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Stories of the Past: Monday, March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

>>50 years ago — An El Centro curfew to govern minors was considered by the City Council. City Attorney Wes Dickenson presented the tentative law that would make it unlawful for anyone 18 years and under to be on the streets between 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

>>40 years ago — Brawleyites may soon get that swimming pool. In conjunction with the June primary election there also will appear on the ballot a proposition for a $225,000 bond issue that would be used to finance the project. If approved, the pool would be completed by early fall 1962.

>>30 years ago — The four-way test, a self-improvement formula that has been a mainstay of Rotary International, is being tried in the Calipatria School District. The tests consists of four questions: is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build good will and better friendship and will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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>>20 years ago — Help is on the way for the aging El Centro water system. The city recently received word that its application for a $1.5 million state loan to upgrade the water plant and distribution system had been approved. The city will pay an estimated 8.5 percent — less than half the going market rate — during the 20-year repayment period of the loan.

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