>>50 years ago — A permanent office for the state Motor Vehicles Department will open for business June 4 in the new county building in Brawley's Plaza Park. Full registration and driver's license services will be offered.
>>40 years ago — The Imperial Irrigation District has been honored in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for an outstanding public relations campaign on canal and power safety. The district won honorable mention in the American Public Association's public relations achievement contest.
>>30 years ago — Charles Baker, a former display advertising manager for the Imperial Valley Press, has been appointed classified advertisement director by J.R. (Dick) Fitch, publisher. The native of Chickasha, Okla., succeeds Paul Ryan, who recently retired.
>>20 years ago — San Diego Catholic Bishop Leo T. Maher told some 42 graduating Vincent Memorial Catholic High School seniors Saturday that their graduation was an indication of success, growth and development. "You have a bright future. It (graduation) tells you what you have done. It tells of decision-making," Maher said.