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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From November 20

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (November 21, 1919)

  • Red Cross Will Remember Men in France at Xmas: Specifications Given for Gift Packages Overseas
  • Get Red Cross Magazine Subscriptions from Chamber of Commerce
  • Joseph T. Brooks Joins Fruit Growers: Resigns from San Jose Chamber of Commerce to Work for California Prune and Apricot Growers Association
  • Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce to Begin Energetic Campaign for New Members Monday: Extensive Publicity and Booster Programs to Precede December Membership Drive:  Looking for ‘Live Wire’ Workers to Assist
  • Christmas Funds Aim of San Jose Elks: Hosting Vaudeville Show Fundraiser
  • Santa Clara Grammar School Reaches Highest Enrollment Ever: Now Has 720 Students
  • Oil Discovered Near This City: Found on Bernal Ranch in San Jose’s Santa Teresa Area
  • Native Sons of Golden West to Hold Banquet in Honor of Soldier Boys
  • Santa Clara County Teachers Institute Will Be Held Here Next Week
  • Funeral of Father John Neri:  Well-known Jesuit Priest Passes at Santa Clara College
  • Judge Charles Thompson of Santa Clara Will be a Candidate for Superior Court When Judge Beasly Retires


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (November 19, 1969)

  • ‘Investigate Before Investing’:  Mrs. Ruth Watson, Vice President of San Jose Better Business Bureau Gives Advice and Explains Services of Local BBB
  • School Bonds Unsalable at Authorized 5% Interest Rate:  Construction Projects Stall: School Board Looking for Way to Raise Interest Rate
  • Police Report Further Vandalism at Strike Site:  Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Plant
  • Wilcox High Drug Talk: 22-year-old Former Drug Pusher Sharon Lanham, now with Smart Set, Inc. to Relate Her Terrifying “Uncool” Experiences as a Drug User: Talk Sponsored by PTA
  • Offices vs. Housing for Scott Blvd.:  Planning Commission to Hear Petition to Rezone Scott Blvd. at Liberty Street from Single-Family Homes to Office Building
  • Wilcox Aquatics Club Assists PTA in Cleaning up Old Safeway Store on Monroe at Franklin for use of Project Santa:  18th Year of Program Which Raises Funds for Gifts and Food Baskets for Poor Families in Santa Clara and Alviso
  • Quick Action by Police Officer Floyd Worley Saves Life of Heart Attack Victim, Frederic Mau
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club to Offer Tour of Their Old Adobe Clubhouse

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