Local Blogs

On a Roll
On a Roll

By Paul Bendix

E-mail Paul Bendix

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)

Sort by: Most Recent | Most Popular

California High-Speed Rail: What It Says About Us
Dec 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,245

It says a lot about us and our general belief in the future.

Our state's infrastructure is largely mid-20th century. In the postwar decades, Californians voted... More
Caltrain...at Capacity
Dec 16, 2013 6:41 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 4,592

Caltrain is back in the news – perhaps the 'right news,' if not exactly good news – that the line is straining to keep up with demand. Of course, this is hardly... More
The Great Beauty
Dec 13, 2013 4:37 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,736

Rococo fountains splashing, Renaissance statues exalting, marble colonnades flying...yet even Rome can become fatiguing. That's one introduction to The Great Beauty... More
Joy to the...Churl
Dec 11, 2013 5:36 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,089

Don't be churlish...that is my point...but it's hard not to be at this time of year. It's seasonal. Hopes soar, human behavior plummets...and somehow, from one year... More
Philomena
Dec 9, 2013 4:58 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,043

The Guild Theater, one of the Bay Area's last single-screen houses, has a stunning feature: Philomena. Judi Dench is always worthwhile seeing, but the many-layered... More
<< < 6 7 8 9 10 > >>
Page 8 of 11

ARCHIVES

Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,250 views

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
By Steve Levy | 21 comments | 1,204 views

When Grandparents Visit
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 937 views

The State’s Proposed “Rainy Day” Fund Threatens Local School Districts’ Ability To Keep Their Financial Houses In Order
By Erin Glanville | 3 comments | 368 views

Aging and Training
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 195 views