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Week of June 27th Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (June 28, 1918)

*Officer George Lyle Busy This Week Thwarting Automobile Thieves

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*Allied-American Fourth in Santa Clara: Thousands of Visitors Expected for Patriotic Event: Celebration will be Most Inspiring Function Ever Held in Our Mission Town

*Constable George W. Lyle to be Grand Marshall of Day in Patriotic Parade and Program

*Open Air Dance on Platform in Plaza Park to be Held on Evening of July 3rd

*Santa Clara Woman’s Club to Sell Coffee and Ice Cream in Plaza Park on Fourth of July

*Jewel Baking Company to be Closed All Day for Fourth of July

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (June 26, 1968)

*School Board Moves For Tax Overide Election — Tentative February Date for Tax Vote

*$619,000 Slashed from School District Budget

*City Debates Gun Proposal:  Teacher Foster Lopes Suggests Firearms Control Measure to Keep Guns Out of Hands of Teenagers and Drug Addicts

*Councilman Kiely Calls Commercial Development Plan an ‘Asphalt Sea’: For and Against Arguments for Development at Northwest Corner of El Camino Real and Lawrence Expressway

*After Minor Protests, City Council Votes to Approve City Budget of $21.7 Million for 1968-69

*Police Make Arrests, Seek Additional Suspects: $800 Worth of Firearms Stolen from Window Display of Santa Clara Sports Shop, 1485 Franklin Street

*Santa Clara Celebrates 116th Birthday: Town Incorporated July 5, 1852, Although its Heritage dates back to the Founding of Mission Santa Clara in 1777

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