Santa Clara County Local News: History


All Local History News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/18/2024
The Mountain View-based company, which supplies building materials to contractors and homeowners, got its start when Harry Jr. Morey established a supply yard, stocking road base that paved the way for the automobile era.

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02/16/2024
Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.

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02/07/2024
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The San Jose Earthquakes were not just invented from scratch a few years ago. The current team expands on a vibrant historical body of work dating back to 1974.

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02/05/2024
She toured the world wowing audiences, and she captured the public’s imagination for decades. No, not Taylor Swift; Ellen Beach Yaw, also known as Lark Ellen.

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02/01/2024
James Dean’s last stop before he died in a car crash was at Blackwell’s Corner, a gas station in rural Kern County. His memory isn’t the draw it once was.

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02/01/2024
An extinct species of walrus was unearthed in Santa Cruz County, evoking a time when California was teeming with odd creatures that feel closer to fantasy than reality, researchers said.

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01/31/2024
The California Legislative Black Caucus released a list of 14 bills as a first set of reparations for the descendants of African Americans who were enslaved.

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01/31/2024
Lawmakers introduced a package of bills designed to tackle some forms of reparations. The measures may face budget constraints and opposition.

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01/26/2024
In a packed room of Apple enthusiasts, the original makers of the Macintosh celebrated the 40-year history of the desktop computer that launched a new way of interacting with the digital world.

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01/19/2024
Months after work crews removed tattered tarps and worn wraps from a languishing, historic former church in downtown San Jose, preservationists are worried city officials have lost urgency around protecting the building for the long term.

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01/18/2024
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Kelly-Moore Paints, a household word for the past 78 years in residential and commercial paint, has abruptly closed.

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01/17/2024
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The only memory Leon Malmed, 86, has of his parents was a tragic moment in July 1942, when French police — acting under orders of the country’s Nazi German occupiers — showed up at his family’s home to arrest the adults for being Jewish. It was also the last time that Malmed, who was just barely 4 years old, would ever see his parents.

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01/16/2024
Los Altos residents will soon be seeing firsthand the progress of Los Altos leaders’ efforts to restore a landmark heritage apricot orchard at the city’s civic center.

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01/15/2024
In celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, the African American Community Service Agency in San Jose aims to connect residents with educational and supportive services.

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01/12/2024
Responding to growing concerns from homeowners, Palo Alto's Historic Resources Board assured residents that it will not support adding their homes to the city's historic inventory without explicit consent.

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01/10/2024
Pea Soup Andersen’s, a Buellton, Calif., restaurant just shy of its 100th birthday, closed suddenly. The restaurant's other location, near Interstate 5 in Santa Nella, remains open.

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01/09/2024
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Upwards of 80 firefighters arrived to contain the downtown San Jose structure fire on the morning of January 7, 2021. Three years later, the public still awaits answers.

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01/03/2024
The year started with an onslaught of unexpected challenges, from extreme weather conditions to a housing plan that was not on track to win state approval, ending in some difficult negotiations with a local school district.

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01/03/2024
As Palo Alto officials prepare to expand the city's inventory of historic buildings, they are confronting a stark reality: About half of the property owners whose homes would be added to the list aren't happy about it.

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01/02/2024
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Almaden Plaza, as it’s now called, occupies the northwestern quadrant of the aforementioned intersection, where hordes of TJ Maxx and Costco shoppers dominate the landscape. The impossibly bland website even mentions the “attractive walkway with inlaid bricks to ensure a cozy environment for your shopping at leisure.”

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