Armand Hammer reneges on pledge to donate his art collection to LACMA, builds
his own museum in Westwood (opens 1990); Second (and last) L.A. Weekly Rock
LAX cops mistake baseball great Joe Morgan for drug courier, wrestle and handcuff
LAPD begins Operation Hammer;
Landmark Variety Arts Center is bought and gutted; Red Hot Chili Peppers’
Hillel Slovak ODs; LAPD rampage destroys four apartments on Dalton Avenue and
39th Street — sledgehammers and battering rams used against walls, furniture
and toilets in futile search for drugs;
Equity Waiver war pits Actors Equity Association against small-theater owners;
Dodgers win World Series against Oakland A’s; Kit Rachlis hired as L.A.
Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage opens; B-2 Stealth bomber makes first
public appearance at Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale.