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1997 Timeline

Jimmy Stewart dies;

Long Beach Naval Shipyard closes; Jaime Pasillas becomes first worker killed on MTA subway project; Eleazar Montes, second MTA worker killed on subway project;

Brian Bailey, third MTA worker killed on subway project; site of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral is consecrated; Sister Karen Boccalero, founder of Self-Help Graphics, dies;

Weekly’s Best of L.A. edition becomes the largest single issue in alternative-press history; new Getty Museum opens; Board of Supervisors makes parking of cars on front lawns a ticketable violation; Inner City Cultural Center closes.

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