Entries by Greg Barr

Willow Glen Gets Ready for the Lincoln Avenue Road Diet

Nearly 300 people packed the Willow Glen Elementary School cafeteria last night to learn about and share feedback on the road diet test that will see Lincoln Avenue temporarily reconfigured in an attempt to see if reducing the number of lanes can make the street safer for pedestrians and drivers without negatively affecting surrounding streets or […]

Gas Station and Market at Willow Street and Clark

Thanks to Baer Wright for sharing these fantastic photos of his family’s commercial lot at 656 Willow Street. My favorite part is that the two pics show the evolution of the lot, which unfortunately meant the destruction of the classic gas station that was there. Just last week I was in Truckee when I spotted […]

Crosswalk Flags on Lincoln

Today we launched a little pilot program, just an idea really, of placing these high-visibility handheld traffic flags in buckets on both sides of Lincoln at the crosswalk just south of Willow, between the Garden Theater and Peet’s Coffee. The instructional sign on the bucket asks pedestrians to use the flags to be more visible, […]

Willow Glen on Metro’s 2013 “Best of Silicon Valley” List

Yesterday the Metro newspaper announced the winners of their 2013 “Best of Silicon Valley” competition, which consists of a reader poll and special recognition by their editors. This year’s list is testament to the recent resurgence of downtown Willow Glen, and the general awesomeness of our charming neighborhood. Way to go, Downtown Willow Glen! First […]

Willow Glen 5K Run/Walk Coming Up May 11

The fourth annual Willow Glen 5K Run/Walk, presented by the San Jose Swim and Racquet Club, is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013. Declared “A Willow Glen tradition!” by California State Senator Jim Beall, this festive and family-friendly event is anticipated to bring thousands of runners, walkers, and shoppers to Lincoln Avenue and […]

Cozzens House at 1195 Minnesota Granted Historic Status

The stately manor at the corner of Minnesota and Newport, well known among Willow Glenners, has been recognized by the city as a historic landmark. Click here to read the entire application which includes a complete history of the house, and detailed description of the specific architectural attributes and features that make the house historically […]