- Today's Michael Jackson mourners in Hollywood are able to get to his actual Walk of Fame star instead of radio host Jackson's star, where they gathered yesterday. Gatherings also in Encino, Holmby Hills and even at the coroner's office on Mission Road.
- Also dying on June 25: Sky Saxon, co-founder of the respected L.A. garage band The Seeds, popular on the Sunset Strip in the 1960s. AP, Austin 360, Daily Kos, Idolator, All Music
- Friday morning headlines. LA Biz Observed
More news and notes after the jump.
- Amy Wallace writes about Farrah Fawcett's brainy side and her relationship with Ayn Rand. Daily Beast.
- Jerry Brown vs. Gavin Newsom, a tale of the tape. CalBuzz
Also: Newsom will speak on “Healthy San Francisco: A Local Model for Universal Coverage and National Reform” at Town Hall Los Angeles on July 9.
- L.A. Community College District chancellor Marshall Drummond has taken an extended leave for undisclosed reasons. LAT
- Women exposed to air pollution from freeways and congested roads are much more likely to give birth to premature babies and suffer from preeclampsia, according to a UCLA study based on births in the Long Beach/Orange County region. Enviro Health News, UCLA Newsroom
- Today's L.A. Times has a story — five paragraphs, two bylines — on the night helicopter mystery the blogs solved earlier in the week. LAT
- A former vice president of the parent company of Ralphs supermarkets and two ex-employees of the chain were acquitted in federal court of conspiring to secretly hire locked-out union workers and falsify records during the grocery strike. National Law Journal
- Valley Music Theater site in Woodland Hills in foreclosure. DN
- The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the Florida doctor who wrote Manny Ramirez a prescription for female fertility drugs. LAT
- The battle over that little corner of Van Nuys moving to Sherman Oaks. Which Way, L.A.?
- Blogdowntown moves out of Eric Richardson's apartment.