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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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(Under) Performing Arts Center
Jan 16, 2014 5:57 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,100

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: 2,050

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: 2,936

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: 2,613

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: 9,728

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
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