>> 50 years ago — The possibility of four Pacific Coast League teams training in the Imperial Valley and Yuma next year is considered a definite possibility, it was revealed at a meeting at the Barbara Worth Hotel on Sunday.
Executives of three PCL clubs — Sacramento, Vancouver and Portland, were present. Vancouver is considering Yuma as a training base in 1959. The fourth team being considered is the San Diego Padres, with Mexicali as the possible spring camp.
The two teams that are training here this year, Sacramento and Portland, are very happy with the training conditions and weather. But there is one drawback — poor attendance at exhibition games.
>> 40 years ago — El Centro on Friday became the third city in Southern California to join the Pan-Am-West International Highway organization, a group of cities in three countries promoting travel between Fairbanks, Alaska, on the Alcan Highway and Mexico City on the Inter-American Highway.