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Chuck Palahniuk and the SF Cacophony Society: Creating Culture from Mayhem

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Mon, Sep 23 2013 - 7:30pm

Chuck Palahniuk, Author, Fight Club, Choke; Member, Cacophony Society Portland Chapter
John Law, Main Organizer, Cacophony Society; Co-author, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society
Carrie Galbraith, Main Organizer, Cacophony Society; Co-author, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society
Brad Wieners, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek - Moderator Read more »

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Metro Revolution

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Thu, Sep 19 2013 - 6:30pm

Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco
Kofi Bonner, President, Bay Area Urban Division, Lennar
Bruce Katz, Vice President, Brookings Institution; Co-author, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One - Moderator Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour #6

Thu, Sep 19 2013 - 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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Syria Town Hall

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Tue, Sep 10 2013 - 6:00pm

Zubair Jandali, Member, Northern California Chapter, Syrian American Council; Head of Mobile App Developer Sales, Google; Graduate, UC Berkeley, B.S., Business Administration
Fred H. Lawson, Ph.D., Professor of Government, Mills College
Tareq Al Samman, Graphic Artist/Web Designer; Syrian activist Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour #13

Thu, Sep 5 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. Read more »

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An Evening with Mark Leibovich and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

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Wed, Sep 4 2013 - 6:00pm

Mark Leibovich, Chief National Correspondent, The New York Times Magazine; Author, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! – in America's Gilded Capital; Twitter: @MarkLeibovich

In conversation with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Twitter: @GavinNewsom Read more »

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The Primary Care Crunch: Anticipating the Doctor Shortage After Obamacare

Wed, Aug 28 2013 - 6:00pm

Robert L. Wiebe, EVP/Chief Medical Officer, Dignity Health
Kevin Grumbach, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF; Co-director, UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care; Co-director, Community Engagement and Health Policy Program, UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Read more »

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew

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Thu, Aug 22 2013 - 1:00pm

Hon. Jacob J. Lew, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Twitter: @USTreasury

Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune - Moderator; Twitter: @AdamLashinsky Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #21

Wed, Aug 21 2013 - 2:00pm

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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Physics vs. Time Travel

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Tue, Aug 20 2013 - 7:00pm

Ken Wharton, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University

Everyone loves a good time travel story, but given what we know, and don't know, about physics, is time travel in any way plausible? Using popular movies as a framework, Professor Wharton will outline several distinct categories of consistent time travel stories, and discuss possible connections with actual physics.

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