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1980 Timeline

Darby Crash ODs; First (and last) Annual L.A. Weekly Photo Contest; New Meiji fast-food sushi outlets open; first L.A. Weekly Theater Awards;

Dorothy Stratten murdered;




Last Rockford Files episode airs;

Christina Ricci born in Santa Monica; Country Club opens in Reseda with Merle Haggard show; restored Vista Theater opens with showing of Cecil B. De Mille’s Cleopatra;

L.A. Dee Da scene column debuts in Weekly; anti-busing activist Bobbi Fiedler defeats 10-term incumbent Democratic Congressman James Corman for Valley seat.

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