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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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Do We Need Rail?
Oct 12, 2013 8:48 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,224

Perception does count in transportation planning. So I'm curious about reaction to a couple of recent posts.

One resident, Felton, pointed out that we lead in... More
Joy to the...Churl
Dec 11, 2013 5:36 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,212

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
To 'Save Menlo' – Save Caltrain
Aug 7, 2014 6:26 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,183

Aboard Caltrain's 4:56 evening southbound a fellow passenger approaches to talk about the rail line. We agree it's a great thing. He urges me to write more about... More
A Tale of Two Suburbs
Sep 11, 2014 1:29 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 1,179

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
Philomena
Dec 9, 2013 4:58 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,169

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
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