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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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Getting High in Menlo Park
Aug 17, 2014 7:01 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,764

Our future is up in the air. Altitude figures prominently in Menlo Park's November ballot measure. The 'Save Menlo' initiative revamps - some might say 'elevates'... More
Where the Sidewalk Bends
Mar 3, 2014 2:52 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,644

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
Do We Really Need Public Transportation?
Oct 15, 2013 5:11 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,600

It's a provocative question – and in this, our entrepreneurial Bay Area, we have to answer it. The startup mentality is a major force in the region, and it... More
Unhealthy Medicine
Feb 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,539

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
BBC -- Big Break Coming...for Downtown
Feb 12, 2014 7:29 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 2,509

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
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