Morning Buzz: Monday 10.5.09

Clinton in town to endorse Newsom, H1N1 vaccine is coming and Adam Carolla's podcast, plus the return of Frosty, Heidi and Frank to the airwaves. Those and more are below the fold, nicely tucked out of the way.

Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.

  • When ex-president Bill Clinton endorses Gavin Newsom today at L.A. City College, and at a Biltmore fundraiser, the question will be how much the action is really about Jerry Brown. Bee, DN wires
  • Consultants, not the candidates, are frequently stealing the show in the early part of the campaign for governor. SF Chronicle
  • The City Council told Controller Wendy Greuel to sever ties with her private counsel, Fred Woocher, furthering her dispute with the City Attorney's office. LAT
  • This past weekend's Neighborhood Council Action Summit, and next weekend's mayoral budget day with the Congress of Neighborhood Councils, is wonk heaven, says Rick Orlov. DN
  • Los Angeles public health officials expect to receive the first shipments of the FluMist nasal spray version of the H1N1 flu vaccine this week. LAT
  • Adam Carolla's podcast is so successful it will now be co-produced by CBS Radio Inc., which fired him nine months ago. LABJ
  • Frosty, Heidi and Frank, the former 97.1 KLSX-FM midday talk team, have landed in a similar time slot on KABC-AM 790. Franklin Avenue
  • Breed Street food fair in Boyle Heights is shut down by the LAPD. Eat-LA
  • Watching "Zombieland" and its prominent scenes of Los Angeles, the average moviegoer wouldn't think there was any problem with runaway production in Hollywood. Daily News
  • Patt Morrison interviewed Jerrianne Hayslett, the former journalist and public information office for the Los Angeles Superior Court during the O.J. Simpson trial. LAT
  • Former KABC talker Doug McIntyre writes about losing that job. DN Op-Ed
  • Steve Harvey revisits the AM radio wars of the 1950s and '60s in Los Angeles. LAT
  • Ernie "Indian Red" Lopez, a popular welterweight boxer in Los Angeles the 1960s and '70s, died at age 64. LAT

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