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Week of July 18th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 19, 1918)

*Government to Send 250 Men to This City at Once: Residents Are Requested to Assist: Local War Council Needs to Find Suitable Room Accommodations for Mechanics from East Being Sent to Joshua Hendy Ironworks for Six Months: Sunnyvale Out of Rooms: Needs Help from Santa Clara to House Men


*Santa Clara Man, Arthur Starr, Commissioned:  Sent to Duty in Riverside as Flight Instructor

*Santa Clarans Should Pay Their Red Cross Pledges at Bank of Italy

*Santa Clara County Fruit Crop Being Harvested: Successful Harvest Will Aid War Effort

*Better Babies Conference Being Held in Sacramento on Proper Care and Feeding of Infants: Over 3000 Babies to be Examined

*Dr. J.I Beattie Joins Colors: Well Known Santa Clara Physician Ordered to Camp Riley, Kansas

*Shortage in Supply of Paper:  All Free Newspapers to be Discontinued

*Red Cross Active in Drive to Find Nurses to Send to France

*Large Throngs Attend Salinas Rodeo: All Proceeds Go to Red Cross

*Mrs. Holbrook First Woman to Run for Congress:  Prominent San Jose Educator and Social Worker to Challenge E.A. Hayes in 8th Congressional District Race


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 17, 1968)

*School Board Gavel Passed: William A. Wilson Resigns as Chair: Succeeded by Board Member Maryanne K. Brooks

*Burglary Prevention Week Proclaimed: Police Chief Frank Sapena Gives Tips for Foiling Burglars

*City Council Rejects Fotomat Request: Approval Denied to Erect Small Yellow Buildings for Film Sales and Processing in Parking Lots at Shopping Centers at Lawrence & Stevens Creek and Lawrence & El Camino Real

*Pair Booked on Drug Charges for Possession of Marijuana

*Planning Commission Postpones Decision on Allowing Two-Story Apartment Complex at Warburton Ave. & Lawrence Rd.: Developer Says Land So Expensive That a 2-Story, 75-unit Complex Needed for Project to Work

*City Manager Don Von Raesfeld Given $3000-per-year Salary Increase: New Salary of $27,000 in Line with Salaries of City Managers in Neighboring Cities

*John M. Stewart Named to New Term as Planning Commissioner

*New Ordinance Requires Funeral Processions of More than Ten Cars to Have a Police Escort


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