>>50 years ago — Three El Centro Boy Scouts were approved by a district scouts board of review here Tuesday night for the rank of Life Scout. Awards will be presented Jan. 21 at the El Centro court of honor. Scouts receiving the honor include Franklin Davenport and Bill Duflock Jr., both of Troop No. 73, and Jimmy Price of Troop No. 78.
>>40 years ago — A special census has been authorized for Brawley. The action was taken at the City Council meeting Monday night when City Administrator Bill Cuthbertson was authorized to request a special census. Cuthbertson told councilmen the recent federal census had not helped the city.
>>30 years ago — The welfare departments of Yuma and Imperial counties are comparing their welfare recipient rolls to determine the number of duplicate recipients. Florence Kinloch, director of Imperial County's department, predicted no more than 2 percent duplication.
>>20 years ago — The Calexico downtown parking situation was the issue of Thursday's Chamber of Commerce meeting, which ultimately voted to approve a resolution supporting raising city parking fines from $2 to $4. The chamber directors acted after learning of a state law that permits the county to get $1.50 from each parking fine collected.