Willows neighborhood

Habibi’s Salon: Celebrating its first anniversary as a full-service hair salon for the whole family

On a recent weekday morning, Habibi’s Salon in the Willows was a hive of activity. In one chair sat a woman getting a sleek new cut while her preschooler watched cartoons on the big-screen TV and charmed other customers. Another client settled in for a Keratin straightening treatment, while another was having her hair styled […]

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Willows neighborhood helps InnVision homeless youth get ready for summer camp

The refreshment stand set up in front of Café Zoe wasn’t just a fun weekend activity for the Willows kids selling Meyer lemonade and cookies. It also marked an important annual event for the neighborhood: raising money to help send 14 local homeless youth to summer camp. As they did last year, the lemonade crew, […]

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Singer Beth Longwell returns to Cafe Zoe

Singer/songwriter Beth Longwell, who was profiled on InMenlo last May, is making a return appearance to Cafe Zoe on Sunday, March 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The show is free and all ages are welcome. Beth continues her work in music therapy at the Menlo Park and Palo Alto VA. She emailed us that […]

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Flamingos raising money for Peninsula School

We received word that the Agnich flock is not the only flamingo flock in town with a fundrasing purpose. Artist S2, whose flock in the Willows has been featured a number of times on InMenlo, has put together a handmade book – The Willows Flamingos – covering “almost two dozen installations of these iconic plastic […]

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2010 babies hangout with their moms at Cafe Zoe

Walk into Cafe Zoe on a Friday morning and you’re likely to find up to a dozen babies sitting on their mom’s lap – or tentatively getting to know each other. It’s all part of a larger group of about 30 Willows neighborhood moms with babies born in 2010. “Our group sprung out of the […]

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Summer camp registration begins at Our School

An orderly line formed outside of Our School on Durham Street in Menlo Park this morning (2/4) , starting at around 7:15 am.  Numbered registration forms were distributed at 8:00 am, and the dozens of parents in line filled out forms and submitted them, along with checks for pre-payment to Michele Barry, owner and teacher. […]

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Willows flamingos are on the move

No it’s not rain that the flamingos on Laurel St. in the Willows are sheltering themselves from. They are, in fact, “huddled masses.” Photo by S2

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Willows neighborhood sees pink – flamingos that is

What is it about the Willows and pink flamingos? The first flock appeared a couple of years ago at the 101 end of the Menlo Park neighborhood. After making their way from house to house over a period of a couple of months, they retired from service. Now there are two new flocks. The smaller […]

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MPPD nabs three suspects in Willows burglaries

The Menlo Park Police Investigations Unit announced today the arrest of three suspects, all related to the rash of burglaries in Willows neighborhood. Jesus Lara, 18 years old, of Hayward and East Palo Alto, Victor Esparza, 19 years old, of East Palo Alto and Ricardo Esparza, 18 years old, of East Palo Alto have been […]

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Willows neighbors hold summer camp drive for Clara-Mateo Alliance shelter, delivering fully-stuffed tote bags

Always a neighborhood gathering spot, this morning Cafe Zoe was even more packed than usual. Willows families who had participated in a summer camp drive for the Clara-Mateo Alliance Shelter were on hand to present the donations to InnVision’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Kristin Chandler (pictured below right with Willows resident Dana Shields and son Charlie). […]

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Cafe Zoe – a place to eat, sip, listen and talk

Kathleen Daly was good at ignoring the ad offering a small cafe for sale – she did so for months. But when she drove over to take a look, the decision to buy was instant. Cafe Zoe came to life in June 2008 and the new owner set to work on revised hours and menu […]

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