Stories for April 8, 2011
A security breach of the internet marketing firm Epsilon's files has put millions of people at risk for identity teft. There are a few simple rules to follow that will almost certainly prevent you from becoming a cyber attack victim according to our phishing expert, Randy Abrams. Find out how to protect yourself.
Mexican authorities says they've found human remains in Tijuana, tied to a man called the "Stew Maker," who allegedly dissolved more than 300 people in acid.
Told by those who took part, from drag queens and street hustlers to police detectives, journalists and a former mayor of New York, and featuring a rich trove of archival footage, "American Experience: Stonewall Uprising" revisits a time when homosexual acts were illegal throughout America, and homosexuality itself was seen as a form of mental illness. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
Centered on a rare interview that director Tamra Davis shot with her friend and contemporary Jean-Michel Basquiat over 20 years ago, "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child" is the definitive chronicle of the short but brilliant life of the young artist who revolutionized the New York art scene almost overnight. The artist was 25 years old at the height of his career, and today his canvases sell for more than a million dollars.
Hundreds of thousands of Anthem Blue Cross policyholders will soon see an increase in their premiums. The size of the hike, which could be as much as 17 percent, will depend, in part, on which state agency regulates the policy.
A bill co-sponsored by San Diego-area lawmakers to add pimping, pandering and human trafficking to a list of crimes associated with street gangs will receive its first vetting by an Assembly committee next week.
The Department of Defense says a 23-year-old sailor from Niles has been killed in Afghanistan.
It’s hard to tell which budget mess looks worse right now: the federal government, which could shut down Friday night -- or California, which faces the prospect of an all-cuts budget. But the state may seek out this dubious honor.
We heard from the Governor that the drought is over. Does that mean we can go back to using water like we did before? Not so fast. We're also told conservation needs to become a way of life. But our water agencies aren't backing that message up with the water rates.
The City of San Diego has reached a compromise on a pension reform ballot measure that's supposed to save the city more than 300 million over 5 years.
If anyplace is affected by a government shutdown, it should be San Diego County, with its 50,000 government workers and about 100,000 military personnel and their families as well as hundreds who work for defense contractors.