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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Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “As of 7:50 this morning, I can report an additional .5″ for yesterday and during the night. My season-to-date total is now 13.05″. Just grand!”

All that moisture is prompting mushrooms to sprout all over Menlo Park. Theses tiny one-inch ‘shrooms were spotted by InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles.

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Gitane owner Malika suggests accessories and jewelry as great holiday gifts

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Editor’s note: We’re highlighting holiday gift ideas that can be purchased in Menlo Park with the idea of shopping local. Designated downtown parking lots have extended holiday hours — up to three hours. Malika, who owns Gitane at 855 Santa Cruz Avenue, likes to point out that she has gift items for both mothers and daughters, in other […]

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USGS public lecture on Dec. 18 looks at how geology is reducing tsunami risk

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The title of USGS research oceanographer Bruce Jaffe’s lecture on December 18 is Ten Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The free public lecture will start at 7:00 pm at USGS, Building 3 Auditorium, 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.

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Nancy Gilliland: Menlo Park’s very own chanteuse and pianist, performing the American songbook

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For many years cabaret singer Nancy Gilliland was a fixture in downtown Palo Alto, playing at Cafe Fino for 19 years, so we were surprised to find out that Menlo Park is her hometown. “I’ve lived here  since 1988,” she said. “My husband had a house here. I came West from Atlanta where I worked for Western […]

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The Members raise nearly $2,500 at benefit concert at Freewheel Brewing

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The Members played at Freewheel Brewing a couple of weekends back to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Band member Richard Johnson provided an update on the evening’s take: “Apparently 110 tickets were collected so we rounded up the band donation to $2,328, that being $388 per band members – all lucky numbers!” […]

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Rain keeps pounding Menlo Park with more on the way

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Update at 4:00 pm from Bill: ‘Add .3″ of rainfall to my 8am report for a total of 1.3″. My season-to-date total is now 12.55″. This compares to 4.7″ on this date in 2010. The rain year 2010-2011 was the last, in my backyard, to exceed 20″. Those months in early 2011 produced 16′. May […]

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Gifts galore for dogs and cats at The Pet Place

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Editor’s note: We’re highlighting holiday gift ideas that can be purchased in Menlo Park. Designated downtown parking lots have extended holiday hours — up to three hours. For  over two decades, The Pet Place (777 Santa Cruz Avenue) has been providing a wide variety of staples for discerning dogs and cats as well as supplies for […]

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Quintessance holiday decor is on sale – for the very last time

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Editor’s note: We’re highlighting holiday gift ideas that can be purchased in Menlo Park. Designated downtown parking lots have extended holiday hours — up to three hours. Quintessance (889 Santa Cruz Avenue) opened about a decade ago as an antique shop. It morphed over the years into the go-to place for Halloween, Christmas and Easter decor. But bulletin […]

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Freewheel Brewing hosts Beer & Cheer shopping event on December 14

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Emails InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles, whose husband, Malcolm McGinnis, is one of the Menlo Park dads who owns Freewheel Brewing Company: “One of our regular customers asked if we would host a local artist pop-up Store at Freewheel. So, we are on Sunday, Dec. 14. Some nice holiday gift ideas at reasonable prices. The bar will […]

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Ellen Mouchawar, committed volunteer librarian at San Francisco 49ers Academy, is hoping people will donate books this holiday season

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Atherton resident Ellen Mouchawar remembers well the first time she looked at what was described as the “library” at the San Francisco 49ers Academy, a public school for 6th to 8th graders in East Palo Alto supported by a private, nonprofit agency. “It was a storage shed filled with junk,” she recalls, sitting in what […]

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Someone turned the spigot on in Menlo Park – and the rain continues

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Update as of 3:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 13 from Bill Russ: “Lo and behold an additional .1″.  Now 11.25″ season-to-date. To my surprise I am higher than the SF Airport.” Update as of 2:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 12 from Bill Russ: “Just found an additional .2″ bringing my season-todate total to 11.15″. Update as of 7:00 […]

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