Over the past four years as the Mayor of Imperial Beach, I have had the awesome opportunity to work to improve our neighborhoods and the quality of life throughout Imperial Beach so that our kids and families come first.
As a first generation American and 47-year IB resident who attended elementary school, junior high and high school here, what my meetings with my friends and neighbors has reminded me of is that we have a wonderful culture of caring, community, equality and respect in Imperial Beach.Read more
A little throwback to 1974 on the 1400 block of Hemlock where I lived from 1971-1980.
Benny Holt, 70, an Imperial Beach Lifeguard since 1965, retired after more than 47 years of service to Imperial Beach.
"If Imperial Beach had its own currency, Benny would be on it," said longtime IB Lifeguard Jim Sullivan.
Holt, who has worked as a cross country and track coach at Mar Vista High School for decades, has mentored generations of IB Lifeguards.
"I actually started lifeguarding in Turkey in 1964 when I was in the Air Force," said Holt.