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Week of December 6th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (December 7, 1917)

*Active Campaign Launched for Santa Clara and Alviso Waterway and Terminals: Chamber of Commerce Will File Elaborate Data with Government Supporting Plan for Reduction of Freight Rates


*New Stamps are Popular: Santa Clara Letter Carriers Sell Government Thrift Stamps and War Saving Certificates

*Ladies of the Red Cross Packing Christmas Boxes for Soldiers and Sailors

*Booksin Farm in San Jose Grows 152-pound Squash!

*Santa Clara Farmer F.W. Bracher Cited for Speeding on the Streets of San Jose in his Automobile

*University of Santa Clara Now an Official Army Training Camp

*Santa Clara’s Methodist Episcopal Church Gets New Minister: Barry Owens


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (December 6, 1967)

*Vandals Run Wild in Santa Clara Parks: Damage Exceeding $10,000 to Tables and Trees at Maywood, Killarney, Homeridge, and Bowers Parks

*El Camino Hearing Tuesday:  Discussion of Proposal to Widen and Improve a 2-mile Stretch of Roadway in Santa Clara

*Reapportionment Bill Passed:  Santa Clara Redistricted: Represented by Congressman Don Edwards (D-San Jose) now instead of Congressman Charles Gubser (R-Gilroy)

*Thieves Hit Cars in Various Carports and Parking Lots in Santa Clara: Wide Variety of Items and Car Parts Stolen

*Rumors Unfounded:  City is Not Paying for Construction of Triton Museum Complex but is Leasing City Land for $1 per year to Non-profit that is Building the Museum

*Controversy over $45 Flat Rate Per Diem for City Councilmen on Business Trips: Councilman Kiely Disputes Charge That He is Cheating City by Not Returning Unspent Money from Per Diem Allotment

*Santa Clara Rainfall for November Measured at One Inch

*Rev. Joseph J. Pociask, Jesuit Director of Santa Clara University’s deSaisset Art Gallery Passes: Services Being Held Today


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