50 years ago — Some experimental parachute work already under way by the Air Force at Wright Field will continue, but all new work will take place at the El Centro Naval Auxiliary Air Station.
40 years ago — Telephone service was disrupted in about twenty Calexico homes for more than an hour Saturday when flames from a garage fire reached service lines. There was no estimated loss available.
30 years ago — An extensive remodeling program will be launched within the next two weeks by the new owners of the Imperial Valley Country Club. Transfer-of-ownership papers have been filed with the county recorder showing that just under $1 million was paid for the facility.
20 years ago — The New River, billed as one of the dirtiest rivers in the nation, is going back under the microscope two months after the state cut off funds to monitor its filth. This time the International Boundary and Water Commission will pay for regular monitoring of the river. Previous samplings have found the river commonly carries high levels of sewage, pesticides and pathogens.