Walter S. Douglas spoke about "Mass Transportation for the Bay Area?" in his January 28, 1955, address to The Commonwealth Club of California.
By Amelia Cass
By Alex Wolinsky
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession came to an end in June 2009. National output figures support this assertion, as GDP has surpassed its 2008 prerecession peak and continues to rise.
Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut to enter space, died yesterday at the age of only 61. She had been fighting pancreatic cancer.
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Earlier this year, the Greek parliament voted to approve austerity measures in exchange for increased foreign aid in an attempt to resuscitate the country's moribund economy. Later that day, central Athens burned.
By Pria Whitehead
THIS WEEK AT THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB:
TUESDAY: Dan Roam (What to Do When Words Don't Work).
WEDNESDAY: David Zetland (California's Water Future); Book Discussion (The Brothers Karamazov -- this event is sold out); Robert Reich (Where Is America Headed? -- event is sold out).
THURSDAY: Chinatown Walking Tour (event is sold out); New Member Open House and 109th Birthday Party.
FRIDAY: Dr Jennifer Berger Garvey: Developing Leaders for a Complex World; Power Plays -- Media Roundtable.
For details and to order tickets: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/