The LAPD routinely checked some "Dark Knight" screenings after the deadly movie theater gun attack in Aurora, Colorado.
The LA Times and Californians Aware have filed a lawsuit against the Coliseum Commission, alleging the panel violated the state's open meeting law by secretly deliberating a lease with USC. LAT
In a legal challenge likely to be debated among candidates in the 2013 mayor's race, Hollywood's La Mirada Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit over the city's passage of the Hollywood Community Plan, which will allow taller buildings in the neighborhood. DN
Skylar Peak, the surfer elected to the Malibu City Council, recently spent five days involuntarily in a psychiatric hospital for evaluation after sheriff's deputies investigated a run-in with security guards at a Point Dume shopping center. Peak denies all charges and explains. LAT
The failure of format changes to "lifetyle news" at two FM alternative rock stations back east is good news for LA stations. DN
"Los Angeles right now is in love with itself," Times columnist Gale Holland posits. "The other coast still hates us for the same, tired reasons they trotted out 30 years ago: our crassness, inauthenticity and lack of culture." LAT
Howard Rosenberg, the former LA Times TV columnist, teaches three classes at USC Annenberg and is writing his third mystery novel. NewspaperAlum
Campanile rebelled against the proliferation of dining weeks and discounts, saying they have stopped being a benefit to the restaurant community. Eater LA
The El Royale, "maybe the poshest apartment building in Hancock Park," has been put up for sale for the first time in 50 years. LABJ via Curbed
Laker Pau Gasol will carry the flag for Spain at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
Tom Davis, Sen. Al Franken's old comedy partner on early "Saturday Night Live" and before, died of cancer at age 59. Wires