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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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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Oct 28, 2014 6:10 pm
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For a town that prides itself in village flavor, Menlo Park seems oddly un-walkable. True, from a wheelchair I appreciate the more accessible and rollable features... More
Attack of the Memory-Killing Tomatoes
May 16, 2014 9:53 am
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I don't know how they kill my memory,,,but I know why. To make me forget how much money I annually dump into home gardening.

What's a writer guy in a wheelchair... More
A Street Fair by Any Other Name
Jul 17, 2014 9:18 am
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It's reliably enjoyable, not to mention multifaceted and diverse...Menlo Park's public event of the year, the Connoisseur's Marketplace. And it's happening this... More
Facing the Big Dry
Feb 9, 2014 12:08 pm
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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
Downtown's Collision
May 31, 2014 10:24 pm
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Aside from leafy streets and property values, can't our fair suburb have some verve?

Downtown's next small experiment – widening spaces for sidewalk cafés... More
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