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Scarlet to play for must go $10,000 Bullseye jackpot
Bingo is back from Bottlerock with free dinners for players
Napa Band Bingo to celebrate 34th anniversary June 10th
Proposition 13 is the original victim of ‘fake news’
Hot Rods forever in California!
For just $5 Vets can get acknowledgement on drivers license
PG&E sucking up all your money with continued rate hikes?
Costs from marijuana legalization are higher than thought

 

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Scarlet to play for must go $10,000 Bullseye jackpot

      VACAVILLE—You won't want to miss out on a chance to win the Must Go progressive Bullseye jackpot of $10,000 on Saturday, June 3rd. The big cash prize will go to a lucky player if not previously won at the evening session.

      For June, Scarlet Brigade Bingo players will enjoy the popular In The Monitor night sessions at both the evening and late night sessions on Saturday, June 10th.

      Players attending the session on Saturday, June 17th, will receive a free pack of Early Bird games with their paid admission and the free $200 Daub Card game will be played during the evening session.

      Also on Saturday, June 17th, Late Nite players will enjoy a special $25 Bargain Strip Night session. There will be ten strip games played with each paying out $500 to the winners. Each player will receive two strip game sheets, three Quickie games plus the free Bullseye game card in the admission pack.

      End of the month drawings for cash and free bingo will be held at both the evening and Late Night sessions on Saturday, June 24th. Players can win lots of prizes of cash and free bingo coupons.

      Volunteers at the Saturday night Fairfield H.S. Scarlet Brigade Band Bingo will continue higher payouts on their regular paper games at the evening sessions. All nine paper pack games will be guaranteed to pay out $350 to the lucky winners. Admission for the evening session start at $29.

      The Saturday Late Night session admission starts at only $19 for a 12-on paper game pack. The first extra six-on game pack is available for only $5 each with all other extra packs sold for just $1 each. Players can also join in and play the Bonus Ball games for just one dollar. During the session, several admission ticket drawings will be drawn for spins on the Lucky Wheel.

               The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Lane, at the I-80 and Davis Street exit and is a smoke free facility. For more information, call (707) 449-4646.

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Bingo is back from Bottlerock with free dinners for players

      NAPA—Get ready, get set, it's back to bingo at the Napa Town and Country Bingo Emporium on Friday, June 2nd. Join the fun with the Napa United Soccer Bingo Boosters and win some money. There will be extra free drawings for cash and prizes.

      On Sunday, June 4th, the Vintage Music Boosters Bingo will also reopen with a Player Appreciation free dinner for everyone with a paid admission.

      Monday, June 5th the volunteers for the Napa Youth Sports Bingo will reopen the doors and serve up a free dinner for all players starting at 5 p.m. There will be extra drawings for prizes throughout the evening. Bingo will start at 6:30 p.m.

      Players should also make a note that the popular Saturday night Napa H.S. Band Boosters will celebrate their 34th year of evening bingo at the Bingo Emporium with a special session that includes a free dinner for all players. Be sure to see their ad on page 3 of this issue of Bingo & Gaming News and on line at http://www.BingoGamingNews.com.

      As a reminder, the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium offers four nights of bingo each week with proceeds benefiting local charities and school groups. Players are asked to enter at 601 Silverado Trail. Parking is free and security is on duty during all operating hours.

      As a reminder, no bingo will be held during the Bottlerock event at the Napa Town & Country Fairgrounds over the Memorial Weekend holiday. The Bingo Emporium will be dark from Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th. Bingo will return to its regular schedule as noted above on Friday, June 2nd.

      Each Sunday, volunteers from the Vintage High School Music Boosters host their session with doors opening at 3:00 p.m. and the first game played at 5:15 p.m. Games pay $250 and there is plenty of flashboard games played during the session.

      On Monday evenings, The Napa Youth Sports volunteers open up at 3:00 p.m. with the first game starting at 6:30 p.m. Regular games pay $250 and the Power Burst game pays up to $500.

      Each Friday evening, the Napa United Soccer Bingo volunteers man the Bingo Emporium with the first game starting at 6:30 p.m. Games pay $250 and there is plenty of flash bingo played with cash prizes up to $1,199.

      Every Saturday brings in the Napa Band Boosters Bingo volunteers with their first game starting at 6:15 p.m. Games pay $250 and Quickie games pay $100 each. On the last Saturday of the month, players receive $5 off the $40 Combo admission.

