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Wildcat’s Blind G progressive jackpot reaches $9,900; Must Go at $10,000!!!
Discount coupons and $750 payouts at Thursday Vanden Viking Bingo
Crazy 8’s Sunday highlights Wildcats Matinee Bingo session
Vote YES on Proposition 6 in California (Stop The Gas Tax Initiative)
For just $5 Vets can get acknowledgement on drivers license
$1.537 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot winner in So. Carolina
California tribes blocked from cannabis biz...but then again?

 

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Wildcat’s Blind G progressive jackpot reaches $9,900; Must Go at $10,000!!!

            VACAVILLE—The big news for December is that the progressive Blind G jackpot has not been won and is sitting at $9,900! And if it is not won on December 2nd, the cash prize will be increased to $10,000 for the December 9th session. The game will be a must go and be played until there is a winner to receive the big cash prize.

            Arriving a few minutes before 11:00 a.m. at the popular Sunday afternoon Will C. Wood High School Bingo, will get players a free $1,000 Strip game card with their paid admission on Sunday, December 2nd. Remember, players must purchase their buy-in package prior to 11:00 a.m.

            The fun Double Day session will be featured on Sunday, December 9th at the Vacaville bingo hall. Double tickets will be issued to each player with a paid admission and those tickets will be used to select winners of double table drawings during the session.

            On Sunday, December 16th, players will be treated to the free $200 Daub Card game during the matinee session. A lucky player will also be drawn from tickets attached to each bingo card with the winner to receive $500 cash!

            A lucky player attending the December 23rd Wildcats session will get to pick the last gift of the Seven Days of Christmas presents. Traditionally, the prizes are valued at $200 up to $250.

            End of the month and year will be held on Sunday, December 30th with drawings for cash and free bingo prizes. Players will also enjoy Good Neighbor games and drawings for the Wildcat Royalty will be held during the session.

    At press time, the free Cat Cash Match progressive jackpot was sitting at $1,800. Players get several chances during each Sunday matinee session to match the Cat Cash top prize and win the jackpot. As mentioned above, the Wildcat's Blind G-Ball progressive jackpot was at $10,000 and will be a must go prize on December 9th.

    Players can buy in with the Express I setup that includes a one six-on paper game pack and one pack of specials plus a Bonanza game card and Double Action game sheet. The Express II admission is available for $19 and includes two packs, two packs of specials and the Bonanza and Double Action special game sheets for the matinee session.

    All paper games are guaranteed to pay out $250 to the lucky winners at each Wildcat Sunday matinee sessions. There are lots of flashboard games that pay out up to $1,199. The Wildcats Quickie games have been permanently replaced with the popular $500 strip games at all Sunday matinee session.

            The Wildcats Sunday Matinee session starts each week at 12:30 p.m. The Vacaville hall opens up on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. with Warm-up games starting about one half hour prior to the beginning of the regular session. There are no electronic bingo machines used at the Wildcats Bingo sessions.

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Discount coupons and $750 payouts at Thursday Vanden Viking Bingo

VACAVILLE—Wow! It's December and that means it's Christmas time. And that means bigger bingo game payouts and discount coupons at the popular Thursday night Vanden H.S. Vikings Bingo.

            Kicking off Christmas month, the bingo volunteers will host a session scheduled for Thursday, December 6th and feature three-on strip games rather than paper game specials. And the strip games that normally pay out $500 each will pay out $750 during the month of December.

            A second Strip Specials night will be held on Thursday, December 20th. And during the session players will enjoy the fun Seven Days of Christmas drawing. One player's admission ticket will drawn and that player will get to pick from the special Christmas gifts under the bingo hall tree. Traditionally, the Seven Days of Christmas prizes are valued at up to $250.

            There is a $5.00 off buy-in coupon just waiting for players to print out, clip it and take it with them to the December 13th Thursday night Vanden High School Viking Bingo session in Vacaville. Remember, the coupon will be good only on Thursday, December 13th and cannot be used with any other discount or coupon.

