Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.12.10

Obama, Palin and the Clintons all heading to California to campaign, tonight's got a Brown-Whitman debate, Guider out at THR, new gig for Laura Ling and the Daily Bruin goes to Cameroon. Plus more inside.

  • President Obama will campaign with Senator Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles on October 22. Bill and Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Sarah Palin will all be here campaigning this week and weekend. LAT, Political Blotter
  • Carly Fiorina said of Palin: "I certainly think she's qualified to be president of the United States." CNN
  • NBC 4 and KCRW will air today's Whitman-Brown debate from Dominican University in San Rafael between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. On KCRW, a special live edition of "Which Way, L.A.?" will follow at 7:30 p.m. SF Chronicle, Calbuzz
  • Angeles Crest Highway between La Cañada-Flintridge and the Mt. Wilson Road may not open until December or later and "given the unpredictable nature of these mountains, there are no guarantees." LAT
  • Elizabeth Guider stepped down as editor of the Hollywood Reporter, her position rather unnecessary since Janice Min's arrival as editorial director. Online Editor Andrew Wallenstein is also leaving. The Wrap
  • UCLA's student newspaper the Daily Bruin spent 31 days reporting in Cameroon on the conditions for young basketball players there, using a grant from the Bridget O'Brien Scholarship Foundation, which supports original student journalism with a global reach and local consequence.Bruin, foundation
  • The Pasadena City Council on Monday night approved a renovation project and $152-million financing plan for the Rose Bowl, smoothing the way for work to begin in January. UCLA and the Tournament of Roses will extend their leases until 2043. LAT, Star-News
  • Laura Ling, the Current TV journalist who was held in North Korea, will host a new show on E! called "E! Investigates" starting in December. NYT
  • Daniel Hernandez, an L.A. Times reporter in Mexico City, wrote an essay for Zocalo about going home to National City. Intersections, Zocalo
  • Writer and fire investigator Stef Willen won a McSweeney's contest to be a cvolumnist and will no write twice monthly for the site. Amy Alkon
  • Former Ticketmaster CEO Fred Rosen is joining Montreal-based Outbox Technology to launch the company's subsidiary that will compete in the U.S. ticketing market, based in Los Angeles. TicketNews
  • The Pasadena Playhouse is back from bankruptcy with a one-man show of Ed Asner as FDR. LAT
  • Marcia Parker, West Coast editorial director for, will speak at the Los Angeles Press Club's annual meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Former LAPD chief William Bratton makes a return visit to the Patt Morrison show on KPCC at 1:40. Journalist Robert Scheer comes on at 2:40 to talk about his new book, “The Great American Stickup.”
  • At 8 p.m. will stream live a conversation between Elvis Mitchell and "Mad Men" creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner. Info

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