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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From March 11

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 12, 1920)

  • Chamber of Commerce Forum Held to Examine School Consolidation Plan: Professor A.W. Wray of Santa Clara Grammar School and Charles W. Townsend, Principal of Santa Clara High School Speak
  • New Candidates for School Board File Petitions: C.E. Newton, F.A. Harmon and L.D. Emig Make Statements as to Their Stand on School Problem
  • Town Politics Warming Up: Petitions Being Filed for Those Wanting to Run for Board of Town Trustees, Town Treasurer and School Board
  • Teachers Through-out County Form Union: Organizational Meeting Held at Horace Mann School
  • Many Robberies: Petty Burglaries Committed Every Night Last Week: Lexington, Franklin, Lincoln and Liberty Street Residences Hit
  • Santa Clara Can Bond for $265,562.00 for Schools Says District Attorney
  • Bank of Italy Growth Rapid: Santa Clara Branch Gained $60,000 in Deposits Last Year
  • San Jose and Santa Clara Chambers of Commerce to Hold Joint Meeting: Speaker to be John Gregg of the University of California on the Topic: ‘Municipal Auto Camp Sites’
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club Discusses Honoring Luther Burbank’s Birthday and California Federation of Women’s Club Goal of Planting Trees Through-out State
  • Saratoga Sets March 27th for 21st Annual Blossom Festival: Sea of Blossoming Trees Anticipated: Entertainment to Include Music and a Forest Play


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 11, 1970)

  • Car Thief from Oakland Killed After Wild Chase Near Santa Clara; Companion Grabbed on Off-Ramp
  • Assistant Superintendants Plan to Resign to Allow Soon-to-be-Appointed New Superintendant of Schools to Start Fresh
  • Rotary Park for Santa Clara?: After Donating $5000 to City — Rotary Club May Get Small Park Named in Honor of Club
  • School District Intermediate School Band and Orchestra Concert to be Held Soon
  • Wilcox High School to Hold ‘International Fair and Feed’ to Raise Funds for Foreign Exchange Program
  • Buchser High School Theater Students to put-on ‘West Side Story’
  • Santa Clara Police to Hold Bike Auction at Police Station
  • Santa Clara Journal Encourages Readers to Send in Cut-out Map with Ideas on Widths of Streets and What Types of Buildings Should be Included in Downtown Plan
  • One Man Found Guilty and Trials Set for Seven More Arrested for Rioting or Battery at Four-Month Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company Strike in Santa Clara
  • Sunnyvale Man Injured in Traffic Accident on El Camino Real East of Halford Avenue

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