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Stories of the Past: Friday, March 15, 2002

March 15, 2002

>>50 years ago — Superior Court Judge Elmer Heald issued an order padlocking The Loveland, a Westmorland establishment found to have been operated for purposes of prostitution. Injunctions were also sought against three other operations following a recent raid. They were The Rendezvous, Monte Carlo and Mom's.

>>40 years ago — The 19th annual Men's Association Bowling Tournament is scheduled to start at the Imperial Valley Bowl. There are 36 teams already entered in team events.

>>30 years ago — Calling himself a "full-blooded Democrat" and promising to correct campaign mistakes he made two years ago during his first bid for state office, Fred Singh, county environmental quality control director, officially announced his candidacy for the 75th Assembly District.

>>20 years ago — El Centro residents may want to take a closer look at their water-sewer bills before joining the fray on a flat rate versus a metered charge for sewage service. According to figures released by City Manager Abdel Salem, 60 percent will be paying less for sewage, and 40 percent will be paying more. The El Centro City Council has set a public hearing on the proposed rate change at 7 p.m. April 7 to decide if the city will switch to the flat rate.

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