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Week of March 28th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 29, 1918)

*W. Coniff of Seattle Investigating the Location of a Tomato Canning Plant in Santa Clara


*L. H. Albertson Santa Clara Representative on County Committee of Nine Looking to Secure Water Front Sites on Alviso Slough and to Build Four Mile Road Along Edge of Slough That Can Also Serve as Levee

*College of the Pacific is Historic Institution Chartered in Santa Clara in 1850 With Classes Beginning in December 1851: Under Methodist Control, Female Institute Still in Santa Clara but Male Department Removed to College Park in 1871

*Temperance Women (W.C.T.U.) Meet in Home of Miss McKinley: Prayers Offered that God Be With the Allies in The Great War Crisis

*Chamber of Commerce Receives Scores of Requests for Literature About Santa Clara and Vicinity: Printed Booklet on Business Opportunities, Value of  Land, Climate, Schools and Homes Needed

*Town Board Election: Vote for Men who Will Aid Our Industries and Make Us More Progressive Like Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 27, 1968)

*School, City Land Swap Planned: City to Deed SCUSD the Corporation Yard at Poplar & Main: School Board to Provide City with 75-ft. Right-of-Way on West Boundary of Wilcox High for Street Construction

*Floral Beautification: Lot Where old Santa Clara High School Once Stood to be Planted with $2400 Worth of Seeds from Germain Seed Co.

*Death Claims Laurelwood School Principal, Alphonse Trawinski

*City Employees Working at Refuse Disposal Sites Will Get Time-and-a-Half Pay for Sunday Work

*Cub Scout Pack 88 to Conduct Paper Drive this Weekend: Collecting Old Newspapers

*City Council Overrules Planning Commission: Rejects Re-opening of Continental Bowl at 1600 Martin Ave. for Exhibits and Dances but Restaurant and Bar Approved for Adjoining Building at 1700 Martin Ave.

*City Council Overrules Planning Commission: Turns Down Walk-in Theater at Moonlight Shopping Center by 5-2 Vote

*Santa Clara Police Investigate Rash of Weekend Burglaries at Pizza Parlors and Gas Stations: J. Magnin’s on Stevens Creek also Robbed

*State Warns of 6.7% Cut in Aid to Schools

*Architectural Drawing Released for new Washington Elementary School. 270 Washington St,

*Sgt. Louis Reynoso, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Reynoso of Santa Clara, Receives Army Medals for Service in Vietnam


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