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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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Where the Sidewalk Bends
Mar 3, 2014 2:52 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,829

Having a close-up, wheelchair view of Menlo Park's sidewalks and arid borders I can report firsthand – the poppies are coming. California's state flower, more... More
BBC -- Big Break Coming...for Downtown
Feb 12, 2014 7:29 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,817

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
Downtown Collides with Reality
Apr 29, 2014 1:26 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,750

Homeward from a long trip, the airport van reveals Menlo Park's quiet charms...and one not so quiet. A rush-hour train blasts across Ravenswood Avenue. There is... More
Unhealthy Medicine
Feb 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,714

Here's one cure for our flawed healthcare system – become homeless.

Ironically, a destitute person in a wheelchair may get better health advice than his... More
Climate of Change
Feb 3, 2014 2:27 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,645

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
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