November 3, 2009: What’s new in news?
on November 3, 2009
Late Monday, Mayor Ron Dellums acknowledged that he owes the IRS money after the issue was brought to public attention. The IRS has placed lien on property Dellums owns; the East Bay Express reports that Dellums and his wife, Cynthia, owe an estimated $239,000 for not paying taxes between 2005-2007, according to IRS records. It is not known exactly how much Dellums owes to date.
Although the Bay Bridge opened Monday morning, it may have to close again to repair what CalTrans is calling Monday’s “short term fix” to the problem.
It’s Election Day! Well, not in Alameda County–but in many other parts of the region and the country. The big races this morning are in New York and New Jersey.
Weird news: Associated Press reported that a Ohio woman may have lost her wedding ring while tossing out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. The woman is hoping that the ring is returned. Snickers or a diamond ring? Hmmm…
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