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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. Check out the Brews & Views Archive page for information, video links, and presentations from previous events.

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.

 

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".


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 bring greater visibility to the content of ethnic news organizations.

 

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.


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.

 

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.


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.

 

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.


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.

 

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 Cosgrove, 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.


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

How Rejection Can Make You Grow – A Venture Capitalist's Personal Story

We welcome Nuno Gonçalves Pedro to discuss his personal and professional growth as a Venture Capitalist and how rejection an adversity can help you grow.

 

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

nuno goncalves

Nuno Goncalves is the Managing Partner & Founder of Strive Capital, the San Francisco Bay Area's first quant micro-VC firm, focused on the Consumer Software and SaaS space, with investments in companies like AppAnnie, KeepSafe, Enish (IPOed), Gusto and Rubrik.


Brews & Views Archives

Check out the Brews & Views Archive page for information, video links, and presentations from previous events.