The tech calendars are empty because everyone's recovering from Pride and/or gearing up for July 4th. I do have one tech event for you, though: the BMUGWest — that's the Best Mac User Group (ever!) West, to you — and they're meeting up at the Exploratorium. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges will be talking about the Iraq war and his book, Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians at the World Affairs Center in SF. And because I'm a good ol' east bay gal at heart, run over to the Apple store on Stockton Street to pop your collars as E-40 performs tonight at 7 p.m. [Ed. Note: It is with a heavy yet hyphy heart that we say goodbye to our calendar editor Dianne de Guzman, who's off to graduate school. Please do wish her luck and send your thanks for all the memorable events!]

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