Layoffs and Downsizing

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Latest List of Layoffs at OC Register: UPDATE

    Updated throughout the day at the end of the post... ORIGINAL POST, Sept. 24, 11:01 A.M.: You know how they say that death comes in threes? There was the passing of comedy legends Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, and Eric the Actor this summer, and now comes the Orange County Register. On Friday, news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    EXCLUSIVE: Read Aaron Kushner's Secret PowerPoint Pitch to Investors to Save the OC Register

    At the beginning of December 2013, Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner was seemingly on top of his empire-building game. Just a year and a half after acquiring Freedom Communications, the Boston businessman had completed the purchase of the Riverside Press-Enterprise, four months after havin ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2011

    It's Gotten Costa Messy In Costa Mesa

    Scenes from the civic dissolution of America's latest public-employee battleground

  • 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 20, 2011

    Boeing Cuts 900 Jobs in Long Beach, But OC Workers Also Get Bad News

    ​Boeing's announcement that it is eliminating 900 jobs in Long Beach is getting the big headlines today, but the once-mighty aerospace company also dropped some bad employment news for Orange County.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Port's Marine Clerks Strike

    ​UPDATE: As feared, unionized marine clerks working at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike early today (updates throughout) . . . Unionized marine clerks working at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike just minutes after their contract with a consortium of 14 ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Entrepreneur Magazine Editorial Staff "Decimated"

    If you believe it is the entrepreneurs who are going to save this shitty economy, close your eyes. Fishbowl LA has the scoop on Irvine-based Entrepreneur Magazine and "decimating" their editorial staff this week. We hear from former employees that the layoffs include the executiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week, Part V

    In a week where Taco Bell announced massive layoffs in its Irvine corporate headquarters, it's nice to know that our biggest food chain is still inspiring crimes of another sort. From Virginia" Two men wearing Halloween masks robbed the Taco Bell on Piney Forest Road in Danville on Tuesday. Lt. Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    OC Register to Lay Off 30 Newsroom Employees

    Just received word from an anonymous but reliable source that the Register is going to announce the elimination of 30 newsroom positions tomorrow. The paper is hoping to avoid direct layoffs by getting volunteers. Stay tuned for updates on who jumps the ship(wreck).* *Update #1: Apparently, Freedo ... 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

    February 14, 2008
  • News

    March 15, 2001

    Out In the Cold

    The countys plan to privitize preschools was supposed to cut costs, not teachers

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Death Pool

    Pick the dot-com stiffs