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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Google Buses
Feb 16, 2014 1:54 pm
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The Google bus, Armistead Maupin recently wrote,... More
BBC -- Big Break Coming...for Downtown
Feb 12, 2014 7:29 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,389

It's good news for downtown Menlo Park and great news for the region...a landmark establishment that has long 'anchored' our retail district is on the way back.... More
Facing the Big Dry
Feb 9, 2014 12:08 pm
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I can see it coming and already resent it. Brown lawns. Saving rinse water in the shower. Wildfires in the news. Desert plants in the garden. Flushing the toilet... More
Climate of Change
Feb 3, 2014 2:27 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,180

I admit to being obsessed, even haunted, by climate change. A banal saying from my youth – everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about... More
Reducing Gun Violence – One Small Step Forward
Jan 27, 2014 1:06 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 691

Menlo Park may seem a benign enough suburb – but look closer. As Martin Lamarque points out, we spend twice as much on policing as on community services. That's... More
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