Upcoming Events: East Bay

Mon 10/13

Go to Water Politics

Water Politics

Date: Mon, October 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
How long will the CA drought last?

Fran Pavley, California State Senator (D-Agoura Hills); Chair, Water Committee (Invited)
Anthony Rendon, California Assemblyman (D-Lakewood); Chair, State Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee (Invited)
Frank Bigelow, California Assemblyman (R-O’Neals); Vice Chair, State Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee (Invited)

How long will the California drought last? By studying tree rings and lake sediments, scientists have found that droughts were once typical in California and have been known to last for decades. This raises the question: Is this the beginning of a new normal?

To help adapt to this new, arid normal, the state legislature surprised everyone by approving an $8 billion water bond that will appear before voters on the November ballot. Join water legislators from both sides of the aisle for a discussion of the drought, the election and the future of water in our parched state.

Tue 10/21

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Eating for Life: The Longevity Kitchen

Date: Tue, October 21, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM

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

Wondering how you can eat your way to a longer life? Nationally recognized culinary translator and nutrition expert Rebecca Katz has put together more than 100 recipes that highlight the top superfoods proven to fight the most chronic conditions in her latest cookbook, The Longevity Kitchen. Author of the award-winning cookbook The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, Katz is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, which focuses on educating individuals on the healing power of the kitchen and creating healthy connections with food. Join Katz for a discussion on how to increase your longevity through tasty recipes, such as roasted asparagus salad with arugula and hazelnuts or yogurt berry brûlée with almond brittle.

Wed 11/5

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A History of the World According to Beer

Date: Wed, November 05, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
William Bostwick, Beer Critic, Author

William Bostwick, Beer Critic; Author, The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer

Ever wonder when the first beer was brewed? Or, better yet, how it tasted? In his latest book, The Brewer’s Tale, home-brewer and beer critic William Bostwick uncovers the stories of brewers past – the unknown recipes, the odd ingredients, and the long-lost flavors – telling a history of the world through the eyes of brewers throughout the centuries. Join Bostwick as he celebrates the beers of ages past and raise a glass to the fermented magic we all know and love.