Monday, Sept. 29
It was not a good day for Brett O'Keefe, co-founder of San Diego-based ForensicTec. Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment that charges O'Keefe on six counts of conspiracy to illegally access government and military computers in an attempt to grow his firm's client base. Prosecutors say O'Keefe and two alleged co-conspirators would breach computer security to reveal vulnerability and then offer to fix the problems for profit. And you just can't do that.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
San Diego County Supervisors wasted valuable public time entertaining Supervisor Ron Roberts' goofball idea to put a carousel in Old Town. Roberts thought a carousel would be swell way to attract even more of those awful, noisy, annoying tourists to the area. Now the good news: the project would use up $700,000 of state park money.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Jurors decided that Scott Erskine is guilty of sexually molesting, torturing and murdering two young boys more than 10 years ago. There was no possibility that the jury wouldn't determine Erskine is guilty-his defense lawyers conceded, deciding against cross-examining the prosecution's witnesses. They'll now turn their attention to convincing a jury to spare Erskine's life.
Thursday, Oct. 2
Former body-pumper Arnold Schwarzenegger chose the San Diego Convention Center to respond to accusations that he is a boorish misogynist pig who can keep his slimy hands off the boobs and butts of unsuspecting women. His response was at once an apology and a denial: he said he was really sorry that he is such a revolting swine but added that not all the accusations are true. Over the next few days, more women added their names to the list of his victims.
Friday, Oct. 3
New San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne reached out to the largely African-American Catfish Club, promising a department that would make fighting gangs a top priority. His first step, he said, is moving six officers from a narcotics unit to gang detail. Lansdowne also touched on the theme of education as prevention, vowed to put more patrol cars on the street, said he preferred a more open and accessible department and listed domestic violence as a prime target.
Saturday, Oct. 4
Wealthy bad actor Arnold Schwarzenegger flipped a figurative middle finger to California voters by deciding again to bail out of a gubernatorial candidates debate, this time in the KPBS studios on the San Diego State University campus. His absence left three probable losers-plus the wife of a politically washed-up governor-to debate amongst themselves. (Our apologies if Davis isn't recalled.)
Sunday, Oct. 5
San Diego Chargers fans awoke filled with optimism-their favorite winless football team would be playing another winless football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. At the end of the day, one of them celebrated victory No. 1. It wasn't the Chargers. Jaguars 27, Chargers 21. After five games, opponents 149, Chargers 89.