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Week of February 21st Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 22, 1918)

*The Rev. James Falconer Delivers Impressive Farewell Sermon at Santa Clara Presbyterian Church


*England’s Women Machinists Build Motor Trucks, Buses and Other Vehicles

*Praise Kindly Accepted:  San Jose Mercury Herald Compliments Santa Clara News for Its Special February 15th Issue on San Francisco Automobile Show

*Santa Clara To Go Dry

*War Saving Food Alerts:  Don’t Waste Record Potato Crop: Eat Extensively and Use in Cooking But Save a Little Sugar Each Day

*Mrs. Ella D. Lawrie is Laid to Rest in Santa Clara

*Local Firemen Attend State Convention

*Santa Claran, James Silva, Awarded Paint Patent


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 21, 1968)

*Setback Hits Urban Renewal Plan: Hopes for a $12 Million Development of Santa Clara Downtown by a Honolulu Financier Dashed After Months of Negotiations

*Underpass Weakened: City Council Authorizes $7,500 for Repair of Scott Blvd. Railroad Underpass

*SCUSD Budgets for Position: Federal Matching Funds Available for an Assistant in Work Experience Program

*SCUSD Board Approves Two High Dive Boards for Santa Clara High

*Fr. Thomas Terry, S.J. Named 25th President of University of Santa Clara: Succeeds Rev. Patrick Donahoe, S.J.

*New ‘Hazard’ Added to Fairway Glen Golf Course:  Juvenile Delinquents Fire Slingshots at Golfers

*700 Low-Rent Units Scheduled for County:  Congressman Don Edwards Announces Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Program Funds for Santa Clara County

*City Grants Continental Bowl Permit: Former Recreational Center Allowed to Re-Open Under New Management

*Banana Ranch Night Club, 2460 El Camino Real, Denied Permits to Allow Topless Entertainers and Coin-Operated Games

*Peterson High School Will be 1 of Only 15 Schools in State to Offer Aviation Class

*In Wake of ABAG Embezzlement Scandal and Misuse of San Jose Parking Lot Funds, Santa Clara City Council Sets Up Spending Check System


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