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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From August 14

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 15, 1919)

  • New Stores Show City’s Rapid Growth: Remarkable Growth in Santa Clara’s Business District Last Few Months: Large General Market Latest Enterprise to Locate Here
  • Welcome Banquet for Returning Soldiers and Sailors Held at Sodality Hall
  • Postmaster Charles South Announces Post Office to Coordinate Sale of Surplus Government Food Products: Expects to do Record Breaking Grocery Trade Next Monday
  • The Prune Harvest is In: Heavy Shipments out of Santa Clara Valley of this Year’s Pack Will Begin in September
  • University of Santa Clara Announces its Law Faculty for Coming Academic Year
  • Santa Clara Creamery Boasts of its Modern and Sanitary Plant to the Mothers of Santa Clara


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 13, 1969)

  • City Council Boosts Sewer Rates to Pay off Sewer Plant Bonds
  • Two Santa Clara Teens Die in Crash on Junipero Serra Freeway: Jack deBar, 17 and Cindy Chambers, 15: Others Injured
  • City Council Tells Citizen’s Advisory Committee: ‘Hands-off Church of Scientology’: Private Group Threatens to Take-up Inquiry If CAC Must Drop Questioning
  • SCUSD Budget Approved at $19 Million
  • City Council Agrees to Save Redevelopment Agency but Will Move it into City Hall
  • ‘Miss American Teenager’ Beauty Contest to be Sponsored by Mountain View Chamber of Commerce: Girls in Santa Clara and other Cities in Region Invited to Apply

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