Eavesdropping In: No More Cigarettes In Santa Monica; Kristen Chenoweth Hospitalized After On-Set Accident; Freeh Report Condemns Paterno, Penn State; Get Ready For Thunderstorms

by guestofaguest · July 12, 2012

The Santa Monica City Council approves a new law that bans anyone moving into a rented SaMo apartment from smoking in their own home, and requires smokers already living in apartments to register with their neighbors like a sex offender. Let the public shaming commence! [LAist]

Kristen Chenoweth is hospitalized in New York when a gust of wind knocks a piece of lighting equipment into her head on the set of "The Good Wife." [LAT]

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh's independent report on Penn State's handling of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is released, and it strongly concludes that Penn State officials, including late, beloved head coach Joe Paterno, intentionally avoided their duty to report Sandusky to the authorities or limit his contact with children in order to protect the school's reputation. [LAT]

The good news is, the triple-digit heat (if you live inland) is predicted to end as a cool front approaches Southern California today and tomorrow. The bad news is, we're at a sharply increased risk of rain-less thunderstorms, which can start fires. Stay tuned. [LAT]