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NEW HOME STORE OPENING ... Two Stanford Business School alumni, Christina Bryant and Steph Peng, will open their second home décor store, St. Frank, the first week in June. The luxury home goods store will open in Town & Country Village and offers a selection of bohemian pieces and handcrafted housewares. One novelty is the store will feature a bar where guests can relax and enjoy their surroundings with a complimentary beverage while they check out. Handmade Vietnamese handkerchiefs will be available as a gift with purchase while supplies last for the first shoppers. The store will also debut its boxes and trays and first collection of wallpaper, as well as colorful cactus silk rugs, hand-dyed pillows, upholstered furniture, and framed handmade textiles showcasing intricate embroidery and traditional weaving

INSPECT THE CREEK ... Acterra will be checking the water quality of San Francisquito Creek this Saturday May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will be working at different sites on San Francisquito Creek which are several miles apart. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; minors under 18 require a signed waiver and children under 12 require an accompanying adult. Starting at the trailhead to The Dish on Alpine Road and Piers Lane, the group will visit five sites along San Francisquito Creek to gather data on pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance and turbidity. Please arrive on time as we will leave the Dish Trailhead when we finish monitoring there and carpool to the other sites on the creek. Meet at the dirt pullout at Alpine Road and Piers Lane/the trailhead to The Dish. Contact for more information or to register groups larger than four.

ENERGY SUMMIT ... Stanford University is hosting its annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit Friday, June 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stanford's Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

326 Galvez Street. The goal of the summit is to deliver insights on the latest sustainable energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. Speakers this year include: Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board; Robert Weisenmiller, chair of the California Energy Commission; Sue Siegel, CEO of GE Ventures; Ira Ehrenpreis, co-founder and managing partner of DBL Partners; Steven Chu, former Secretary of Energy, Stanford professor, and Nobel prize physicist; and Ralph Cavanagh, NRDC energy program co-director

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1 person likes this
Posted by Seriously?
a resident of Midtown
on May 27, 2016 at 8:08 am

The words " luxury" and " bohemian" should not be used in the same sentence.

This is such a bad idea. I give it six months before their rent triples and they can't pay it.

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Posted by Tean Kate
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 4, 2016 at 3:06 am

That is so good!

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