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Saturday in Menlo Park: Book talk by Bill Fernandez

"Kaua'i Kids in Peace and War," a memoir of his life as a child in Kaua'i, will be the subject of a talk by retired Judge Bill Fernandez at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Menlo Park City Council chambers.

Mr. Fernandez describes an idyllic life when he ran barefoot on the reefs, surfed on an old ironing board, and made his own fishing spear. Those days abruptly ended when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and, for the first time, he witnessed racism against his Japanese neighbors.

The talk includes a PowerPoint slide presentation and singing. The event is free and supported by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Free van service is available for Menlo Park-area seniors and those with disabilities. Call 330-2512 for reservations.

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