Archive of Linda Hubbard Gulker

Linda Hubbard Gulker first moved to Menlo Park a really long time ago (long enough that she started kindergarten at Hillview School and graduated there from 8th grade in the days it was a K-8). Following her four years at Menlo-Atherton High School, she went “SoCal” to attend UCLA and stayed too long in the Southland. She moved back to Menlo Park 20 years ago to find some things had changed – and some things remained the same. When she’s not blogging or taking snapshots for InMenlo, she’s jogging the Dish or other nearby hills.

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The Atherton Art Foundation is holding its 10th Annual Atherton Art Exhibition at Holbrook Palmer Park in the Jennings Pavilion on Friday, September 5, 2014,  from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The title of the show is Exhibit of Unique Bay Area Art, and the invited artists include Florence de Bretagne, Jim Caldwell, Larry Calof, Bob Joyce, Michael Killen, John Peck, Kathleen Podolsky, Linda Salter, Margaret Sloan and Annette Tan.

Also in the Main House from 5:30 to  6:00 pm, Shaowei Liu will present Fabulous Illusions of a Virtual World, creating 3D computer art.

Holbrook Palmer is located at 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton. Lots of parking is available.

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Filoli gardens sparkle in the twilight, captured by photographer Frances Freyberg

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Filoli in Woodside closes at 3:30 pm, except for a few days each summer when the grounds stay open into the evening for Sunset Hikes and Orchard Walks. Menlo Park-based photographer took advantage of the last late opening of the summer to photograph the garden and grounds. “Filoli is my favorite local garden, and I’ve […]

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Hello Startups provides one-stop-shop access to business services and the investment community

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Mukul Agarwal and Marco ten Vaanholt know that they sit on somewhat hallowed ground. The recently opened Hello Startups Menlo Park facility is in the space once occupied by Willow Garage, a maker of robots that was good enough to leave behind a number of Beam Remote Presence Systems, a mobile videoconferencing platform (which, to be […]

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Matchmaker Amy Andersen helps men and women of all ages find lasting love

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Ask Amy Andersen what trips people up on their search for lasting love, and she’ll tell you “incredibly long laundry lists.” “It’s often a barrier,” explained the founder and owner of Menlo Park-based Linx Dating. “When we meet with prospective clients, it’s our job to listen to their stories and see if they can be […]

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5th grader Shay Patel is raising money to fund basketball equipment for low-income kids

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When Menlo Park resident Shay Patel starts back to school today, he’s hoping that it will be an occasion to celebrate. About a month ago, the 5th grader at Phillips Brooks started a crowdfunding campaign to bring athletic equipment to 60 low-income kids involved in after school basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. With […]

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Spotted: People Play butterfly ads attached to construction fences

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We spotted the first group of paper butterflies attached to a fence near the abandoned car dealership on El Camino near Middle Avenue in Menlo Park. Then we saw another on a construction fence at Valparaiso and El Camino. We think it’s an eye catching way to advertise. Smart idea, People Play, which offers online classifieds for entertainment […]

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Were you in Menlo Park or Atherton in 1967? Then Polk’s has you!

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Dave Waters posted this on the Facebook group, Do You Remember the (old Menlo Park). For those of us of a certain era, it’s a real jaunt down memory lane. Note: In somewhat of a quirk, children are listed separately from parents. Wrote Dave: “Here’s a link to a 1967 Polk’s edition. These are fun […]

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Local cyclists participate in 2014 Tour De Menlo

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The ninth Tour de Menlo was held today, starting and ending at Menlo-Atherton High School where riders enjoyed a catered lunch from Lutticken’s. Cyclists had their choice of 35-, 45- or 65-mile routes. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation and the Almanac, organizers said ridership hit a new high this year, with 525 participants. […]

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Modern home in Atherton’s Maple Manor gets spruced up, not scraped

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Gordy Gourdin lived in Atherton long enough to know what happens to homes like the ranch house his grandfather built in the town’s Maple Manor area in the early 50s. When sold, they get scraped to make way for a mini-mansion of one kind or another. This happens irrespective of fond memories. “I recall the construction […]

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Spotted: ALS ice bucket challenge at Menlo-Atherton High School

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Principal Matt Zito and four teachers — Paul Snow, Steve Kryger, Lisa Otsuka, Mike Amoroso — took the ALS ice bucket challenge today at Menlo-Atherton High School. The photo collage contains photographs taken by M-A students Alex Gonzalez and Karly Gorman. More photos of the challenge can be seen online.

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In advance of community open house, Sara Jamison lets us in on some Allied Arts Guild secrets

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Sara Jamison spent her career in the Sunset magazine photo department and had known about the Allied Arts Guild and its picturesque setting since childhood. But it wasn’t until her retirement that she joined the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary, which operates what is certainly  Menlo Park’s most iconic group of buildings. We’d met her on the Guild grounds […]

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