Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted occasionally — often in the morning.
For the first time in nearly 10 years, Bill Cosby will be questioned under oath about allegations of sexual assault, in an LA case. NPR
Senators Feinstein and Boxer will propose legislation today that would move homeless veterans off the streets and into housing at the VA campus in West Los Angeles. LAT
City Hall leaders have reached a tentative agreement with six city unions for a new labor contract that holds the line on salaries and settles a legal challenge over pensions but falls short of the health care concessions sought by Mayor Eric Garcetti. DN, LAT
City Council members overrode a recent decision by airport commissioners to let Uber and Lyft apply for permits to pick up at LAX. The council wants more time to look at the issue. DN
The City Council gave first approval to an ordinance by Councilman Paul Krekorian to require that most handguns in homes be locked away or disabled. DN
Eileen Decker brings low key approach to high stakes US Attorney's office. KPCC
The 1965 Watts riots ushered in a new era of conservatism that propelled California's Richard Nixon to the White House and placed Ronald Reagan in the governor's mansion, but that demographics eventually ended. LAT/Cathleen Decker
The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA is screening "Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" on Monday at 7 p.m. Panel discussion follows with Warren Olney, Lorraine Bradley, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Judy Chu, Maria Elena Durazo and Zev Yaroslavsky. Register
Donald Sterling filed for divorce Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, almost a year after a contentious legal fight with his wife, Shelly, led to the sale of the Clippers. LAT, CBS LA
When the DWP's Guy Lipa, the longtime Garcetti hand, was on The Hill's most beautiful list. 50 Most Beautiful 2007
Universal Pictures continues to make history at the 2015 box office. The studio's films this year have now earned $5.53 billion globally, marking the highest-grossing year ever for a Hollywood studio, not accounting for inflation. THR
Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh breaks silence post-bankruptcy, points fingers. THR
Politico Media debuts today, "a venture that combines the media reporting houses of Politico and Capital New York into one new unit." Fishbowl DC
A Martínez on how KPCC doubled its Latino audience. Current
KCRW's Lisa Napoli has sold "Ray and Joan: The Untold Story of the Man who Made a Fast Food Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away," to Dutton at auction. Via Publishers Marketplace.
Coming from USC professor Phil Ethington: "Ghost Metropolis," in which he "explores how Greater Los Angeles came to be such a fluid (and consequently volatile) site of re-invention, one both haunted and bound by its history." USC Dornsife
Coming from LA Times books columnist David Ulin: "Sidewalking: Coming to Terms With Los Angeles."
City News Service alum Jessica Machado, now an associate editor at Rolling Stone, on shame. Guernica
No sooner does Gjusta in Venice make Bon Appetit's list of four top new LA restaurants, than tennis star Maria Sharapova has herself shot and Instagrammed there.
In a survey of Metro riders, 18 percent of bus riders and 21 percent of train riders said they had experienced sexual harassment. Curbed LA
I'm really hoping Trump is warming up for tomorrow's debate by watching old Three Stooges bits— David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) August 5, 2015