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 2524 article(s) for InMenlo.


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There’s a new Super Hero named Masked Man in town, created right here in Menlo Park by Sacred Heart School seventh grader Jack Barry.

Masked Man was birthed on a Saturday, Jack recalls, “when I didn’t have much else to do. So I sat down and started drawing and out of it came my own Super Hero.”

According to Jack, the cartoon character draws his super powers from a mask he found discarded in the trash. The super powers include steel claws and grip, a web to capture things, and super strength. Masked Man’s mission is to find and capture bad guys who’ve eluded the police.

To date, Jack has completed one comic, which he had duplicated at Kinko’s. He’s been selling it from a stand in front of his west Menlo house. With support from his parents, he hopes to get a website up that will showcase future editions and allow people to make online purchases.

Jack, who plays water polo when he’s not at school or working on his super hero character, says his favorite comic book character is Asterix. “I like graphic novels because they are funny, are good stories — about Gauls, Goths and Cleopatra — and are historical.”

Adds father Dave Barry: “We’ve been working on his business model. We want to use Masked Man as a vehicle for Jack to learn about business and finance.”

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Spotted: Canaries on bicycles pedaling through Menlo Park

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If you thought you spied winged beings riding bikes along the Alameda through Menlo Park this morning, you weren’t mistaken. Some of the cyclists who participated The Canary Challenge, which raised money for the Canary Foundation, did add wings to their backs. In the case of the man pictured above, those wings helped pull his  daughter […]

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First on stage, now in the kitchen, LB Steak Chef de Cusine Kelsey Casavan brings a “can-do” spirit

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When describing Kelsey Casavan, the current Chef de Cuisine at LB Steak in Menlo Park, the words “resolute” if not downright “plucky” come to mind. At age 30, she’s already tackled two career paths that find many people knocking on doors for years. A native of Vancouver, as a teenager she was intent on pursuing […]

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Community meeting on aircraft noise scheduled in Atherton on Sept. 30

The Town of Atherton is sponsoring a community meeting to discuss aircraft noise — in particular, noise related to the recent activity of Surf Air along the Middlefield corridor. Representatives from surrounding communities, state and federal government, San Carlos Airport, and Surf Air have been invited to attend to hear the concerns of the community. The […]

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Real rain falls overnight on Menlo Park, giving way to sun mid-morning

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The predicted overnight showers arrived more like real rain, with a steady patter that persisted through rush hour. Reports InMenlo rainfall watcher Bill Russ: “I had .65″ in my gauge this morning as of just after 9:00 am. Last year we had a similar storm a few days earlier, .60 inches on Sept. 21.” By […]

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Menlo Park City Council candidate forum at Café Zoë on Sept. 25

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Willow neighbor resident Katherine Strehl and business owner Kathleen Daly have organized a forum for Menlo Park City Council Candidates at Café Zoë (1929 Menalto Avenue) on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm, and attendees are encouraged to arrive then so that the forum can start on time. Light refreshments will be […]

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Valpo Fun Run on Oct. 5 benefits Peninsula Bridge

Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School are hosting the second annual Valpo Fun Run, a 5k community run through the streets of Atherton on October 5th at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Prep School. All proceeds will go towards the Peninsula Bridge Program which is a summer academic enrichment program for underserved children in the […]

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Erin Paruszewski offers fitness and fellowship at The Dailey Method in Menlo Park

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Erin Paruszewski smiles when she says that some people think her business on the Alameda in Menlo Park, The Dailey Method, is a newspaper. “Guess it’s the ‘daily’ part,” she says. And while her business is fitness not publishing, she does strive to be a part of her clients’ daily lives. “My goal is to be the […]

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Novelist Lalita Tademy pens the story of a once-enslaved man and his granddaughter set in Oklahoma

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Best-selling author Lalita Tademy is the first to admit that she’s not one of those novelists who can churn out a book once a year — or even every other year. The former high tech executive, first profiled on InMenlo in 2010, hit the best seller list first with Cane River in 2001 and then Red River in […]

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Saturation traffic enforcement set for Menlo Park and Atherton on Wednesday, Sept. 17

On September 17th, 28 traffic officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County will be participating in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.). The STEP initiative is a collaborative effort to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County. Tomorrow’s deployment will occur in the […]

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Friends of Menlo Park Library book sale set for September 20 & 21

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, September 21, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for Fall! The sale will be located in the downstairs […]

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