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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From April 8

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (April 9, 1920)

  • Hiram Johnson’s Plan Means Sure Victory
  • New School and Town Trustees: 3 School Board Members and 4 Town Trustees Elected; City Clerk and City Treasurer Re-Elected: 1007 Voted in Santa Clara Out of 1349 Registered
  • First Airplane Mail Service Successful Undertaking: First Aerial Mail Carried Between Santa Clara and San Francisco by Aviator R.L Pennington
  • Native Sons Banquet for Newly Elected Delegates
  • Business Firm Changes Hands: Mrs. Anna Williams of Santa Clara Buys Candy Store
  • Four-Ring Circus Coming to San Jose on April 14th
  • Santa Clara Women’s Christian Temperance Union to Meet Today


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (April 8, 1970)

  • Historic Laundry Closes Its Doors:  Andrew Roll, 81, Closes St. Claire Laundry, 2nd Oldest Laundry Business in County
  • Andrew Roll Discusses Laundry Business: Wash & Wear Clothes and Increase in Home Washing Machines Affected Business: Also Reminisces about Santa Clara History Including his Memories of Great Earthquake of April 1906
  • City Council Grants Santa Clara Vanguard $3,500 on 6-1 Vote
  • Santa Clara Mission Campus of West Valley College District Scheduled for Completion in mid-1970s if Bond Measure Passes on June 2nd
  • Future West Valley College District President Named: James P. Hardy to Replace Dr. Wallace Hall Who Retires July 31st
  • One Robber Killed after Three Men Rob Two Jack-in-Box Stores on El Camino Real
  • Final Santa Clara Philharmonic Performance Scheduled for April 17th at Buchser High
  • Aim of Teenage Opportunity Placement Service (TOPS) Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce: Find Summer Jobs for Teens, 16 to 18-years-old
  • Judging to Start for School Science Fair at County Fairgrounds on Tully Rd.
  • All-day Countywide Music Festival for Youth Being Held at Wilson Intermediate School on Benton St.

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