Whittier earthquake; Weekly stages its first reader-polled Rock Music Awards; Reseda-based ZZZZ Best carpet-cleaning firm files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy;
Barry Minkow, 21, is sued by ZZZZ Best the company he founded; Marineland closes; Weekly launches Feminine Principle column;
Lilllian B. Disney donates $50 million toward construction of Walt Disney Hall, the L.A. Philharmonic’s new home, across from the Music Center;
Mattel Inc. closes last L.A.-area plant in Paramount and moves manufacturing operations to Mexico;
Weekly erroneously reports that 100 new multiplexes are planned to open in the Los Angeles area; Museum of Jurassic Technology opens.