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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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Guns, a Year after Sandy Hook
Jan 21, 2014 2:23 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,914

Guns...one of the nation's most deeply entrenched, emotional and perennial issues. And kudos to Stanford Continuing Studies for presenting last week's public debate,... More
(Under) Performing Arts Center
Jan 16, 2014 5:57 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,052

It's a major civic achievement, endlessly promising and somewhat disappointing: the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center.

What's disappointing? The number of... More
California High-Speed Rail...a Bit More
Jan 9, 2014 6:45 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,988

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the topic of high-speed rail in California...a blog that was also a comment on California past and present.

Why is it that... More
A Modest Proposal...For Prisons
Jan 2, 2014 7:36 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,830

Having argued about how to spend public money...let's argue about how not to spend it. On prisons.

Yes, we certainly need them. No, we do not need to incarcerate... More
California High-Speed Rail: What It Says About Us
Dec 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,566

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
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Early Decision Blues
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What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
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Death with Dignity
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Water Torture
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