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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Ashley Mozart Fey is listening to teens in a cozy upstairs room at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. She calls her endeavor Teen Rising Project.

“I worked in commercial real estate for many years at the company my father started. But at the back of my mind, I always thought, ‘If I could do anything, I’d work with kids.’

“After getting  my masters in clinical psychology, I did some work at my alma mater, St. Francis High School,” she said “It quickly became obvious to me that not every teen needed therapy. Some times they just need a trustworthy, responsible adult to listen to them.

“I decided I could be that person, and that I could draw from my own personal experience in my teen years. My parents went through a tumultuous divorce, which caused me a lot of anxiety and stress. If I’d had someone who talked my language then, I think it would have been extremely helpful. In many respects, when I talk to kids today, I feel like I’m talking to my younger self.”

Ashley, who lives in Menlo Park, describes Teen Rising as a “mentorship and problem solving platform” that helps teenagers navigate such topics as boyfriend/girlfriend issues, time management, and academic preparation.

In addition to the mentorship, she offers parent conferences, and, in the right circumstance, parent/teen conferences.

“I want the kids and the parents to know that although there is anxiety, there is hope and definitely a way to work out of it,” she said. “Teens can release their anxieties.  They have the capacity to get work done and be successful. It just requires some digging in.”

More information is available on her website.

Photo by Betsy Sergeant Snow (c) 2018

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Spotted: Firefighters at work extinguishing vehicle fire

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Menlo Park Firefighters extinguished a fully involved vehicle fire on the eastbound Willow Road overpass crossing Highway 101 on Wednesday afternoon with both Engine 1 and 2 responding. The cause of the fire is unknown; the reported female occupant was observed walking away from the scene and was not located by firefighters. At one point, […]

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Lee’s Bees return to Cafe Zoë this Saturday with more honey products

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Heather and Jason, the two Willows neighborhood kids behind Lee’s Bees, make their second annual appearance at Cafe Zoë on August 18 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. They’re offering an expanded product list, all created — or inspired — from the honey made by bees in their grandmother’s backyard. Sandy Lee started the hives […]

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Charley Scandlyn is pastor of New Community Church in Menlo Park

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There’ll be a familiar face leading the congregation when New Community Church on Middle Avenue in Menlo Park officially opens on August 19. Charley Scandlyn, who’s served at Menlo Church and led the Ravenswood Education Foundation, is the pastor at the church that was determined to stay a church. “It was the faithfulness of those […]

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2018 Menlo Charity Horse Show is a wrap after six days of competition

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After six days of competition, the 49th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show wrapped up yesterday. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most, who himself competed in the show in the amateur adult hunter jumper class some years ago, sauntered over to capture some of the action — and activity — over the weekend. On Sunday, the competition […]

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Spotted: Bench held up by shadows in Sharon Heights

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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was on a walk in the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park when she came upon this bench with shadows holding it up!

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Saturday’s Facebook Festival had an island vibe theme

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Saturday’s Facebook Festival theme was “Celebrate Summer with Island Vibes & Reggae Beats!” Attendees enjoyed a free kids’ zone; roots and island culture; summer drinks and street food tasting for charity (100% of sales to local nonprofit); farmers’ market; art, music and cultural performances; Ferris Wheel; and live music from Rafa, Audiodub & China Cats. Proceeds […]

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Amazing sunflowers grace one Menlo Park backyard

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The sunflowers planted by Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias are again providing cheer for her and everyone else that sees them. She emails: “I planted more than past years, 140 or so, an estimate because  I got dizzy counting! “My favorites are still the little Teddy Bears, that grow into bright yellow pom poms! But […]

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Melody Hu launches Petit Bakery with Asian mochi the “secret sauce”

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A new bakery springs from the prolific rental kitchen of Studio Cake in Menlo Park. At the beginning of the year, Melody Hu launched her patisserie business, Petit Bakery Co. A native of Taiwan who moved to the Bay Area in her teens, she admits to falling into — rather than planning — her newest […]

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Spotted: Good fun at National Night Out event at Willow Oaks in Menlo Park

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Aimee Bolter Campbell of Dala’s Nest fame was one of the organizers of the Willow Oaks National Night out gathering in Menlo Park on Tuesday evening. She reports: “We had about 100 people milling around over the two-hour period. The Babiarz-Scott band provided bluegrass music for everyone. “Menlo Park Police Department K-9 unit, community service, […]

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Relay for Life Menlo Park takes place Aug. 11-12

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Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Menlo Park Relay will be held this weekend at Burgess Park with the opening ceremony at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 11. At that time everyone who’s been affected by cancer and who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay will […]

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