1985 Timeline

Barney’s Beanery agrees to remove matchbooks and bar sign bearing the legend “Fagots [sic] Stay Out”; Raincheck Room’s new bar sign reads, “Faraguts Stay Out”;

Ecstasy classified as a Class 1 drug;

Louvre Street, Pacoima: First use of LAPD battering-ram-equipped armored vehicle — no crack or guns found in targeted home; Animotion’s “Obsession”; Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero published;

Justiceville founded by Ted Hayes and 50 other homeless people on Gladys Avenue and Sixth Street, downtown;

First computers appear at Weekly.


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