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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While Tony Cozzolino (or his father Alex) brings a few trees to the Menlo Park Farmers Market each Sunday, you get the best selection by heading over the hill toward Half Moon Bay to the Cozzolino tree lot located on Highway 92 near Spanish Town.

We found Tony and wife Stephanie both on hand to greet us this morning, where we picked out a beautifully shaped Nordmann fir, a variety that was unknown to us before we became acquainted with the Cozzolino family tree business.

In addition to Nordmann, the lot sells Noble and Grand firs along with wreaths and other decorative items like wooden reindeer.

Bonus: If you’re combining tree shopping with a walk along the coast with the family dog, the Cozzolino lot is dog friendly.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Lisa Frick and Casey Raftery are linked by artistic endeavors, now on display at Gitane

Dogs and art sparked a friendship between Lisa Frick and Casey Raftery that’s led to an art show currently on display at Gitane in downtown Menlo Park. Lisa, a relative newcomer to the Bay Area, works in collage and mixed media. She’s been making art off and on for the past 20 years, although she […]

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Horse enthusiast Margie Lee is farrier by trade

If you’re not a horse person, you might not know that horses need new shoes every six weeks, and that making those shoes and attaching them to the horse’s hooves is both an art and a craft. It’s tough work that requires skill, training and strength. As such, being a farrier is not typically considered […]

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Applications being taken for 2018 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards

Emailed Peter Drekmeier of the Tuolumne River Trust: “The application and nomination process is now open for the 2018 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards. We will be accepting applications and nominations until January 19, 2018. “2018 will mark our 10th annual Water Awards ceremony, so we’re planning a special evening event with a reception and […]

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Challenge to Menlo Park residents – Draw a good map!

Menlo Park resident Jen Wolosin posted this on her local Nextdoor and sent it to InMenlo, suggesting it might be appropriate for a larger audience. We agree! ______________________ Do you like maps? Numbers? Puzzles? Democracy? The City of Menlo Park is empowering residents to draw and submit their own district maps for the upcoming November […]

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Caroline Mustard art is on display at Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park

It all began, as Caroline Mustard told InMenlo in the fall of 2013, with the gift of an iPad from her son. It rekindled her creative roots which led to her not only creating art but teaching art. Now it’s landed her a show at Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park called iPad Art: Places, 3 […]

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Naomi Shanson makes her writing and directing debut with “Studio K”

For Menlo Park resident Naomi Shanson, it’s all about theater. The sophomore at Kehillah Jewish High School acts, designs lighting, writes and directs. The latter two will be on display this Monday and Tuesday at Kehillah Black Box Theater with the presentation of Studio K.  RSVP to this free performance online. “It’s about a group of […]

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Spotted: St Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

For over 30 years, St. Nicholas – as played by Dick Livermore – has been visiting Trinity Church on the Sunday closest to his feast day (Dec. 6) and telling the assembled children a tale about gold coins appearing in the shoes of good little boys and girls. The true tale of the Bishop of […]

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Spotted: “Three Mayors” bike ride making a stop in Menlo Park

Reports Jym Clendenin, who participated in the Three Mayors bike ride today: “About 20 bikers, including the three mayors, showed up. Nice time chatting before the ride while consuming coffee and danish provided by Four Seasons. The ride was altogether about five miles: west down University/Palo Alto, north on Alma with a stop at the […]

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Holidays officially begin in Menlo Park with lighting of tree at Fremont Park

In 2013, a new tradition began in Menlo Park, the lighting of the holiday tree at Fremont Park. It continued tonight with Mayor Kirsten Keith doing the duties (ceding to one of the youngsters on the podium). We think we caught her saying “ahhh!”(blue coat far right). The extra component tonight was a toy drive […]

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Volunteers needed on Sunday to build Sierpinski holiday tree using balloons

Last year we covered the Sierpinski “forest” in Paula Hamilton’s front yard on Lucky Avenue in Menlo Park. Paula emailed us about her plans for this year: “We’re getting ready for our 3rd annual holiday Sierpinski design challenge on Sunday, December 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Details and sign-up form are on her website. “Our […]

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