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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From August 21

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 22, 1919)

  • Civic Body Initiates Booster Drive: Chamber of Commerce Holds Special Meeting at City Hall to Open Campaign
  • Great Demand for Government Food: Surplus Government Food Sales at Santa Clara Post Office Have Far Exceeded Expectations
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club Calendar Includes Reception for Pioneers in September, Special Festivities for Christmas Season, and a Lecture in January on the Topic: ‘How a Civic Club Can Best Serve The Community’
  • High Praise for Local Insurance and Real Estate Man A.T. Helm by San Francisco Office of the Fire Insurance Co.
  • New Central Market Opened: Proprietors Mr. Blanchard and Mr. Van Damme Credited with Bringing Outstanding Store to Santa Clara
  • Red Cross Nurse Welcomed Home:  Miss Ella Brown
  • Local Boy Dies after Fall While Visiting Relatives in Boulder Creek:  4-year-old Charles Raymond Burrell


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 20, 1969)

  • ’Santa Clara Festival Days’ Plans Announced for September 27 to October 5: Activities to Include Showing of a NASA Film on the Moon Flight and a Display of Rockets and Moon Landing Equipment in Civic Plaza:  Mission Center Mall will host Portuguese Night, Mexican American Night and Santa Clara Beauty Contest
  • SCUSD Gets No Help from Budget Surplus: Only Extra Revenue: $150,000 from State
  • Two Puppies Abandoned in Phone Booth at Santa Clara Railroad Station Rescued by Humane Society:  Good Home Needed
  • Bicycle Reported Missing in 1954 Found After Fifteen Years at Wilcox High School
  • Dino’s Restaurant Delivery Boy Ambushed and Robbed While Delivering Take-out Spaghetti Dinners to Abandoned House
  • Civic Center Garden Apartments Warns It Will Begin Enforcing Its ‘No Pet’ Policy: Pet-owners have to Move
  • Colorful New Bus for Teens: ‘Federal Young Adult Library Project on Wheels’ Makes First Stop at Lafayette Park: Collection includes Paperbacks, Posters, and Records
  • Former City Councilman James Viso Appointed to California Job Development Corporation Executive Board by Governor Ronald Reagan
  • Big 430-unit Apartment Development North of Kaiser Dr. and between Kiely Blvd. and Pepper Tree Lane Nixed by Planning Commission
  • United Fund Concerned with Contemporary Problems: Will Provide Funds to Police Activities League and Mexican American Community Services Agency

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