"Gavin Newsom: The Man, The Issues and the State of California"

In a conversation with Scott Shafer, host of KQED's California Report, Gavin Newsom will discuss his work as Lieutenant Governor. Newsom, who recently moved from his mayoral post in San Francisco to Sacramento, will voice his positions on California's most prevalent issues and his methods of getting California back on track. A reception will follow the conversation.

6:30-7:30 p.m., $20 public, $12 member, $7 students, purchase tickets on website.

The Commonwealth Club, 2nd floor

595 Market St., SF



Africa's Global Health Challenges

UC Berkeley's Center for Global Public Health, which has as its mission to educate, coordinate faculty research and facilitate the training of research for global health issues, is hosting an on campus event "Addressing Tomorrow's Health Challenges in Africa Today." Speakers at the fundraiser include UC Berkeley faculty, members of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Center for Global Public Health, and the founder of the organization Collaborate for Africa. A keynote presentation "Avoiding The Next Great Humanitarian Catastrophe" by Malcolm Potts of the UC School of Public Health and networking reception will follow.

2-5 p.m., reservation requested

Stephens Lounge, ASUC MLK Jr. Building, UC Berkeley

Bancroft Way & Telegraph Ave., Berkeley



CodePINK 9/11 Peace Rally

On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, commemorate the lives lost and declare peace with CodePink, an organization of women for peace, in an antiwar gathering. The event will take place on the Golden Gate Bridge. Participants will gather on both sides of the bridge, and then meet in the middle, stretching across the length of the bridge.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free

Gather at the North & South parking lots

Golden Gate Bridge, SF




This months edition of the San Francisco biking and community event will see street closures from Geary & Fillmore to Alamo Square, the Grove Street farmers market and the Panhandle. Besides the opportunity to bike on usually car-choked streets, the event will include free bike-related activities like bike rental, bike repair, a children's bike course, and a pedal powered stage. Other scheduled events include break dancing lessons, a square dance, and a roller disco.

11 a.m. — 4 p.m., free

Western Addition Neighborhood

North Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore, SF


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