Gloria Hillard http://kwgs.org en Blue Angels Bring Winter Thrill To California Town http://kwgs.org/post/blue-angels-bring-winter-thrill-california-town Fifteen miles from the border of Mexico, the city of El Centro in California's Imperial Valley has something most hard luck small towns don't: the Blue Angels.<p>For 45 years, the city has been the winter training home of the Navy's flight demonstration squadron. The "Blues," as the locals call them, have been an enduring source of pride for the desert community.<p>The "hay bales" is a dusty crop field a stone's throw from the runways of El Centro's Naval Air Facility. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:42:00 +0000 Gloria Hillard 13693 at http://kwgs.org Blue Angels Bring Winter Thrill To California Town