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Week of February 14th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 15, 1918)

*City Trustees Issue Building Permits: No Action Taken in Regard to Peninsular Railroad Tracks


*For the Honor of our Soldier Boys: For $1 Each, Christian’s Jewelry on Franklin Street Producing Plates with Inscription: ‘This is the Home of a Soldier Defending the Cause of God and Humanity and America’

*Thomas Bull Receives Telegram from England: Telling of the Death of His Sister

*Santa Clara Has Up-to-Date Grocery and General Merchandise Store:  Sallows & Rourke at Corner of Franklin & Main Streets

*Promotion for Santa Clara Lad:  Wilbur E. Wadams, Son of Dr. & Mrs. Wadams, Promoted at Camp Lewis, Washington

*Postmaster South Proclaims Importance of Thrift Stamps as Baby Liberty Bonds

*Santa Clara to Have New Undertaker: Mr. A. W. Nuttman of San Francisco to be Successor to William Fluery of the Undertaking Firm at 807 Washington Street

*Allied Enforcements Land in Italy to Hold Back Invading Army

*Second Annual Pacific Automobile Show, February 15-24, in San Francisco: See Special Automobile Issue of ‘Santa Clara News’


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 14, 1968)

*Old Time Cardrooms Disappearing: Franklin Street Once Dotted with Saloons and Night Clubs Operating Card Rooms on Side:  Only One Remains – Phil and Shan’s Card Room, 1071 Alviso Street

*State Aid Cut:  SCUSD Must Go It Alone in Financing Its Construction Program

*Two Santa Clara Supermarkets Burglarized by Armed Robber Pair: Safeway at 2100 Scott Blvd. and Speedee Mart at 1556 Los Padres

*Following Motion by Councilman Talia: Council Votes to Tighten Reins on City Bidding  Procedures

*Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce to Hear Talk by David Packard: Hewlett-Packard Constructing $4.5 Million Electronics Plant at Intersection of Lawrence Expwy. & Stevens Creek

*Parks & Recreation Department to Study if Poor Lighting at Bowers Park Encouraging Juvenile Delinquency: Glue Sniffing, Fighting and Marijuana Smoking

*Request for Permit to Re-open Continental Bowl for Select Activities After November Closure Following a Teen ‘Love-in’

*Local  Lodge Marks a Century of Elkdom: Santa Clara Elks Lodge No 2347 Plans to Build Permanent Lodge in Late 1968 on Its Homestead Road Property

*View of Ancient Telescope in Ricard Observatory on University of Santa Clara Campus

*City Hall’s 1967 Annual Report and Progress Review


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