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1978 Timeline


Daryl Gates becomes the LAPD’s 49th chief; Michael Milken moves to Beverly Hills to head Drexel Burnham Lambert’s high-yield bond department;

 

 


Chris Burden’s Money Tree installation on Venice boardwalk; Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit premieres at Mark Taper Forum;

L.A. Reader publishes first issue; L.A. Weekly publishes first issue;

 

 


Zubin Mehta steps down from L.A. Philharmonic after conducting it for 16 years;

 

City of L.A. offers $140,000 in individual rewards to solve Los Angeles’ Hillside Strangler slayings;

Gloria Allred forms Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Educational Fund.


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