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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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'Fading Gigolo' Shines at the Guild
May 9, 2014 7:25 pm
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'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,... More
Lascivious 'Lilith' at the PAC
May 6, 2014 5:18 pm
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For those who made it to the M-A Performing Arts Center for Sunday's matinee of 'Lilith the Night Demon,' congratulations. The San Francisco Choral Artists event... More
I Was Internet Scammed
May 2, 2014 6:33 pm
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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... More
Downtown Collides with Reality
Apr 29, 2014 1:26 pm
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Homeward from a long trip, the airport van reveals Menlo Park's quiet charms...and one not so quiet. A rush-hour train blasts across Ravenswood Avenue. There is... More
Life, Death and Rails
Apr 20, 2014 12:59 pm
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I try to avoid high-risk behavior...yet my last-minute dashes for Caltrain's 8:39 morning express border on suicidal. It's easy to forget that trains defy rules... More
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