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Survivor shares Japanese internment experience

The creative writing assignment was two-fold: Personalize a story the teacher had read to the class about a bank robbery and then write something about herself that might be of interest to others. For the latter, Jeanette S. Arakawa wrote about her time in Rohwer internment camp in Arkansas.

 Resident Jeanette S. Arakawa’s “The Little Exile” describes the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans from the perspective of a little girl.

Los Altos resident realizes childhood dream of reaching 100

Ever since Muriel Perkins was 3 years old, she has wished upon Thanksgiving turkey wishbones to reach her 100th birthday.

Resident Muriel Perkins celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 1.

Resident poet's parody song honors inspiring story

This senior-citizen poet is a member of Sons In Retirement, a group of old retired guys who meet monthly for lunch and a guest speaker.

 Bob Simon

Sons In Retirement Branch 35 has an unusual tradition: We give each speaker both a normal introduction and a musical one. In other words, we serenade every speaker with a parody song related to his or her topic or background.

Consistent joy: Tried-and-true tips for finding happiness

People seem to put a lot of energy into being happy these days. Why are so many struggling to achieve their definition of happiness?

How Medicare covers home health services

A couple of years ago, my father, well into his 70s, finally bought himself a high-performance automobile.

Los Altos Senior Program displays 'Art on the Patio'

Seniors wishing to expand their artistic knowledge and discover what local artists are creating can attend “Art on the Patio,” scheduled 2 p.m. July 19 in the quad outside the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

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