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What to do about the Equifax breach

Nearly half of all Americans have had their most sensitive personal data stolen from Equifax, one of the country’s three credit-reporting bureaus.

The hack represents the largest single data breach in U.S. history, and we should all be very concerned about the ramifications.

Local fitness company celebrates finding time to move, one day at a time


Mountain View resident Reena Vokoun’s parent-and-child yoga classes, filmed for broadcast via YouTube, are a family affair. Vokoun, owner of Passion Fit, teaches a variety of high-energy classes.

Mountain View resident Reena Vokoun’s passion for balancing mind and body found a first local outlet when she began leading yoga at her sons’ Springer School, focusing on body awareness, breathing and mindfulness – tools to manage stress and hone focus and balance.

Her idea found a fit with local parents, too, and three years ago she founded a wellness business – Passion Fit – to expand her adult offering to nearby companies as well as online.

Housing affordability slides statewide

Special to the Town Crier

Los Altos' Campi merges with Sotheby's real estate group

Los Altos-based Campi Properties Inc. is joining Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, a merger that closes a chapter on one of the last independently owned real estate firms on the Peninsula.

Founder Gary Campi announced the merger with Sotheby’s Aug. 31 at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park. In a press release, Campi said the deal is “a natural evolution for the independent brokerage and a strategic expansion for Golden Gate Sotheby’s in one of the Bay Area’s most desirable real estate markets.”

How to organize and store vital records strategically

September is National Disaster Preparedness month. One step in being prepared is to organize vital records and documents so that they can be easily located and transported if the need to evacuate arises.

Record gathering

People often ignore this step because of their confusion in determining which records and documents are important. The following list will help you identify which types of records and documents should be gathered.

Advice for those starting their first jobs

Many of my clients want me to have a chat with their children before they start their first jobs. I begin the conversation by telling the new graduates that rather than lecturing them, I simply want to share my own “wish I had done that” experiences, hoping that they will benefit from them. Following are my words of advice.

Start saving early, often

“My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes and compound interest,” Warren Buffett once said.


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