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  • Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

    Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents
    Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll. Vella is the regular-guy chief executive of Acacia Research Corp., which calls itself a patent outsource licensing company. The Newport Beach firm links up with inventors who fear that others are...
  • Supervisors to vote on JWA contracts

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on more than $10 million in John Wayne Airport contracts. Some are for regular services and others are for construction. The largest contract is a $4.8-million agreement with Torrance-...
  • City, OCTA award contract for 55 Freeway expansion study

    COSTA MESA — The city and Orange County Transportation Authority have tapped an engineering firm to expand earlier studies on extending the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway. Lowell, Mass.-based TRC Companies, Inc. was awarded a $1.1-million contract this...
  • Lobdell: Leaving, but I'll be in touch

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Sadly, this will be my last column for the Daily Pilot — at least for now. I've signed a 90-day contract with the city of Costa Mesa to better communications with its residents, employees and the media. Yes, I...
  • School board may vote to officialize position

    Editor's note: This corrects the amount Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard is receiving per month while he is on leave. COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District school board could decide to make Acting Supt. Paul Reed's temporary position more...
  • School board boosts acting supt.'s pay

    Editor's note: This corrects the amount Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard is receiving per month while he is on leave. COSTA MESA — The school board has decided to make acting Supt. Paul Reed's temporary position more official and increase his salary by about...
  • Costa Mesa Outsourcing Debate: Privatization plan only part of solution

    Editor's note: The Daily Pilot has decided to publish opposing commentaries on Costa Mesa's outsourcing plans. Wednesday's print edition features arguments against the proposal from Geoff West, publisher of A Bubbling Cauldron, a local blog. Thursday's...
  • Costa Mesa official slated for new city manager job

    COSTA MESA — A Costa Mesa department head who recently received a layoff notice from the city is leaving the job to become city manager for Lawndale in Los Angeles County. Steve Mandoki, Costa Mesa's administrative services director, handed Chief...
  • Community Commentary: Pothole or police not a real ultimatum

    I keep hearing this false choice being offered around Costa Mesa. Which do you want, potholes or police officers? Repairing Costa Mesa's neglected infrastructure, which means a whole lot more than fixing potholes, and keeping the city safe aren't...
  • Newport Beach seeks new auditing firm

    NEWPORT BEACH — The city's Finance Committee recommended at its Monday meeting that the City Council sign a four-year contract with a new auditing firm rather than renew Mayer Hoffman McCann — the city's auditor for the past 10 years....
  • City Council to consider contract extensions

    COSTA MESA — The City Council plans to approve on Tuesday more than $100,000 in contract extensions to consultants who provide communications and human resources services. Agreements with the city interim communications director William Lobdell and...
  • Apodaca: Time to rescue the lifeguards

    Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff's proposal to cut the lifeguard staff is so wrongheaded it almost makes me nostalgic for the silly debate over a statue of Ronald Reagan that consumed the city just a few months ago. Kiff's proposed budget for the...