Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted occasionally — often in the morning.
Center DeAndre Jordan changed his mind and will remain with the Clippers after all. He had given a verbal agreement to the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN LA
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas told Warren Olney he will seek reelection and "I have no intention of challenging any incumbent that I’m aware of." That wording leaves some hedge room, especially if Eric Garcetti seeks another office. KCRW Which Way, LA?, LAT
Latinos' emergence as California's largest ethnic group is casting new light on an enduring paradox: Many do not vote, limiting their influence on government decisions that have a profound impact on their lives. LAT/Michael Finnegan
Latinos have passed whites as the larger plurality of California's population, the Census Bureau announced, based on estimates made last year. It occurred a little later that long predicted, but not by much. LAT
Prosecutors charged three executives of the politically connected Chicana Service Action Center, including chief exec Sophia Esparza, with embezzlement and conspiracy, accusing them of participating in a "billing scam" that defrauded the county of more than $8.5 million.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has hired a corporate-sponsored lobby group and PR firm to conduct a so-called "study" of the minimum wage. Peter Dreier/Huffington Post
The Board of Supervisors ordered an audit of how the Los Angeles Music Center spends the millions in taxpayer dollars it receives for operating expenses each year. LAT
Department of Water and Power officials are seeking an increase in rates over the next five years: as much as 34% for the biggest users. LAT
How City Hall plans to enforce the minimum wage and laws against wage theft. KPCC
Scott Svonkin was reelected as president of the LA Community Colleges board.
New hosts at "All Things Considered" on NPR: Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers will join veterans Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on weekdays, and Michel Martin will become the new host of the weekend show. NPR
Keith Olbermann and ESPN are parting ways again. Sounds almost amicable this time. ESPN
Former New York Times reporter and author Bill Carter will launch a SiriusXM show interviewing pop culture figures as well as newsmakers of the moment. Hollywood Reporter
Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, was spotted this week in the LA Times newsroom.
Kitty Felde has revived her old Book Club for Kids segment from her KPCC show as a podcast.
Cal State LA plans to open a campus in the South Park section of downtown. LA Weekly
Burbank officials are once again grappling with the cost of the short-sighted decision to rename their airport for Bob Hope several years ago. LAT
How a Hamilton High School graduate ended up in an Israeli military prison. LA Weekly
Weather conditions this summer are similar to those that occurred during the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. https://t.co/FxlYWjgfbV— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) July 8, 2015