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 3758 article(s) for InMenlo.


Three-time Menlo Park Mayor Billy Ray White dies at age 81

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Billy Ray White, a community activist in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park and three times the city’s mayor, passed away on Jan. 26 at age 81. Services have been held. Many of the people Mr. White worked with salute him in an obituary that appeared in the AlmanacNews. Photo courtesy of the Menlo […]

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Spotted: Valentine’s Day balloons at Carpaccio’s

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We stopped by Carpaccio’s shortly after the lunch rush this afternoon to check out the always festive balloons that make this Menlo Park’s most Valentiney restaurant. Note for those who avoid eating out on these kinds of holidays: The balloons will still be up tomorrow, February 15!

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Spotted: Valentine’s Day tree on Cotton Street

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There are always a few Valentine’s Day trees that spring up around Menlo Park. We spotted this one on Cotton St. between Santa Cruz Avenue and Middle. Note: The tree we spotted last year is up again this year.

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Photographer Ian Ruhter bring’s “perfect imperfections” to Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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When invited to view “the world’s largest ambrotype” at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park, there was an immediate pivot to discover just what this was. A quick web search revealed that an ambrotype “is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed […]

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Spotted: Newborn goat at Sacred Heart barnyard

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The first baby goat of the season has arrived at the farm on the campus of Sacred Heart Schools. He is the son of one of female all-white Kashmir goats on campus. Photo by Laura Daschbach Pitchford (c) 2018

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The Blues By Five jazz band set to play at Luttickens in their final season together

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As Menlo-Atherton High School freshman, five young musicians formed The Blues by Five jazz band. Now they’re seniors and entering what will be the final chapter as a group with performances over the next few months at Lutticken’s (3535 Alameda de las Pulgas). Members (right to left) Chris Iyer (trumpet), Selim Karahan (sax), Callum Burgess […]

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Photographer Annie Barnett captures beach scenes – and more – in exhibit on display at A.Space

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For the past 20 years, Atherton resident Annie Barnett has focused her photography business on portraits of families, mostly shot on location — and often in black and white. So the current exhibit of her photographs at A.Space in downtown Menlo Park is a departure. Titled “Water,” it features not only beach scenes but objects […]

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Bike safety week at Hillview Middle School kicks off with support from Parents for Safe Routes and MPPD

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Hillview Middle School is partnering with Parents for Safe Routes and the Menlo Park Police Department this week on bike safety. HAWK TV is running a series of safety tips/reminders all week — wear your helmet, no earbuds while riding, ride with traffic, etc. To kick the week off, Parents for Safe Routes targeted a […]

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Spotted: New vendor – Smit Farms – at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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We stopped at the Smit Farms booth this morning at the Menlo Park Farmers Market, the second week the primarily apple grower from Linden, CA, has been there. The farm has been supplying tree fruit that has been sustainably grown to Certified Farmer’s Markets since 1969. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018 

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Basketball court named in honor of long-time Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Pam Wimberly

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Friday evening (2/2) the basketball court in Menlo Atherton High School’s Ayers Gym was named Wimberly Court in honor of long-time, outstanding girls basketball coach, Pam Wimberly. “Coach Wimberly’s contributions to the M-A girls basketball program and M-A overall these past 50 years are immeasurable,” said M-A co-Athletic Director Steven Kryger.  “She has had a […]

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Birthday celebrations with Atherton roots abundant at Harry’s Hofbrau Tuesday night

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Actuarily speaking, “the longer you live, the longer you’ll live.” Lou Matis, who has lived in Atherton for the past 47 years, is case in point. We thought we were celebrating something special when we attended Lou’s 100th birthday at Harry’s Hofbrau four years ago. But here we were again Tuesday night (Jan. 30) when […]

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