July 13, 2020
7-8pm
Virtual Brews&Views

Endgame, Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

We welcome Congressman Swalwell for a discussion of his book "Endgame, Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump". The book takes readers behind the scenes of Congress’ courageous defense of the rule of law, following the investigation and impeachment of a rogue president. With details and stories from inside the Democratic caucus and the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, Endgame follows this remarkable, historic march toward justice as it unfolds and shows what was — and is — at stake.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, is the former Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

eric swalwell

Congressman Eric Swalwell represents California’s Fifteenth Congressional District. The District includes a large portion of the East Bay, where he grew up, attended public schools, and served his community upon returning home from college and law school.


March 5, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Coastside Preparedness For the Next Big Fire Or Emergency

We welcome David Cosgrave, Battalion Chief of Coastside Fire Protection District, and members of Coastside CERT to discuss the Coastside preparedness in the event of a fire, and how the community can come together to protect ourselves, our property and our community.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

David Cosgrave, Battalion Chief of Coastside Fire Protection District. The Coastside Fire Protection District works to protect lives, the environment, and property through fire protection, suppression, emergency medical and rescue actions, and public education.


February 20, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

A Bold New Plan For Multiparty Democracy

We welcome Lee Drutman, author of Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop - The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America, a bold new plan for multiparty democracy that offers solutions for the current American democracy in crisis.

Local bookseller Ink Spell Books will have the book available for purchase and signed by the author.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

lee drutman

Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. Drutman also teaches in the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Brown University.


February 6, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

An Immigrant Family’s American Dream

We welcome Aarti Shahani, NPR’s Silicon Valley correspondent, author of Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares. A heart-wrenching memoir about an immigrant family's American Dream, the justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back.

Local bookseller Ink Spell Books will have the book available for purchase and signed by the author.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

aarti shahani

Aarti Shahani is a Silicon Valley correspondent for National Public Radio and the author of Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares. Aarti was born in Casablanca, Morocco to parents of Indian heritage. Aarti attended the University of Chicago. She received her master's degree in public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


January 9, 2020
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

The Future of Journalism

We welcome Sandy Close, Executive Director of Pacific News Service and founder of New California Media, to discuss the importance of local journalism for young people and how organizations such as CLAM (Coastal Literary Arts Movement) are vital to our community.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

sandy close

Sandy Close started her career covering China and Vietnam as an editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review in the mid-1960s. She became editor of Pacific News Service in 1974 and was a pioneer in developing youth media. In 1996, she founded New America Media, the first and largest collaboration of ethnic news organizations. Her work has received several awards, including a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” and the 2011 Polk Award for Career Achievement.


December 5, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Veterans Issues and PTSD

We welcome Vietnam veteran Howard Hibbard to discuss his novel, "Curse of the Coloring Book". One of the themes in his novel is about PTSD and getting help.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

howard hibbard

Howard Hibbard is a Vietnam veteran and author of "Curse of the Coloring Book".


November 18, 2019
Sacramento, CA

Policy and a Pint

Our moderator and owner Lenny Mendonca recently participated in "Policy and a Pint" with CA Groundbreakers. Lenny, a Turlock native, talks about his work for Governor Newsom and how he plans to make Inland California the most desirable place to live in the state. Check out the recording here:

soundcloud.com/californiagroundbreakers/policy-and-pint-lenny-mendonca/s-lsHaB

 

October 24, 2019
6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center
107 Broadway
Half Moon Bay

CA Rural Issues - From Education to Wildfires

We welcome Tim Taylor, Executive Director of Small Schools in CA, Butte Sheriff Kory Honea, and Jesse Lovejoy, Director of Education with the San Francisco 49ers to discuss raising kids in safe communities and the impact of disasters such as the Camp fire.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

Speaker information coming soon...We'll welcome Tim Taylor, Executive Director of Small Schools in CA, Butte Sheriff Kory Honea, and Jesse Lovejoy, Director of Education with the San Francisco 49ers to discuss raising kids in safe communities and the impact of disasters such as the Camp fire.


October 3, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

A Mother’s Story About Raising Her Transgender Son

We welcome Janna Barkin, author of He’s Always Been My Son, the inspiring and moving story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, recounting the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

janna barkin

Janna Barkin is an author, educator, and mother who currently supports transgender youth and their families as facilitator of parent support groups, workshop presenter, speaker, and parent coach. Janna is a frequent blogger on Huffington Post and a support group advisor and facilitator for parents and caregivers of transgender and gender expansive and questioning youth at the Spahr Center in San Rafael, CA.


