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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From June 26

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (June 27, 1919)

  • Telephone Girls Gaining New Friends Daily in Fight Against Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company for Living Wage and Fair Deal: Merchants Planning to Aid Striking Girls in Their Reasonable Demands
  • American Seaplane NC-1 Starting on Her Long Ocean Voyage
  • Prosperity is Sweeping Over Valley With a Wave of Gold: This Year’s Crops Worth $44,000,000.00: Prune is King in Santa Clara Valley and Paying Royal Prices This Year
  • Rex Theatre is Offering Splendid Attractions for Balance of the Month
  • High School Class of Graduates Announced: Senior Class Will Present Bronze Tablet to School with Names of Four Former Students of School Who Died in the War
  • Big Price Paid for Orchard Land:  $135,000 for 250 Acres Near Milpitas
  • Funeral for Boy Shot by Little Playmate: John Freitas, Jr. Accidentally Shot by John Andrade
  • Santa Claran, Frank Furtado, to Manage Los Gatos Meat Market
  • Elmer Emerson, Deputy in County Recorder’s Office, Accepts Position with California Prune and Apricot Grower’s Association
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club Releases Annual Report: Many Contributions to Town Improvement Projects and in Aiding Red Cross in War Effort


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (June 25, 1969)

  • School Board Confirms Administrators Shuffle: SCUSD Shuffling Nine Administrators and Losing Assistant Superintendent of Personnel
  • City Council OK’s Plan: William Ward Gets Permission to Use Volunteer Labor to Install Irrigation System on Grounds of Triton Museum of Art
  • Revised Recall Move: Tom Rowen Tries Again: Takes out New Petition to Recall School Board Members Victor Camacho and Irving Wilcox
  • Hearing on Record City Budget Draws One Oral Protest: F.J. Lamb Wants Profits Made by Electric Department to be Put Toward Reducing City Tax Rate
  • City’s 117th Birthday Party and Celebrations Begins July 4th
  • City Planners to Consider Apartment Proposals in Three Locations
  • Buchser High Biology Teacher, Miss May Manabe, Passenger Aboard the TWA Flight from Oakland to New York Hijacked to Cuba

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