A quick roundup of items today.
- Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, a Nigerian, flew on Virgin America from JFK to LAX on a fake boarding pass and was only discovered when flight attendants realized they had an extra passenger. He was later arrested, trying to board a Delta flight, with more than ten boarding passes in different names in his bag. LAT
- The six-foot "wall" to be built at Getty House will be a wrought-iron fence with a hedge on two sides of the property, not in front. LAT
- Mayor Villaraigosa's Twitter account tweeted yesterday: "If @ConanOBrien really wants a street, he has to serve LA before I’ll consider it! What volunteer work should he do?"
- Villaraigosa nominated Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza and John Choi to serve on the Board of Public Works, jobs that pay $123,317 a year. DN wires, City Maven
- The design firm Populous was chosen by Anschutz Entertainment Group to design Pico Hall, the replacement convention center hall that would be built if the Farmers Field football stadium takes an existing part of the center. DN wires, City Maven
- The San Gabriel Valley man who called himself "the supreme commander" and who charged immigrants to join his army was sentenced to three years in prison. SGV Tribune
- Companies are moving back to Downtown. Brigham Yen
- A $115,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York will extend USC Annenberg's News21 project through 2012. USC
- Federal prosecutor Bruce Riordan wrote a nice tribute to Clarence Clemons. SB Independent
- KPCC named Gregory Pierre Cox as vice president of development effective August 15. Via release
- Tweet o' the day: "Anyone know a good romantic, inexpensive, healthy, not boring, wheat- and dairy-free restaurant with aged mezcal." LA Weekly
- Former Duck Paul Kariya retired from hockey after a series of concussions with a strong blast at the game's tolerance for head hits. Globe & Mail
Plus: LA Observed contributor Nancy Rommelmann reads "The Bad Mother" tonight at Book Soup.