50 years ago — You won't have to feed the parking meters in certain areas of downtown El Centro from July 1 to Sept. 15. A moratorium on the payment of coins into the meters of parking spaces in the city-owned lot adjacent to City Hall and both sides of the 500 block of State Street was declared by the City Council on Wednesday night.
40 years ago — Members of the 1961 graduating class at Holtville Union High School earned scholarship awards of $17,725. Principal Ed Van Dam said this was the largest amount of scholarship money ever awarded a graduating class in Holtville.
30 years ago — Brawley's Migrant Health Clinic received notice from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare that it will be funded for $560,511 for its second year of operation. The grant doesn't include the $140,000 dental program, according to clinic Director Ventura Huerta.