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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Willows neighborhood resident Aimée Campbell is a self-described “lifelong lover of live music.”  Since 2014 she’s hosted house concerts at her venue called Dala’s Nest, featuring local artists playing a variety of musical genres.

“Events at Dala’s Nest bring diverse music to the community at no cost to the artists,” she said.

This Saturday, Oct. 21, she’s featuring vocalist Wendy Waller at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm). Suggested donation is $20.

Emails Wendy: ” was at a wedding and a woman recognized me as someone that she use to hear sing at Rudy’s Bar/restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. She asked what I was doing these days and if I was still singing. I said I am teaching singing and performing at house concerts.

“Then she said, Do you know Aimee Bolter Cambell? She’s having house concerts at her place. I asked the woman if she would mind introducing Aimee to me and so I was introduced via e-mail and Aimee and I began corresponding. Aimee listened to my music and liked it and so here we are!”

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Menlo Park Fire Department’s Night of Lights returns after a 16 year absence

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A fire fighting demonstration held at night returns for the first time in 16 years on Friday, October 27, to cap off the Menlo Park Fire Protection District’s 100-year anniversary. The event will take place at the District headquarters, 300 Middlefield Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. There will be rope rappelling, a movie with a […]

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Supplies are plentiful – what’s needed now are drivers to get them to the North Bay for fire victims

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Editor’s note: Celeste reported around noon that she and her husband were on the way up to the North Bay with supplies. Please call Seaport Storage – (650) 249-4843 – to see if drivers are still needed. Celeste emailed that they are not currently collecting more donations. Menlo Park resident Celeste Wiberg was one of the […]

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Spotted: Swim/water polo teammates from M-A circa ’67

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The Menlo-Atherton High School class of 1967 is holding its 50th reunion this weekend. Four who swam and played water polo together gathered for a pre-reunion lunch in downtown Menlo today: left to right: Jeff Lapiere, Frank Aronoff, Tod Spieker and Rob Jensen. They’re most famous teammate (Lindsay Buckingham) is MIA . Photo by Dennis Nugent […]

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Horses to ride, reptiles to pet, slides to skitter down – all part of this year’s Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch

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Accompanied by our three reviewers — two 9-year-old girls and a 6-year-boy — we headed out to Webb Ranch to check out this year’s pumpkin patch. Two of the three have been visiting the annual Halloween attraction for their entire lives. Was it only a year or so ago that James didn’t want any part […]

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Where to donate – and what’s needed – for victims of North Bay fires

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Seaport Storage, just off of Woodside Road and Highway 101, has arranged to deliver needed items for fire victims to its facility in the North Bay. A complete list is below. Justin Wethington, manager of Seaport Storage, is in direct communication and cooperation with the shelters in the wine country. The list was sent to […]

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M-A cancels all outdoor athletic events including Friday’s football game

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InMenlo received this email from M-A co-athletic director Steven Kryger: “Our district, school, and athletic administrators have been monitoring the communications from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District the past few days in response to the local air quality being effected by the wildfires in the North Bay. “In the best interest of the […]

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Moni Santini-Kelly teaches circus arts in Menlo Park

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At some point doesn’t every child fantasize about running away and joining the circus? In Menlo Park, they don’t have to run far thanks to circus arts classes taught by Moni Santini-Kelly (pictured top) at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium covering such disciplines as aerial silks, rope trapeze and partner acrobatics. There is some irony in […]

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Hillview Middle School teacher Richard Vaughn takes the stage in “Annie”

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Occasionally someone we interview has roots that are deeply local. Such was the case when we stopped by Hillview Middle School to interview music teacher Richard Vaughn. We’d learned that he was going to be in the cast of Annie, the next production of the Woodside Community Theater. That was reason enough to catch up […]

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Pumpkins and the preschool set take center stage at St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most stopped by the St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival over the weekend where activities included pony rides, bungee trampoline, bounce houses, games,  and face painting. Adults enjoyed the beer garden and live music. But looking at Robb’s resulting photos, one thing stood out: the delight of preschoolers as they went about selecting just […]

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Animals get blessed this morning at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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Accompanying their humans in the pews of Trinity Church this morning were well-behaved dogs along with other more skittish pets — cats, birds, bunnies — in pet carriers. It was the Menlo Park church’s annual blessing of the animals service held nearest to the Feast of St. Francis, known — somewhat mythically noted the Rev. […]

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