50 years ago — Thirty-eight Imperial Valley selective service registrants have been reported to the U.S. attorney for draft delinquency. The 38 have failed to report for both pre-induction physical exams and induction into the Army.
40 years ago — While meter maid Christine Gross was writing a parking ticket this morning in the 700 block of Main Street, a juvenile jumped aboard her electric scooter and drove it into a parked car, damaging both vehicles. The culprit disappeared before he could be apprehended, police say.
30 years — The Imperial Valley Boat Club will have its annual Blythe river run, a family outing for members and guests. Those wishing to go must have a boat capable of navigating the about 85 miles of river to be traveled.
20 years ago — El Centro Mayor Jim House remained inaccessible to the press today, but it looks he will be leaving El Centro. A spokesman at Abatti Produce where House works, said, "It's no secret. Tomorrow is Jim's last day." Reportedly House is taking a job in Bakersfield. There had been reports that Abatti had made a last-ditch effort to keep him with an offer of more money.