            Thursday, December 13th, will also feature a fun Double Vision bingo games. Any bingo on a regular session game bingo game on any double number will pay out a $100 Double Vision Bonus. Multiple winners will divide the bonus equally.

 

            On Thursday, December 27th will be the last Vanden Viking Thursday night bingo for 2018 and feature end of the month drawings for cash and free bingo prizes. And there will be drawings for a Super Royal Court and Friends.

            At press time the progressive jackpot half time Vanden Make A Match half time game is creeping back up and is currently at $900 and growing at each Thursday night session when it is not won. The Free Progressive G-Ball jackpot was also up to $1,900 as we published the November edition of Bingo & Gaming News On-Line.

            The Vanden High School Viking Bingo volunteers host their evening session each Thursday evening starting with the Early Bird games at 6:30 p.m. The regular bingo session starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission starts at $14 for a single six-on paper game pack. Players can purchase a 5-pack package for $39 and extra packs may be added to that.

            For just one buck, players can join in and play for the Bonus Ball jackpots. Each Bonus Ball pays out $250 with the exception of the Baby Ball. After a regular game is closed, the caller will draw a ball and signify it as the Bonus Ball. When the Bonus Ball matches one of the current posted numbers, the players who have purchased the $1 Bonus Ball ticket, will receive the cash prize. Multiple winners will divide the Bonus Ball prize equally.

            All regular bingo games pay out $250 to the lucky winners. There are lots of unscheduled flashboard games that pay out up to $1,199 to the lucky winners.

            Remember to ask the volunteers about joining the Vanden Winners Club. Vanden Viking Bingo sessions are played at the bingo hall located at 190 Bella Vista Road,  Vacaville.

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High speed rail is the best reason to repeal the gas and car tax hike

     Would you trust a surgeon who has a history of amputating the wrong limb? Of course not. For the same reason, California taxpayers should not trust our state politicians with more transportation dollars. Let’s get one thing clear from the outset. Any spending on the California high-speed rail project is, by definition, transportation spending. Therefore, any discussion about the wisdom of repealing the gas tax cannot ignore what the state of California has done with its “showcase” transportation project.

     The complete dysfunction of HSR is no longer in dispute.

The latest development is the failure of the HSR authority to issue its revised business plan to the California Legislature as required by law. Its excuse? The authority is in the midst of hiring staff so it can’t issue a timely report. Besides being a complete non sequitur, one would think that the hiring of additional staff would be a reason to issue a report as soon as possible.

Moreover, this latest shortcoming is consistent with the authority’s continued aversion to transparency. Just last month, Republican legislators called for an emergency audit when it became evident that just the Central Valley segment of the project was $1.7 billion over budget. While that request was denied, this week Democratic legislator Jim Beall joined with Republicans seeking a comprehensive audit when it was revealed that the Central Valley segment was actually a stunning $2.8 billion over budget.

     Would you trust a surgeon who has a history of amputating the wrong limb? Of course not. For the same reason, California taxpayers should not trust our state politicians with more transportation dollars. Let’s get one thing clear from the outset. Any spending on the California high-speed rail project is, by definition, transportation spending. Therefore, any discussion about the wisdom of repealing the gas tax cannot ignore what the state of California has done with its “showcase” transportation project.

     The complete dysfunction of HSR is no longer in dispute.

     The latest development is the failure of the HSR authority to issue its revised business plan to the California Legislature as required by law. Its excuse? The authority is in the midst of hiring staff so it can’t issue a timely report. Besides being a complete non sequitur, one would think that the hiring of additional staff would be a reason to issue a report as soon as possible.

     Moreover, this latest shortcoming is consistent with the authority’s continued aversion to transparency. Just last month, Republican legislators called for an emergency audit when it became evident that just the Central Valley segment of the project was $1.7 billion over budget. While that request was denied, this week Democratic legislator Jim Beall joined with Republicans seeking a comprehensive audit when it was revealed that the Central Valley segment was actually a stunning $2.8 billion over budget.

