I received a call last night from a survey company regarding a new proposed sales tax increase that the Contra Costa Transportation Commission is considering for an upcoming ballet. Everyone should know that one half of a cent sales tax already goes to the CCTC. They want to double it. The caller asked if I would support a new additional one half a cent on top of the already received one until 2039. I told the caller that I already pay one half percent and taxes on each gallon of gasoline are over fifty cents on top of that. I said I would rather spend the other added half penny sales tax to assist our fire districts. Since I already voted “yes” for the original half cent tax, I want to propose to everyone in Contra Costa County a solution to help all county our fire district by adding the other half a penny to them. I would vote “yes” in a heartbeat for the half cent it to go to our fire delivery services in Contra Costa.
“American Housewife” (8 p.m., ABC), “Ellen’s game of Games” (8 p.m., NBC), “WWE SmackDown” (8 p.m., USA), “The Kids Are Alright” (8:30 p.m., ABC), “Roswell, New Mexico” (9 p.m., The CW), “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (9 p.m., A&E), “Chopped” (9 p.m., Food Network), “Below Deck” (9 p.m., Bravo), “Garage Rehab” (9 p.m., Discovery), “Married at First ballet slippers hair bow Sight” (9 p.m., Lifetime)..
Winchester Orchestra: Maestro Michael DiGiacinto conducts mezzo-soprano Layna Chianakas in “Folk Songs” by Luciano Berio. Also on the program are Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances” and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Dec. 13, 7: 30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 N. Second St., San Jose. Dec. 14, 3 p.m. West Valley College Theater, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. $10-$20. win chesterorchestra.com, 408-866-5302.
At first, Blatt was reluctant to move, Just 40 years old, he was single, loved to spend summers in the Hamptons and had just remodeled his $2.4-million West Village apartment, according to the New York Division of Tax Appeals’ ruling on his case, At first, he negotiated to work out of IAC’s New York headquarters most of the time, traveling back and forth to Dallas when necessary, After a few months as Match’s CEO, however, Blatt testified that he had actually fallen in love with Dallas, He joined a gym there, rented an apartment in one of the city’s nicest buildings, made friends and dated, When he filed ballet slippers hair bow taxes as a Texas resident in 2009 and 2010, however, New York started asking questions, Tax authorities could point to the fact that, just two years after moving to Dallas, Blatt had actually moved back to New York to take over as CEO of IAC itself when Diller stepped down..
I understand Honda’s concern about bullying: The congressman has talked about having been bullied himself as a youth. And sometimes the best antidote to bullying is coming out. The national gay and lesbian movement has taught us all that. But at 8 years old, a kid is still exploring all facets of life: It may be that Malisa wants to be soccer player, or a ballet star, or even a model. What she is known for now is her switch of gender. It takes a pretty mature kid to carry that handle lightly.