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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…


  1. Dave C. on November 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    “So far we’re hearing that Michael Bloomberg has been re-elected mayor of New York, and Jon Corzine as governor of New Jersey.”

    Huh? This was posted about 6 hours before the polls closed in NY or NJ, and while Bloomberg was always considered likely to win reelection, the race was far closer than anticipated. As for NJ, Corzine has been in trouble for months, and it now looks like he has definitely lost to Christie. I’m not quite sure what you were “hearing” at 11 o’clock this morning, but it almost certainly wasn’t fit for publication.

  2. Paige Ricks on November 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Sorry for that confusion, I misread the San Francisco Chronicle take of Election Day, Novemeber 2009.

  3. Andy K on November 4, 2009 at 10:39 am

    It is long past time for Dellums to move on.

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