♦ USC quarterback Mark Sanchez won't be charged with any crime in connection with his arrest in April on suspicion of sexual assault.
♦ The Los Angeles Times editorial page announced Sunday that it will resume endorsing in presidential races in 2008, after a hiatus of 32 years: "There is no sound reason to ignore the highest public office in the nation when making endorsements."
♦ Mayor Villaraigosa made it clear he's not with Chief Bratton on the LAX airport police issue.
♦ Mayor Villaraigosa won't get as much budget cash from selling surplus city land as he banked on.
♦ Only 96 of 4,852 freshmen at UCLA this fall will be African American, a lower percentage than at USC.
♦ Macerich has dropped its plans to raze Santa Monica Place and build high-rise towers. Instead it will offer a design to open the mall to Third Street Promenade and the ocean. (Times)
♦ So much for specious claims that The Minuteman Project is just about protecting the border. Members demonstrated outside a meeting of the Latino and African American Leadership Alliance at a mosque near USC.
♦ New syphilis cases jumped 40% in Los Angeles County last year.
♦ Dodgers rookie Matt Kemp homered Saturday for the third straight game. Yeah I guess he's sticking.
And some L.A. people in the news: The Times profiles the new bosses at local museums, Michael Govan at LACMA and Michael Brand at the Getty...Sources say that Rocky Delgadillo's press deputy Contessa Kellogg Mankiewicz gave notice last week and will be leaving the City Attorney's staff, win or lose in Tuesday's AG primary. She is married to Ben Mankiewicz of The Young Turks...Victoria Steele, keeper of the magnificent UCLA Department of Special Collections—home of the papers of Raymond Chandler, Ray Bradbury, Henry Miller, Aldous Huxley, Anais Nin, Carolyn See, Carey McWilliams, Richard Neutra, Paul Monette, Norman Cousins, Quincy Jones and Susan Sontag among many others—is featured in a Times Calendar piece by Susan Salter Reynolds...Steve Diamond withdrew as the favored candidate for executive director of SAG...Variety style editor Monica Ann Corcoran married Gadi Harel in the Fred Harvey room of Union Station, says the New York Times...Former Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Akiko Alicia Tarumoto also married yesterday in Chicago...USC baseball coach Mike Gillespie retired and will be succeeded by his son-in-law, former Dodgers catcher Chad Kreuter.