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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From August 28

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 29, 1919)

  • President Wilson Will Come to Fleet Celebration in San Francisco Bay: War Women’s Day to be Celebrated When Fleet Comes In
  • Garage Fire Threatens City Block: Mello Garage Destroyed: Fire Comes Near Post Office and Within 50 Yards of Crowded Rex Theatre: T & D Garage Moves Automobiles
  • Boy, Lester Mead, Struck and Killed by Automobile Bus Saturday
  • Railroad Strike Over: Fruit Safe
  • Fruit Men Ask Local Aid: Canners League of California Seeks Assistance from Chamber of Commerce
  • Farmers Organize to Stop Orchard Thieves
  • Red Cross to Hold Nationwide Drive
  • The Quality Milk Way is the Way to Health Says Santa Clara Creamery
  • ’Whale’ of a Prune Crop:  Prune Yield Much Greater than Predicted
  • Army Recruiters Sponsor Ball Game in Santa Clara at University Field


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 27, 1969)

  • Santa Clara All Stars Runners-Up in International Little League Series: Santa Clara’s Briarwood All Stars Defeated by Nationalist China (Taipei) Baseball Team
  • SCUSD Awards Raises: Teachers to Get 6% Salary Increase: Classifieds Get 5-1/2%
  • SCUSD School Registration Opens for Intermediate School and High School: Placement Tests Scheduled for New Intermediate School Students
  • Contributions Being Accepted at Stanford Medical Center In Memory of Braly Elementary School Teacher Mrs. Margaret Cole
  • Santa Clara Men Killed in Vietnam: Both Buchser High School Grads: Bobby Bevard, 16th Santa Claran to Die in War: Paul Ponce, 17th to Die
  • West Valley College District Board Member Edward Panelli Outlines Timeline for Selecting New West Valley College President to Replace Dr. William Hall Who Will Retire Next July
  • Santa Clara Vanguard Returns from 28-day Cross-Country Tour: Homecoming Celebration Scheduled at Townsend Field
  • Mayor Gary Gillmor to Meet With Citizens Advisory Committee to Discuss Guidelines for Future Studies and Activities in Lieu of City Council Asking CAC to Cease Investigating Church of Scientology

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