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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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Call of the Sort of Wild
Jan 2, 2015 7:12 pm
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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 reappearance... More
Holidays' Roadways
Dec 24, 2014 11:28 pm
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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... More
Water Torture
Dec 15, 2014 3:53 pm
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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 should... More
Über Alles
Dec 3, 2014 6:16 pm
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One can only commend the entrepreneurial verve of companies like Uber and Lyft. These firms have revamped ridesharing. Thinking outside the box, they have spurred... More
Hit the Bus
Nov 16, 2014 3:45 pm
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Consider those really bad traffic days, say, a Friday evening just before Thanksgiving or Christmas...traffic crawling up El Camino in Menlo Park. It's the sort... More
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Fee Waivers
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How early is too early to make or buy a Halloween costume
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 322 views

Can Menlo Park afford to take away El Camino lanes from parking or vehicle movement?
By Stuart Soffer | 1 comment | 245 views