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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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Man on the Run
Mar 17, 2015 6:36 pm
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When a tattooed, shaggy-haired thirtysomething knocked, then pounded, on their door my Palo Alto friends wanted to call the police. But the menacing figure on their... More
Region in Transit
Mar 8, 2015 5:56 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 4,493

Travel broadens horizons?even to Cupertino for the region's annual 'Transportation Summit,' a green development confab sponsored by the nonprofit TransForm. Refreshingly,... More
Reborn Kepler's Thrives
Mar 2, 2015 9:34 pm
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Menlo Park has happily moved from the 'rescue of Kepler's,' to supporting its next stage...call it 'revitalization' or even 'expansion.' What's expanding is the... More
Blood on the Tracks
Feb 26, 2015 12:43 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 5,536

The Menlo Park Caltrain accident that killed motorist Jahyun Jennifer Koo on Monday has reignited the issue of grade separation. Acknowledging that it remains an... More
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
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