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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From January 22

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 23, 1920)

  • Chamber of Commerce to Hold Elections on Tuesday for 12 Board Directors: Robert Fatjo Appointed Judge of Election
  • Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: Benefits of Joining Chamber of Commerce
  • Prune and Apricot Growers Obtain Required Acreage in Campaign to Continue Association: Goal of 20,000 Acres of Prunes and 5,000 Acres of Apricots Reached
  • Income Tax Season Opens: As of Thursday and Through March 15th Annual Returns Covering 1919 Income Can Be Filed
  • Automobile News: Vast Improvement in New Motor Models: Great Strides Made in Automobile Design Since the First Practical Automobiles Manufactured 20 Years Ago
  • Country Will Spend a Billion Dollars Constructing Roads Through-out the USA Suitable for Automobile Travel


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (January 21, 1970)

  • SCUSD Seeks Private Investors: School District Needs Way to Finance Priority Construction Projects Without a Bond Election
  • Hundreds Review and Discuss ‘Old Quad’ Plans: Leo A. Daley Co. Consultants Outline 4 Possible Plans: Much Interest but Little Agreement on Best Plan
  • Construction Drops in 1969: Total Valuation of Construction in Santa Clara Reaches $37,470, 484 a Drop of $2,000,000 from 1968
  • $20,000 Needed for Washington Ballpark Safety Repairs and Upgrades Says Joint City-School District Committee Studying Issue
  • Mark King, Scott Hollosi Killed:  Two Teenagers Die in Separate Motorcycle Crashes: One Accident on Warburton Ave. and the Other on Cabrillo Ave.
  • Firemen Salary Talks Continue: Still Differences in Negotiations between City Manager’s Office and Firefighters Association
  • 3 Employee Victims of Hold-up and Pistol-Whipping at University Market, 3395 The Alameda:  $337 Cash Stolen by 3 Armed Robbers
  • ABAG Signs-off on $210,000 Federal Grant for Santa Clara to Improve Sewers
  • Two Young Santa Clarans Arrested on Narcotics Charges: Found with Marijuana When Stopped for Staggering Along Scott Blvd. near Warburton Ave.
  • Girl Scouts Sponsor a Four-Session ‘Women Power’ Forum
  • Sunnyvale Man Severely Hurt in Collision with Santa Clara Woman near Intersection of San Tomas & Central Expressways

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