>>50 years ago — The prospect of rabies among dogs in Heber was raised when the county Health Office confirmed that one dog reported to have bitten children there early this month has been diagnosed as rabid. The Imperial County Hospital said three persons had been reported being bitten by dogs in the Heber area.
>>40 years ago — Gov. Edmund G. Brown's proposal for 100 new California highway patrolmen appeared to have dim prospects in the Legislature today. State Sen. Randolph Collier said he did not favor the addition of new patrolmen.
>>30 years ago — The Republic of China has announced it will guarantee the protection of an estimated 2,000 Nationalist Chinese residing in Baja California by establishing a Calexico consulate. Diplomatic relations between Nationalist China and Mexico were terminated in November.
>>20 years ago — Demonstration team pilots as well as all Blue Angel crewmen were to board a C-9 aircraft today for a long flight from the El Centro Naval Air Facility to Pensacola, Fla. They are going home to attend memorial services for Blue Angel No. 5, the team's solo pilot Lt. Cmdr. Stu Powrie, who died on the crash of his A-4 Skyhawk Monday on a Navy target range near Westmorland.