discussion Group: Waiting for the Electricity by Christina Nichol

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Mon, Apr 3 2017 - 6:00pm

Waiting for the Electricity by Christina Nichol begins in the republic of Georgia. The novel is about a humble maritime lawyer, Slims Achmed Makahvili. The Communists are long gone, but there are no jobs in the cities—and when there are jobs, employees aren’t compensated. When they are compensated, it’s because the jobs are . . . not strictly scrupulous. Read more »

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Sharing the Nordic Experience: Creativity, Innovation and Equality

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Thu, Mar 30 2017 - 6:30pm

Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the U.S.
András Simonyi, Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Royal Norwegian Consulate
Sedge Dienst, Partner and Co-founder, KCA Partners—Moderator Read more »

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What Do Millennials Want in Their Portfolios, 401(k)s and Workplaces?

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Thu, Mar 30 2017 - 6:00pm

R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Ratings + Portfolios; Author, The HIP Investor, Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World
Timothy Yee, President, Green Retirement, Inc.
In conversation with Chinwe Onyeagoro, President, Great Place to Work Institute Read more »

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The Courage and Compassion to Do the Right Thing

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Tue, Mar 28 2017 - 6:00pm

Marty Brounstein, Author, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

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

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The Spring 2017 Report on the Sierra Nevada's Rain, Snowpack, Trees, Water, Ecosystems and Climate Change

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Mon, Mar 27 2017 - 6:00pm

Scott Tangenberg, Acting Forest Supervisor, Stanislaus National Forest
Patrick Koepele, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust
Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Bob Kingman, Assistant Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy Read more »

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