Suicide at Costa Mesa City Hall | city, suicide, mesa - News - The Orange County Register: "Pham, who had been home nursing a broken ankle, wasn't supposed to work Thursday but was called in about 2:30 p.m. to receive his layoff notice.
The City Council voted earlier this month to outsource 18 city services, from firefighting to maintenance, information technology and payroll. The city started handing out pink slips Thursday; around 213 of the city's 472 employees were to have been notified by the end of the day.
A Fountain Valley resident who worked for the city for 4 1/2 years, Pham was not married and did not have children.
His family gathered at his parents' home in Fountain Valley on Thursday night."