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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Menlo Park-based photographer continues her pursuit of photographing Spring blooms started at Filoli a few weeks back. Her recent field trip was to venture out to Pearson-Arastradero Preserve which was showing off its verdant green hills and wildflowers at the peak.

Arastradero verticalThe preserve is located just 10 minutes from west Menlo Park adjacent to Arastradero Rd. in Palo Alto. It varies in elevation from 275 feet in the northeast to 775 feet in the southwest.

There are 10.25 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding, some of which that close during the rainy season. It’s one of the few parks that allow leashed dogs, so you’ll encounter a lot of hikers with their canine companions.

Wildlife abounds on the preserve and it is not uncommon to see deer, bobcats, coyotes, and many varieties of birds, including an occasional group of wild turkeys. Each area of the preserve has something different to offer, whether it is a view of the bay, a quiet walk through the grasslands, or a snooze by the lake.

Photos by Frances Freyberg (c) 2016

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Spotted: Fresh, local dungeness crab at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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It was about 9:45 am and those in line at Pietro Parravano seafood booth at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning were getting antsy. Who would be lucky enough to get the last live dungeness crab? Not to worry, Pietro also had cooked crabs, the first catch of the season and the product of […]

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Public can tour SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory twice a month beginning in April

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Beginning in April, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park will offer free public tours, which last approximately 90 minutes and include a visit to the lab’s two-mile-long linear accelerator, now driving the world’s brightest X-ray source. Tours are offered twice a month, by registration only, which opens on the last Friday of the previous month. Registration […]

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M-A grad Nick Cann happily draws his way through life

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Nick Cann has always loved to draw and has done so professionally his entire adult life. But he once got dethroned as school artist of choice by Willow elementary school classmate Jerry Garcia, who, we all know, eventually chose music. “We did draw together,” said Nick, adding, “We had pudginess in common.” The budding artist […]

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10 teams gather at first Quiz Bowl tournament held at Hillview Middle School

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On Saturday, March 26, Hillview Middle School held its first Quiz Bowl tournament. Quiz Bowl is a game similar to the TV show Jeopardy, but with easier questions. Students compete at the middle school, high school and college level. Ten middle school teams came to Hillview from all over the Bay Area to spend the […]

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Spotted: Shoes “listening” to Easter sermon at Trinity Church

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We admit to being influenced by the photojournalists we’ve known who manage to capture an image that’s just a little bit off kilter, which ultimately makes it better than if it had been “perfect”. That is our take on this photo shot during the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett’s sermon during the Easter service this morning at […]

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Happy egg hunting at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton

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Emails Diane McGrath, a member of the Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park about yesterday’s festivities at the Park: “With wonderful weather and hundreds of children and adults attending, the Easter Egg Hunt was a great success. After the kids had their fill of Easter Egg treats, they visited with the Easter Bunny, enjoyed a magic show […]

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Filoli flowers herald Happy Spring!

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Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg visited Filoli last weekend and found the gardens ablaze with flowering plants and fruit trees. We offer a selection here in celebration of Spring and Easter. This year Filoli is marking its centennial and  will celebrate that event and Mother’s Day at the 2016 Filoli Flower Show, which will take place May 6-8, […]

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Natty Netsuwan will introduce Menlo Park residents to Thai cooking at library event

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Natty Netsuwan has a mission in life: “To get people to cook Thai food authentically. I know that it can be done!” she says. Her fellow Menlo Park residents can take the first step in learning how by attending a cooking demonstration at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, March 26, at 10:30 am. She will demonstrate […]

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Alley-Oop Kids concludes a successful second project

We’ve been following young Menlo Park resident Shay Patel’s philanthropic activities for a couple of years now and reported on his effort to send foster kids who are being mentored through CASA of San Mateo to a sporting event in 2015. Shay emailed us the results of his most recent Alley-Oops Kids project: “Thanks to all […]

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Ropazi is a messaging-based personal shopper for tech-savvy, busy moms

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Online shopping? So Gen X. The founders and advisor of early-stage start-up Ropazi are placing their bets on Millennials adopting text messaging to buy things, initially children’s clothing. “When I started looking ahead, I saw the Internet of things disrupting existing businesses and creating opportunities,” said Menlo Park resident Jennifer Gill Roberts (pictured right, above), whose initial […]

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