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Looking Back: Week of January 16th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 17, 1919)

  • Workers of the Santa Clara District War Council and the Mobilized Woman’s Army Start Their Combined Drive for Funds for the Red Cross for Relief in the Middle East:  Thousands are Starving in Armenia and Syria: Will You Help Them?
  • New War Savings Stamp Drive Will Feature Franklin Issue in Honor of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
  • Each County in California to Organize April 5th “Honor Day” for State’s Fighting Heroes
  • A.T. Helm & Co. Issues Map: Progressive Real Estate Man Has Printed an Excellent Map of Santa Clara to be Distributed Throughout the City
  • Shortage of Tree Pruners: Some Asking for $12 Per Day
  • Santa Clara University Professor S.J. Mustol’s Entire Family of Six Stricken with Flu
  • Ida Ruth, Wife of Alphonse Ruth and Daughter of Joseph Miller, 29 years, Dies of Influenza at her Residence at 654 Jackson Street
  • Manuel Rose, Born in Santa Clara 51 years ago, Dies of Influenza at his Residence at 548 Benton Street
  • Sheriff  George Lyle Out of Danger from Flu But Still Bedridden
  • Free Garden Seed for Santa Clara Residents: Provided by U.S. Dept of Agriculture and Distributed by Post Office


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (January 15, 1969)

  • State ‘Shirking Responsibility’ Says FACT Report Presented to School Board: Despite Increase in Daily Average Attendance, State Financial Aid to SCUSD is Decreasing
  • City Nixes Renewal Vote: Proposed City Ordinance That Would Require Vote of People on Future Urban Renewal Projects Defeated by City Council
  • City Sells Garbage Dump for $201,500 to All Purpose Disposal Company
  • Request for Dairy Belle Drive-In Restaurant on South Side of El Camino East of Flora Vista Favored by City Planners
  • City Planners Approve ‘Adolescent Residential Center’ for 1515 and 1525 Franklin Street:  Will be Administered by Rehabilitation Mental Health Services, Inc.
  • Apartment Complex Given OK: 4.3 Acres Rezoned on Chromite Drive, 550-feet East of Bowers Ave.
  • School District Bypasses City Council: SCUSD Votes to Continue with Construction of Valley Continuation High School (VHS) on Don Ave. Despite Opposition to Location
  • Mary Warburton Dies After Life of Service to Community: She Was Great-Granddaughter of Californio-era Governor Luis Arguello and the Only Surviving Charter Member of the Santa Clara Woman’s Club

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