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Climate of Change

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...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by kjop sildenafil reseptfritt, on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 3388 Views

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Phone Sex

Okay, it's not exactly sex, partly because it's so frequent. Daily, in fact. But it is definitely sexy, my call from this woman who wants me to consider...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Takeshi, on Dec 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm | 1 comment | 2403 Views

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Menlo Goodbye

When your wife asks, without an ounce of irony, what to do with medicine that expired in 1986...you know you are really moving. Thing is, in 1986 Menlo Park already...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sara, on Jul 30, 2016 at 11:44 am | 5 comments | 6019 Views

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Out of Menlo

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...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Apr. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 2782 Views

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Water War & Peace

Spring kicks my vegetable garden into high gear. And, yes, it's here again, that photosynthetic tipping point...but with sinister undercurrents. This can't...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by growers, on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 1837 Views

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'Film Noir Western' Latest from Menlo Park Writer

Author David Meuel has a knack for illuminating Hollywood's classic periods and genres, cranking out a lively series of film books. The latest from the Menlo...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Paul Bendix, on Apr 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm | 1 comment | 1214 Views

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Menlo's Economic Divide

"More than half of the new jobs in the region will not pay...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Mar 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm |
3 comments | 2563 Views

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Man on the Run

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...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 20, 2015 at 6:59 am | 1 comment | 1597 Views

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Region in Transit

Travel broadens horizons?even to Cupertino for the region's annual 'Transportation Summit,' a green development confab sponsored by the nonprofit...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 6 comments | 2365 Views

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Blood on the Tracks

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...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:50 am | 14 comments | 3435 Views

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Reborn Kepler's Thrives

Menlo Park has happily moved from the 'rescue of Kepler's,' to supporting its next stage...call it 'revitalization' or even 'expansion.'...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by Alice fan, on Mar 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 1 comment | 2113 Views

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The Loss of Mr. Potato Head

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...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Mr. Potatoe Head, on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 2 comments | 2777 Views

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Rugged in Retail

When it comes to shopping, I am all efficiency. A preemptive strike on Trader Joe's. A raid on Draegers. A daylight sortie on Cook's Seafood. I do not...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Dennis Ronberg, on Feb 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm | 1 comment | 2480 Views

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Garbage Can on the Tracks

After Caltrain's 8:39 AM weekday express left Menlo Park last Thursday, someone in San Francisco rolled a 55-gallon garbage can in its path. To the south, the...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Robbie, on Feb 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 2478 Views

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Youth on the Edge

"You're very polite," a fellow patron of Draeger's coffee bar observed on her way out. She was referring to the loud and remarkably two-way conversation...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Feb 2, 2015 at 12:09 am | 1 comment | 2515 Views

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Menlo Park Playing Nicely

Menlo Park, I explain to outsiders, is a city of contradictions. We are home to SRI, one of the world's great research institutions ? served by a rail station...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm | 1 comment | 2406 Views

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End of Suburbia

A friend's wife is mad at me, he recently confided, over Proposition M. I smiled wanly. What can one say? What one thinks is another matter. Something is happening...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by M supporter, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 2379 Views

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Call of the Sort of Wild

I see it the moment I turn north on 280, the Peninsula's signature ridge of coastal hills, their particular height and slope. Whatever the quality, I note its...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Jan. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2010 Views

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Holidays' Roadways

Deck the halls...and hit the decks. These last pre-Christmas days have proven perilous for anyone in a wheelchair. Drivers do not see me in crosswalks. But it's...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Dec. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2113 Views

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Water Torture

That's the problem with all this rain, that it can lull us into complacency, the default national mood. Of course, we need to do the opposite. This drought...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 2384 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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