50 years ago — State park commissioners and two state senators will examine the Salton Sea area closely in the near future as a possible park development, it was announced in San Francisco.
40 years ago — Eat, drink and be merry — for tomorrow you may teach school. That was the attitude of the 300 people who attended the Welcome Teachers Luncheon in the Barbara Worth Hotel. It should be noted the drinking at the luncheon was of coffee and milk. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
30 years ago — The Brawley City Council has withheld approval of another cable television system. The council instructed City Administrator Franklin Lay to study the experience other cities have had with separate systems existing side by side.
20 years ago — County Board of Education members Wednesday voted for themselves a $10 a meeting increase in pay. They also learned they were eligible to receive the same health-insurance coverage offered to county Office of Education full-time employees. County Superintendent of School Herb Farrar said board members at seven other school districts in the county are already receiving similar insurance benefits.