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Looking Back – Week of January 15

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 13, 1914)

  • Sewer Suit Lost by M.J. Rankin: Only 4 Out of 1000 Taxpayers Pass Back Sewer Refund
  • Commercial League to Boost Town By Film: Secretary Sigsby Scores New Record for Publicity Work
  • Municipal Paving Plant Favored by Directors
  • Woman’s Club to Improve Old Adobe: Meeting With Architect W.E. Higgins
  • Son of Henry Luke Warburton Succumbs to Illness: Death of 7-Year-Old Rollo
  • Trustees Accept New Town Hall: Building Will be Furnished and Ready for Occupancy by February 1st

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (January 15, 1964)

  • Last Ditch Fight: Attempt by Residents to Head Off Street Improvement Project in Camino-Alta Assessment District
  • Public Relations Man, Wallace H. Pike, Hired by City Hall as Industry Liaison
  • Mac Vierra Business License for Private Police Patrol Revoked
  • New 7-Seat Board: Cultural Commission is Formed by City Council: Pleas for Santa Clara Volunteers to Apply
  • Oswald Place’ Controversy: Some Residents Want Street Name Changed But Historical & Landmarks Commission Says Name has No Connection to JFK Assassin–was Named for a Respected Old-Time Santa Clara Merchant Family
  • Pete Pasetta Ready: Shopping Center with 2 ‘Green’ Acres Planned: Oriental Gardens Development at NW Corner of Monroe & Scott

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