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Los Altos

864 Berry Avenue, R. Kim to Hsieh Trust for $3,450,000

1021 East Rose Circle, Jack Myers Construction to A. Manu for $2,425,000

Investment not doing well? Don't be so quick to sell it


If you are currently holding a mutual fund that is not performing well compared to your other assets, before dumping it, consider that it might be an indicator that your investment portfolio is well diversified.

Hiruko highlights mindful movement

Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Hiruko Wellness teaches martial arts to children and adults in private and group lesson.

Vaishu Sirkay is quiet and reserved, but make no mistake – her kicks pack power.

The 11-year-old Almond School student last week practiced mindful movement at Hiruko Wellness, a martial arts school that recently settled into a sunny studio at 255 Second St.


Los Altos

698 Benvenue Avenue, Rocco Trust to McCormack Trust for $2,730,000

576 Casita Way, J. Stewart to G. Vemulakonda for $2,805,000

Scammers are 'skimming' to steal personal data

The next time you use the self-checkout lane at a store, be sure to take a second look at the machine you use to swipe your credit or debit card. Scammers are installing “skimmers” – devices that collect the data from credit, debit or ATM cards on the machines, according to the Better Business Bureau.

How the scam works

When you use the self-checkout lane, you ring up your purchases and swipe your credit or debit card to pay the bill. You may not notice anything strange about the card processor, but scammers have attached a skimmer to some registers. These devices “skim” your card’s information off the magnetic strip.

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