September 12, 2009 |
A computer hacker who was once a federal informant and was a driving force behind one of the largest cases of identity theft in U.S. history pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors that will send him to prison for up to 25 years. Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami admitted pulling off some of the most prominent hacking jobs of the decade -- invading the computer systems of such retailers as TJX Cos., BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Boston Market, Barnes & Noble and Sports Authority. Federal authorities say tens of millions of credit and debit card numbers were stolen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992 |
Sheriff's officials are searching for a gunman who fired at a passing car from a late-model truck Thursday evening. Jesus Albert Gonzalez, 18, of San Juan Capistrano escaped the flurry of bullets with only a flesh wound to his left forearm, a sheriff's spokesman said Friday. Sheriff's officers were notified of the incident by officials at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where Gonzalez was treated.
August 29, 2009 |
A computer hacker accused of masterminding one of the largest cases of identity theft in U.S. history agreed to plead guilty and serve up to 25 years in federal prison for his crimes. Albert Gonzalez was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in federal courts in New York and Boston. Court documents filed in federal court in Boston indicate the 28-year-old Gonzalez agreed to plead guilty to 19 counts and combine the two cases in federal court in Massachusetts.
August 3, 1998
* What's the latest hit movie among cows? "Mooo-lan." (Jake Washburn, 9, Los Angeles, Westchester Lutheran School) * Why couldn't the snake learn its multiplication tables? Because it was an adder. (Daniel Villatoro, 12, Los Angeles, Mary McCloud Bethune Junior High) * Why did the boy throw water out a window? He wanted to see the water fall. (Albert Gonzalez, 7, Laguna Hills, Lomarena Elementary) * Why did the chicken go halfway across the street? So she could lay it on the line.
June 9, 1991
Has The Times Travel Section only recently discovered Monterey County? Earlier this spring you printed a feature article on Carmel. May 12 you selected Big Sur, only 26 miles south of Carmel, for another front-page story. What have we done to deserve all this attention? Enough travelers already clog the relatively few roads in Monterey County. The beaches often resemble those of Southern California on summer weekends. As a travel agent, I know that there are many beautiful places in the U.S. I respectfully request your travel section to explore those outside Monterey County for the next few years.
January 17, 1997 |
Avoid getting stuck in the middle with the El Camino Real High wrestling team. Bell learned that the hard way during the Conquistadores' 56-16 nonconference victory in a matchup of City Section powers Thursday night at El Camino Real. The Conquistadores (15-3) recorded victories in 11 of 14 weight classes, with Bell (7-8) earning one of its three victories by forfeit. Solid this season from top to bottom, El Camino Real flexed its muscle in the middle weights.