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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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Aging and Training
Jul 30, 2014 5:27 pm
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Anyone who knows Caltrain knows Dexter. He is the archetypal conductor. Dexter could convincingly punch tickets on any American railroad...forever, it seems. Which... More
A Street Fair by Any Other Name
Jul 17, 2014 9:18 am
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It's reliably enjoyable, not to mention multifaceted and diverse...Menlo Park's public event of the year, the Connoisseur's Marketplace. And it's happening this... More
World Cup Blues
Jul 9, 2014 5:53 pm
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My friend Julia opens the door to Peet's downtown, and she is fighting back tears. I would rush to her side, but a friend is comforting her. My brain scours the... More
Affordable Housing – We Can't Afford to Blow It
Jul 4, 2014 2:51 pm
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There's good news for Menlo Park on this, our day of independence, and it comes from the state legislature.... California raked in $872 million in cap-and-trade... More
Age-Appropriate Behavior
Jun 27, 2014 7:20 pm
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"We're 67, darling. We're practically dead." This from one of my British cousins, currently driving a van around Greece with her husband and discoursing heavily... More
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