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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
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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
A Tale of Two Suburbs
Sep 11, 2014 1:29 pm
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If a deteriorating downtown, tacky buildings and suburban blight only 15 minutes from San Francisco sounds like something of a feat – look at San Bruno. Many... More
Downtown Collides with Reality
Apr 29, 2014 1:26 pm
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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: 1,411

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: 1,364

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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