William Lobdell

City of Costa Mesa

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Former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and former editor of the Daily Pilot; Interim Director of Communications for the City of Costa Mesa

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Last month, the Costa Mesa City Council sent pink slips to almost half its 450 municipal employees, prompting a four-year maintenance worker to jump to his death from the roof of City…

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Last month, the Costa Mesa City Council sent pink slips to almost half its 450 municipal employees, prompting a four-year maintenance worker to jump to his death from the roof of City…

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