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 Peninsula College Fund is holding a community engagement breakfast at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, on Tuesday, October 28, from 7:30 to 9:00 am.

Peninsula College Fund, founded by Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting low-income, first generation college students from the Mid-Peninsula in their quest to graduate and helping them achieve their educational and career goals. To date, 116 students have received assistance and 92% of them have graduated or are working towards their degree.

The breakfast is an opportunity to learn more about PCF with first-hand accounts from Jessica Esquivel, a senior at Santa Clara University and Luis Pimentel, a 2012 graduate of UC Santa Cruz. In addition, the key-note speaker is Laura Martinez (pictured), the Mayor of the City of East Palo Alto. She will speak on the topic, “How Can We Level the Academic Playing Field?”

The breakfast is free, and open to anyone interested in the work PCF is doing to help change the course of lives for students in our community. Advance reservations are required. RSVP to Karen Canty, kvscanty@comcast.net.

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“Go Giants” says this giant of a dog, Cash

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Growing up in Menlo Park, Rob Dell’Ergo was such a San Francisco Giants fan that he ended up working for the Giants in guest services later in life and writing a book about the team’s first season in its current ball park. For today’s “good luck, Giants” photo, we’re featuring Rob’s dog Cash in Giants attire. […]

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Bark for Life at Holbrook Palmer Park on October 25

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Register today for Bark for Life Halloween, a charitable event taking place Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, benefiting Relay for Life of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The event celebrates canines and their caregiving qualities and takes place at Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. We welcome dog owners, their lovable furry […]

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“Go Giants!” is message of Panda hat clad Halloween scarecrow in Menlo Park

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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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