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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From January 8

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 9, 1920)

  • Prune and Apricot Growers Association Ready for Acreage Campaign: Mr. A. B. Post, Prominent Banker-Grower Promotes Value of Association
  • San Jose Stock Sold in Far Away Land: Local Corporation Breeding Registered Livestock Makes Foreign Shipments:  Holstein Bulls and Heifers Being Shipped to Chile South America for a Price of $400-per-head
  • Book Now on Sale:  Historical Society Completes Work and Places its Publication ‘The War History of Santa Clara County’ with Stores
  • Senator James Phelan Considers Increase in Japanese Population in California Alarming
  • Board of Town Trustees Hold Meeting in City Hall: L.H. Albertson Tells Trustees of Poor Condition of Sidewalks near Block Fruit Packing Plant: Improvements will be Made to Streets Leading to Packing Plant
  • Members of the ‘Kings Daughters’ Thank Those Who Responded to Their Christmas Call to Assist Poor Families in Santa Clara
  • Chamber of Commerce Campaign Workers Again Active:  J. Magruder of American City Bureau Will Come Back to Town to Help Chamber Reorganize its Now Larger Organization
  • Income Tax Forms for Filing 1919 Tax Returns Will be Available by January 15th
  • ’14 Dry Points’:  Satirical Suggestions for New Rules Needed Due to Prohibition


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (January 7, 1970)

  • Electrical System’s Future Revealed: ‘Beck Report’ Discusses Future Development of City’s Municipally-owned Electric Utilities
  • New Club for Seniors: Mission City Adult Center to be Established January 30th at 3505 Monroe Street
  • Mobile Library Will Visit Sunnyvale: Santa Clara Public Library Bookmobile Adds Lakewood Village in Sunnyvale to its Service Area: City of Sunnyvale to Contribute to Cost of Deliveries
  • Sunday Hours for Santa Clara Central Library?:  City Librarian Don Fuller Studying Costs and Seeking Community Input on this Proposal
  • Backyard Trash Burning Illegal as of January 1st  Due to New Regulations Imposed by Bay Area Pollution Control District
  • New Head of O’Connor Hospital Named:  Dr. James Markham
  • San Jose Sister City Program Provides Advice to the Santa Clara Sister Cities Subcommittee of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee
  • Youngsters in Family on Golden State Drive Destroy ‘Un-Christian Rock-n-Roll Records’ Rife with Drug Lyrics: Parents Provide Christmas Money to Buy New Records with ‘Good Music’

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