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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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Caltrain...at Capacity
Dec 16, 2013 6:41 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
Cat House
Dec 2, 2013 3:44 pm
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Monday morning, my wife's day off, and I get my wobbly legs out of bed, swivel toward my wheelchair...but not quite. It's an early hour, late in life...and I know... More
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