50 years ago — The wind blew, the rain came and power "outages" occurred throughout the Valley on Thursday night during a storm that struck all of Southern California and delivered snow as far as Tucson.
40 years ago — The Mexican braceros, announced last summer as prime target of the labor unions, were again in the forefront Thursday as picket lines were thrown up in the Imperial Valley. This may cause the Bruce Church fields and Church Co. to lose its certification for the use of braceros.
30 years ago — Brawley Wildcats came to Holtville on Tuesday night and it was a sad night for the Vikings. The big Wildcat front line was too much for the Vikings, who could never get their outside game running, and the result was an overwhelming Brawley 68-26 victory.
20 years ago — The rain that has been coming down almost continually since Sunday morning is proving to be an inconvenience to many Imperial Valley residents. Beyond that no real damage has been reported. In fact, it may boost the price of lettuce by delaying shipments from the Valley.