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Week of March 21st Headlines


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

*Five Robberies in County in One Night: Vendome Hotel, Hester Grocery, Bakery on The Alameda, Baer Garage, and Cupertino Grocery


*Jose C.Soares Killed: Struck by Engine of Southern Pacific Train

*Light Bill Means Much to Nation: President Wilson Order Clocks Be Set Forward One Hour

*Sergeant Wells of Canadian Forces Speaks at University of Santa Clara: Tells of War Atrocities

*Tomato Industry Becoming Important in California

*Municipal Plant Located at Benton near Railroad Tracks Finest in West: In Securing Water, Gas and Electric Utilities Years Ago, Town of Santa Clara Displayed First Class Business Prudence: Supt. James Dixon Says Santa Clara Citizens Have Low Rates and Profits Benefit City Treasury

*L.H. Albertson Santa Clara Representative at County Harbor Meeting in San Jose: Need to Secure Water Connection to San Francisco: San Jose and Santa Clara Working in Harmony


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 20, 1968)

*PTA vs. School Board: Tempers Boil at Study Session on K-5 or K-6 Issue

*Bond Request Doubles as School Construction Rates Rise by Leaps and Bounds

*Cherie Alford Chosen Miss Teen Santa Clara

*Application Filed For Santa Clara Airport: If Approved Will be Built East of Coffin Road about 2 Miles North of Bayshore Freeway Near City Landfill

*Barnhart Construction Co. of Santa Clara Awarded West Valley College Bid to Build Campus Mathematics Building

*Councilman Gary Gillmor Ask Parks & Recreation Department to Investigate Recreational Needs of Older Teens

*Peter Talia Re-Appointed Chair of the Santa Clara Redevelopment Agency

*Planning Commission Approves Walk-in Theater for Moonlight Shopping Center Over Objections Regarding Parking Issues and Pornographic Movies: Opponents to Organize Protest When Issue Goes to City Council

*Future of Santa Clara City Hall Cafeteria Under Study: Manager Dorothy St. Claire Seeks to Run it Independently but $5000 Worth of Equipment Used by Cafeteria Belongs to State for  Vocational Rehabilitation Service Purposes


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