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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From February 12

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 13, 1920)

  • U.S. Citizens Own 6,786,660 Cars: Census Shows 1 Motor Vehicle for Every 15 People
  • Double Price Paid for Valley Farm: Arthur Curtner Makes 100% Profit Selling His Mount Hamilton Vineyard
  • Druggists Profiteering on Sale of Whiskey:  Retail Druggists Taking Advantage of Influenza Epidemic to Charge Exorbitant Prices for Whiskey
  • J.A. Monroe, Well-Known Valley Orchardist, Dies
  • Funeral of Mrs. Barrington Will Be Held Today: Was Mother of Mrs. Charles D. South, Postmaster’s Wife
  • If You Start a Row, Buy a Savings Stamp: San Francisco Judge Makes Guilty Chap Choose Between Paying a Fine or Investing in Saving Stamps
  • Rex Theatre Running ‘Who is Lion Man?’ Contest: Showing Serial Called ‘Lion Man’ About Adventures of a Mystery Man
  • Santa Clara Native Sons of the Golden West Holding Membership Drive
  • Santa Clara Rebekah Lodge Postpones Dance Until After Lent


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 11, 1970)

  • City Council Backs Residents: Protest Group Cheers When Council Unanimously Rejects James B. Hill’s Request for Rezoning from Single-Family Homes to High Density Apartments for Southwest Corner of Pruneridge and Lawrence Expressway
  • Police Program for GIs: Plan Adopted by City Council to Give On-the-Job Training for Returning Veterans Who Decide to Enter Police Work
  • SCUSD Board Superintendant Announcement and Construction Project Priorities: Finalists for School Superintendant Position are All Outsiders: School Board Votes to Give First Priority for Construction Projects to 4 Science Rooms at Wilson Intermediate School;  and Second Priority for 3 shops at Buchser High School and then Libraries for Curtis Intermediate and Bowers Elementary
  • Drug Abuse Services Information Head Tells Kiwanis Club that Even Elementary Youngsters Get High: It is Easier for a Teen to buy “Reds”, LSD, or “Grass” than a six-pack of Beer: Drugs are 3rd Largest Type of Teenage Arrest in County: 31% Increase from Last Year
  • SCUSD Nurses Concerned for ‘Whole Child’: School Nurses of Today Look a Lot Like Teachers: They No Longer Wear Starched White Uniforms and They Carry-out Duties in Areas of Health Appraisal, Education and Counseling
  • 3-day Symposium Sponsored by University of Santa Clara is Open to Public: ‘A World Fit to Live In – the Crisis of Man’s Environment’

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