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Anna Quindlen on form & feminism

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

Anna Quindlen, on tour with her new novel Miller's Valley, sat down for a rollicking interview with author Kelly Corrigan recently at San Francisco's ...

Dying On Your Own Terms

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Do Not Resuscitate? Allow Natural Death? Do everything to keep me alive? Whatever happens, I don't want tubes down my throat! Keep me out of Intensive Care Units!

David Brock: Hillary's the One

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

In the Commonwealth Club audience were more than a few who had earlier chanted "Run, Bernie run!" when another candidate dropped by, but Brock got a rousing applause. The left, it seems, is substantially more considerate than the right.

Arne Duncan on Education -- and Injustice

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Fran Moreland Johns

At a recent Commonwealth Club of California program moderated by EdSource editor-at-large John Fensterwald, Duncan spoke briefly about educational gains made during his seven-year term as U.S. Secretary of Education.

How to Maximize Your Social Security

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

One thing anyone considering eventually taking Social Security benefits can do could be to check out a copy of Get What's Yours. Unless you'd rather study those 2,728 rules and try to figure them out for yourself.

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Spilman's prepared remarks consisted largely of useful, realistic advice about how to delay the cognitive decline most of us will experience at some point. The audience, ranging from 20-somethings to more than a few senior citizens, was furiously note-taking throughout (or furiously jotting down questions for the Q&A session to follow.)

Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California - the "nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum" - plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community.

The Snake, the Seeker and the Smartphone

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Effective communication about the environment, check. Inspiration to address threats to Earth processes, check. Community of like-minded people who ...

WATCH: Twitter CEO On The Risk Of 'Accidental Managers'

commonwealth club | Posted 06.18.2013 | San Francisco

The Commonwealth Club and The Huffington Post San Francisco present "Commonwealth Club Thought Leaders," an ongoing series of insights from the most i...

LOOK: California Institution Gets A New Home In San Francisco

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

Calling the Commonwealth Club of California an institution would be like calling the Great Wall of China a picket fence. The club, the nation's la...