1981 Timeline

Wonderland Avenue murders; Weekly health column debuts;

Fernando Valenzuela pitches rookie season — “Fernandomania” is born;

KCRW FM boosts signal beyond Santa Monica; Frank O. Gehry--- designed Santa Monica Place opens;

Weekly accepts first cigarette ad; Weekly’s aborted experiment to charge 50 cents for issues distributed in Valley; Wet magazine folds; Harlan Ellison’s “An Edge in My Voice” column debuts in Weekly; Dodgers beat Yankees in World Series.

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