Anti-Shah demonstrations in Beverly Hills; Weekly solicits poetry contributions; the great Zoom hype;
L.A. Weekly slams Timothy Learys first standup routines at the Improv: His humor is surprisingly racist and stupid;
Madame Wongs West opens; Eulia Love killed by LAPD; Weekly offers A Visitors Guide to East L.A. (Outsiders tend to think of East Los Angeles as dangerous, but . . . gang members only attack rivals from enemy gangs and take no pleasure in harassing tourists);
Chippendales opens in West L.A.; Weekly predicts hair styles in the 80s will reflect tight money: Because of the money shortage, people wont be able to have their hair done that often and so will work more with what they have; LAPD raids both the Masque punk dive and Platos Retreat swingers club in July; Weekly ad for sterling-silver cocaine snorter, guaranteed to conserve as much powder as possible: With gram prices as high as they are today, you cant afford not to;
Weekly wins its first major award, from Southwest Press Association;
Rams play last game at Coliseum;
Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road ride opens at Disneyland; the Pike amusement park in Long Beach closes; Beef Bowl fast-food restaurants open.
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