      Admission at all sessions starts at $22 and go up to $40 for the All-You- Can-Play up to 5 packs, a fully loaded Turbo Bingo machine and special game sheets.

      The charities at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium want to remind everyone that a new snack bar is open at each session to serve players some excellent food and specials nightly.

      The Rebel Dog Café offers the popular Dress Your Own Dog for $5 along with other menu items such as Fish & Chips, Bowl of Chili along with chips, soda, water and assorted candy bars.

            Players enjoy free coffee, and fresh popped popcorn. For additional information, call (707) 252-5420 after 3:00 p.m. and find us on FaceBook and Instagram.

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Hot Rods forever in California!

            Converting your street car into a hot rod to race on the track is a long-standing and proud American tradition. For NHRA fans, hot-rodding and racing are both a passion and a way of life.

            The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM) Act is a bill before the U.S. Congress that, if passed, protects the right to convert a regular car into a racecar to be used only at racetracks. The bill provides a long-term promise that this American tradition of hot rodding will be able to continue.

            Please ask your lawmakers in Congress to take a look at the RPM Act, become a co-sponsor, and vote in favor of preserving the right to race. Contact your lawmakers to help support this bill.

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Proposition 13 is the original victim of ‘fake news’

by Jon Coupal

As Proposition 13 approaches its 39th birthday, it is still subject to the same dishonest attacks in the media that were used against it when it was on the ballot in 1978. Proposition 13 was one of the first victims of “fake news.”

“The bigwigs in labor and business went all out to defeat 13,” said its principle author, Howard Jarvis. “They tried to outdo one another in issuing doomsday prophecies about what passage of 13 would mean.” The media slavishly supported the exaggerated and dishonest claims, often endorsing them through editorials and by giving prominent placement to negative stories on the tax revolt.

The politicians, including Gov. Jerry Brown, and government agencies from top to bottom weighed in. Here is a typical example: Before the election, Alameda County Transit told the public that passage of Prop. 13 would result in the termination of 80 percent of its 2,000 employees. Two months later, the Fremont-Newark Argus reported on the aftermath of the passage of Proposition 13, “To date, no one in the district has been laid off and officials now believe there will be no massive layoffs.” The paper added that three local fire districts that anticipated losing one-half to three-fourths of its staff, had not lost a single firefighter to Prop. 13.

When the scare tactics were rejected by the public, some media attacked Prop. 13 sponsors Howard Jarvis and Paul Gann with false stories. Two weeks before the election, the Monterey Peninsula Herald editorialized that the public had “been so outrageously deluded by a pair of slick Southern California real estate operators.” The Herald was 0-for-2. Gann was from Sacramento, which Herald editors should know is in Northern California, and neither man owned any California real estate except for their own homes.

A month before the June 6 election, the Los Angeles Times repeated the claims of Prop. 13 opponents in a lengthy editorial in which the lies were treated as facts: “Los Angeles County would eliminate all of the Fire Department’s paramedic units, could close half of the 129 fire stations. It would close half of the county’s 93 libraries. ... More than 30,000 county employees would be laid off. The city of Los Angeles is considering the dismissal of 2,152 police officers and the closing of six stations. More than 1,000 firefighters would be cut, and 56 stations would be shut down. ... The prospect for Los Angeles schools is even darker. More than 18,000 teachers would be laid off.”

The same editorial in the Times included the following statement in italics: “Vote yes on Proposition 13 and send a message to tens of thousands of teachers, librarians, firefighters, police officers, sanitation workers and public-health specialists that you can safely dispense with their services.”

Howard Jarvis commented, “It was tough having 90 percent of the media against us.”

Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Freidman summarized the fake news campaign against Prop. 13 in his column in Newsweek several weeks after the overwhelming passage of the measure: “Despite the use of scare tactics including notices to teachers of automatic dismissal on passage of Jarvis-Gann [Prop. 13], advance local budgets threatening drastic cuts in police and fire protection, and whatever other portents of catastrophe desperate feeders at the public trough could devise, the public refused to be bamboozled this time, as they had so often before while watching taxes mount and government services deteriorate. This time, the scare tactics simply produced a backlash.”

But the beat down of Prop. 13 goes on. Some years ago, a newspaper editorial asked if Prop. 13 was responsible for a measles epidemic saying it may have limited the availability of vaccine. A national publication suggested that O.J. Simpson’s acquittal of murder charges was due to the tax limiting measure because prosecuting attorneys may not have been paid enough.

