Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of January 10th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 11, 1918)

*Fabulous Prices Being Paid for Local Strawberries Which are Being Served in Portland and Seattle Hotels

*Red Cross Does Good Work in City

*New Lunch Room for Santa Clara on Franklin Street: Mr. M. Gleason, Proprietor

*R.W. Bridgman New Principal of Grammar School

*Santa Claran, Mr. E. Jacobs, Fighting in France

*Pioneer Woman Passes Away: Mrs. Paula Fatjo, Wife of the Late Dr. Louis Fatjo

*Morse Seed Company Has Purchased Land Near San Carlos: 60 Acres of the Britton Estate

*Wet and Dry Election Slated for February 19th


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (January 10, 1968)

*School Board Meeting Tomorrow: Topic for Review: Should Schools be Organized as Kindergarten through 5th (K-5) or Kindergarten through 6th (K-6)

*Hockey Game at Alameda-Oakland Coliseum Between Oakland Seals and New York Rangers to Benefit Annual Lawrence C. Curtis, Jr. Scholarship Fund Drive

*Elective Mayor?:  Should Santa Clara Voters Elect Mayor Rather than Having Position Rotate Among Elected Council Members?: City Attorney To Look at Voting Systems for Nearby Cities that Elect the Mayor

*Trailer Park Gets City Council OK: Permit Approved for Mobile Home Park on 12-Acre Parcel West of Cheeney Street and South of Agnew Road

*Adding and Calculating Machines Valued at $3,175 Stolen from Buchser High School

*Stephen Dorcich Asks for Annexation and Seeks Permission to Move House in the Vicinity of Laurelwood Road and Edward Ave. near the Guadalupe River

*Santa Clara Redevelopment Agency Director Thomas Bell Negotiating with Dillingham Construction Company Regarding $15 Million ‘Mission Project’ Development Proposal for Empty Six Block Downtown Area Bounded by Benton, Lafayette, Liberty and Jackson Streets