Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank jumped into the San Fernando Valley's congressional fight on Tuesday, blasting Rep. Brad Sherman in personal terms for statements he made claiming credit for shaping one of the 2008 financial bailout bills. Sherman's side says Frank is just angry. DN, LAT, Politico, Jewish Journal, KPCC, Variety
DA candidates Alan Jackson and Jackie Lacey repeatedly clashed Tuesday in their first debate before the November runoff, "trading barbs over the death penalty and a state initiative that would alter California's tough three-strikes law as well as their differing visions for running the office." LAT
Most of the city's public pools will close Monday under a move to save money timed to the start of the Los Angeles Unified School District calendar on Aug. 14. And people aren't happy about that. DN
Mayor Villaraigosa has to be crazy to want to be governor of California,, Joe Matthews writes. Prop Zero
Left-leaning supporters of Gov. Jerry Brown's November ballot measure to raise taxes said Tuesday they will spend more than $1 million in a side campaign targeting minorities and infrequent voters. Sacto Bee
Times reporter Julie Cart has a nice story about discovering what her father did during the Cold War and going to the reunion of a secret spy project in his stead. LAT
How does Scripps Local News get away with claiming ownership of NASA videos on YouTube? Bad Mom, Good Mom
Howard Books will publish "Braving Beverly Hills," by Carter Paysinger and Steven Fenton, "which chronicles the unlikely friendship of a factory worker's son from south central LA and the son of the mayor of Beverly Hills as they tore down boundary lines, changed a community, and elected the first black principal in the most famous zip code in the world. Publishers Lunch
The small hazard camera on the back of the Mars rover Curiosity may have inadvertently captured an image of the "sky crane" craft that deposited the rover crashing into the Martian dust. LAT
Peter Dreier of Occidental College urges Stephen Colbert to campaign for a Nobel Prize for Pete Seeger, who was on the show this week. HuffPost
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was interred Monday at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Mausoleum, and Mortuary during a small private gathering for family and friends. “The City of Santa Monica is honored that the family chose Santa Monica as Dr. Ride’s final resting place," the city said in a statement.
Also: Journalist Lynn Sherr sells Ride biography to Simon & Schuster. Publishers Lunch
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center will present "Mapping Truth: Following the Paper Trail in the Murder of Ruben Salazar," by author and Cal State Northridge professor Raúl Ruíz on August 29.