50 years ago — The county Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a retirement plan for county employees at a meeting yesterday.
40 years ago — A ribbon-cutting ceremony for El Centro's newest building, Security First National Bank, will be at 2 p.m. May 6, Joseph Stevens, bank manager said.
30 years ago — Imperial Valley College will share with five other higher educational institutions in a $100,000 federal grant designed to aid struggling colleges along the U.S.-Mexican border. The money is to be used for four specific purposes: curriculum development, faculty development, administrative improvements and students' services, announced Rep. Victor V. Veysey.
20 years ago — Clifton W. Segraves on Friday officially became Brawley's new fire chief in a brief ceremony at the station. "Thirty years ago today (May 1, 1951) Segraves went to work for the city as a cop," one of the firefighters proudly announced. The new chief has been a member of the Fire Department since July 16, 1953, after leaving the police roster.