Anti-Shah demonstrations in Beverly Hills; Weekly solicits poetry contributions;
the great Zoom hype;

L.A. Weekly slams Timothy Leary’s first standup routines at the Improv:
“His humor is surprisingly racist and stupid”;

Madame Wong’s West opens; Eulia Love killed by LAPD; Weekly offers “A
Visitor’s Guide to East L.A.” (“Outsiders tend to think of East
Los Angeles as dangerous, but . . . gang members only attack rivals from enemy
gangs and take no pleasure in harassing tourists”);


Chippendales opens in West L.A.; Weekly predicts hair styles in the ’80s
will reflect tight money: “Because of the money shortage, people won’t
be able to have their hair done that often and so will work more with what they
have”; LAPD raids both the Masque punk dive and Plato’s Retreat swingers’
club in July; Weekly ad for sterling-silver cocaine snorter, guaranteed to conserve
as much powder as possible: “With gram prices as high as they are today,
you can’t afford not to”;


Weekly wins its first major award, from Southwest Press Association;


Rams play last game at Coliseum;

Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road ride opens at Disneyland; the Pike amusement
park in Long Beach closes; Beef Bowl fast-food restaurants open.


Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.