>>50 years ago — Approval of an "across-the-board" raise of $15 a month for about 500 county employees was granted by the Board of Supervisors in a special session Wednesday.
>>40 years ago — Rain soaked Brawley streets yesterday afternoon and last night, but failed to dampen the city's Thanksgiving celebration. Turkey festivities went off on schedule despite the downpour of .11 of an inch of rain during the afternoon and early evening.
>>30 years ago — Would you like to take an hour's ride on a sugar beet-picking machine? Maybe you like to take a weekend trip to San Francisco. These things are possible for successful bidders at the auction sponsored by the Brawley Boys' Club.
>>20 years ago — California Secretary of State March Fong Eu announced Saturday at a Democratic fund-raiser in Brawley that she will seek re-election in 1982. This was the first time in Eu's campaign travels that she has made the statement publicly.