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 Midwestern adage about “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes,” has been true in Menlo Park the past few days — and holds true today.

Rain, wind, sun — take your pick. Bill Russ reported this morning: “While we slept last night, we were unknowingly the glad recipients of another .4” making the season to date 15.8”.

Another .1″ fell this afternoon, bringing the total to 15.9”.

Big Dish glows in the distance. San Francisquito Creek roars by on its way to the Bay.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Art Ventures Gallery’s series on Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment kicks off with artist Michael Killen

Dr. Katharina Powers has announced the Art Ventures Gallery Speaker Series: Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment In Perspective: Art, Politics, and Science. This nine-day art and speaker series helps the general public, climate action now and clean energy advocates, along with  investors, to deepen their understanding of Stanford’s half-billion dollar energy-solution investment. It enables attendees to see […]

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Rain overnight – thunder and lightning during the day

What weather you are experiencing may have a lot to do with where you are within our micro-climate. One half of the Dish this morning was bathed in sunlight and featured a rainbow in the distance. The other half appeared to be drenched in showers! Reports InMenlo weather watcher earlier this morning: “During the night […]

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Wind howls and the rain pounds down overnight

Gusty winds, along with more rain, were in the weather forecast, and the prediction proved accurate. “Another .85” overnight,” emailed InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ. “Now at 14.6” season-to-date and climbing. I know folks who have to drive in heavy rain do not enjoy it. For sure the ground soil is receiving it grandly.” With […]

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Rain creates roaring San Francisquito Creek with high winds continuing

This latest storm has been sufficient to get San Francisquito Creek roaring along, although well below the San Mateo Drive bike bridge. Good to see nevertheless. Emailed InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ early this morning: “Isn’t it wonderful to hear the rain in the night! It’s like all is right with the world. We […]

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Artist Mitchell Johnson extends downtown exhibit of his paintings

Originally set to close yesterday, Mitchell Johnson is extending his exhibit of paintings through Feb. 16. Hours are 11:30 am to 5:30 pm with the artist on hand to answer questions and talk about the paintings. Address is 883-1 Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park.

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The pattern continues – rain overnight in Menlo Park

The rain overnight turned to showers in the early morning before finally yielding to sunny skies. Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “The morning total is .7”, making it 12.9” season to date. InMenlo contributing photographer captured this still damp plant after the rain abated. After mis-identifying a cherry blossom for a plum […]

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A few more drops of rain overnight in Menlo Park

Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “A little bit more last night. The gauge had .15” this a.m. making the season to date 12.2”. What lies ahead? A friend who lives in Portola Valley reports that snow is in the forecast there tomorrow! Meanwhile, mushrooms are sprouting up all over town. Mushroom pop up after […]

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Rain keeps coming — temperature stays cool — in Menlo Park

The showers continue over Menlo Park, as do cool temperatures — in the mid-to-upper 40s. Brrr… Reports InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ: “.3” this afternoon, bringing our back yard total to 12.05”. Keep in mind, February 2018 was stuck at 7.6″ until February 25. With plenty of days remaining in February and all […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School athletes are celebrated on National Signing Day 2019

Today Menlo-Atherton High School celebrated its scholar athletes who have signed letters of intent to play their sport at the college or university of their choice. The program began with four-star recruit Daniel Heimuli (pictured below), who had yet to declare publicly where he was headed. Three caps were arranged in front of him, representing […]

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Rain in Menlo – but there’s snow on top of Windy Hill!

Just rain overnight in Menlo Park, another .2” , which adds up to 11.75” season to date, according to InMenlo weather watchers Sally and Bill Russ. The bigger news is that there’s snow on Windy Hill! Menlo Park resident Kristy Holch made a special trip up the hill. She emails: “I was not the first! A family […]

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