>>50 years ago — Imperial County received $22,293 from the state as its share of the excess enrollment funds available under California's new formula of basing school apportionments on current daily attendance. The $22,293 is for the fall term of the current school year, said Ruth Kepley, county superintendent of schools, and is more than twice the amount received for the spring semester.
>>40 years ago — Smuggling of watch movements and diamonds is on the increase all along the border, U.S. Customs Commissioner Philip Nichols Jr., said in Calexico. Narcotics were still the number one problem along the border, he said.
>>30 years ago — Groundbreaking was scheduled of a Quechan Indian environmental control agricultural farm, a $1 million project funded through the Office of Economic Opportunity and the Economic Development Administration. Once completed, the farm will be operated by the tribe. Consultants will be provided by the University of Arizona.