Feds: Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers

WASHINGTON–The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) today issued a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them. “This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector […]

Cast Of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron At Comic Con

From left -  Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quiksilver), Paul Bettany (Vision), James Spader (Ultron), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner)

  SAN DIEGO–The cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron pose next to their newest co-star Project LiveWire – Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle at the San Diego at the San Diego Comic-Con. Project LiveWire, which will be featured in the film, will be the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) played by Scarlett Johansson, […]

Gonorrhea And Syphilis Infections Increase In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–There is good news and not so good news about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in San Diego. After several years of increases, the number of chlamydia cases dropped in 2013. However, gonorrhea and syphilis infections in the region continued to climb, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. Last year, the number […]

CalVet Takes Action After Bryman College Declares Bankruptcy And Closes

SACRAMENTO– The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) moved quickly after Bryman College filed bankruptcy and closed their four campuses in California.  CalVet withdrew approval for using Federal GI Bill education benefits at all Bryman College campuses in California.  CalVet’s actions immediately prevent Bryman College from receiving GI Bill benefits and stops further Veteran enrollments. […]

A Look At Comic Con Character Costumes

SAN DIEGO–Field reporter Gabriel Saddler talks to San Diego Comic Con attendees about their costumes. Advertisement

Rady Children’s, PetSmart Partner To Help Fund Pet Therapy Program

SAN DIEGO–Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is teaming up with PetSmart to help fund the hospital’s pet therapy program that will provide thousands of more patients with access to canine comfort teams. PetSmart Paws for Hope at Rady Children’s will kick off today. PetSmart will fund the program at a commitment of $250,000 over five years. […]

Marvel Launches Products Inspired By “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”

GLENDALE–(Business Wire)–Marvel Entertainment in conjunction with Disney Consumer Products (DCP) unveils an action-packed product collection to celebrate Marvel’s epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in theaters August 1. Best-in-class licensees including Hasbro, LEGO, Disguise, Her Universe, Café Press, Mad Engine, Just Play, KidDesigns, Hot Wheels, Rubie’s, C-Life and Jay Franco as well as The Disney Store and […]

Study Suggests Disruptive Effects Of Anesthesia On Brain Cell Connections Are Temporary

LA JOLLA–A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on the connections between brain cells are temporary. The study, published in this week’s issue of the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by biologists at the University of California, San Diego and Weill Cornell Medical College in […]

Art Center To Host “Colores de la Muerte” Art Exhibition

Colores de la Muerte

ESCONDIDO–Joining the citywide celebration of Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”), California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) honors a tradition deeply rooted in pre-Columbian Mexico with the special art exhibition, Colores de la Muerte, from October 2 to November 9. Curator Lisette Atala-Doocy explores the rich history of Mexico by featuring 15 large sculptures from Tren de la Historia (El […]

Construction Begins This Fall On Horton Plaza Park

SAN DIEGO–The State of California’s Department of Finance has approved the additional $4.9 million in funding needed to move forward with the expansion plan of Horton Plaza Park in downtown San Diego. “We are delighted the state took swift action on this project,” said Andrew Phillips, Interim President and CFO/COO of Civic San Diego. “This […]