Bill Lobdell

  • Columns

    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    [UPDATED with Judge Issues Written Order, City Gets It Now:] Judge Blocks Costa Mesa Layoffs Until Civil Trial

    ​UPDATE, JULY 18, 4:49 P.M.: Though she made her ruling two weeks ago, Orange County Superior Court Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann issued the written order blocking the city of Costa Mesa from laying off employees and privatizing their jobs late Friday night.The written order just added fuel to the nev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    [UPDATED: Police Chief Hiring Update] Costa Mesa Police Chief Resigns With a Letter, Calling City Council 'Incompetent' and the City's Fiscal Crisis a Lie

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyCity CEO Tom Hatch​UPDATE, JUNE 22, 6:15 P.M.: While Costa Mesa residents praised former interim police chief Steve Staveley's decision to write a scathing and accusatory letter on his way to resignation at last night's city council meeting, City CEO Tom Hatch didn't make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Costa Mesa Fires City Workers While City Leaders Get Free Lunch

    ​Yesterday, lawyers for the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) filed a complaint in Orange County Superior Court, asking a judge to stop Costa Mesa's city council from firing 100 city employees. The complaint, which names Thomas Hatch, the city's chief executive officer, as a defendant, al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Costa Mesa Cop Scandal Solved?

    ​Bill Lobdell is the author of the bestselling Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America, a former LA Times religion reporter, and current columnist for the Daily Pilot. He has an interesting story in today's paper that appears to offer clues in the bizarre case of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    OC Weekly's 22 Wins Dominate Orange County Press Club Awards

    ​OC Weekly continues its winning ways in 2010, following up regional and national journalism honors with 22 awards from the Orange County Press Club last night.Multiple winners included Nick Schou, R. Scott Moxley, Gustavo Arellano, Spencer Kornhaber, Vickie Chang and the Navel Gazing news blog.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    A New Newspaper for Newport-Mesa? Really?

    Newport Beach/Costa Mesa-centric blog A Bubbling Cauldron breaks news this morning that ex-Daily Pilot publisher Tom Johnson and ex-Pilot editor/LA Times journo/current Orange Coast columnist/impending book whore Bill Lobdell are teaming up to start a new community pub that will cover the two burgs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Goodbye Tony D. ... and the Pilot, too?

    Sad news about a really good guy, Tony Dodero: the former editor-in-chief of the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa Daily Pilot is being let go as the director of news and online for L.A. Times Community News publications, which include the Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Hewitt's Hughpocrisy

    Hugh Hewitt came out west from the Reagan White House to oversee construction of the Richard Nixon Library and, later, represent The Irvine Co. and other coastal developers in court as they sought to build whatever they desired on their land, “environmental extremism” like the Endangered Species ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Times OC Loses Three More Vets is reporting on the latest round of forced/voluntary retirements at the Los Angeles Times and noted that the Orange County bureau will lose Bill Lobdell. Lobdell has served the Times in numerous capacities, including as editor of the Daily Pilot, which covers Newport Beach and Costa ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    God Bless America

    How a Newport Beach power couple used right-wing politics to build an empire worth absolutely nothing

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Cox Stocks Take Big Knocks

    Newport Republican still backpedaling on Chinese spies

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    The Garofalo Blackout

    Why hasn't the Times picked up its own reporters' stories on HB scandal?

  • Columns

    May 20, 1999
  • Columns

    April 22, 1999
  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Pilot Error, The Sequel

    If paper didn't screw up, why were letters to the editor altered?

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Pilot Error?

    Race-baiting in Newport

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Blown Coverage

    How to keep ignoring the bankruptcy fallout

  • Columns

    January 21, 1999
  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Newport City Haul

    The latest scandal in the city conservatives built