In the first major legal challenge to Anschutz Entertainment Group's proposed football stadium, a coalition of downtown groups and environmentalists plans to file a lawsuit today over special legislation granted to the project. DN, LA Weekly
Jury selection is set to begin today in one of the odder defamation trials of the year in Los Angles Superior Court. Casino mogul Steve Wynn is accusing Girls Gone Wild soft-core porn impresario Joe Francis of slander for saying that Wynn wanted to kill him and bury him in the desert. Hollywood Reporter
The rise and fall of 'Mr. Cudahy' George Perez. LAT
Gov. Brown is getting pressure to veto the bill that would allow parole to under-age killers. Witness LA
A southerly swell fed by Tropical Storm Ileana will bring high surf and increased risk of rip currents and possible beach damage this weekend, the National Weather Service says.
City Recreation and Parks spent $2 million to operate two campgrounds that have been closed for more than 10 years, according to an audit released by Controller Wendy Greuel. LAT
Medical cannabis supporters said they have the signatures to put the city's ban on pot shows on a future ballot, which would suspend the ban pending the vote. LAT
A Facebook page has popped up aimed at getting KPCC to un-cancel the Patt Morrison show.
LA Times editors argue that the Brentwood building that formerly housed Dutton's Books should be preserved, not torn down by the owner for a new development. LAT editorial
Porn production is clear to resume this weekend after a syphilis scare. LA Weekly
TMZ may be expanding its tours to New York. NYT
The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center board announced the appointment of Bill Watanabe as interim CEO.