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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Streets in Menlo Park were wet this morning, and a steady drizzle continued though mid-morning. But it didn’t make a dent in InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s gauge. The blue skies mixed with clouds in the afternoon did make for a pretty picture thanks to this majestic oak on Crane St.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Beloved Menlo Park dance teacher RoseAnn Sayler passes away at age 96

Long time dance teacher and Menlo Park resident RoseAnn Sayler passed away at the age of 96 on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. A memorial service will be held at Menlo Church, 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, at 2:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 31. A chance encounter led to her first exposure to dance. Growing up in […]

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Bob Budelli and crew cheer the 49ers on to victory over Green Bay

Long time Menlo Park resident Bob Budelli (second from right) was with his “crew” — Mike Budelli, Dick Budelli, Alex Ingram (former Niner punter) and No. 1 Son Bobby Budelli at Levi Stadium yesterday cheering  the 49ers on to victory over the Green Bay Packers. Bob emailed that he’s been a season ticket holder since […]

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Applications for Menlo Park Grant for the Arts being accepted through March 1

The City of Menlo Park is now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) program. The grant is for organizations wishing to perform in a professional-grade theater. Ten organizations will be awarded between $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances between July 2020 […]

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Protesters again gather at Facebook to urge fact checking of political ads

Facebook users, investors, and neighbors gathered outside the Menlo Park-based company headquarters late yesterday afternoon demonstraitng against the company’s refusal to fact-check political ads run on their site. “We are unhappy with [Facebook’s] decision to not fact check their political ads on their platform,” emailed Laura Stec of Bay Area Action. “We expect Facebook to […]

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A little drizzle overnight adds to Menlo Park’s rainfall

The plastic bags covering the newspapers were wet this morning, giving an indication that more rain feel overnight. Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.15” in my gauge…I am now 5.75”.” Yesterday’s rain filled gullies across town. The one shown here is in west Menlo Park. Photo by Robin Tobias (c) 2020

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Spotted: Break in the rain yields pretty sidewalk photo

We were drawn by this photo taken by Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias because of how it showed two things: wet sidewalks and blue skies above in the reflection. Such was the weather in Menlo Park on Thursday that never could figure out what it was doing, alternately between downpours and clearing skies. Photo by […]

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Spotted: Laura Hamilton at the Bean in Chicago

Writes InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton: “I had a chance to walk around my old stomping grounds Thursday morning. It was a chilly 23 degrees outside. Sunny but sooo cold. This California-based mama was cold! I can’t believe I lived here as long as I did! Chicago will always have my heart but California is […]

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What a wintry day on the mid-Peninsula!

Our day began before dawn with a walk on the Dish where we were met with what felt like gale-force winds — and hail! By the time we got home, the sun was out (and Robb Most was able to capture a rainbow). Then there was rain and more rain before things started to calm […]

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Spotted: Rainbow over Trader’s Joe in Menlo Park

It’s not even noon and today has already seen lots of weather in Menlo Park. Showers at dawn — accompanied by high winds — gave way to momentary sunshine shortly after 8:00 am. The combination produced a rainbow over  Trader Joes. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2020

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Champs of the 2020 Encinal Spelling Bee

Out of 15 participating students, Riann Shetty won the 2020 Encinal Spelling Bee with Marissa Hou and Kian Kourtidis the runner ups. After 37 grueling spelling rounds, Riaan’s final championship word was “kaleidoscope.”  Mr. Vandro served as the announcer and retired teachers, Ms. Stroh and Ms. Hatfiled, were the judges.

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