SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Baseball Hall-of Famer and San Diego State University coach Tony Gwynn failed to pay more than $400,000 in federal income taxes, possibly jeopardizing a bid to buy the San Diego Padres, it was reported Saturday.
The former Padre has joined an ownership group headed by a Burbank movie company owner that has sought to buy the Major League Baseball team.
He had liens for unpaid taxes in 2003, 2007 and 2009, U-T San Diego reported. The 2009 notice was for $227,093, and last year's tax tab was for $209,156.
Gwynn earns a salary of about $115,000 from the university, about $40,000 for outside income for speaking appearances, $200,000 from the Padres, $60,000 from El Cajon Ford and $135,000 for television appearances, U-T San Diego reported.
His salary was about $2 million to $6 million annually in the final decade of his lengthy MLB career.
Tax attorney Mitch Dubick did not believe Gwynn's tax issues would affect his role with ownership group and Gywnn was working to pay down the tax debt in installments, but he would not reveal the remaining balance, U-T San Diego reported.
The ownership group is headed by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull of Burbank, and is among several prospects trying to buy the team from John Moores.
Dozens of local schools will undergo a risk and vulnerability assessment to make sure their campuses provide what's being called "a safe and secure environment for students and teachers."
If you want to vote in the June 5 gubernatorial primary election, you should register by Monday, May 21.
San Diegans now have to dial 10 digits for all calls - even local calls. As of Saturday, May 19, callers with area codes 619 and 858 have to enter the area code for all calls. Landline callers will have to dial one first, then the area code and phone number.
One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and six people were displaced from their apartments Monday morning after a fire broke out at an apartment complex in San Diego's Redwood Village neighborhood.
A search is underway for two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery at an East Lake home in the 1600 block of Claret Cup Drive late Saturday night.
Rady's Children's Hospital welcomed hundreds of former NICU patients and their families Sunday for a very special annual reunion. The group had the chance to say thank you and catch up with the doctors and nurses who helped care for the newborns.
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Dozens demonstrated on the Del Mar corner of Jimmy Durante Blvd. and Via de la Valle saying gun shows should not be held at the the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
A fire at an apartment in downtown Chula Vista sent two children to a hospital early Saturday morning.