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Russian Hill Walking Tour #12

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Thu, Jul 25 2013 - 2:00pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

Also know: Photo by missmillie/flickr.

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Y Combinator Grads: Founders’ Stories

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Thu, Jul 18 2013 - 7:00pm

Ammon Bartram, Co-founder, Socialcam
Jude Gomila, Co-founder, Heyzap.com
Bill Clerico, Founder and CEO, WePay
Justin Kan, Co-founder, Justin.tv
Peter Delevett, Startups and Venture Capital Writer, San Jose Mercury News - Moderator Read more »

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David Gergen

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Wed, Jul 17 2013 - 6:00pm

This program is sold out. Read more »

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Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

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Thu, Jul 11 2013 - 6:00pm

Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver, U.S. Navy SEAL Read more »

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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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The Alchemy of Humor

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Mon, Jul 8 2013 - 6:00pm

This program is sold out

Steve Bhaerman, Author; Performer (as Swami Beyondananda)

Monday Night Philosophy laughs along with the enlightening philosophy of humor elucidated by Bhaerman (the man behind Swami Beyondananda). His hilarious and insightful talk will inspire you to use the magic of humor to gain wisdom, perspective and of course, joy. You'll laugh while you learn and learn while you laugh! Read more »

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How to Self-Insure for Long-Term Care

Tue, Jun 25 2013 - 5:15pm

Denise Michaud, Certified, Corporation for Long-Term Care; Independent Insurance Broker

Gene Pastula, Certified Financial Planner; President, Westland Financial Services, Inc. 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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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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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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