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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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Menlo Park's Big Opportunity
Nov 13, 2013 3:02 pm
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Menlo Park has a big opportunity to address growth. (Special thanks to "chimera" and others who pointed this out.)

For years, downtown development projects have... More
The Poor of Our Streets
Nov 10, 2013 10:29 am
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Who are they? I see them daily, yet we never talk. Rolling at wheelchair height through our downtown I can't help but make eye contact. Yet that's where it stops.... More
Caltrain's Real Problem
Nov 1, 2013 4:45 pm
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I hear all sorts of complaints about Caltrain. Principally: the trains are crowded and noisy. And there aren't enough of them.

Which reminds me of an old joke.... More
What's 'Too Much Traffic?'
Oct 29, 2013 1:46 pm
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Traffic congestion...it's the "third rail of Menlo Park politics." No public official wants to touch it. Yet, like a real third rail, this issue can propel us forward.... More
On Life's Road With No Car
Oct 25, 2013 7:38 pm
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At some point most of us will face facts and permanently hang up the car keys. Almanac readers have offered great suggestions about how to safely manage aging... More
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