Bluestone Lane opens in downtown Los Altos

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Bluestone Lane barista Jessica Punzalan, left, arranges pastries at the new cafe in downtown Los Altos as general manager Kate Kuhn looks on. The new Bluestone Lane location opened last week.

After months of preparation, Bluestone Lane Los Altos is open for business at 288 First. St., the former home of Voyageur du Temps.

Local residents gathered the morning of July 31 for the cafe’s grand opening. After Los Altos Mayor Lynette Lee Eng cut the ceremonial ribbon, Bluestone Lane staff served their first breakfast, featuring menu items like Avocado Smash, a variation on avocado toast, and sweet treats and pastries from Manresa Bread on State Street.

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Mountain View startup uses AI for self-help skincare management

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Mountain View-based SkinIQ, an online platform aimed at helping people manage skin conditions, plans to launch later this year. The team includes, from left, Geoff Seyon, co-founder and chief artificial intelligence officer; Clare Lee, product manager; Afsana Akhter, co-founder and CEO; and Janhavi Singhal, head of customer advocacy.

This column is Part 2 in a two part series focusing on artificial intelligence. Part 1 ran May 8.

I had the opportunity to interview Afsana Akhter, co-founder and CEO of SkinIQ – an artificial-intelligence-powered platform that helps people manage their skin conditions, starting with acne, with future plans to include other skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, melanoma and more.

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The Post hosts musical, comedy acts Saturday


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The Post restaurant in downtown Los Altos is set to present an evening of music and comedy 8 p.m. Saturday, aiming to boost the nightlife scene.

The Post restaurant in downtown Los Altos is scheduled to host a pair of bands and a master of ceremonies doubling as comedic relief 8 p.m. Saturday.

Located at 395 Main St., The Post serves locally sourced comfort food and craft drinks. Owner Vickie Breslin said the event aims to “give the dining and nightlife scene a musical variety twist” by featuring bands Dorian Mode and Lady and The Tramps and comedian Ian Williams.

I'm moving: What should I do with all my stuff?

Let’s face it, we are collectors. We hold onto many things far longer than we probably should. Many of us were raised by people for whom the Depression was very real, but it’s nearly 2020.

If you’re selling your house, you’ll probably need to get rid of a few things (OK, probably a lot more than a few), so following are answers to frequently asked questions about resources. A word of caution: There is a very limited market for second-hand things these days, so don’t get your hopes up for a windfall from selling your old Hummel figurines.


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