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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Post image for Eats & Beats fundraiser for GAIA’s work in Malawi set for Feb. 8 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

Don your African prints (your own or buy  at the door) to enjoy an evening of fun and inspiration featuring:

  • African food
  • African music & dance featuring Baba Ken and the Nigerian Brothers
  • And a brief new film about GAIA’s work in Malawi

The public is welcome at this event which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Tickets are $40, available online. Read more information about:

Malawi was recently hit with severe flooding which has impacted food supplies for Malawian families, making GAIA’s work in the country even more critical.

Photo courtesy GAIA/Marty Arscott

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Spotted: Seahawks fan comes out of hiding with big front porch banner

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We wonder if this big Seattle Seahawks banner – spotted on Bay Laurel – proclaiming a fan’s season ticket status would have been hung during the regular season, given that Menlo Park is Niners territory. Because Patriots QB Tom Brady has Peninsula ties, we’ll be on the look out for some fan support for him and […]

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Master Chef Junior participant Mia Wurster celebrates with Oak Knoll Co-Principal Kristen Gracia

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In last Tuesday’s episode of Master Chef Junior, participant — and Menlo Park resident — Mia Wurster exited the show, losing the alligator challenge. But there was still reason to celebrate, which is what Mia did at lunch on Friday with her Oak Knoll School Co-Principal Kristen Gracia. Emailed Kristen: “Oak Knoll School is proud of Mia and the compassion and […]

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Sea urchins are the stars at today’s Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

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Pietro Parravano is selling sea urchins at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market this morning for $9.95 a pound. He was explaining to customers that they are eaten raw, after the admittedly tricky part of getting to the flesh. There are a number of YouTube videos that explain how to do it; here’s one.

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Creative upbringing propels Soni Bergman into designing jewelry from her Menlo Park studio

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Jewelry designer Soni Bergman, who’s lived in Menlo Park for about 20 years, has art in her genes. Both her grandmother and mother are artists, the latter accomplished enough to have a piece accepted at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. “I pursued fine arts in college. Printmaking, to be exact,” she explained. “Later I came West with […]

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Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller hosts office hours Sunday at Cafe Zoë

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UPDATE: After this item was published, the time was changed to 9:00 to 11:00 am. On Sunday morning, January 25, Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller is holding office hours at Cafe Zoë from 11:00 at to 1:00 pm. He will be discussing issues surrounding the Willows, Menlo Park and the Bay Area. Cafe Zoë  is located at 1929 Menalto.

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Lauren Goodkind is on mission to get more females playing chess

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When she was eight, Menlo Park resident Lauren Goodkind learned to play chess, thanks to her mother. To her, it was just like any other game she played with her family, like Monopoly or Checkers. Now as a chess teacher, she hopes that other females will embrace the game. “When I was 15, my twin […]

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Artist James Caldwell paints portraits of automobiles

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By artist James Caldwell’s own admission, “Cars are my thing. It’s hard to say when my obsession started,” he explains, standing amidst a studio jam-packed with portraits of automobiles. “Painting cars is fascinating to me. Reflective objects are some of the hardest to capture.” James, who grew up in Woodside and now lives in Menlo Park, has […]

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David Lehmann owns a vintage trailer, a 1958 Diablo

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David Lehmann and wife Soni Bergman don’t actually live in their 1958 Diabl0 trailer nicknamed Rosarita — even though David describes it on his business card as “our little house on wheels.” “We’ve had it for three years and do take trips with it,” he says while showing his visitors the spiffily-decorated interior. “We took four this […]

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Fit4Mom programs coming to Menlo Park in late January

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Sara Mooser (right in photo) and Michele Lewis got the idea of applying to open a Fit4Mom franchise on the mid-Peninsula about the same time. Four years ago, the two joined forces as partners. They’ll be bringing the mom-tailored fitness programs to Menlo Park later this month with a grand opening, family fun day at Menlo […]

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Fran Compagno develops the first app for the casual female football viewer just in time for the playoffs

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Meeting Apeville Media founder and Menlo Park resident Fran Compagno earlier this week, it was immediately clear that the time was right — but the setting was wrong. We were in her lovely home when a sports bar would have been better. It’s there she’s hoping the casual female football viewer will take advantage of her new app, […]

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