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Chinatown Walking Tour #15

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Thu, Oct 24 2013 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Read more »

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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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Richard Dawkins

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Wed, Oct 9 2013 - 7:00pm

This program is sold out

Evolutionary Biologist; Author, The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion and An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist; Twitter @RichardDawkins

In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival

Dawkins has been central to the debates surrounding creationism, intelligent design and religion. He coined the word meme, and his gene-centric view of evolution helped popularize the radical new understanding of Darwinism. Read more »

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Gary Kamiya - Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

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Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 6:00pm

Gary Kamiya, Author, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco; Co-founder, Salon.com; Columnist, "Portals of the Past, SF Chronicle

In conversation with Mark Hertsgaard, Independent Journalist and Author Read more »

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How to Turn Your Memories into History

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Mon, Sep 30 2013 - 5:15pm

Francine Brevetti, Author; Biographer; Journalist

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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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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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