- Bernard Parks, Zev Yaroslavsky (and John Sandbrook) and the Coliseum.
- City Attorney Carmen Trutanich breaks another pledge, fails to deliver $100,000 to a kids' program by his birthday. Later updated here
- Metro will soon dig an exploratory shaft near the La Brea Tar Pits to see what tunneling for the subway extension will encounter.
- Randy Falco, Univision’s President and CEO, sent a letter to the head of the Commission on Presidential Debates expressing “disappointment” that millions of Hispanics won’t “have a voice in the upcoming presidential debates.”
- Making people aware of the Arroyo Rosa de Castilla in El Sereno.
- Los Angeles County officials and private donors are announcing a plan to spend $105 million to move 1,000 chronically homeless into housing.
- Add the Silver Line to the list of Metro routes getting late-night service.
- Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" heads off to North Carolina.
- The L.A. Times is opening up its Olympic Boulevard printing plant for fun and educational free tours during the Sept. 13 Art Walk.
- A Santa Monica gadfly filed a claim claiming that wireless signals from that city's new parking meters are harming her.
- Former USC running back Reggie Bush finally returned his copy of the controversial 2005 Heisman Trophy, a spokesman for the Heisman Trust confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com.
- Bob Birch, longtime bassist for Elton John, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in Los Angeles.
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