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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...
  • A Q&A on the proposed dock fees

    With the City Council poised to vote Tuesday on another round of fee increases for use of the harbor's public tidelands, a group opposing the increases, Stop the Dock Tax, has threatened to boycott Newport's Christmas Boat Parade, an annual tradition that...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Residents get Buck Gully project update

    Letters have been sent to residents along Lower Buck Gully, advising them that an erosion project is moving along with construction still slated to begin after Labor Day. The project "should stabilize the canyon bottom by retraining the creek to its...
  • 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....
  • Lobdell: Leece is no traitor

    I don't buy that Wendy Leece — who practically bleeds red, white and blue elephants — is a traitor to the local Republican Party. The Costa Mesa councilwoman got sideways with GOP leaders last month for allegedly breaking a promise to get...
  • 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...