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Russian Hill Walking Tour #13

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Thu, Oct 10 2013 - 1:45pm

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.

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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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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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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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Art Murmur Gallery Walk in Uptown Oakland

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Sat, Sep 28 2013 - 3:00pm

Danielle Fox, Ph.D., Art Consultant and Gallery Director, SLATE Contemporary; Former Executive Director, Oakland Art Murmur 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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Food and Longevity

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Mon, Aug 12 2013 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Katz, Chef; Educator; Author, The Longevity Kitchen and The Cancer Fighting Kitchen

Eric Gower, Chef; Writer, The Breakaway Cook Read more »

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A Tour of Scotland, One Glass at a Time

Whiskey
Thu, Aug 15 2013 - 6:30pm

Steve Beal, Whiskey expert Read more »

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Farallon Islands Excursion

Fri, Aug 9 2013 - 7:30am

Michael Ellis, Footloose Forays Read more »

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Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

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Tue, Jun 4 2013 - 6:30pm

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google; Co-author, The New Digital Age

Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas; Co-author, The New Digital Age

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One Read more »

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