Quest Diagnostics data breach affects nearly 12 million patients/accounts. Financial and personal info compromised, but “no proof” or admission that health lab records compromised. Now the question is what do these criminals do with this data. But some reports are that medical records have been exposed in the data breach.
How much will this breach cost Quest? Will they be fined under HIPPA laws? If so it could run into the billions in fines if imposed.
This is the news release posted on the Quest page:
SECAUCUS, N.J., June 03, 2019 — American
Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collections service
provider, has informed Quest Diagnostics that an unauthorized user had
access to AMCA’s system containing personal information AMCA received
from various entities, including from Quest. AMCA provides billing
collections services to Optum360, which in turn is a Quest contractor.
Quest and Optum360 are working with forensic experts to investigate the
AMCA first notified Quest and Optum360 on May 14, 2019 of potential
unauthorized activity on AMCA’s web payment page. On May 31, 2019, AMCA
notified Quest and Optum360 that the data on AMCA’s affected system
included information regarding approximately 11.9 million Quest
patients. AMCA believes this information includes personal information,
including certain financial data, Social Security numbers, and medical
information, but not laboratory test results.
AMCA has not yet provided Quest or Optum360 detailed or complete
information about the AMCA data security incident, including which
information of which individuals may have been affected. And Quest has
not been able to verify the accuracy of the information received from
Quest is taking this matter very seriously and is committed to the
privacy and security of our patients’ personal information. Since
learning of the AMCA data security incident, we have suspended sending
collection requests to AMCA.
Quest will be working with Optum360 to ensure that Quest patients are appropriately notified consistent with the law.
We are committed to keeping our patients, health care providers, and all relevant parties informed as we learn more.
If you are like some people who have recently been on a website and have opted in to some emails and as a result now have a completely new account and profile added to your iPhone or iPad.
It seems that many people are being affected by this. The real question is what else is being affected by this profile that is being added to your device.
According to Apple.
You might be asked to install a configuration profile that was sent to
you in an email, or one that is downloaded from a webpage. You’re asked
for permission to install the profile and, when you open the file,
information about what it contains is displayed. You can see the
profiles you have installed in Settings
General > Profiles & Device Management. If you delete a profile,
all of the settings, apps, and data associated with the profile are
WELCOME BACK! THE FIRST, THE ORIGINAL – LA FOOD FEST™
Sat, June 29, 2019 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Santa Anita Park 285 Huntington Dr Arcadia, CA 91007
PAY ONCE – EAT & DRINK TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT!
ONE TICKET PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING!
This is it! We’re bringing LA’s largest and longest running tasting event to the grassy Santa Anita Park infield for one last time
to celebrate ten years of supporting world class, award winning top
chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street
eats, and more – all in one place.
Our vendors are hand picked to
help you discover new favorites you won’t find anywhere else. Sample
signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ (yes, one hundred!)
booths from hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and
stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting,
wine tasting, the iced coffee lounge and everyone’s favorite – our ice
$65 GENERAL ADMISSION – 3PM
* Signature Sampling from a curated selection of 100+ of Los
Angeles, So Cal, Baja and Mexico City’s best award winning chefs,
restaurants, trucks, street carts and stands
* Cervezeria Nueva Gastro Pub ft Mexico’s Top Chefs + Craft Micro Brews + Tequila Tasting
* Grab a cold one from one of our craft beer booths
* Keep going with caffeinated treats from our Iced Coffee Lounge
* Chill with signature cocktails at one of our six bars ft LA’s top mixologists and top shelf brands
* Sip a glass in the Wine Garden
* Find your inner foodie child at our Ice Cream Social featuring the city’s best frozen and sweet treats
* Kick off your shoes, grab a picnic blanket and stretch out on the grass
* Strike a pose at the photo booth or get a shot with your favorite chef
* Enjoy tunes from our DJs
* Support your community, local economy and small biz owners
* No charges on site – Everything included in one ticket price!
$95 VIP HOUR+ EARLY ENTRY – 2PM
* All of the above plus…
* Special Parking
* Access to the VIP Lounge
* Hour Plus Early Admission
* Signature Swag (first come, first served)
Only 750 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets available!
L O S A N G E L E S , C A L I F O R N I A TRI-TIP OAK BBQ Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Purchase Tickets $55 per person Includes wine, beer & food
Savor Santa Maria style BBQ tri-tip, teriyaki chicken, sausages, veggies, and all the fixings. Wine and beer will be offered and live music will be playing. Bring your friends and enjoy this lively afternoon event! * Menu Subject to Change
If you are like me you probably are not a fan of having hundreds of trucks rolling through neighborhoods and on and off ramps and highways dropping debris, and as of this morning a rock flew off one truck and hit my windshield.
