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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From January 1

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 2, 1920)

  • Need for Greater School Accommodation Subject of Wide Discussion: Under a System of School Consolidation More Efficient Methods can be Introduced
  • Chamber of Commerce Campaign Nears Successful Close: Listing of Latest Sign-ups
  • Prune Men in Acreage Drive: 20,000 Additional Acres of Prunes Must be Signed-up for Prune and Apricot Growers, Inc. to Continue in New Year
  • Sugar Soon Will go to 20-Cents-per-Pound: U.S. Food Administration Explains Reason as High Cost of Cuban Sugar
  • Prohibition Leads to Big Loss in Wine: Million Gallons of New Wine in This County is Labor Wasted: No Way to Dispose of it Unless Sold for Non-Beverage Purposes
  • Funeral for Well Known Citizen: William Frederick d’Ablaing
  • Judge Recommends Lottery Probe of Chinese Gambling Go to Grand Jury
  • Santa Clara Man Joseph Garcia Injured: Hit by Automobile While Riding Bicycle on Lexington near Lincoln
  • Hook and Ladder Dance Saturday: Hope Hose Fire Company Plans New Year’s Party
  • Parent Teachers Association to Hold New Year’s Party in Elks Hall


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (December 29, 1969)

  • 1969 Year in Review: Photo Collage of Santa Clara Newsmakers
  • News Story Highlights of Year Include Urban Renewal, Elections, School Board Controversies over Sex Education and Location of Valley Continuation High
  • Noted Sculptor Betty Thompson Butts to Speak to Local Artists at Triton Museum
  • De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University to Exhibit Work of Mexican Artists
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club to Hold New Year’s Dessert Party at Their Adobe
  • Santa Clara Woman, Rosanne Alvarez, Injured When Three Vehicles Collide at Warburton and Nobili
  • Chamber of Commerce Files Reveal Santa Clara’s ‘Soaring Sixties’:  Population of Santa Clara Grew by 25,000 People and Major Businesses Doubled during 1960s Decade
  • Holiday News Notes on Santa Clara Servicemen Away from Home

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