September 5, 2019
6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center
107 Broadway
Half Moon Bay

Saving our Oceans

Join us for a special roundtable discussion with Sea Hugger, SMC Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and Heirs To Our Oceans.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

shell cleave

Shell Cleave is the founder of Sea Hugger, whose mission is to educate the public to reduce our plastic dependency, while focusing on protecting the marine environment, ensuring the intrinsic rights of aquatic life, and helping create sustainable coastal communities that are no longer affected by plastic pollution.

john claussen

John Claussen, Chair of the San Mateo County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a powerful activist network dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

seth weinfield

Seth Weinfield, 15 years old and a proud member of Heirs to our Oceans. Heirs to our Oceans is a group of young leaders and activists who have started a global ocean- and water-protecting movement from the ground up and are making a feature length documentary film chronicling their journey.


June 6, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Housing Challenges - What’s Next?

We are delighted to have CEO Nicole Taylor and Chief Community Impact Officer Erica Wood of Silicon Valley Community Foundation join us to discuss this important topic, as well as other issues affecting our region.

VIDEO

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

erica wood

Erica Wood serves as the chief community impact officer for Silicon Valley Community Foundation leading the institution’s efforts to identify and respond to the most challenging issues facing the San Francisco Bay Area region. In this role she oversees the institution’s discretionary grantmaking programs, strategic initiatives, research and convening activities as well as its public policy and advocacy work on board-prioritized issues. Erica serves on the board of the Destination Home in Santa Clara County and is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley Chapter

nicole taylor

Nicole Taylor is president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She brings together a rich background in Bay Area philanthropy, nonprofit administration and fundraising with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

In joining SVCF in December 2018, Nicole returns to the Bay Area from Arizona, where she served as vice president of the ASU Foundation. Nicole also spent more than 15 years with the East Bay Community Foundation, eventually serving as its president and CEO for six years. Nicole received both her M.A. in Education and A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University, and she began her career as an educator in Oakland public schools. She served on the board of the Federal Reserve of San Francisco for six years and is currently a board member for Common Sense Media.


May 2, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Ronald P. O’Hanley

A discussion with Ron P. O’Hanley. Ron’s philanthropic and civic interests include corporate governance, retirement/healthcare policy and funding, and market structure and operations. He has led several initiatives on gender equality.

The "Promoting a Sustainable Future with Institutional Capital" presentation by Ronald O’Hanley can be found here. Or, watch the video here.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

ronald o'hanley

Ronald P. O'Hanley is president and chief operating officer of State Street Corporation, responsible for State Street’s Global Services and Global Markets businesses, Information Technology, Client Delivery, and Global Exchange.


April 4, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Award-winning writer Erik Tarloff

Author Erik Tarloff will discuss his latest book The Woman in Black. Narratively inventive and always engaging, The Woman in Black spans America in the 1950s in its exploration of film, fame, and how well we ever really know each other.

Watch the video here.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

erik tarloff

Erik Tarloff, award-winning writer, screenwriter and NAACP Image Award winner.


March 21, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

The Future of Independent Bookstores and Booksellers

A discussion with Oren Teicher from the American Booksellers Association about the importance of independent booksellers.

Watch the video here.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

oren teicher

Oren Teicher, CEO of the not-for-profit American Booksellers Association.


March 7, 2019
6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co
390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Law & Story: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration

Join us for a discussion about our laws and narratives, the way we interpret them, and how they are key to framing our understanding of ourselves and our communities.

Watch the video here.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

SPEAKERS

david levy

Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.

A committed pastor, nationally recognized immigration leader, and a sought after speaker, Vásquez-Levy leads at the intersection of faith, higher education, and social change. Vásquez-Levy regularly contributes a faith perspective to the national conversation on immigration and is the author of various publications that explore migration stories in sacred texts and in people's lives.

belinda hernandez arriana

Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, EdD, LCSW, and founder of ALAS Ayudando Latinos A Soñar.

Belinda co-founded and is part of the Latino Advisory Council in Half Moon Bay. Belinda has done extensive work on the coast working with farmworker families and their children.


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