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By Paul Bendix

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About this blog: A 32-year resident of Menlo Park, I regularly make my way around downtown in a wheelchair. This gives me an unusual perspective on a town in which I have spent almost half of my life. I was educated at UC Berkeley, and permanentl...  (More)

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Water Torture
Dec 15, 2014 3:53 pm
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That's the problem with all this rain, that it can lull us into complacency, the default national mood. Of course, we need to do the opposite. This drought should... More
Über Alles
Dec 3, 2014 6:16 pm
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One can only commend the entrepreneurial verve of companies like Uber and Lyft. These firms have revamped ridesharing. Thinking outside the box, they have spurred... More
Hit the Bus
Nov 16, 2014 3:45 pm
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Consider those really bad traffic days, say, a Friday evening just before Thanksgiving or Christmas...traffic crawling up El Camino in Menlo Park. It's the sort... More
Take Back Our Street
Nov 11, 2014 2:22 pm
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The big one, the six-lane state highway that divides Menlo Park unpleasantly and serves the region ineffectively. El Camino Real could indeed be royal – a 21st-century... More
After M
Nov 9, 2014 8:51 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,079

It's over. Lawn signs are disappearing. The Farmers' Market is selling produce, not politics. And what are the lessons?

For me, it's simple. Stay involved.

I... More
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