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Week to Week News Quiz for 7/24/15: Way Too Early Campaign 2016 Special Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 07.24.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's never too early to bone up on the 2016 presidential campaign, so take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how much you know about the lineup...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/17/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.17.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Put away your drachmas and plane tickets to Tehran, and take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how much you know about the week's big events. ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/10/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.10.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you jet off to Brussels for your euro-summit, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week. Here are some random...

When Cure Is Not an Option

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

"Has anybody asked the patient?" Jessica Nutik Zitter raised her hand to pose that question some years ago, at a "Morbidity and Mortality" conference...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/3/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.03.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for the Greek chorus to chime in on the Eurozone's future, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week.

10 Things I learned About Kim Kardashian West

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I attended Kim Kardashian West Live at the Castro Theater In San Francisco on June 30th. She was signing her book, Selfish and was interviewed by Judge LaDoris Cordell outgoing San Jose Police Independent Auditor. Here are 10 things I learned.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/26/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.26.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

On your way to the wedding chapel, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/19/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.19.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from reading the Pope's encyclical to take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: it means that Andrew ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/12/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.12.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for Jeb Bush's big announcement on Monday, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and study up on the issues.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/5/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.05.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Sometimes, it feels as if you're the only person not running for president. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see if you know enough to throw your hat in the ring.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/29/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.29.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Cher's upset, soccer's in trouble, and Vladimir Putin wants it all hush-hush. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what people are -- and are not -- talking about.

Giving Asylum to the Chronically Mentally Ill?

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The illogical expectation that the chronically mentally ill will take care of themselves creates much more cost for our public safety, law enforcement, the medical system, the environment where homeless encampments take over parks and streamsheds and for other social services than it would cost to provide them with appropriate institutional care.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/22/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.22.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's our first Week to Week News Quiz of the Post-Letterman Era. Take our latest quiz and see that the news, alas, is still the same.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/15/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.15.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The thrill might be gone, now that B.B. King has passed away. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week. Here ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/8/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

As the world pauses with Tom Brady to "digest" the NFL report, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/1/15: Special May Day Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 05.01.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: It could also be used to dry the laundry the other 364 days of the year; everybody knows this name; it is in the name, folks; and there you go again. Answers are below the quiz.

Life: Sexually-Transmitted and Fatal

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Life is a sexually-transmitted condition that is invariably fatal. That well-phrased truth -- often attributed to British author Neil Gaiman -- led...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/24/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.24.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

With whom is the president battling -- rhetorically in one case and literally in another? Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out. Here a...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/17/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.17.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Sorta not-really bipartisan bill; can't believe they passed up Harry Potter; Chewie's home; and politics and poker. Answers are below the quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/10/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.10.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's finally here. You-know-who is going to do you-know what. You don't know? Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out. Here are some rand...

Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Following close to 5000 emails and a letter from over 40 environmental and human rights NGOs, a spirited group of activists disrupted the San Francisco Commonwealth Club's annual gala last week.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/3/15: Iran Special Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 06.03.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Now that agreements are being made with Iran, it's time the Week to Week news quiz takes a special look at this contentious relationship and agreement.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict 101

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's possible to condense the incomprehensibly complex Russia/Ukraine conflict into one coherent hour, Matthew Rojansky can do it. Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute, and an expert on the region, proved that in a recent presentation at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.

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.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/27/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.27.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Now's Sharron Angle's chance; they're also mad about the pastries; the funeral was very, very orderly; and Bill Gates would approve. Answers are below the quiz.