A little morning briefing...
Brian Cullen, the suspected killer of model Iryna Singerman, was found dead in a Tijuana motel room. Authorities say he killed himself with a bullet to the head. But they would like to talk with his wife, who jumped bail in Mexico after an accident in his bloody car. Previous post.
Since Getty chief Barry Munitz says that in L.A. it's "embarrassing" to fly coach, the LAT's Steve Lopez went to Burbank to gather reaction from average Joes (no Jills.)
Antonio Villaraigosa says he won't run for governor in a few months. This is where cynics sputter, "but he said that about running for mayor!"
City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo rolled out the website for his campaign to become state attorney general. An email to politics bloggers almost apologized: "We know it's a basic site - we'll be adding more bells and whistles in '06. In the meantime, I thought you might find Jerry Brown's quote of the week feature interesting."
Controller Laura Chick will release her follow-up audit of the mess at the Department of El Pueblo at 11 a.m.
Claude Brodesser, host of The Business each Monday on KCRW, is leaving Variety, says FishbowlLA.
In other KCRW news, incoming LAT Book Editor David Ulin spoke to Warren Olney's Which Way, L.A.? about his plans for the book review.
The LA Weekly's Nikki Finke deconstructs the LAT's long, long, long search for a theater critic, and outs Angela Lu as her intern.
Burbank councilwoman Stacy Jo Murphy resigned Tuesday night, saying the felony cocaine and child endangerment charges against her were a distraction. July post.
And as well...
Political blogger Justene Adamec, a Pasadena lawyer, created CalBlog and has posted there for several years. She still does, but Adamec is branching out. She already sends a biweekly column about poker to Blogcritics.org. Now she has surfaced at a new corporate blog called Vespaquest, extolling the virtues of the little Italian motorscooters: "In the next year, I plan to switch from car driver to scooter rider and I'm blogging the effort as well as providing insight into life's journey in general."