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Stories of the Past: Saturday, September 22, 2001

September 22, 2001

50 years ago — Westmorland councilmen are expected to take action Monday night on an ordinance that would bring parking meters to town.

40 years ago — Beginning today, the Post-Press will run a Mexicali-Calexico section each Friday. A Spanish-language column written by Fidel Sanchez Moreno and a column "Society Notes" by Emma Bejarano will appear each Friday. Today's section will be found on page 7.

30 years ago — A net total of 11,000 people migrated from Imperial County between 1960 and 1970, according to official U.S. Census Bureau figures released today. The bureau arrived at the migration loss by subtracting the difference in total population growth from the net gain in births over deaths. A total of 18,993 births were reported during the last decade in this county, compared to 5,701 deaths. But the Valley's population only increased from 72,105 in 1960 to 74,492.

20 years ago — The Holtville City Council on Monday passed a $1.8 million budget that will be balanced without increased water rates. It will, however, require a hefty increase in trash and sewer rates. For instance, it is expected sewer rates will jump from $5 monthly to $12.58 and trash rates will be increased from $7 to $9.50 each month.

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