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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From July 24

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 25, 1919)

  • August 9th: Date of City’s Reception in Honor of Returned Soldiers: Festivities Will Begin at 1-o’clock with Elaborate Barbecue: Native Sons of the Golden West to Honor Soldiers on Welcome Day
  • Pacific Fleet Training for Boys Who Wish to Join Navy: Local Naval Recruiting Station Has Orders to Enlist Men
  • Sheriff George Lyle Arrests Auto Thief in Santa Clara:  Man Wanted in Both Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties
  • Chamber of Commerce to Submit Petition to Pave Lafayette Street from Franklin Street to the City Limit
  • School Board Holds Session: Determines that September 15th to be Opening Day for the High School and Grammar School
  • New Motor Law in Effect:  Only Police and Fire Vehicles Allowed to Use Sirens Now
  • Fruit Yields Higher than Normal for Prunes, Apricots and Peaches
  • Wonderful Development of Pratt-Low Preserving Co. Due to Progressive Policy:  Employees Work Efficiently in 10-acre Tract with a Park-like Setting: 1127 Employees Produce Output of 223,388 Cans of Apricots

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 23, 1969)

  • Dr. Wallace Hull, President and Superintendant, Resigns from West Valley College in Surprise Move on July 17th
  • West Valley Board of Governors Not Satisfied with Current Wording of Proposed Bond Issue: Sent to Committee for Further Study
  • Valley Continuation High Hits Red Light:  Funds for its Construction Transferred to Santa Clara High School Building Project
  • School Funds Get Boost: Estimated Revenues for SCUSD Higher than Anticipated for 1969-1970 Budget Year
  • City Council Debates Organization Subsidies: Both the Aquamaids and the Santa Clara Philharmonic Orchestra Requesting Funds from City
  • City Council Considers Bid for Cable T.V.: San Jose Mercury News and KNTV Want Award of Santa Clara Cable Franchise
  • Moving With Mayor: City to Initiate Annexation of Serena Way:  Just Outside City Limit: Mayor Planning to Purchase New Home There
  • Santa Clara Players to Stage Children’s Play, ‘A Box of Smiles’ in Open Air Amphitheater behind Central Library
  • The ‘Oleg Cassini’ of Way-out Set: Hubert (Vic) Vykukal, NASA Ames Engineer, Selected to Design Spacesuit for Future Moonmen

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