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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At its August 4th meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors eliminated the $6.00 vehicle fee to enter Flood Park in Menlo Park

The 21-acre county-owned and -operated park primarily serves residents from Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, and Redwood City. It is popular for its playgrounds, picnic sites, reservation sites, sports fields and courts, and open grassy area.

In 2018-19, Flood Park served approximately 114,200 visitors, and generated $79,918 in revenue from vehicle entrance fees.

“When COVID-19 began and started to increase in February, our focus shift3d to how we are providing services,” said Nicolas Calderon, the county parks director. “We’re in a time when we know people are getting out to parks more and trends show that during economic downturns parks get more attention.

InMenlo file photo (c) 2019

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Spotted: Shoppers browsing at Kepler’s on the plaza

In-person shopping is now available on Kepler’s outdoor plaza. Look for the white tent outside the plaza doors facing El Camino Real where there is a selection of books and merchandise. Booksellers are on hand to give recommendations about books, puzzles, greeting cards, gift cards, etc. You can also ask staff to get other items […]

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San Mateo County health officer issues strong statement condemning closure of additional businesses earlier this week

San Mateo County Health officer Dr. Scott Morrow issued the following statement yesterday: I wish to apologize to all the businesses that were closed this week. I am not supportive of these actions and, for San Mateo County, I believe they are misdirected and will cause more harm than good. This action is a bit […]

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Bunny Boot Camp is latest from Puppet Art Theater on Aug. 9

This summer, Menlo Park celebrates puppetry in its many forms, by hosting a series of puppet shows by a variety of performers from throughout the Bay Area and beyond! On Sunday, Aug. 9,  it’s “Bunny Boot Camp!” from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Register online. Lieutenant Longears and his Battalion of Bunnies must complete the final […]

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Menlo Charity Horse Show stages virtual gala today – and all are invited!

Long-time Menlo Charity Horse Show supporter and Menlo Park resident Diann Lewis reminded us that support is needed more than ever this year with the show going virtual. “Vista Center for the Blind [the long time beneficiary of the show] is in dire need of help because the show was canceled,” she emailed. “Transitioning to […]

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Art and tent sale planned at Gitane in downtown Menlo Park on August 8

Emails Gitane owner Malika: “Saturday, August 8th, we would like to invite you to our first ever Gitane Outdoor Art Show and Tent Sale. Local and very talented artist Anne Pegolotti will have her artwork on display outside of the store. “In addition, we will be popping up our bright yellow Gitane tent which will […]

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Wear a face mask – or face a fine, says San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

At its August 4th meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting approved an ordinance that allows new penalties for individuals who violate health orders, including refusing to wear a face  covering in San Mateo County and commercial entities who allow these violations. The adopted penalty structure draws distinctions between individuals and non-commercial entities, […]

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New resource on parent-powered child care from Community Equity Collaborative

Families in Silicon Valley are facing a renewed crisis of child care. As schools extend distance learning into the fall, the demand for new, pandemic-driven child care spaces will balloon by the tens of thousands over the next few months. While school systems, child care providers, and county leaders are moving quickly to help close […]

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Spotted: Baby dove sitting next to papa dove

Menlo Park residents Lisa and Larry often have birds building nests near their front porch, but once the crows swooped in with unfortunate results and another time the eggs didn’t hatch. This year, a baby dove made it out of the nest – success! It was happily enjoying a spot next to papa dove. A few […]

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Commemorating the Hiroshima bombing with storyteller Megumi

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, bilingual storyteller Megumi will tell the story of Sadako, a 12-year-old girl who has come to symbolize world peace. Immediately following, she will give an intermediate origami demonstration on how to fold paper cranes. Register online. Learn: -Who was Sadako Sasako? -What is […]

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SLAC and Berkeley Lab team up for virtual summer program accelerating girls’ engagement in STEM

SAGE-S (Science Accelerating Girls’ Engagement in STEM) is a one week summer program for public high school students (age 14-17) which aims to foster innovation, creativity, and collaboration in young women who have limited exposure to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Ninety-eight students, representing 42 northern California public schools and speaking 18 different […]

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