Reza Abdoh (1963--95) stages Bogeyman at Los Angeles Theater Center, which then closes;
Latasha Harlins, 15, shot dead by grocer Soon Ja Du at Empire Liquor Market Deli Judge Joyce Karlins sentences Soon to probation, despite her having been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter; Buffums department stores close;
Pioneering African-American radio station KDAY shuts down;
Rodney King arrest by LAPD videotaped;
Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive;
MTA Blue Line opens;
Jim Van Tyne, Theoretical Club co-founder, dies of complications resulting from AIDS; Craig Lee (b. 1956), musician, Weekly editor/writer, dies of complications resulting from AIDS.