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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Climate of Change
Feb 3, 2014 2:27 pm
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I admit to being obsessed, even haunted, by climate change. A banal saying from my youth everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about... More
Reducing Gun Violence ? One Small Step Forward
Jan 27, 2014 1:06 pm
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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
Guns, a Year after Sandy Hook
Jan 21, 2014 2:23 pm
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Guns...one of the nation's most deeply entrenched, emotional and perennial issues. And kudos to Stanford Continuing Studies for presenting last week's public debate,... More
(Under) Performing Arts Center
Jan 16, 2014 5:57 pm
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It's a major civic achievement, endlessly promising and somewhat disappointing: the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center.
What's disappointing? The number of... More
California High-Speed Rail...a Bit More
Jan 9, 2014 6:45 pm
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Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the topic of high-speed rail in California...a blog that was also a comment on California past and present.
Why is it that... More
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