This is the information from the Los Angeles County Public Works website:
The Devil’s Gate Reservoir Restoration Project is a
four-year effort to increase flood protection for communities downstream
of Devil’s Gate Dam and restore habitat within a popular section of the
Arroyo Seco Watershed.
Los Angeles County Public Works will remove 1.7 million
cubic yards of sediment from the reservoir immediately behind the nearly
100-year-old dam. In addition to providing flood relief to communities
that have endured nearly a decade of elevated flood risk along the
Arroyo Seco, the project will establish a permanent stormwater
maintenance area that allows for the creation of 70 acres of enhanced
habitat and recreational opportunities for local communities.
Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 10am to 10pm. Tickets good for either day.
Join us for a day full of watermelon fun! This year will
be the best ever, as we host our largest event yet with over 60,000
pounds of fresh-off-the-farm California watermelons, chilled, sliced and
served fresh to you!
Kids: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Theater, Magic
Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats, Crafts, crazy Arena Games, Wildlife
Exhibit, Butterfly Feeding, BMX Bike Pro Stunt Show and more (Kid’s
Zone open from 10am – 7pm)
Beautiful Watermelon Carvings, Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
Great Bands including
Saturday 8 PM: Flux Capacitors, Totally Awesome 80s Tribute Band
Sunday 8 PM: Selena Tribute Band
THE BEST IN SUMMER YUM & FUN!!
Everything from BBQ to Vegan to Tasty Watermelon Desserts and Drinks
Beer and Wine Garden. Try our Watermelon Ritas!
A full carnival: Purchase 10 Ride Super Saver Packages and Save up to 70%!
All tickets are good for 1 day of your choosing: Saturday the 29th or Sunday the 30th.
Read our FAQs to learn more about rules, regulations, and event services
“SOUFRA” DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGDishDivvy & Glendale Tech on Tap are pleased to present, for the first time in Glendale, the premier screening of “Soufra.” Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. See the trailer here. DishDivvy is a proud sponsor and organizer of this screening. DishDivvy is a food-tech platform connecting Approved HomeCooks with hungry neighbors, with a mission to provide economic opportunities to underrepresented labor groups who are traditionally left out of the commercial food sector. The struggles and challenges of the Palestinian refugee women, as documented in “Soufra”, have resonated deeply with the founders of DishDivvy. We are excited to bring this story of entrepreneurship and hope to our local community. The film will be screened at Glendale’s beautiful Laemmle Theater. Guests will enjoy a Soufra-inspired boxed meal to enjoy during the film, prepared by local DishDivvy HomeCooks. An interactive Q&A / audience discussion will follow, led by community leader, Fr. Vasken Movsesian.
Tech on Tap is a monthly meet-up created to strengthen the ecosystem of
technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Glendale. Past partners
include UCLA, NASA, ServiceTitan, Mobileforming, Age of Learning, the
Beat Junkie Institute of Sound, CBRE, Rolling Robots, Interactivism and
the Pasadena Angels. Raise a glass to tech every fourth Wednesday of the
month in Downtown Glendale.
How Jonathan Gold Reinvented Los Angeles May 19, Sunday, 8-9 p.m., Pasadena Playhouse, main stage Laurie Ochoa gathers friends and colleagues, including LA Times “Food” section writer Amy Scattergood, Vogue magazine film critic John Powers, author Jervey Tervalon, and City of Gold Director Laura Gabbert, to celebrate and remember the unique life, wit, and wisdom of LitFest Pasadena co-founder Jonathan Gold – and his profound effect upon the City of Los Angeles.
8th Annual LitFest PasadenaTwo Action-Packed Days and Nights of Literary Events the weekend of May 18th & 19thFree in the historic Playhouse District1:00pm – 9:00pm
• Over 150 Diverse Authors• 50+ Panels, Workshops, Performances & PodcastsVisit our website
The mission of LitFest
Pasadena is to provide an opportunity for authors and community members
to celebrate literature of all kinds, to instill a love of reading and
writing, and to provide a public intersection of dialogue around the
variety of topics and ideas that books inspire.
Cure headlines and curates Pasadena Daydream Festival to take place at
the Brookside at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, August 31, featuring
performances by Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy
Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle and Kælan
their 40th anniversary appearance at BST Hyde Park, London in 2018, The
Cure have invited a selection of their favorite artists for another
summer headline event, this time set against the West Coast backdrop of
Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. In Robert Smith’s own words, “Hyde Park was a
fabulous experience, the whole day was really magical, and we wanted to
create something with a similar celebratory vibe for this summer.”
inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, The Cure has been
instrumental in shaping the global, post-punk musical landscape. Earning
a reputation for melancholy with albums such as Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers,
the band has also produced an astonishing succession of pop hits,
including, among many others, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘The Lovecats’, ‘In
Between Days’ ‘Close To Me’, ‘Just Like Heaven’, ‘Lullaby’, ‘Lovesong’
and ‘Friday I’m In Love’.
