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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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Menlo Park's Youthful Future
Apr 11, 2014 9:29 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 83,393

An unusually warm evening in downtown Menlo Park and families with little kids are out in numbers. It's Wednesday, and the Off the Grid vans must be doing some business.... More
How to Speed Caltrain
Apr 3, 2014 4:09 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,391

Use it. That is the interim answer to speeding Caltrain service from Menlo Park.

As for the long run: support electrification.

Why? Consider today's diesel... More
Stop Menlo Harbor Project
Apr 1, 2014 10:49 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,803

The 'Menlo Harbor' development plan currently being floated (forgive the pun) by a major investment group simply isn't right for this area. Unfortunately, there's... More
About Retirement
Mar 29, 2014 5:22 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 2,406

My wife insists I'm not retired. I was once a copywriter, and now I write my own stuff. It's still a job, my wife says. I'm still in the game, that is her point.... More
Public Works
Mar 24, 2014 10:21 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 31,134

Let's hear it for the City of Menlo Park, whose crews have leveled and flattened some of the roughest patches of sidewalk in my downtown neighborhood. One particular... More
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