- Drew Doughty, the Kings' 22-year-old star, won't be charged in connection with a South Bay woman's police report that he forced her to have sex. LA Times
- Rusty Hicks, political director for the County Federation of Labor, has been called up by the Navy Reserve for a year-long tour in Afghanistan and will miss the Prop. 32 campaign and the mayor's race. He leaves in August. LA Weekly
- Author Bret Easton Ellis is escalating his public feud with anger-holic Hollywood blogmeister Nikki Finke, who appears to be inadvertently confirming that they are neighbors in West Hollywood's Doheny Plaza. THR
- Ten Most Depressing Excerpts From Sheriff Spokesman Steve Whitmore's Personal Blog. LA Weekly
- That mountain lion captured Sunday in Orange County has been moved temporarily to the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound in Rosamond. Because lions love the desert, eh? LAT
- The Grammy Museum announced it will debut a major new exhibition on the career of Whitney Houston on August 15.
- Local journo Alan Abrahamson's 3 Wire Sports was cited as a recommended Twitter feed to watch from the London Olympics. Sports Illustrated
- The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced journalism awards totaling $57,750 to support investigative and explanatory reporting projects on topics ranging from the causes and consequences of America’s childhood obesity epidemic to the health impacts of environmental pollutants on low-income communities.
- The Dodgers won their afternoon game over the Phillies on a walk-off home run by Matt Kemp. ESPN
Photo: Drew Doughty in Vanity Fair in 2010