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Looking Back October 2016

Week of October 26th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (October 25, 1916)

  • Bread Will be Six Cents on Nov. 1st (one cent per loaf increase)
  • Sample Ballots Sent to the more than 40,000 Voters of Santa Clara County by County Registrar of Voters
  • Town Trustees Plan Street Work on Washington and Harrison Streets: a Number of City Streets in Poor Condition

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (October 26, 1966)

  • Weather Cooperates: Big Crowds Turn Out for Fiesta: Franklin Mall in Downtown Mission Center Scene of 11-day Fiesta Days: Music by Santa Clara Philharmonic
  • Gaelic Touch for the Fiesta: Ancient Order of Hibernians to enhance Mission Fiesta Days celebrations in Downtown Mission Center with Irish-style Dancing
  • Santa Clara Journal and Santa Clara News to Merge: Santa Clara News, published every Friday since 1870, will be merged with the Wednesday Santa Clara Journal starting next week (merged newspaper will be called the Santa Clara Journal News)
  • Hottest Local Race in Nov. 8th Election — 24th Assembly District — John Vasconcellos vs. William Best III: Seat Being Vacated by Al Alquist Who is Running for the New 13th State Senate District Seat
  • Monday at Mariani’s Restaurant: Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting to Feature Speech by Local Congressman Charles Gubser, a Gilroy resident.

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