Molly Munger sued to block Gov. Brown's tax measure from being listed first on the November ballot. Bee
The MTA board voted to place a measure on the November ballot to extend by another 30 years Measure R, the half-percent tax for transportation officials that already doesn't expire until 2039. Daily News
The MTA board also approved the team of Gruen Associates of LA and Grimshaw Architects of London to create a master plan for Union Station and the surrounding 40 acres.
John Franklin is retiring as press deputy to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.
The city's Department of Water and Power is trying to assert its legal control of Mammoth Creek, the main water supply for the city of Mammoth Lakes. LAT
Two LAPD officers won't be prosecuted in the selling of Rihanna's crime victim picture to TMZ. LAT
Police believe the Teardrop Rapist, who has attacked dozens of women in Los Angeles since 1996, struck again on June 15 near the intersection of 25th Street and Naomi Avenue. KPCC
Rupert Murdoch makes noise about long wanting to acquire the Los Angeles Times. Romenesko
USA Today mistakenly rendered the local university where new Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi taught as "the University of North Ridge in California." CSUN is probably not amused. USA Today
The Supreme Court refused to hear the FCC's request to reinstate a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS over the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004.
People who commit suicide, or try to, by laying on railroad tracks is one of the topics on this weekend's "Off-Ramp" on KPCC.
Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra, already sentenced to three years in state prison for a car scam, has agreed to a plea deal on federal bankruptcy fraud charges after allegedly looting his mansion of valuables as he struggled to battle numerous creditors. LAT
Plus: The downfall of Lenny Dykstra in Orange Coast Magazine.
With this weekend's opening of the Orange Line extension, the transit busway will feature the longest “transit-adjacent” bikeway of its kind in Los Angeles County — 18 miles. ZevWeb