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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: 1,201

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: 1,189

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
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,151

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
To 'Save Menlo' – Save Caltrain
Aug 7, 2014 6:26 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,146

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
Facing the Big Dry
Feb 9, 2014 12:08 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,087

I can see it coming and already resent it. Brown lawns. Saving rinse water in the shower. Wildfires in the news. Desert plants in the garden. Flushing the toilet... More
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