>>50 years ago — Eleven students at Imperial Valley College will be model delegates to the United Nations at the University of Southern California, April 3-5. Imperial Valley College will be among 62 colleges in 11 Western states selected to attend.
>>40 years ago — With only minutes until the 5 p.m. deadline for filing for state and county offices, one man took out papers. He is Harold Johnson, a Calexico area farmer, who plans to file as a candidate for county supervisor in District 1.
>>30 years ago — County clerks throughout California began suspending the one-year state residency requirement for voters to register for the upcoming June primary. Imperial County Clerk Harry Free said the statewide "violation of the state Constitution" was based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
>>20 years ago — Imperial County in 1980 remained at the bottom of the state's median personal income levels despite an increase of nearly 10 percent in adjusted gross incomes that Valley residents reported on their tax returns. For the second consecutive year, Imperial County ranked 57th of California's 58 counties in the median average income of persons filing joint returns.