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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From May 8

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 9, 1919)

  • John G. French Takes His Seat:  Newly Elected to Town Board of Trustees
  • Tomorrow is Last Day for Victory Loan Subscriptions: Final Appeal to Those Who Have Forgotten: $50 Victory Liberty Loan Bonds Now on Hand
  • Fruit Men of County Plan Campaign: Enthusiastic Gathering Hears Fruit & Apricot Grower’s Association Discuss Possibilities of Local Fruit Enterprise
  • Firemen’s Benefit Ball will be Big Event of Season
  • New Drug Store for City: B. Fernish — Long Associated with Oberdeener’s Pharmacy — Has Purchased Clark’s Ice Cream & Confectionary Store and Will Open His New Establishment With a Complete Line of Drugs and Drug Store Equipment
  • Funeral of Well Known Santa Clara Woman: Miss Mary Farry
  • Sudden Death of Mrs. Bessie Withycombe at Her Home Near Lawrence Road
  • County’s ‘100 Per Cent Industrial Exposition’ to Open in San Jose Next Week: Prune Growers to Have Exhibit
  • Native Sons of the Golden West to Initiate 25 Men


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 7, 1969)

  • Mexicans Stage Walk-out at Industrial Confab: Industry Representatives Accused of Gross Insensitivity Toward ‘La Raza’ and Racist Attitude:  Protest Followed 2-day ‘Northern California Industry Conference on Mexican-Americans’ Held on Santa Clara University Campus
  • Lockheed Delegate Answers Protestors: Says, “Will Do All We Can to Hire, Train, and Promote Mexican-Americans”
  • Negotiations Beginning: Salaries to be Debated: SCUSD Financial Position Unsure Until After June 3rd Tax Election and the State Education Budget is Passed
  • Newly Elected SCUSD Board of Education Member Larry Furlow and his Wife Ruth Seriously Injured in Traffic Accident on Benton at San Tomas Expressway
  • Vision and Hearing Tests this Month for Pre-Schoolers at all SCUSD Elementary Schools
  • Matt Talia Given Party, Gets Applause at Last Meeting Before His City Council Term Ends

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