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Stories of the past: Trursday, May 2, 2001

May 02, 2001

50 years ago — The Imperial Dam facilities were visited by Attorney General Edmund G. "Pat" Brown this morning. Imperial Irrigation District officials went with Brown to look at the dam and at the All-American Canal.

40 years ago — Litter in the sand dune areas will be cleaned up soon, according to a decision by the Board of Supervisors on Monday. The Desert Protective Council Inc. wrote a letter to the supervisors and explained one area was so cluttered with broken bottles that children were prevented from playing on the dunes.

30 years ago — A $500,000 lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court by United Farm Workers members against Abatti Produce Inc., it was announced today by UFW attorney Charles Farnsworth. The suit, filed by Fidel Valdez on behalf of himself and all the UFW pickets, alleges that since April 21 the defendant has threatened to arrest all pickets standing along the canal banks where non-union workers have been employed.

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20 years ago — A top Mexicali bank official says the discovery of natural gas in the Gulf of California is the first capable of immediate commercial exploitation. The discovery was announced Friday by Petroleos Mexicanos, the Mexican oil monopoly, at a site 40 miles from the mouth of the Colorado River.

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