1984 Timeline

Marvin Gaye shot dead by father; West Hollywood incorporates as “The Creative City”; Olympic games and arts festival.

Francis Ford Coppola sells Zoetrope Studios;

First Nihilist Olympics; 818 area code introduced for San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys; Humberto Galvez, creator of El Pollo Loco, opens new Pescado Mojado chain in Echo Park; John Steppling’s The Shaper opens at Nighthouse theater.

Tent City homeless encampment established across from City Hall during Christmas holiday season.

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