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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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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
Mysteries of Disabled Travel
Jun 8, 2014 9:13 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 959

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
(Under) Performing Arts Center
Jan 16, 2014 5:57 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 938

It's a major civic achievement, endlessly promising and somewhat disappointing: the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center.

What's disappointing? The number of... More
Reducing Gun Violence – One Small Step Forward
Jan 27, 2014 1:06 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 841

Menlo Park may seem a benign enough suburb – but look closer. As Martin Lamarque points out, we spend twice as much on policing as on community services. That's... More
Anglo Menlo Park
Aug 26, 2014 3:11 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 827

Try arguing Menlo Park politics in rainy Gloucestershire, and you'll get a different perspective. El Camino and downtown development?How can you Americans afford... More
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