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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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The Loss of Mr. Potato Head
Feb 17, 2015 5:50 pm
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Last month, something possessed me to plant potatoes with my widowed neighbor and her precocious two-year-old. Perhaps I needed to witness things budding, to reaffirm... 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
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
Out of Menlo
Apr 12, 2015 6:20 pm
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It was more than disconcerting to return from lunch at Draeger's, to find some of my finest kitchen pieces scattered about a drought-stricken patch of apartment... More
Mysteries of Disabled Travel
Jun 8, 2014 9:13 am
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What's no mystery is that we all grow older, travel gets harder...or does it? Maybe not. For the travel industry keeps adapting to our aging populace. So, as long... More
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