City Attorney Carmen Trutanich says the city will not enforce its new ban on medical marijuana dispensaries while signatures are being verified on petitions to put the issue to a referendum vote. City Clerk | Plus background on the law and petitions LA Weekly
"SoCal Connected" will return Oct. 29 in a new nightly format at 7 p.m., with Val Zavala as anchor and Bret Marcus as executive producer, KCET announced.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was at the center of a mini-controversy over a voice vote on whether to add "God" and reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital to the Democratic Party platform at the Charlotte convention. AP, Politico
LAT's Robin Abcarian on Twitter: "That was wild! Antonio had to take the voice vote on God & Jerusalem platform change 3 times cuz Nays won. Yet he ruled for Yeas. Dishonest?"
Los Angeles and other cities are barred by the U.S. Constitution from randomly seizing and destroying property homeless people temporarily leave unattended on city streets, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. LAT
Nadia Lockyer, the former Alameda County supervisor and estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer with a drug problem, has been charged after her arrest on drug charges in Orange County. AP, LAT, SF Chronicle
Suing the doctor who lets an older person with dementia continue to drive. LAT
The black bear captured in Glendale and moved to San Diego County has not yet been moved to Colorado due to regulations there. LAT
The LA Times promoted Scott Sandell to Arts and Entertainment editor, online, from deputy. He "started at The Times as an intern in 1993, serving as a reporter, copy chief and assignment editor in previous postings," says the announcement.
Video: The NOH8 Campaign comes to Los Angeles City Hall. YouTube
With the Williams Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest now nearly half contained, canyon residents will be allowed to return home beginning today, officials said. SGV Tribune
The Photo Friends of the Los Angeles Library will host "Silent Footsteps: Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd in Downtown Los Angeles," with author John Bengston,
Saturday September 15 at 2 p.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Los Angeles Central Library
The Dodgers shelved Chad Billingsley for the rest of the season with an elbow injury.