Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of March 7th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 8, 1918)

*Santa Clara Facts & Figures: Founding and Growth of Our Historical Town

*Santa Clara Provides Superior Inducements for Those Seeking New Home in Golden West: Prices Reasonable: Orchard Land Available

*War Work:  Dr. A.E. Osborne Appointed to Santa Clara District of County War Works Council

*Peninsular Railroad Company Requested to Complete Paving Work: Urgent Need to Lower Track on Grant Street in Santa Clara

*Santa Clara Man, James Silva, Successful with Paint Enterprise: Granted Patent

*Woman’s Club Monthly Social Next Week: Guest Speaker to be Principal of Santa Clara Grammar School


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 6, 1968)

*Santa Clara County Embalmers Strike: Two Mortuaries Hit by Pickets: Santa Clara Funeral Home and Smith Funeral Home

*K-5 or K-6 Query Raised by PTA Which Plans to Conduct Survey on Issue

*Pros and Cons Fly Over Proposal to Allow Small Walk-In Theater Adjacent to Drive-In Movie Theater at Moonlite Shopping Center

*City Will Rescue Santa Clara Boys Baseball Club

*Student Government Day: Santa Clara Teen-Agers from Buchser High School, Paul Kozlow and John Haro, serve as City Manager and Mayor for the Day

*Leap Year Baby David Noland Born on February 29th to Santa Clara Couple — Mr. & Mrs. David Courtney

*Ponderosa School Expansion Construction Bid Awarded by SCUSD Education Board

*Sewer Rates Increased for Santa Clara

*Proposed Charter Changes to be on June 4th Primary Ballot: One Deals With Whether to Eliminate Term Limits for City Council Members and the Other with Regulations Pertaining to Political Activities of Public Employees

*Efficiency Experts Hired to Study the Administrative Organization and Business Practices of the SCUSD