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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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Caltrain's Real Problem
Nov 1, 2013 4:45 pm
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I hear all sorts of complaints about Caltrain. Principally: the trains are crowded and noisy. And there aren't enough of them.

Which reminds me of an old joke.... More
Railing about our Future
Oct 8, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 7,418

Bouncing down Live Oak Avenue, my wheelchair fairly flies, the joystick fully forward, pedal-to-metal velocity being all of 6 mph. I can feel a breeze on my face.... More
Bike Perils
Nov 20, 2013 3:19 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,878

In recent months my wife and I have seen two bicycle accidents kill or injure people close to us. Monday's collision on Marsh Road involved our next-door neighbor.... More
Menlo Park's Big Opportunity
Nov 13, 2013 3:02 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 6,551

Menlo Park has a big opportunity to address growth. (Special thanks to "chimera" and others who pointed this out.)

For years, downtown development projects have... More
On Life's Road With No Car
Oct 25, 2013 7:38 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,504


At some point most of us will face facts and permanently hang up the car keys. Almanac readers have offered great suggestions about how to safely manage aging... More
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