A quick roundup today. Also check out Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed.
- England's Prince William and Kate Middleton will stay in Hancock Park starting July 8, attend a Beverly Hilton reception, visit Downtown's Belasco Theatre on Saturday, July 9, and the Inner-City Arts School on Sunday, as well as a job fair for veterans at Sony Studios before heading to LAX. People, Daily Mail
- The City Council voted its approval of a rush-hour bus lane along 7.7 miles of Wilshire Boulevard, or a little less than half the length between Downtown and the ocean. LAT, Metro
- Federal judge Vaughn R. Walker had no reason to exclude himself from the Proposition 8 case on gay marriage because he is gay, a judge ruled. LAT
- Rick Caruso deserves credit for initiating a fascinating civic conversation regarding a city based on shopping centers and trolley cars, says Tim Rutten.
- A year after a bruising political battle over rate hikes, the Department of Water and Power is preparing to push for another series of increases that would boost bills by more than 15 percent over three years. DN
- The motion picture academy has once again changed the rules for best picture Oscars, meaning there will be five to ten nominees. The Wrap
- CBS News and National Journal will team up for the coming presidential election season. Romenesko
- SoCal Rewind, a new feature on the KCET website, looks at Toni Guinyard's reporting in 2003 on concurrent MTA and grocery workers union strikes. SoCalConnected