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Week of December 27th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (December 28, 1917)

*Santa Clara News is 23 Years Old This Week!


*Hotel Vendome in San Jose to Hold Costume Carnival on New Year’s Eve

*Today the Government Seized Control of All Railroads in the Continental United States: Message from President

*California Blessed with Much Needed Rainfall on Xmas Day

*Many Improvements Made at Healds Business College in San Jose

*United in Marriage:  Miss Mary Tully of Santa Clara and Ernest J. Wasson of San Jose

*Sale of Valuable Fruit Land in Old Gilroy: 50-acre Prune Orchard Once Part of Shepherd Ranch


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (December 27, 1967)

*City Council Tempers Boil Over:  Mayor Marsalli’s Gavel Given Workout in Attempt to Keep Order During Contentious Hearing on Proposed Widening-Improvement of 2-mile Strip of El Camino Real

*Employees Rewarded: 13 City Employees Receive Cash Rewards for Suggestions Resulting in Time or Money Savings for City

*City Council Recommends Scaling Down Landscaping Costs for Land Adjoining the Entry to Civic Center Complex

*New Vocational Education Center Opening in San Jose Will Serve 90 SCUSD Students

*Basketball Court Dedicated: Santa Clara Elks Lodge No. 2345 Presents New Basketball-Tennis Court to Agnews State Hospital

*Go-Go Dancers to Replace Slot Cars?: At Meeting Tonight, Planning Commission Will Be Asked to Approve Use Permit for a Bar at 3331 El Camino Real Between Nobili and Pomeroy


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