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Congresswoman's Home A Public Nuisance

The saga of Laura Richardson's home continues. The California Democratic congresswoman's house, which was previously foreclosed on and then un-foreclosed on when Richardson said she wasn't given proper notice, has now been cited as a nuisance, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

"The city's code enforcement department reported finding junk in the driveway and rotting fruit in the back yard that attracts rodents. Inspectors came after calls to police about a suspicious person there," the paper reports. The Crypt thinks getting dinged for rotting fruit in the back yard is a bit of a bum rap. Isn't that what fruit's supposed to do?

And the junk? One congresswoman's junk is another congressman's treasure. Amy Williams, public information officer for the city of Sacramento, couldn't be reached to clarify what kind of junk is involved, but we'll update as soon as possible.