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 3876 article(s) for InMenlo.


Seniors bid adieu to Menlo-Atherton High School at school’s 67th commencement ceremony

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On Thursday afternoon, 476 students participated in the 67th commencement ceremony at Menlo-Atherton High School. Commented principal Simone Rick-Kennel: “What a sense of community yesterday! We have more graduates every year, and the spirit to celebrate everyone of them was am-azing. Students choose which staff member gives them their diploma so we had over 80 […]

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Free advanced care planning workshops offered at Little House

Mission Hospice & Home Care in partnership with Peninsula Volunteers, Inc and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo is offering a series of Take Charge! workshops about advance care planning at Little House Activity Center (800 Middle Ave.) in Menlo Park. While everyone 18 or older needs to designate a healthcare advocate to speak for them […]

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Encinal 5th graders celebrate successful completion of Spanish immersion program

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Seventeen Encinal 5th graders noted their successful completion of the school’s Spanish immersion (SI) program with a ceremony and dancing last Monday (June 4). “The dance they performed was a mix of dances they’ve learned over the years since kindergarten,” explained SI teacher Aimee Oprandy-Weiss, who’s taught at the school for five years. To complete […]

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Nativity Carnival kicks off summer June 8-10

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The 38th annual Nativity Carnival begins Friday, June 8 at 5:00 pm and continues on Saturday and Sunday, taking place at 1250 Laurel Street in Menlo Park. There are rides, raffle, music and food. Proceeds benefit Church of the Nativity. More details available online. InMenlo file photo (c) 2016

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Filoli kicks off the its summer season with 30th annual flower show

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Now through August 30, Filoli in Woodside is celebrating the Colors of California, which the estate kicked off with its 30th annual Flower Show last weekend. The theme was California Kaleidoscope in honor of the history and environment of California. The show featured over 80 floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including a […]

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Spotted: Leo Wurtz shucking oysters at Oysterette

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The Oysterette at Flea Street Cafe has re-opened, sporting a new roof and added heaters for those sometimes chilly summer evenings. Leo Wurtz is once again on hand to shuck oysters and prepare seasonal small plates designed by Chef Charlie Parker that are different from the Cafe’s menu. The night we stopped by we enjoyed, in […]

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Carrie and Colin Jenkins bid good-by to Menlo Park, but their store, Occasions, etc…, will continue virtually

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The most Menlo of all Menlo downtown merchants — Carrie and Colin Jenkins both grew up here and they’ve raised three children here — are soon packing up and leaving the retail store, Occasions, etc…, they’ve operated for 26 years. Friday, June 8, will be the start of their final clearance sale. At the end of […]

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Temple Grandin talks about her new book at Kepler’s Literary Foundation event

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In an appearance sponsored by Kepler’s Literary Foundation, Dr. Temple Grandin was in Menlo Park last week talking about her latest book, Calling All Minds, and her life in general, taking questions from a sold-out audience that included elementary and middle school children at the Hillview Performing Arts Center. The author of numerous books, Temple […]

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Menlo Park “all-in” for Curry – let’s go Dubs!

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Walking around downtown Menlo Park this morning had the look of a Steph Curry fan club. We spotted a half dozen Curry shirts on men and women, young and old. Our favorite is worn by the always friendly man who is part of the Medina Berry booth.  The third-generation family farm is located on 48 […]

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Spotted: Hillview Jazz Band at the Menlo Park Farmers Market

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The Hillview Jazz Band was at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning entertaining a good-sized crowd and fundraising for a band trip to Disneyland.

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Spotted: Locals supporting locals at fundraiser for ALS Therapy Development Institute

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The Bay Area Corntoss Challenge may have taken place in Piedmont today but Menlo Park residents turned out to support friends they know who are battling ALS. Every dollar raised benefits ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Malea Bieslin (pictured top, second […]

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