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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From February 27th

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 28, 1919)

  • Sudden Death of Prominent Santa Claran:  Andrew J. Oswald, Involved in Mining Industry, Dies in His Home at Corner of Monroe & Benton
  • Former Well-Known Santa Claran, J. A. McGrath Passes Away
  • Firemen Hold Banquet for Returned Soldiers: Held in Spacious Rooms of Hook & Ladder House: Max Kohner Serves as Master of Ceremonies
  • Increasing Demand for All California Made Goods Says State Purchasing Agent: State Seeks to Purchase California Made Goods Before Ordering from Out-of-State
  • Father Ricard, ‘Padre of the Rains’, Gives Weather Report from the Observatory at Santa Clara University: Says March Will be Wet Month
  • State Drenched by Downpour: Over an Inch of Rain Fell in Santa Clara Valley: Showers Welcomed by Farmers: Rainfall Finally Above Average
  • Best Fourth of July Ever Planned for This Year to Welcome Home Soldiers & Sailors
  • United States Owes $60 to Every Soldier, Sailor, and Marine
  • ‘Buy Now’ Says State Bureau: To Restore Industry to Pre-War Basis and to Furnish Employment to Returning Soldiers: Avoid Waste but Buy Everything You Do Need Now
  • Make Thrift a National Habit:  School Curriculum Should Teach Thrift to Students
  • Sunday Laws for California Proposed by Fanatics:  These Laws are Religious in Nature and Should Have No Part in Civil Law Statute Books
  • Tractor Class at Santa Clara High School Now in Full Swing


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 26, 1969)

  • School Integration, Busing Sought: Parents Criticize Rios Report at County Board of Education Hearing
  • Citizen’s Advisory Meeting Includes Soul Music and Finger Snapping: Santa Clara University Students Provide a Demonstration and Music Related to Their ‘Santa Clara Free You’ Project and Classes
  • Twenty Run for Four Seats in April School Board Election
  • Kathryn Hughes School PTA Honors Mrs. Francisco Reyes with an Honorary Life Membership
  • Cops Interrupt ‘Illegal Nap’:  Man Cited for ‘Illegal Lodging’ When Found Napping in a Camper Parked on 3100 Block of El Camino Real
  • Several Injury-Involved Rear-End Collisions in Santa Clara the Past Ten Days
  • Councilman Matt Talia Announces He Will Run in Mayor’s Race
  • Cultural Advisory Commission Member, W. Larry Ferguson, Will Run for City Council
  • Public Symposium on Marijuana to be Held in Nobili Hall at Santa Clara University
  • Physics Teachers’ Institute Will be Held at Santa Clara University During Summer
  • Movie to be Shown at ‘Underground Library’ in Franklin Mall: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’

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