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Looking Back March 2017

Week of March 14th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 14, 1917)

  • Vote F for Good Roads and Lower Taxes: Why You Should Vote for Bonds: Good Roads, Good Times, Employment and Prosperity: Paving Improves Property Values
  • Other Candidates File Petitions for City Offices but Marshall George Fallon Will Not be a Candidate for Office
  • Funeral of the Late Mrs. L. W. Starr, 985 Lewis Street: Daughter of Captain F. F. Percival, Husband Prominent in Town Affairs

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 15, 1967)

  • SCUSD Board Says Okay: $2.5 Million Bond Vote: Election to be Held May 23
  • Santa Clara in ‘Flower’: Last Wednesday ‘Camellia Day’: Two-Man Camellia Show at Santa Clara Woman’s Club Adobe Featuring Matt Talia and Earl “Duke” Perry
  • Kiwanis Club Honors Amy Ellen Hill as Wilcox High ‘Student of the Month’
  • Politics Liven Council Meeting: Heated Exchange Between Councilmen Matt Talia and Lawrence Fargher
  • Wanna Dance? No Sooner Said than Dunn: Parks & Recreation Department Sponsors Dance Class Taught by Mrs. Carol Dunn
  • Kenna Hall Gets Aid: Ford Motor Company Gives Santa Clara University $10,000 to Assist in Reconstructing Kenna Hall for the School of Business
  • Police Chief Frank Sapena, Running for Re-Election, Hosts Coffee Hours
  • Police Chief Candidate James McNamara Sets Up Mobile Campaign HQ in 35-foot Trailer to Visit Neighborhoods and Shopping Centers
  • Santa Clara Artist Rosa G. Anton Donates Painting of Mission Santa Clara for Display at Santa Clara Savings & Loan
  • Santa Clara Philharmonic Great as Usual!: Capacity Audience Fills Buchser High School Auditorium

(compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara)


  1. Laura Corbett 4 years ago

    Hi — I’m looking for the original 14 March 1917 article “Funeral of the Late Mrs. L. W. Starr” listed above. Santa Clara News doesn’t seem to exist online, except in referring here to Silicon Valley Voice. Can you direct me to where might I find the original article? Thanks so much!

  2. Alissa Reyes 4 years ago

    Hi Laura. Our old issues are available at the Santa Clara City Library.

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