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Stories of the Past: Friday, April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

50 years ago — Dr. Hollis Jarvis, a Calexico dentist who has been in practice since 1911, was honored at a retirement dinner by the Imperial Valley Dental Society yesterday in the Calexico International Country Club.

40 years ago — El Centro City Manager Leonard McClintock has been directed to use "any means which proves effective" to rid the city of its pigeons: The issue came up when City Councilman George Bucklin complained his auto was being marked by pigeon droppings.

30 years ago — About 40 residents, called Calexico Citizens for Clear Air, were encouraged to seek a class-action suit against feedlots that they claim cause "increasing air pollution." City Attorney Robert Fox suggested the move.

20 years ago — The county Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution today declaring a local state of emergency in the earthquake ravaged Westmorland area. The resolution makes official board Chairman Louis Curiel's proclamation of a state of emergency that came shortly after the Sunday earthquake knocked out the water system and did other extensive damage in the Northend community.

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