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 4059 article(s) for InMenlo.


Holiday train brings Santa and Mrs. Claus to Menlo Park

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Caltrain’s Holiday Train made its annual appearance in Menlo Park last night to the delight of the families who turned out in the chilly weather. Presented by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, this is the Holiday Train’s 17th year. Attendees were invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate via the U.S Marine Corps Reserve […]

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Spotted: Father & son sharing a first night of Hanukkah moment

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Atherton resident Julie Kaufman hosted her family for the first night of Hanukkah yesterday evening. We love the look on her grandson’s face as his father shows him not one but two menorahs. Photo by Doug Klein (c) 2018

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Spotted: St. Nicholas bearing gold coins for children at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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How do you get the attention of young children when there’s a bishop in church? No problem when you’re the Bishop of Myra aka St. Nicholas. For over 30 years, St. Nicholas – as played by Woodside resident Dick Livermore – has been visiting Trinity Church on the Sunday closest to his feast day (Dec. […]

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A.Space holds holiday open house on Dec. 6

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A.Space owner Jill Layman emailed InMenlo to let us know the community is invited to stop by a Holiday Open House this Thursday evening, Dec. 6  from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. “We just recently added home furnishings and accessories to the mix,” she wrote “You might know of Stephanie Kolkka and her KOLKKA line of […]

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Menlo Park was the recipient of surprise showers today

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Checking the weather forecast this morning, some of us boldy decided to start walking downtown around 9:30 this morning, convinced by not one but two weather websites that the rain was over. Our partner said, “You can never trust forecasts.” He was so right. All to say we got drenched. Reports InMenlo weather watcher Bill […]

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Menlo Park residents get in the holiday spirit with tree lighting festivities

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The City of Menlo Park officially kicked off the holiday season last night with the tree lighting at Fremont Park. Santa was on hand to talk to the youngsters along with reading The Night Before Christmas. The assembled crowd enjoyed carolers along with a visit from (we assume) the Snow King and Queen. InMenlo contributing […]

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Spotted: Kids and carolers at Russian Orthodox Christmas bazaar in Menlo Park

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While the off again/on again put a bit of a damper on the numerous outdoor Christmas festivals held in Menlo Park today, it didn’t dissuade these youngster from examining a wooden boat at the bazaar held at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Mary today on Crane Street in Menlo Park. A group of carolers […]

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Showers end this morning with a good downpour

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The continuing overnight showers yielded to scattered clouds and patches of blue this morning, but not before one last heavy downpour shortly before 8:00 am. Not including that final drenching, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ reported another .1″ in his gauge, making it 2.8″ year to date. Early morning dog walkers found a good selection […]

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Raegene Castle advocates for those who are experiencing hearing loss

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Raegene Castle hears everything clearly when she attends Nativity Church in Menlo Park, thanks to the fact that there is a hearing loop in the sanctuary. “Loops are common in Europe,” she said, “I just wish they were more common here. About 20 years ago, Raegene attended a New Year’s Eve party and got what […]

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Now that’s a storm and it’s continuing over Menlo Park

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Update at 4:30 pm from Bill: “Another .6” this afternoon for a total of 1.05″ in today’s storm! This makes 2.7” season to date. This compares to 3.25” a year ago. Then again, in 2017, December that year had no rain the first 19 days.” Wind. Thunder. Pouring rain. Finally a real winter storm is […]

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Friends of the Library holiday book sale set for Dec. 1

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The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This is a one day sale on Saturday, Dec. […]

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