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Looking Back February 2018


Week of February 7th Headlines


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


*City Reduces Electric Rate for Pacific Manufacturing Company Mill

*Squeak, Squeak, Squeak — Advertising in the ‘Santa Clara News’ is a Powerful Tool for Businesses: Stand by Businessmen in Your Home Town: Spend Your Money Here

*Business is Good and Getting Better in Santa Clara Which is Considered One of Most Orderly Towns in State

*Patriotic Service Next Sunday at Church on Corner of Franklin and Monroe Streets: Soldiers from Camp Fremont Will Attend

*Meeting of Overseas Club in Home of Thomas Bull: Collecting Money for Those in London Blinded by the War

*Talk and Picture Show on the War at Rex Theater on Sunday, February 17th

*Mr. Harold Cheney of Santa Clara Home on Furlough from U.S. Asiatic Naval Station


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 7, 1968)

*Crime Prevention Week is Planned:  Police Chief Frank Sapena to Give Tips on Burglar-Proofing Homes and Businesses

*Santa Clara City Boys Baseball Program (Pony-Colt) in Dire Financial Straits: Parks & Recreation Department to Determine if Program Can be Rescued

*Bids Now Being Taken for Construction of Walter G. Brown School Child Care Center

*Liquor License of ‘Louver’ Club at 2505 The Alameda Suspended

*Bunnies In, Bears Out: Proposed Children’s Zoo in Central Park to Feature Farm Pets and Small, Non-Ferocious Animals

*SCUSD Plans Property Sales:  Surplus Land Sales to Help Pay for 2-Year Building Plan

*Education Board Eyes Spanking: SCUSD Committee of 3 to Study Policy Favoring “Reasonable Use of Corporal Punishment When Appropriate”

*Rules Set: City Topless Bars Must Post this Warning: “This Establishment Offers ‘Topless Entertainment.’  If You Would be Offended, Do Not Enter”.

*Rev. Patrick A. Donahoe, S.J., President of University of Santa Clara Leaving: Named California Provincial of the Society of Jesus


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