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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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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: 1,870

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
Hope and Speed in Menlo Park
Nov 2, 2014 9:44 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,673

There must be a civic goal that can pull Menlo Park together – particularly after the bruising fight over Proposition M. What could truly inspire our community,... More
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Oct 28, 2014 6:10 pm
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For a town that prides itself in village flavor, Menlo Park seems oddly un-walkable. True, from a wheelchair I appreciate the more accessible and rollable features... More
Drought's Scouts
Oct 13, 2014 7:31 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,539

We need drought pioneers. California's water crisis demands bold thinking – including these promising approaches:

PRICING. As several readers have pointed... More
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