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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The General Plan is the City’s “constitution” for physical development. All decisions regarding land use, development, transportation and infrastructure should be consistent with the General Plan.

The City Council has requested an update to the M-2 (General Industrial Zoning District) Area portion of the General Plan and the City now seeks Menlo Park residents to serve on the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) and participate in the update process.

As a member of the GPAC, you will be the connection between your community and planning staff, providing feedback from fellow citizens and serving as an ambassador of the project.

If you are interested in serving on the GPAC, please complete and submit a GPAC application to the City Clerk’s office by August 11, 2014.

The City Council is scheduled appoint General Plan Advisory Committee members at its August 19, 2014, meeting.

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What caught our eye at the Connoisseurs’ Marketplace in downtown Menlo Park

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The 28th annual Connoisseur’s Marketplace is taking place this weekend in downtown Menlo Park along Santa Cruz Avenue, and we wandered down this morning to take a look. Like similar summer street festivals there’s something for everyone — food, shopping, beer/wine and entertainment. The fun t-shirts from YeahYeah!PonyPrince, which sells original hand-painted linoleum block printed designs […]

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Director of Wine Paul Mekis oversees close to 2,000 bottles of wine at Madera restaurant in Menlo Park

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Madera restaurant’s Director of Wine Paul Mekis was not always a “wine guy”. But he did have early influencers. Raised in Santa Cruz, his father and grandfather made wine. He also remembers a trip to the Napa Valley when he was in his early 20s with his Missouri grandparents. “I’d done some research before and took […]

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West Menlo Park home is on the Edible Landscaping tour on July 19

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One of the reasons Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti and husband Ram bought their west Menlo Park home eight years ago was to have a bigger piece of land in order to start a suburban fruit and vegetable garden. “The fruit trees were the defining thing,” Kristen said. “And being sustainable was a huge value to us. “We planted 20 […]

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Regis Philbin to deliver keynote at InnVision Shelter Network’s Fall Benefit Breakfast

InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN), a provider of housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley, will host its annual Benefit Breakfast on Thursday, October 9th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame. This year’s event program will include a keynote address by […]

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Photographer Mark Tuschman stages Kickstarter campaign to publish book – reception at Menlo Hardwoods on July 18

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Menlo Park resident and poet Lynore Banchoff emailed InMenlo: “For the past decade, my friend in Menlo Park and professional photographer Mark Tuschman, has been on a mission to document the lack of autonomy that millions of women in developing countries have over their own lives and bodies. “Through his photography, he brings these women and […]

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Actor/singer Pierce Peter Brandt offers summer musical theater workshops for tweens and teens

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Pierce Peter Brandt has been performing since he was a kid. Growing up in Palo Alto, he was the lead in Oliver, when TheatreWorks first staged the musical. He went south to attend USC but left college for his first paid gig as a singer on a cruise ship, followed by similar jobs, both on the high seas and […]

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Spotted: Connoisseurs Marketplace sign – one week in advance

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If you’ve been to downtown Menlo Park today, you’ve seen signs warning that Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed between 4:00 pm Friday and 11:59 on Sunday due to the Connoisseurs Marketplace. All well and good, except the event is next weekend, July 19-20. More details are available online

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Susan and Sanford Carnahan’s photos on display at Atherton Library – talk scheduled for July 13

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Husband and wife Susan and Sanford Carnahan are having their first joint exhibit of photographs. The photos are on display at the Atherton Library through August 30, and the Menlo Park-based couple will be giving a talk at the Library on Sunday, July 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Emails Susan: “Sandy has 18 images on display, […]

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Local startup – PeerVids – founded on idea that teens learn best from other teens

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Based on the premise that teens learn best from other teens, a group of high school students and recent high school graduates from Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, and Portola Valley recently launched a startup. The company, PeerVids, makes online educational videos taught by high school students with the subject matter correlating directly with the textbooks and courses […]

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Spotted: Douglas Iris along the trail at Purisima

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Photographer and hiking enthursiast Bruce Frymire of Menlo Park captured this Douglas Iris in the springtime on the Whittemore Gulch Trail in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

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