Armand Hammer reneges on pledge to donate his art collection to LACMA, builds his own museum in Westwood (opens 1990); Second (and last) L.A. Weekly Rock Music Awards;
LAX cops mistake baseball great Joe Morgan for drug courier, wrestle and handcuff him;
LAPD begins Operation Hammer;
Landmark Variety Arts Center is bought and gutted; Red Hot Chili Peppers Hillel Slovak ODs; LAPD rampage destroys four apartments on Dalton Avenue and 39th Street sledgehammers and battering rams used against walls, furniture and toilets in futile search for drugs;
Equity Waiver war pits Actors Equity Association against small-theater owners; Dodgers win World Series against Oakland As; Kit Rachlis hired as L.A. Weekly editor;
Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage opens; B-2 Stealth bomber makes first public appearance at Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale.