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Looking Back: Week of August 1st Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 2, 1918)

*Santa Clara County War Savings Stamp Drive August 12-19: Campaign to Raise $1,000,000 Planned by War Council: Drive Will Open with War Show at Victory Theatre

*New Tax on Automobiles Part of Revenue Bill: Other Luxury Items to be Taxed: Sporting Goods, Pianos, Cameras, and Patent Medicines


*Ready for Battle of Ballots: Listing of Offices with Candidates for Upcoming August 27th Primary Election

*Funeral of Late Harry Regnart: Passed Away at His Home on the Corner of Harrison and Washington Streets

*Santa Clara IOOF [Oddfellows] and 20 Citizens Sign Pledge to Support War Stamps Campaign with $1000-each:  Will be  ‘$1000 Club’ Members

*Car Men’s Pay and Fare Raise Together:  State Railroad Commission Raises Standard Fares to Improve Wages of Its Employees

*Stringent Sugar Rations to be Strictly Enforced

*Santa Clara Woman’s Club “Pioneers’ Day” Program Planned for September 20th: Mrs. Lucy Higgins Will Lead Event


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 31, 1968)

*Firemen Steaming After City Council Blocks Their Use of County’s 10-cents-per-voter Registration Fee for Amenities in Fire Stations: May Refuse to Register Any More Voters Unless Job Descriptions Changed to Require Them to Do So

*School Board Gets Another Efficiency Report: Arthur D. Little Co. Consultants Reiterate Need to Decentralize Administrative Power in SCUSD

*Salaries of Teachers and Administrators in SCUSD Examined

*’The Great Train Robbery’: Thieves Steal 1200 Feet of Copper Cable from Southern Pacific’s Maintenance Yard at 420 Brokaw Road

*Decision on Trends Development Co.’s Rezoning Proposal Postponed: Continuance to August 24th on Proposal for a Rezoning to Allow for Development of 3-acre Apartment Complex on Warburton Ave. near Lawrence Expressway

*Two Men, One Armed with Revolver, Stick-up ‘El Camino Liquors’ Store at 2205 El Camino Real

*City Council Orders Wall Closing: 30-foot Gap in Wall Between Bowers Alley and Four Restaurants Must be Fixed

*Serviceman Commended: Charles (Chuck) Follis, 1560 Market Street, Commended by City Council for Being Awarded Bronze Star For Bravery in Battle in Vietnam

*Walgreen’s Drug Store and W.T. Grant’s Department Store Among New Businesses Opening in Santa Clara Civic Plaza Shopping Center


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