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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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Blood on the Tracks
Feb 26, 2015 12:43 pm
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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... More
The Loss of Mr. Potato Head
Feb 17, 2015 5:50 pm
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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... More
Garbage Can on the Tracks
Feb 8, 2015 5:58 pm
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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... More
Youth on the Edge
Feb 1, 2015 8:01 pm
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"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.... More
Menlo Park Playing Nicely
Jan 29, 2015 10:24 am
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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... More
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Blood on the Tracks
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