>>50 years ago — A mobile chest X-ray unit will be in Imperial County from Jan. 7-19, 1952, the Imperial County Tuberculosis and Heart Association announced Friday. G.G. Bennett, casefinding chairman for the association, said the service will be free.
>>40 years ago — The heaviest rainfall in the Brawley area in nearly two years was recorded at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station Friday. The station measured .83 of an inch between 9 a.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday.
>>30 years ago — An Imperial Irrigation District 1972 budget totaling $21,620,800 — about $1.5 million more than the present year's budget — was unanimously approved Tuesday by the IID Board of Directors. Included in next year's budget, which takes effect Jan. 1, is $14,182,100 for power — up just over $1 million from this year — and $7,438,700 for water — $405,000 above this year.
>>20 years ago — Brawley will receive 50 new low-income housing units as the result of a $2.3 million state-funded project that will be administered by the Imperial Valley Coordinated Housing Authority. The units will be constructed on land owned by the ICHA in a newly annexed portion of Brawley adjacent to a recently completed 58-unit Austin Thomas development. The Thomas project replaced Brawley's old "government camp" housing complex.