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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From January 15

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 16, 1920)

  • Chamber of Commerce Mass Meeting to Continue Membership Drive: New York Civic Worker to Speak about ‘The Soul of the City’
  • January 20th Last Day to Sign-up With the California Prune and Apricot Association
  • New Real Estate Firm Opens in Santa Clara at 1161 Franklin Street: Earl Wise and Edgar Sanders Partners
  • County Clerk Henry Pfister Says Voters Must Register Now at County Court House
  • News Man Praised for War Service: Judge Charles Thompson Relays War Council Commendation for Former Santa Clara News Reporter Richard Stuart
  • John Widney of the Town Board of Trustees Painfully Injured in Buggy Accident
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club to Host Talk on Americanization by Rev. H.E. Matthews of the Baptist Church
  • George Blanchard Has Purchased Saddle Rock Restaurant at Corner of Grant and Market Streets in Santa Clara: Contemplates Many Improvements to Place
    National Thrift Day is January 17, 1920: Followed by Thrift Week with Motto: ‘Save First and Spend Afterwords’


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (January 14, 1970)

  • After 4-Month Strike Steelworkers Finally Return to Work at Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Plant in Santa Clara: Strike Cost City almost $10,000 in Extra Police Services
  • Santa Clara Goes to Court on Bond Interest: City to Try Court Action to Overcome Difficulty in Selling Bonds for Improvements to the Jointly-owned Santa Clara-San Jose Sewage Plant in Alviso
  • Statistically and by State Board of Education Definition George Mayne School is Ethnically Imbalanced but Washington School is OK
  • Proposed City Sanitary Landfill in Fairway Glen Area Would Surround Kathryn Hughes School on Three Sides
  • Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Store to Open Here at 3151 El Camino Real
  • Master Hypnotist Arnold Koutz Speaks to Kiwanis Club: Says Hypnosis May Help Patients Undergoing Heart Transplant Surgery
  • City Council Hires Leo A. Daly Consulting Firm to Study and Make Recommendations for Development of the Old Downtown Area of City Known as the ‘Quad’
  • Registration Now Open for Business Courses Being Offered by the University of Santa Clara Evening Extension Division
  • Civil Defense Council and SCUSD Adult Education Division Partnering to Offer Disaster Survival Classes in Event of Flood, Earthquake, Riot, or Nuclear Attack
  • ’Stick-up’ in Santa Clara: Gunman Robs the Speedee Mart on 4542 Stevens Creek Blvd.

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