     Many who originally supported the high-speed rail project have had a dramatic change of heart. Quentin Kopp, a former state senator and High Speed Rail Authority chairman, is now vigorously opposed, noting that “this is not what the voters approved.” Likewise, the San Jose Mercury News this week ran an editorial entitled, “Stop the California Bullet Train in its Tracks.”

    The foolishness of the project is especially evident when considering that one of its main purposes was the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, that justification is why the project is currently being funded almost exclusively by “cap-and-trade” funds that are generated by the sale of “carbon credits,” a hidden tax on energy.

    But ironically, even the respected, nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office notes that the project is a net greenhouse gas producer. If the state of California were more serious about GHG emissions, it would direct those funds into more traditional transportation projects including road improvements and lane capacity. Stopped traffic produces more pollution than traffic that moves.

    Despite the higher gas and car taxes that drivers have been paying since November, a new report by the State Auditor says transportation infrastructure remains one of the “high risk” issues facing California. Why? Because of uncertainty about the “effective and efficient use” of the money collected from the tax hikes.

    In short, our current political leadership, which jammed the massive car and gas tax increase down our throats without a vote of the people, has no credibility whatsoever as acceptable stewards of transportation dollars. And as long the high-speed rail project continues, they never will.

Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

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For just $5 Vets can get acknowledgement on drivers license

            Solano County’s 33,500 veterans and the 11,000 veterans in Napa County are now eligible to receive a driver’s license acknowledging their service in the United States Armed Forces, through a new statewide program.

Beginning Nov. 12, the Department of Motor Vehicles will be issuing driver’s licenses with the word “veteran” on them to those who qualify, Napa and Solano County officials said.

Napa veterans can visit the Napa County Veterans Service Office (CVSO), at 650 Imperial Way in downtown Napa, and complete the DMV application.

Veterans will need a certified copy of their discharge papers (DD-214) showing they received anything other than a dishonorable discharge or that they served in a Guard or Reserve component and were mobilized for federal active duty.

            Solano County vets can stop by the Solano County Veterans Service Office for an official application form, which they can take to the DMV starting Nov. 12 to get the new veteran driver’s license. Solano County Director of Veterans Services Ted Puntillo asks that vets bring a copy of their DD-214 paperwork to get the form.

            The new driver’s license means veterans will no longer need to carry their discharge papers to show proof of military service, officials said.

            The CVSO will verify the documents and approve the application, which can then be submitted to the DMV. There is a $5 fee to have the veteran designation placed on a driver’s license, on top of the normal renewal fees, officials said. Veterans who are not due for renewal can obtain a new license for a $35 replacement fee.

The CVSO can order copies of discharge papers. Veterans who visit the office can also discuss their eligibility for federal, state and local benefits. To date, Solano County Vet Services has already helped more than 100 vets obtain the application form, officials said.

            For more Napa information, call 707-253-4558. In Solano, call, (707) 784-6590. Contact Rachel Raskin-Zrihen at (707) 553-6824.

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$1.537 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot winner in So. Carolina

                SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (as seen in The Daily News)—The number of billionaires in South Carolina may have doubled overnight — at least before taxes — after a lottery ticket sold in the state won the $1.537 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

            The ticket, sold at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina, matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, ignoring the 1 in 302.5 million odds for winning the near-record prize.

            The winner would only become an actual billionaire by taking the prize in annual installments over three decades and hanging on to the bulk of the money. The lucky person can also take an $877.8 million lump-sum cash payment, which most winners choose to receive.

            South Carolina Lottery officials know when and where the winning ticket was bought, but until someone turns the ticket in, they won't know who bought it. The public may never find out. South Carolina allows lottery winners to remain anonymous after conducting a thorough investigation to confirm their identity, lottery Chief Operating Officer Tony Cooper said.

            The name of South Carolina’s last big winner—a $399 million Powerball jackpot in September 2013 which at the time was the fourth biggest lottery prize in U.S. history—has never been made public.

            “Our message to the $1.5 BILLION Mega Millions jackpot winner: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted advisor and CALL THE LOTTERY at 1-866-736-9819. Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!” the South Carolina Lottery tweeted.

