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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Construction of Alma Station is now complete and will be fully occupied by employees of Eric and Wendy Schmidt’s philanthropic and family offices. Located at 1010 Alma Street, adjacent to the Menlo Park Caltrain station, the 25,000-square-foot, three-story building features two levels of underground parking and a ground-level retail space that will be occupied by Saint Frank Coffee.

“Eric and I are grateful to the city and residents of Menlo Park and are eager to see the active enjoyment of the café, bike racks, and EV charging at the Alma Station project,” said Wendy Schmidt, President of The Schmidt Family Foundation and co-founder, Schmidt Ocean Institute. “Targeting near-zero energy and responsible water use were important goals for every member of our team. And the easy commuting location alongside Caltrain Alma Station is a great convenience for many who will work in the building.”

Saint Frank, a coffee shop with locations in San Francisco and at the Facebook campus, opened for business yesterday (Aug. 19) at 1018 Alma St. The operating hours for the kiosk are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm weekdays and 8:00 am to at least 1:00 pm on weekends.

The Schmidt Family Foundation advances the development of renewable energy solutions and the wiser use of the world’s natural resources. Its grant-making operation, The 11th Hour Project, supports more than 150 non-profit organizations in program areas including climate and energy, ecological agriculture and human rights. Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, also a program of the Foundation, supports the development of innovative technologies to address the greatest ocean health challenges.

Photo of Alma Station (top) courtesy of The Schmidt Family Foundation; photo of coffee kiosk courtesy the city of Menlo Park

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“A Biscuit For Chocolate” is first children’s book from Nancy Tomkins

Menlo Park resident Nancy Tomkins (pictured left) has been in the “content business” for years, working mainly for technology companies. A poetry class at Stanford inspired her to write her first children’s book, A Biscuit for Chocolate. “I have wanted to write a children’s book for a long time,” said Nancy. “Biscuit is told in […]

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Ravenswood Education Foundation “Adopt a Teacher” program looking for volunteers

Make a difference in a teacher’s life and impact students by “adopting” a K-8 teacher in East Palo Alto or eastern Menlo Park for a school year. Provide your adopted teacher with encouraging notes and/or small gifts of appreciation, school supplies, and possibly help with classroom parties. Financial commitment is approximately $500. Time commitment is […]

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Congressional representatives visit SLAC and other national laboratories

Last week, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) (pictured 5th from right) was part of a congressional delegation that visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park. Also along for the visit were Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA).  Other congressional representatives toured the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It was […]

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Jym Clendenin chronicles moments of the Tour de Menlo photographically

One might suggest that today’s just under 65-mile Tour de Menlo bike ride was easy-peasy for Menlo Park resident Jym Clendenin (pictured left above with fellow rider Bill Brownwell). We say that as Jym, who recently turned 80, celebrated that milestone with a “flat” 80-mile ride with friend Bo Crane that turned into a 90-mile […]

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Kerry Hoctor is busy closing up shop at Village Stationery in Menlo Park

We swung by Village Stationery Thursday afternoon to say thank you and good bye to the wonderful staff who’ve served Menlo Park so well for over four decades — and found owner Kerry Hoctor up a ladder taking down fixtures. The store is closing on Saturday, Aug. 17. Kerry said he’s been overwhelmed with all […]

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Photographer Marc Silber focuses on unleashing creativity in new book

In many respects, the seeds of photographer Marc Silber’s latest book, Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life, were sown at Peninsula School in Menlo Park. “I spent my entire childhood there,” he said, recalling how his father, a doctor at Dibble Hospital [now SRI] during World War II, had bought a plot […]

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Spotted: M-A students back on campus

Students were back on the Menlo Atherton High School campus yesterday for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. InMenlo contributing photographer – and M-A senior – Lena Kalotihos captured the enthusiasm of one identified goofy guy along with a quartet of gals: Kylie Wong left, Emily Zurcher on the bottom, Toni Shindler-Ruberg right, and Alise Johnson […]

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Island Vibes is theme of Facebook Festival on Aug. 17

The Facebook campus will be open to visitors on Saturday, Aug. 17, form 1:00 to 6:00 pm for a Festival with the theme Island Vibes. Get details about the bands playing and other attractions online.

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Invitation to send Happy 100th Birthday to World War II vet living in Menlo Park

On August 18, World War II veteran Tom Dimperior, who resides at the Menlo Park VA facility, will turn 100. A longtime a resident of Modesto, his hometown Congressman, Josh Harder, is encouraging Americans to send birthday cards to Tom. Cards should be sent to Rep Harder’s Modesto office: 4701 Sisk Road, Suite 202, Modesto, CA 95356. Dimperio […]

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces opening of grant applications for 2020

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the opening of the 2020 CZI Community Fund, a funding opportunity for Bay Area organizations addressing the most critical needs in their communities. Organizations must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have a valid fiscal agent or sponsor that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) […]

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