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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From March 13

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 14, 1919)

  • Plans Progressing Fast for 4th of July Celebration Honoring ‘Our Soldier & Sailor Boys’
  • New Victory Stamp Now on Sale at Santa Clara Post Office
  • Cardinal Gibbons Talks on Thrift: Promotes Sale of 1919 War Savings Stamps
  • Candidates File Petitions for April Election: 2 Town Officers, 3 School Trustees, Town Clerk, Town Marshall, and Town Treasurer to be Elected
  • Letters from Homeseekers: Since the Close of War, the Chamber of Commerce Has Had More Inquiries Than Any Time Ever Before
  • Pioneer Banker Here on Visit:  H.A. Weller, Founder of First National Bank in Mendocino County Visiting Daughter, Mrs. John G. French of 1009 Harrison Street
  • B. Fernish Retires from Oberdeener’s Pharmacy: Recently Taken to O’Connor Sanitarium Suffering from Appendicitis
  • Town Treasurer Robert Fatjo donates his Salary to 4 Organizations: Santa Clara Woman’s Club, Volunteer Fire Department, Chamber of Commerce, and Public Library
  • Chicken Thieves Come to Grief:  Four Youngsters Caught Stealing Chickens: Arrested, Turned Over to Juvenile Court
  • Sperry Flour Co. Product Demonstrations:  Jenny Nagley, Graduate of Sperry Domestic Science School, to Head 5-Day Demonstration Event for Housewives
  • Santa Clara High School Girls in Auto Accident: Johanna Lass Driver with 3 Passengers when Tire Blows Out and Vehicle Turns Turtle at Roadside: Bruised Girls Rushed to O’Connor Sanitarium
  • Santa Clara County Clerk, H.A. Pfister. Elected President of the California County Clerk’s Association


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 12, 1969)

  • Peterson, Buchser High Students Test Authority of Officials:  18 Peterson High Students from Alviso Wear Chicano Student Union Berets and Challenge Dress Code; 13 Buchser High Students Refuse to Attend School Assembly
  • Pico Way Property Owner Loses Fight: City Council Accedes to Space Park Demand for Street Name Change:  Pico Way Re-named Duane Avenue
  • SCUSD Board Meeting Venue Changed to Cabrillo to Accommodate Large Crowd
  • Project Santa Plea for Food Answered: Additional Food and Clothes Collected for Needy Families in Santa Clara Unified School District
  • School Superintendant Lawrence Curtis Says ‘I Haven’t Quit’ Despite Board of Education Announcement That He Would Retire in 1970
  • Vietnam Morale Boost:  Wilcox High Students in Medical Careers Club Care About Our Soldiers Fighting in Vietnam:  Organize ‘Operation Correspondence’
  • California State Automobile Association Will Open New Office at 80 Saratoga Ave.
  • Mario Vasquez Makes First Run for Public Office: Seeks Council Seat in April Election: Active in G.I. Forum and Scott Lane PTA

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