The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

            The prize is extraordinary by any measure, but particularly so for South Carolina. With more than $1.5 billion, an exceedingly generous winner could shower roughly $307 on each of the state's five million people. It's about as much as 20 percent of the state's $8 billion annual budget.

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California tribes blocked from cannabis biz...but then again?

    In January, California started allowing recreational marijuana to be sold in a state regulated system. However, many Native American tribes in the state feel that the system has not worked with what they would like to do. Plans are being made that would allow the tribes to develop a cannabis industry that they regulate themselves. Not the state.

    It is possible that California's tribes may grow cannabis on farms and build stores on their reservations.

    The problem that the tribes have with the state licensing requirements is that if the tribes agree to abide by them, the state would be able to take away their right to be self governed on their own land.

    Last year when the new state regulations were issued, all licensing and control of cannabis would be governed by California. If any California tribe decided to apply for the license, the state would then be able to enforce rules and regulations. Not the tribal government. There would not be tribal sovereignty.

    The California Native American Cannabis Association was formed to advocate for tribes wishing to develop their own cannabis industry on their land. The association warned the state that tribes might use their own sovereign rights and may developed their own commercial cannabis businesses.

    There are over 100 Native American tribes in California that have federal recognition. A portion of these tribes are located in rural areas that would be interested in the cannabis industry as a way to raise revenues to improve schools and infrastructure.

    In California there are over 100 Native American tribes that are recognized by the federal government. Many of them are interested in partaking in the newly legalized marijuana industry.

    In 2016 Prop 64 was approved by state voters.

    Under this law, anyone that farms or manufactures cannabis for public sell must be licensed by the state. Anyone that holds these licenses they are subject to pay the state large taxes and are also heavily regulated.

    However, many tribes feel that this interferes with their sovereignty if they are also required to obtain the licenses. They have their own governments and they believe that their governments should be able to decide what regulations should be implemented on their own land.

    Instead of determining their own sets of laws for cannabis, they would have to abide by the state laws. They would have to submit to the enforcement of California's laws.

    A letter was sent California Native American Cannabis Association last December. In that letter they stated that the tribes would look into ways of developing commercial cannabis industries through their own sovereign nations.

    An agreement between the tribes was attempted before January on how the tribes would conduct their regulations. However, it was not successful.

    The issue becomes if the tribes grow and process marijuana on their lands, then under the California law the tribes would not be able to sell their products off of their land. Under the current California law the tribes would need a license.

    Now tribes are actively working towards forming compacts with the state that would allow them to sell their products in state legal markets.

    They would also have their authority recognized that they can regulate their own businesses that are conducted on their own lands.

    In Washington a compact was agreed upon between seven of the tribes and state that was similar. Currently there are even more tribes in negotiations with the state of Washington.

    A similar compact is being negotiated by California. However, it is possible that it may not be until the end of this year before an agreement is made.

    Recreational marijuana has be legalized in California. Businesses are obtaining resale licenses, however, the state is making it challenging for American Indian tribes to get the same licenses.

    Permits awarded to local businesses are determined by individual counties and cities. These permits are then submitted to the state for the state approved license. However, tribal businesses must agree to work with only California recognized legal cannabis companies and give the state licensing power. Many tribes are opposed to this since they feel it violates their sovereignty rights.

    A legislative bill is being drafted that would allow for local cannabis businesses to be licensed by the tribes. This will form the California Native American Cannabis Association. The bill is a combined effort between the cannabis regulatory commissioner for Santa Ysabel and Dave Vialpando. He was previously in law enforcement.

    The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, after a failed Indian casino venture, evaluated the cannabis industry to determine if it had commercial potential. The tribe is located east of San Diego. The financial failure of their casino cost the tribe nearly $50 million of debt. They needed to find a new way to generate income, and the cannabis industry looked promising.

    The Iipay Nation is not the only tribe looking into developing a marijuana related business. It is a lucrative business for investors since Native American tribes do not pay the income taxes. The businesses would not fall under the same federal tax bill as other states.

    19 tribes in California are in support of the proposed legislation.

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