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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From December 18

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (December 19, 1919)

  • Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Campaign Continues Until January 1st: Listing of Members Signed-up as of December 16th
  • Consolidation of Schools Popular Among Taxpayers at Mass Meetings and Supported by County Superintendant of Schools Agnes Howe: Such a Union of School Districts Would Include Santa Clara and Adjoining Rural Districts
  • Book on History of All Aspects of War Work in Santa Clara County Compiled by Santa Clara Historical Society: Price to be 50-cents-per-book to Cover Cost of Paper & Printing
  • Milikin Corners Farmer Found Dead in His Bed: Manuel F. Andrade
  • Elks Hope to Raise $2000 at ‘Empty Stocking’ Show so They can Distribute Food and Toys for Xmas to Needy Families in County
  • Red Cross Official Approves Seal for Xmas Sale: Hopes for Generous Support of Public
  • Holiday Rush is On!: Post Office Sees Use of Parcel Post Triple
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club to Host Festive Xmas Party for 70 Children at Their Adobe
  • Father Ricard, ‘Weather Priest’ of Santa Clara University, Predicts Possible Storms in January due to Planetary Reunion Underway on One Side of Sun


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (December 17, 1969)

  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!: Will Visit City Parks with ‘Ho-ho-hos’ and Candy Canes for Children of All Ages
  • Two Valley High Selection Committees? : School Board Site Selection Committee has Dropped Controversial Location at Don Ave. as Future Site of Valley Continuation High School: PTA Wants to Weigh-in with Their Own Study of Where to Locate School
  • No Progress! : Progress on Saving the Santa Clara Campus Site of West Valley College District Has Come to a Standstill
  • No Recall! : Tom Rowen Drops Campaign to Recall Two School Board Members: Victor Camacho and Irving Wilcox
  • Planners Nix Controversial Development East of Lawrence Expressway at Pruneridge: Would Have Included High-density Apartments, Office Complex and Service Station
  • City Water Rates to Rise 5% in January
  • New Educational Show for Children:  ‘Sesame Street’ to Air in County on Channel 54
  • Santa Clara Firemen Pitch-in to Aid ‘Project Santa’ in Service of Needy Families in Santa Clara and Alviso
  • Edna Mirrione Retires: Served as First Policewoman in Santa Clara

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