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Our monthly, or bi-monthly, free speakers series that tackles everything from environmental issues and economic development to social change and politics. Started by Lenny Mendonca, the founder and owner of the Brewing Company, Brews and Views serves as both a free public forum and philanthropy; part of the evening dining proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation.

Apr. 24, 2018
6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center

Achievement Gap Cabrillo Schools

Cabrillo Unified School District has one of the widest disparities in the nation when it comes to the academic performance of students of different socioeconomic backgrounds, according to a recent study from Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy. Join us for a discussion with community and education leaders on how to solve it.

 

May 2, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Half Moon Bay Roundtable

Newly formed Coastside News Group, along with community members and Half Moon Bay Review staff, will discuss the future of the award winning Half Moon Bay Review as a self-sustaining, independently-owned, community newspaper.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

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Coastside News Group and Clay Lambert, editor of The Half Moon Bay Review


May 17, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

David Lesher and Dan Morain

A discussion with David Lesher and Dan Morain from CALmatters.

CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters. CALmatters Editor and CEO David Lesher along with Senior Editor Dan Morain will discuss the issues facing CA including environmental regulation, education, health care, criminal justice and economic inequality.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

david lesher

David Lesher
Editor and CEO
Co-Founder David Lesher was Director of Government Affairs at the Public Policy Institute of California, a non-partisan think tank focused on state policy issues. Lesher has more than 25 years of journalism experience, largely at the Los Angeles Times where he was a political writer, state Capitol reporter and assistant national editor for the White House campaign. He also has served as editor of California Journal magazine and as California director for the New America Foundation.


dan morain

Dan Morain
Senior Editor
Dan Morain, former editorial page editor and political affairs columnist at The Sacramento Bee, is bringing his decades of experience and institutional knowledge to CALmatters. Morain has been The Sacramento Bee’s editorial page editor since 2013 and a columnist and editorial writer at The Bee since 2010. Morain spent 27 years at the Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the Governor’s Office during Gray Davis’ tenure. His final assignment for The Times was to be part of the team that covered the 2008 presidential campaign. After nine months working in public relations for Consumer Attorneys of California, he joined The Bee’s editorial board. Morain is a California native. He and his wife, Claudia Morain, have three grown children.


May 31, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Dan Shugar

Brews and Views welcomes a conversation with Dan Shugar, CEO and founder of Nextracker. Shugar has spent 30 years advancing renewable energy around the world.

 

MODERATORS

lenny mendonca

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

dan shugar

Dan Shugar
Editor and CEO
As Founder and CEO, Mr. Shugar has led NEXTracker from its inception to its acquisition by $26B component manufacturer, Flex, on to achieving the leading market share for solar trackers globally – in three years. As CEO of Solaria Corporation, Mr. Shugar led the company through a 5x annual revenue growth over a three year period. During his leadership as president of SunPower Corporation and president of PowerLight, he oversaw revenue growth from less than $1 million to over $830 million and was responsible for the completion of more than 500 projects serving commercial, industrial, and utility clients worldwide. Mr. Shugar has invented various PV system applications, holds multiple U.S. patents and has published over 50 technical papers. Mr. Shugar holds a BS in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Golden Gate University..


More Info

Scott Tong of Marketplace.org who was our Brews&Views guest on January 9th discussing his new book A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World, was also on on KQED’s forum. You can listen here.

Michael Correia, Director of Government Relations National Cannabis Assn., was our Brews&Views speaker on January 17th and shares his Brews&Views presentation here.