This day in Commonwealth Club history: Senator Bob Dole discussed "The Budget Battle" in his March 28, 1983, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.
This day in Commonwealth Club history: Newly elected Mayor George Moscone spoke to The Commonwealth Club of California? about "The View from the Mayor's Office" in his March 26, 1976, address.
Our condolences to the family of Joel Brinkley, who passed away at the too-early age of 61. Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism, was also a frequent moderator of Commonwealth Club of California programs until he returned to the East Coast in 2013. He was also the featured speaker in some Club programs, including this 2011 program on "Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land."
He died this week of pneumonia in Washington, D.C.