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Stories of the past: Friday, November 9, 2001

November 09, 2001

>>50 years ago — Temporary writs of injunction were filed against 11 alleged Westmorland houses of prostitution involving 25 persons caught in Sheriff Robert Ware's surprise raid Oct. 27. The complaints restrain the businesses from continuing to operate and charge.

>>40 years ago — With public apathy and concern that the public may not support a bond issue, Central Union High School District trustees began consideration of their desperate need for new school buildings.

>>30 years ago — Imperial County Farm Bureau directors have voted unanimously to support an initiative sponsored statewide by the Citizens for Agriculture Committee calling for secret ballot elections for farm workers choosing union representatives.

>>20 years ago — The Economic Opportunity Commission's senior affairs office will sponsor another bus to Pasadena's 1982 Rose Parade. The bus will be leaving the El Centro Thrifty Drugs parking lot at 5 a.m. and will pick up en route at Brawley at 5:20 a.m. at the Safeway parking lot, and at the Niland post office, 8108 Highway 111.

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