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.

has written 4059 article(s) for InMenlo.


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We recently showcased photographs that InMenlo co-founder — and experienced street photographer — Scott Loftesness took in both Tokyo and Kyoto, mostly using his iPhone Xs Max.

Emailed Scott: “When I wrote that post, I was focused on my street photography (my current love!) but, as it turns out, I included a mix of both street images along with some others that more appropriately might be called ‘nature’ or even ‘fine art’ photography.

“One of the delights of using an iPhone camera is that it’s always (well, almost!) with you. While in Japan, we weren’t just on the streets of Tokyo and Kyoto but also got outside of the big cities and into the countryside.

“Plus, in Tokyo, the Imperial Palace grounds provide such a beautiful natural setting that you make can make some wonderful images there.”

We present some of Scott’s non-street photographs here.

Photos by Scott J. Loftesness (c) 2018

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Menlo-Atherton Bears in CIF State title game at Sequoia on Dec. 15

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The Menlo-Atherton Bears (12-2) will take on Lincoln-San Diego (11-4) for the CIF State 3AA Championship this Saturday, Dec. 15,  at 6:00 pm. The game will be played at Sequoia High School. “Would be great to have a bunch of alumni there (or from other local schools)!” co-Athletic Director Paul Snow posted on Facebook. You […]

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Jesse Cool brings in a new partner with a familiar face at Flea Street Cafe

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Jesse Cool has a new partner at Flea Street Cafe — and the face is very familiar. Michael Biesemeyer worked for long periods of time over the past decade at the Menlo Park restaurant. “I’ve been hoping to find a partner for a few years,” explained Jesse. “I made a few attempts with chefs, but that […]

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John Jennings wants to deep freeze your body in order to heal it

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John Jennings found himself at a crossroads. The Peninsula native had worked for a couple decades in the pool maintenance business, but there was a knawing feeling that he was meant to do something else. While investigating just what, he discovered cryotherapy. And that led him to open No Limits Cryotherapy at the Sharon Heights […]

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It’s a holiday season Feel Good Friday at M-A

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InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos, who is a junior at Menlo-Atherton High School captured some of the seasonal fun at last week’s Feel Good Friday. She emails: “There was cooking decorating going on in the PAC (top photo).  Our ILS (integrated learning skills) kids, or as others know them, the kids from Pride Pals (a […]

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Spotted: Cheery, hand painted rocks on Altschul Ave

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A couple of folks gave us a heads up about the hand painted rocks with encouraging messages that were evidently placed on Altschul Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park by a couple of teenage girls. Cindy Tipton was good enough to send us some photos.

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Menlowe Ballet offers abbreviated It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker for children with special needs

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Here’s a feel good holiday story thanks to the folks at Menlowe Ballet, which will be offering It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker Dec. 14-16 and 21-23 at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. As they did last year, the company will be offering an abbreviated performance for children with special needs. Emails Executive Director Lisa Shively: […]

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Sunny skies over Menlo Park after overnight rain

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Kids made their way to school this morning under sunny skies, although the streets were damp. “Rain in gauge this a.m. was .1” making year to date of 3.5”, ” reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. Photographer Robb Most captured some moisture on seasonal berries. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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In Memoriam: President George H.W. Bush fondly remembered by local family

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When President George H.W. Bush died last Friday, Atherton resident Laura Daschbach Pitchford quickly remembered the photo of her parents, Lenore and Howard Daschbach, with George and Barbara Bush along with Jeb Bush and his wife. Laura emails: “Mom and Dad stayed the night with them at the Naples home of Dad’s childhood best friends, […]

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Measurable rain overnight in Menlo Park

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The rain that fell overnight in Menlo Park, continued in the morning hours with scattered showers, which are forecast to be over by noon. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “I welcomed .4” on my rain gauge at 7:00 am today, making it 3.4” season-to-date. Contributing photographer Robb Most captured some of the the lingering […]

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M-A student Anna Quinlan wins 2018 Congressional App Challenge

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Anna Quinlan of Menlo Atherton High School (pictured right)  won the 2018 Congressional App Challenge sponsored by Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) (pictured left).  Anna’s app, A Smarter Insulin Pump, assists diabetics with maintaining normal blood glucose levels 24/7. While other products exist on the market to track and notify, A Smarter Insulin Pump integrates […]

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