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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From April 17

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (April 18, 1919)

  • Let’s Finish the Job on Monday, Volunteer Day!: Santa Clara War Work Council Ready for Victory Loan Drive: Goal — Raise $155,500
  • Whippet Tanks Visit Promotes Victory Loan Drive by Drawing Enthusiastic Crowds
  • Famous War Dog Hero “Punkins” to Aid Victory Loan Campaign: Only Dog Ever Officially Discharged from the American Army: “Punkins” Home will be in Santa Clara with William Hall who Served in France with 27th Engineers: Dog Gassed and Shot Protecting Soldiers in the Trenches
  • Welcome League Efforts Progressing: Programs Being Planned
  • Bank of Italy Capital Stock is Increased from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000
  • Santa Clara News to give away $2855 to Contest Winners on May 29th: Prizes to Include Five-Passenger Touring Car, a $650 Player Piano, a $350 Building Lot, a $150 Phonograph, Merchandise Orders and Gold Watches: 20% Commission on New Subscriptions During Contest
  • Stores Will Close from Noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (April 16, 1969)

  • Gillmor-Marsalli Backers Heckle Defeated Mayoral Candidate William P. Kiely, Jr.: Mayor Charles Kinney Asks for Animosities to be Set Aside Now That Election is Over: Suggests Everyone Concentrate on Helping Mayor-Elect Gary Gillmor Do a Good Job
  • Suspended Buchser High Coeds Threaten to Wear Slacks Again: 14 Girls Suspended for Wearing Pant Suits in Violation of School’s Dress Code Which Requires Girls to Wear Skirts: Some of the Girls Have Their Mothers’ Backing: a Few Teachers are Sympathetic
  • It’s That Time of Year!: Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up Week Approaching
  • Essay Contest is Feature of El Camino Real Fiesta: Local Public High School Students Asked to Write  Essays of the Topic: ‘The History of the El Camino Real’
  • “Santa Clara County Citizens Action Committee to Oppose Family Life Education” Forms: Saratoga Woman is President and Santa Clara Woman is Treasurer: Group Disputes Need for Sex Education and Sensitivity Training Classes in High Schools
  • Youth Library Can’t Find Home in Santa Clara: Sunnyvale Expected to be Home of the Young Adult Library Services Project (YAP): Young Adult Librarian Regina Minudri Says Vicious and Unfounded Rumors of Drug Use, Pornographic Literature, and Immoral Behavior at ‘Underground Library’ Forcing Its Relocation Out of Franklin Mall

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