Daryl Gates becomes the LAPD’s 49th chief; Michael Milken moves to Beverly
Hills to head Drexel Burnham Lambert’s high-yield bond department;
Chris Burden’s Money Tree installation on Venice boardwalk; Luis Valdez’s Zoot
Suit premieres at Mark Taper Forum;
L.A. Reader publishes first issue; L.A. Weekly publishes first issue;
Zubin Mehta steps down from L.A. Philharmonic after conducting it for 16 years;
City of L.A. offers $140,000 in individual rewards to solve Los Angeles’ Hillside
Gloria Allred forms Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Educational Fund.