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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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Save Menlo – Let's Get Real
Jun 16, 2014 4:07 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,449

A few years ago, I stumbled out of bed and made my jetlagged way to Menlo Park's Sunday farmer's market. Someone handed me a leaflet. Save Our Farmers Market. Alarmed,... More
Mysteries of Disabled Travel
Jun 8, 2014 9:13 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 764

What's no mystery is that we all grow older, travel gets harder...or does it? Maybe not. For the travel industry keeps adapting to our aging populace. So, as long... More
Downtown's Collision
May 31, 2014 10:24 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 911

Aside from leafy streets and property values, can't our fair suburb have some verve?

Downtown's next small experiment – widening spaces for sidewalk cafés... More
The Real Work of 'Saving Menlo'
May 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,036

Precisely who wants to 'Save Menlo' – and from what?

Some middle-aged property owners asked me to sign the recent petition. No downtown merchants seem to... More
Attack of the Memory-Killing Tomatoes
May 16, 2014 9:53 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 938

I don't know how they kill my memory,,,but I know why. To make me forget how much money I annually dump into home gardening.

What's a writer guy in a wheelchair... More
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