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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, October 2, 2001

October 02, 2001

50 years ago — The state Public Utilities Commission announced it has approved a Greyhound Bus route over the North Shore road of the Salton Sea from Niland to Coachella. No decision has been reached on the starting date of the 54-mile route. The route will provide a second bus line between the Imperial and Coachella valleys.

40 years ago — For the first time in its history, Brawley Union High School has 1,000 students, Principal J.E. Warne reports. The high school's previous peak enrollment was 965 in December 1959. The peak last year was 922 students.

30 years ago — A picket line formed by the United Farm Workers was set up at the Calexico Safeway store for the second straight day as part of a continuing boycott of the market chain. UFW spokesmen were planning to put up a picket line around the Brawley Safeway store.

20 years ago — Heffernan Avenue in Calexico was transformed into a 1962 version of Tijuana's famed Avenida Revolucion for location filming Thursday night of the motion picture "Tijuana." Some 400 extras from the Imperial and Mexicali valleys were used as character roles of American tourists, servicemen, surfers and bobby-soxers, Mexican cab drivers, shoeshine boys and others during the first night of filming.

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