Joseph Hiltner, the Foothill division LAPD captain demoted over his handling of the use of force against a handcuffed woman, filed a claim alleging harassment by chief Charlie Beck. Hiltner's lawyer says Beck's action was retaliation over the captain's involvement in an earlier, unrelated harassment case. NBC4, DN
Former president Bill Clinton speaks tonight at the Democratic convention. Last night it was First Lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio mayor Julian Castro.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked this morning with KCRW's Saul Gonzalez about balancing his LA duties with being the chair of the Democrats' convention. SoundCloud
Republicans in Congress, and the reality of the real estate market, are still blocking the Obama Administration's plans for a new federal courthouse downtown to be paid for by selling the old one. LAT
The Board of Supervisors approved a 2 percent increase in the fire service district tax to raise more money for the county fire department. LAT
The Williams fire above Glendora has burned 3,800 acres and is 25% contained. SGV Tribune
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky explains how he came to be the narrator next week of Aaron Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait," to be be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Culture Monster
The city of Bell counter-sued sued ex-police chief Randy Adams for his inflated salary and the millions the city overpaid to other officials on his watch. He recently sued for severance pay. LAT
Ezra Klein, the political blogger who seems like he has been around forever now, is a wunderkind out of UCLA who has become an insider, writes Matt Welch: "He’s impossibly young, infuriatingly accomplished, and impressively wonky." CJR
"For reasons it won’t explain," a Texas medical device company has voluntarily withdrawn a libel case against LA-based FairWarning and the consumer group Public Citizen days after suing them. FairWarning
Curbed LA is hiring a part-time associate editor "who understands and adores LA's shenanigans-filled planning and development world (you don't have to be an expert, just an enthusiast.)" Curbed
Los Angeles technologyy entrepreneur and philanthropist David C. Bohnett was named a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington by President Obama.
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan's death on Sunday at age 54 was from natural causes, the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed. DN
Edward Vincent, the former mayor of Inglewood, state legislator and Los Angeles Rams player, died at age 78. LAT