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Week of July 24

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 22, 1913)

*Annual Municipal Report Completed by City Expert: In Spite of Costly Improvements and Reduction in Gas & Electric Current Town Finances in Good Shape
*By Transfer of Funds: Sufficient Money Now Available for Completion of New Town Hall
*Up-to-Date Accounting System to be Installed: Town Trustees to Observe Latest Improvement Method and Employ Expert
*Former Town Clerk Sues for Back Pay for 1911-12

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (July 24, 1963)

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*Lincoln St. Widening is Reduced: Protests Cut Proposed Size
*City Parks Fee Ruled ‘Illegal’: 11 Year Ordinance Voided in Superior Court
*Six City Commissioners Asked to Resign Due to High Absenteeism: Parks & Recreation, Historical & Landmarks and Civil Service Commissions Affected
*Offers Made by Downtown Merchants to Buy Back Urban Renewal Land Rejected: Redevelopment Agency Directors Say More Money Required
*$4,500 Bowling Tourney Hosted at Moonlite Center

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Local History Librarian Santa Clara City Library

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