>>50 years ago — There were no pickets around but telegraph keys were silent today as Valley Western Union employers joined a national strike for a pay raise.
>>40 years ago — Supervisor Ray Langley doesn't like palm trees. When he arrived at the County Courthouse for a Board of Supervisors meeting, he found nine new palm trees had been planted on the courthouse lawn. None of the supervisors liked the trees — none had been consulted about the beautification move. They made the trees the No. 1 topic on the agenda.
>>30 years ago — Laura Quintero pitched a no-hit gem against the Brawley Wildcats on Friday afternoon as the Central Spartans claimed a 14-0 Desert Valleys League softball decision. Quintero fanned 12 and walked four.
>>20 years ago — Imperial County was allotted an additional $150,000 to help subsidize employers participating in on-the-job training of the hard-core unemployed. The announcement of this additional aid was made by Stephen F. Zdravecky, manager of the county's Human Resources Development office.