Jerry Brown apologizes for bringing Monica Lewinsky into it, Board of Supes to look at letter grades for food trucks, LAPD officers get scammed, a gay Saudi diplomat here seeks asylum and more inside.
- Jerry Brown apologizes to Bill Clinton for alluding to the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Rough & Tumble
Plus: Until the remark, Clinton may have been preparing to campaign for Brown. SF Chronicle, Calbuzz
- County supervisors will vote soon on extending the health department's letter-grade ratings to food trucks. LAT
Plus:Supervisors vote today on a $1.3-million contract with Homeboy Industries that would provide crucial funding for the gang intervention program. LAT
- The FBI and LAPD are investigating narcotics officer Darcey Greenfield's off-duty activity as an investment guide to other officers, many of whom lost money to a con man. LAT
- The city attorney's office expects to charge more than a dozen people arrested during the recent street protests in the Westlake district. LAT
- After narrowly surviving deep city budget cuts this year, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment now faces a new challenge: justifying its existence to the very people it was designed to serve. DN
- Jonathan Dobrer is not happy about the new parking meter rules in L.A., requiring you to move if the meter doesn't work. Friendly Fire
- If you're looking to blame something for California's political dysfunction, might as well blame the weather, says Conor Friedersdorf. Esquire politics blog
- A retired LAUSD teacher ponders what it means that she is low-rated on the Times' way of ranking teachers. LAT/Sandy Banks
- A Saudi diplomat in Los Angeles is reportedly seeking asylum in the U.S., saying his life is endangered because he is gay and friends with a Jewish woman. MSNBC
- Former TV journalist Cater Lee was hired to be the Los Angeles-based Director of Communications and Community Engagement for the new non-profit Investigative News Network.
- Michael Eisner, rumored as a possible successor to Sam Zell as head of Tribune, will be the opening guest of Claremont Graduate University’s 2010-11 Drucker Business Forum. Eisner's talk on Why Great Partnerships Succeed is Sept. 16 at The Colburn School's Zipper Hall. Info
- Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster filed papers with the Secretary of State to form a political committee that can raise money for a run for State Treasurer in 2014. LB Report
- Author Greg Critser guests on "Airtalk" at 11:40 a.m. to talk about his piece, "A Pill for Los Angeles? Medicating the Megacities."