After more than 12,000 attended to celebrate the community arts in Pasadena last year, the Playhouse Block Party returns this summer! Join thousands of people in a celebration of arts and culture at our second annual FREE Block Party.
Playhouse Block Party
June 8, 2019
El Molino Ave @ Colorado Blvd
12 pm – 10 pm
In partnership with Pasadena Playhouse and the Playhouse District Association, Playhouse Block Party is a family-friendly event featuring live music, food, libations, guided tours, and interactive activities, all curated by our local arts organizations and community partners.
MAKE YOUR VISIT TO PASADENA AN ALL-DAY AFFAIR: Also on June 8 from noon-8pm, don’t miss the third edition of BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena. The free, community art event showcases 16 temporary art installations throughout Old Pasadena’s unique network of pedestrian alleys, giving visitors the chance to interact with art that is BOLD – in color, scale, materials, and concept. Come play with the art, meet the artists, snap photos, and experience historic Old Pasadena with new eyes! Learn more at www.oldpasadena.org/boldpas.
Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, which is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the Fire or Police Department.
Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, which is any situation
that requires immediate assistance from the Fire or Police Department.
Examples include but are not limited to the following Fire or Police
• A fire
• A crime, especially if in progress
• A car crash, especially if someone is injured
• A medical emergency, especially symptoms that require immediate medical attention
When you call 9-1-1, be prepared to answer the call taker’s questions, which may include:
• The location of the emergency, including the street address
• The phone number you are calling from
• The nature of the emergency
• Details about the emergency, such as a description
of a fire or a person’s injuries
The Verdugo Fire Communications Center was established on August 1, 1979
by the founding cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. To learn more
about this regional dispatch center, visit www.verdugofire.com.
Harry’s Berries Benefit Dinner featuring everything fresh grown on the farm with dinner prepared by our friends at Wolfgang Puck Catering. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network(PANCAN) This organization hits home for the Harry’s Berries family as Grandpa Harry & Grandma Yo were both diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. 🍓 Saturday, June 29th 2019🍓 Tickets can be purchased at any participating Certified Farmers’ Markets here in Southern California or via paypal.me/harrysberries.
An amazing dinner featuring everything grown and fresh picked on our farm will be provided by our generous friends at Wolfgang Puck catering.
Saturday, June 29, 2019 cocktails 4 PM dinner 6 PM tickets available at our farmers market stands and online at PayPal.me/Harry’s berries online purchasers please provide your mailing address so we can mail you your tickets make check payable to Harry’s berries texted that the photo nation receipt to follow adults $100 kids 6 to 11 years $35.05 years and under are free purple for a purpose November is pancreatic cancer awareness month 5777 E. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard, CA 93036 Molly 805-415-3110
If you are like me you go to Trader Joe’s and find something you really like and then it is discontinued. Well it happened again, Trader Joe’s had bags of 8 Nothing but Fruit & Nuts, Dates, Hazelnut, Cacao snacks, disks, The name says it all! These little disks contain nothing but Dates, Hazelnuts, and Cacao for a delicious on the go treat. Unsweetened. 8 .88oz 25g pieces.
The package was selling for $3.99 at stores, and now is selling for upwards of $12 online on ebay, amazon and other online stores.
There are other varieties but apparently according to one local store this variety is discontinued. From one day to the next the shelf was cleared out, so someone must have tipped off someone that was it. No more. This type of snack disk is available from other companies, perhaps they are the ones making it for Trader Joe’s.
Celebrate #EarthDay by sharing your vision for the future of LA County, then enjoy the festival to follow!
9AM – 12PM – Our County Sustainability Plan Expo Armory Center for the Arts Community Room Our County is the first-ever LA Countywide Sustainability Plan that outlines a vision to balance environmental goals, equity, and economy. The plan addresses climate change, water, energy, land use, transportation, open space and land use, biodiversity, public health, workforce, housing, and resilience. Activities for children and translation services available. Register: OurCounty.eventbrite.com
12PM – 3PM – Earth Day Festival Memorial Park (across the street) Learn about local efforts to be more water wise, reduce waste, support clean energy, travel green & more! Engage with community groups, organizations and eco-friendly businesses. Enjoy art, music, food trucks, and take action! Family & kid-friendly. To participate as an exhibitor: [email protected]