Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay $27.5 Million To Settle Overbilling Allegations

WASHINGTON–Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems (LMIS) has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for work performed by LMIS employees who lacked required job qualifications. The settlement was announced Friday by Acting Assistant Attorney General Joyce Branda for the Justice Department’s Civil Division […]

Hot Flashes Linked To Increased Risk Of Hip Fracture

(Newswise)–Washington, DC–Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Menopause is the life […]

Unknown Suspect Robs Smoke Shop

Uknown robbery suspect

SAN DIEGO–Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted for armed robbery. On November 12 at 8:30 p.m., a male walked into the Euclid Smoke Shop located at 4268 Euclid Avenue in San Diego. The […]

Sup. Ron Roberts Elected As SANDAG Vice Chair

SAN DIEGO–Supervisor Ron Roberts, who has a long history of public service at local, regional, and state levels, was elected today as the Vice Chair of the SANDAG Board of Directors. A member of the SANDAG Board for almost two decades, Roberts has extensive experience as a regional thinker and collaborator with all 18 cities […]

Northbound I-805 Closures At Mira Mesa

SAN DIEGO–Northbound Interstate 805 (I-805) will be closed between Nobel Drive and Mira Mesa Boulevard/Sorrento Valley Road, Sunday through Tuesday from 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., weather permitting. The closures are necessary to allow crews to install temporary supports for bridge widening on I-805 over Carroll Canyon Road. Motorists traveling north on I-805 will be […]

Two Texas Companies, Four Chinese Manufacturers In Violation Of Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that two Texas-based companies—Jonway Motorcycle (USA) Co., Ltd., and Shenke USA, Inc.—and four manufacturers in China violated the Clean Air Act by importing and selling more than 11,000 motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) that did not conform to the specifications that the companies had certified to EPA […]

U.S. Secret Service, Ugandan Authorities Dismantle International Cyber Counterfeiting Conspiracy

WASHINGTON–A U.S. citizen currently residing in Uganda was arrested December 15 and charged with conspiracy, possession of counterfeit, selling/dealing in counterfeit and unlawful possession of ammunition, Secret Service said this afternoon. The U.S. Secret Service, supporting Ugandan authorities in an operation in Kampala, Uganda, arrested Ryan Gustafson, aka “Willy Clock.” Following his arrest, authorities seized […]

Recording Academy To Honor Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients At GRAMMY Awards

Bee Gees

SANTA MONICA–The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients this week, and this year’s honorees are: the Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jiménez, Louvin Brothers, and Wayne Shorter as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients; Richard Perry, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and George Wein as Trustees Award honorees; and Ray Kurzweil […]

Meth Users Face Substantially Higher Risk For Parkinson’s Disease

SALT LAKE CITY–(Newswise)–In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows. The researchers also observed that women who use methamphetamine may be […]

St. Vincent De Paul Village Receives Grant To Support Region’s Emergency Service Users

SAN DIEGO–Today, St. Vincent de Paul Village announced the award of a supportive housing services grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in support of the Project 25 program. Project 25, which targeted a minimum of 25 homeless individuals identified as the most costly, frequent users of publicly funded emergency services, […]