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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From February 5

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 6, 1920)

  • Chamber of Commerce Begins Civic Activities: Final Organization of New Chamber of Commerce Has Taken Place: New Program of Work to Include New Charter, Housing and School Issues, Good Roads, Auto Camp Grounds, Industrial Production, ‘Buy in Santa Clara’ Campaign and More
  • Santa Clara News Will Be First in County to Publish Automobile Edition: Will Come Out on February 20th
  • Aviation School Locates Here and Ready for Business: Pennington Todd Flying School
  • Enterprising Theater Man Buys Local Playhouse:  John Lane of San Francisco Purchases Rex Theatre
  • Bank of Italy in Santa Clara is Largest Branch Between San Francisco and San Jose
  • Story of How ‘Muir Woods’ Got its Name
  • Parent-Teacher Club Organized: Santa Clara School Patrons Hope to See Improvements: Association Starts with 60 Members


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 4, 1970)

  • Concert and Play Openings are Friday: Santa Clara Philharmonic Orchestra to Feature Soprano Jeanne Garson and Santa Clara Players to Stage ‘Wait Until Dark’
  • SCUSD Board Anticipates Naming New Superintendant by Late February to Replace Lawrence Curtis: Board Approves Future Administrative Organizational Plan Recommended by Arthur D. Little Company Consultants
  • Summer School in Spain Being Offered Under Auspices of Study Trips International: Buchser High School Students Will Be Given Preference for Program
  • City Council Invites Those Protesting Proposed Apartment Complex at Pruneridge and Lawrence Expressway to Come to Next Tuesday Night’s Council Meeting
  • Fundraiser Saturday: The Doodletown Pipers and Comedian Milton Berle to Share Spotlight at 4th Annual Golden Circle Theater Party to Raise Funds for University of Santa Clara
  • Two-man Camellia Show Announced:  Matt Talia and Earl “Duke” Perry to Show Prize Camellias at Mission Branch Library February 13-14
  • Six-week Adult Education Pilot Program Class on Effects of Alcohol to be Held at Wilcox High School

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