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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 sam, on Jul 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 8 comments | 6658 Views

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Menlo's Economic Divide

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

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by malvikad7, on Jul 7, 2017 at 12:31 am | 4 comments | 2928 Views

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I Was Internet Scammed

Utterly embarrassed, I admit to falling for an Internet phone scam. Well, not quite. I bailed out just in time. Still it was a close call. Busily at my desk one...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by James, on Jun 30, 2017 at 4:34 am | 2 comments | 4189 Views

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Secrets of Disabled Travel

The ironic love of travel, seemingly shared by disabled people everywhere...what else explains why I am hopping the 8:32 AM Caltrain to San Jose? To board Amtrak's...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Louise68, on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:18 am | 3 comments | 4684 Views

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Facing the Big Dry

I can see it coming and already resent it. Brown lawns. Saving rinse water in the shower. Wildfires in the news. Desert plants in the garden. Flushing the toilet...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 9, 2014
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:20 am | 1 comment | 3120 Views

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'Fading Gigolo' Shines at the Guild

'Fading Gigolo,' now at the Guild, pleasantly defies expectations. This charming little film directed by John Turturro misleads with its title, and even its costar,...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by , on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 5231 Views

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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 | 3728 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 getting...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Takeshi, on Dec 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm | 1 comment | 2708 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 | 3177 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 go on,...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by growers, on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 2128 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 Park...

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 | 1541 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 | 1906 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 TransForm. Refreshingly,...

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 | 2682 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 | 3770 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.' What's expanding is the...

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 | 2426 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 | 3082 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 linger over...

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 | 2780 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 town...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Robbie, on Feb 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 2779 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 behind me....

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Feb 2, 2015 at 12:09 am | 1 comment | 2845 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 that...

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 | 2713 Views
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Opening alert: Kyosho Sushi in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,117 views

Umeboshi - The Macrobiotic Antibiotic
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,572 views

Love is a Verb
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,258 views

On Voter Databases and Election Systems
By Stuart Soffer | 3 comments | 325 views

 

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