Political analyst Gerston to speak in Lafayette

Political analyst and oft-quoted California expert Larry Gerston is the featured speaker at the May 2 meeting of the Commonwealth Club in Lafayette.

Gerston, a political-science professor at San Jose State University, is the author of “Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California.”

He will “take us step-by step through the economic, cultural and political factors contributing to California’s upsurge and historic fall from grace,” wrote the Commonwealth Club in a prepared release.

The event begins at 5:45 p.m. with registration followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

It will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, at 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Tickets cost $22 for the general public or $12 for Commonwealth Club members. Students are free with valid student identification.

For more information, visit http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2012-05-02/larry-gerston-california-not-so-golden-state.


Lisa Vorderbrueggen