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 2588 article(s) for InMenlo.


Happy Thanksgiving!

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on November 27, 2014

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We in the Menlo Park – Atherton area have much to be thankful for. Hope your holiday is a good one.

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Stagebridge Senior Theatre presents Never Too Late on Dec. 6, a program of Menlo Park Library

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A talented troupe of senior actors will be bringing musical comedy to Menlo Park on December 6 in a free production presented by the Menlo Park Library. Stagebridge Senior Theatre’s musical revue Never Too Late promises a hilarious trip down memory lane, with catchy songs, outrageous skits, and unpredictable fun that challenges and mocks society’s […]

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Christmas Bazar at Russian Orthodox church in Menlo Park set for Dec. 6

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The annual Christmas bazar at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church (1220 Crane St.) in Menlo Park will be held  on December 6, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm..There will be crafts, gifts, food, and entertainment for all the family. Also, Christmas crafts for children, hand made Christmas decorations, Legoland, and a Rainbow […]

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Raised in Menlo Park, three siblings grow up and become teachers in Menlo Park

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There is one thing that the Kleeman-Keller siblings got instilled in them growing up in Menlo Park — the importance of education. This was before their mother, Alice Kleeman, became the resident expert on the college application process at their alma mater, Menlo-Atherton High School. So, it may be only slightly surprising that all three of […]

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Small 2.2 earthquake just west of Menlo Park

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To most residents, it was more a large thud than a shake. But indeed it was an earthquake around 10:20 last night. It was centered just west of Menlo Park in the area under the Horse Park at Woodside. (We put the coordinates  found on the attached illustration into Google Maps.) A couple of years […]

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The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin made a right turn in grad school, which led her to the priesthood

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The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin, the rector of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Menlo Park, first heard God calling to her when she was a freshman at Xavier. “I was at Mass at the campus chapel and had this experience of God speaking to me through scripture,” she recalled. While she was a practicing Roman Catholic […]

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Spotted: Hillview Jazz Band getting ready to play at Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

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Menlo Park resident Aldora Lee stopped by the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market early enough this morning to see the Hillview Middle School Jazz Band setting up, capturing this photo and commenting, “The sound of the band was splendid.”

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Artist Joseph Fuchs’ works on display at two Cafe Zoë locations

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Retired Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Joseph Fuchs will be showing simultaneously 40 of his oil paintings and many of his drawings in two shows: one at the Redwood City Cafe Zoë and the other at the Menlo Park Cafe Zoë. The Redwood City show runs through January 6. The address is 2027 Broadway St., Redwood City; hours […]

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Spotted: Polar bear in Menlo Park

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There’s a new creature on Bay Laurel in Menlo Park — a polar bear. We aren’t sure if it’s an early Christmas decoration or it’s placed there to scare off the big cats and coyotes that roam nearby San Francisquito Creek.

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Spotted: Fuyu persimmons for sale on a rainy morning

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There was a steady drizzle this morning when we passed a persimmon stand on Magnolia St. in Menlo Park that was sheltered from the precipitation by an umbrella. InMenlo weather watcher reported his gauges recorded a scant o.o5″ bringing his season-to-date to 1.5″. The word “Fuyu” got us scurrying to learn more about this variety, which was provided […]

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Sheri Sobrato sets her sights on meeting the emotional needs of seriously ill young people

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After many years living abroad and on the East Coast, Sheri Sobrato has, as she says, “come home to my roots,” living in the home once owned by her grandparents. It was here almost three decades ago that she was treated at UCSF for a brain tumor, and the long-time philanthropist’s current focus of attention — helping seriously ill young […]

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