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 2543 article(s) for InMenlo.


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We liked the whimsy of this dressed up Halloween scarecrow in the front yard of a west Menlo Park home, all set to rally on the Giants in game one of the World Series today. The Panda hat, we think, is the perfect touch!

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Survivor Carissa Phelps is one of the featured speakers at Trinity Church program on human trafficking

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When she was 12 years old, Carissa Phelps was trafficked. She tells that story in her book Runaway Girl. Today, armed with a PhD and MBA from UCLA, she works to provide career development and employment opportunities for runaways and former runaways through the organization of the same name. On November 1st,  she will bring her story […]

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park hosts 4th annual Ghost Run on Oct. 25

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park owners Lisa Taggert and Jim Gothers are inviting all neighborhood critters, creatures, ghosts and goblins to participate in the store’s 4th annual Ghost Run on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 9:30 am, starting at Nealon Park (800 Middle Ave.). “Join us a flat, fast 5K in downtown Menlo Park,” they say. “Enjoy snacks and […]

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Menlo Park women shine at Nike Women’s Half Marathon today

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Just in: photos of Menlo Park moms who completed the Nike Women’s Half Marathon earlier today in San Francisco. They were among 25,000 participants. The overall winner was Victoria Mitchell of Waverley in a time of 1:19:49, of note as there are men in the race. Pictured top right is InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles and Kathy Oppenheimer […]

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Spotted: Friendly skeleton and side kick dog in west Menlo

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On a morning walk in west Menlo Park, we spotted a waving skeleton (the grin is implied!) who had a dog of the same color by its side. Tip: Take a stroll on Menlo streets to see all the creative Halloween decorations.

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Personal remembrance: A disappointed Giants fan 25 years ago today

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When I was growing up in Menlo Park, the Giants moved to San Francisco. My extended family would attend games together, and my two uncles, who both lived in the City, taught me baseball and sowed the seeds for the lifetime fan I am. Twenty five years ago today, I was still technically living in Southern […]

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St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival on tap today and tomorrow in Menlo Park

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The St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival runs Friday, October 17 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is free. There will be pony rides, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, face painting, games, bounce houses plus food and drink. Proceeds benefit St. Raymond School.

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Contemporary fashions and customer care is offered by Diana Ferrari at her Menlo Park boutique Graciana

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It was amber, which she imported from her native Poland, that led Graciana Boutique owner Diana Ferrari to the world of fashion and jewelry. “I was living on the East Coast when I came to visit my brother in San Francisco,” she recalls. “The weather was gorgeous in December and I moved West. For many […]

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Peter Draeger talks about the family grocery business – and his participation in Walk to Cure Diabetes

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Ask Peter Draeger about his involvement in the three-generation family business, Draeger’s Market, and he’ll admit to surprise at his current role. “I always figured my older brothers would go into the business, that there wouldn’t be a place for me,” he said. “I majored in finance at Santa Clara and went into banking after […]

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More than a work out, Stella Bergen offers clients a wellness boutique

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As she looks back on her life, Stella Bergen says she’s has always been “people focused.” “When I was an undergrad, I would be the person people would come to help them solve their problems,” she recalls. So it’s not surprising that her first career choice was family therapy. The focus turned corporate during her […]

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Former M-A water polo players and swimmers salute Coach Bob Gaughran on his 80th birthday

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Bob Gaughran coached water polo and swimming at Menlo-Atherton High School for just seven years, ending his tenure almost 50 years ago.  So, it’s a testament to the man that three dozen or so of his former players gathered at the M-A pool yesterday on the occasion of his upcoming 80th birthday, a celebration organized […]

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