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Week of June 5

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (June 3, 1913)
* Financial Report Released by Cherry Carnival Committee: Over $165,000 Worth of Bills Paid but $222 Still in Bank
*Trustees Transact Town’s Business in A.M. Session: Monthly Reports Show Excellent Condition of Municipal Finances and Property: Seagraves Fire Truck Officially Accepted: Completion of Town Hall Discussed: Plan to Regulate Speed of Cars in Town
* Firemen’s Annual Election Full of Ginger and Excitement: Dave Walsh Defeats Henry Menzel for Office of Chief Engineer by Only 9 Votes

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (June 5, 1963)
*New Zoning Sought to ‘Clean-up’ El Camino Real: More Desirable Businesses Needed to Upgrade City’s Main Artery
* New 2-Story Office Building Planned in Santa Clara’s Airport Industrial Tract
*Plans for 4th High School in Santa Clara District Okayed: Price Tag $3 million for 44 Acre Site near Ham & Rosalie Avenues within Sunnyvale City Limits
*Ground Broken for 2nd and Final Unit in Malibu Park Tract at Benton & Pomeroy Streets on Former Orchard Land Adjacent to Buchser High School
*Lakewood Village Joins Movement Opposing Bayside Tract Homes North of Bayshore Freeway

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



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