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Stories of the Past: Sunday, December 2, 2001

December 01, 2001

>>50 years ago — A sewage plant for the twin border cities of Calexico and Mexicali will be built on the U.S. side of the border, west of Calexico, at a cost of $2 million. Joseph Fredkin, engineer for the International Boundary the Commission, submitted the report at a meeting of Calexico and Mexicali officials Thursday night.

>>40 years ago — Wrapped heads of "Bud" lettuce are beginning to appear in Valley markets. Bud Antle Co., recently criticized by the California Council of Grocers, cuts, trims, wraps and packages in the field.

>>30 years ago — A record of more than 1,500 dogs has been entered in the 22nd annual Imperial Valley Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday at Warne Field in Brawley. Ron Smith, vice president of the local canine association, said many of the top show champions from throughout the U.S. will be at the one-day event.

>>20 years ago — The Calexico City Council jumped on the bandwagon Tuesday night and voted to enter into a $340,000 residential rehabilitation loan program with Bank of America. Local residents will be able to apply for money from the revolving loan fund to upgrade their homes and will be charged from 3 to 10.25 percent interest. In return for the program, the city will deposit with the bank $170,000 in Housing and Urban Development funds. Brawley and El Centro have already entered into the program.

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