More recently, a column by a West Coast writer published in the New York Times claimed that one of the reasons that Los Angeles is becoming a “third world” city is reduced funding for education caused by the tax revolt that passed Prop. 13. As is typical, the writer ignores the fact that California now spends 30 percent more per pupil, in inflation adjusted dollars, than the amount spent just prior to the passage of Prop. 13 — a time when both liberals and conservatives agree that California schools were among the best in the nation.

Today, those who want to bring down Prop. 13 are a little more clever with their fake news. We are seeing claims, that the media delights in repeating, that Prop. 13 has caused the housing shortage, that Prop. 13 only helps the wealthy, and, of course, that Prop. 13 is responsible for our poor performing schools, even when our teachers are the third-highest paid in all 50 states.

Taxpayer advocates in California are still dealing with “fake news” as they have for nearly 40 years. It is doubtful that that battle will end anytime soon.

Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

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Napa Band Bingo to celebrate 34th anniversary June 10th

      NAPAThe Saturday night Napa High Instrumental Music Bingo began its long life at Ridgeview Junior High School 34 years ago in 1983. Over the years many directors have led the group, Flo and Wendy being the last two big favorites. 

      The current director Denise Parks, has changed up the program a bit and introduced a new Progressive Jackpot Game called the “Grand Ole Flag!” The payout is guaranteed to be at least $350, however it goes up $50 a week and will cap at $1199.00, paying out the jackpot if you Bingo on a STAR.

      Napa High Bingo also pays up to $4,000 on their Instrument Jackpot Drawing, with two drawings every Saturday Night. The last winner went home with over $3,000 in their pocket!

      Do you like Trivia?  Well, they have that too. Look for the trivia questions on the Face Book page and in the text blast. Come see Denise with the correct answers and receive a red raffle ticket for the end of the month drawing prizes.

      Come on in on Saturday, June 10th for the anniversary celebration and enjoy a free dinner, drawing prizes and cash giveaways! All proceeds support the students in the Instrumental Music program at Napa High School and helps to pay for everything from sheet music to instrument repairs. The students depend on you, our bingo players to keep the program going!

      The charities at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium want to remind everyone that a new snack bar is open at each session to serve players some excellent food and specials nightly.

      The Rebel Dog Café offers the popular Dress Your Own Dog for $5 along with other menu items such as Fish & Chips, Bowl of Chili along with chips, soda, water and assorted candy bars.

            Players enjoy free coffee, and fresh popped popcorn. For additional information, call (707) 252-5420 after 3:00 p.m. and find us on Face Book and Instagram.

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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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PG&E sucking up all your money with continued rate hikes?

            SAN FRANCISCO—Rising PG&E costs are already wreaking havoc in our communities: About 25,000 PG&E household are shut off for nonpayment every month, including many with small children, seniors and disabled people living in them. But PG&E wants $2.7 billion more in rates, increases likely to leave even more vulnerable customers in the dark.

            We CAN stop PG&E from sucking up more of our money! Tell the CPUC to STOP allowing PG&E to raise rates!

If PG&E gets its way, average bills will go up a total of about $12 per month in the next three years just from this one case alone, which means a $142 increase in annual bills for typical homes by 2019.

            PG&E tries to minimize each of these increases, but you and I know they add up, and there’s never an end to them.  In fact, PG&E is already requesting additional increases for pipeline safety.  PG&E wants a $840 million increase for gas transmission pipelines by 2017.  This increase would be on top of the $2.7 billion requested in this rate case.

            Let the CPUC know how this impacts on your family!

            Speak out today at a CPUC public hearing. Everyone is welcome to tell the CPUC what they think of PG&E and the upcoming rate hikes.  The CPUC needs to hear from you!

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Costs from marijuana legalization are higher than thought

appeared in the Wall Street Journal

Marijuana is now legal in 25 states for medicinal purposes and in four for recreational use. Voters in another five have a chance on Nov. 8 to legalize the retail consumption of pot, but the evidence rolling in from these real-time experiments should give voters pause to consider the consequences.

In 2012 Colorado and Washington voters legalized recreational pot, followed by Alaska and Oregon two years later. Initiatives this year in California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts would allow businesses to sell and market pot to adults age 21 and older.

Adults could possess up to one ounce (more in Maine) and grow six marijuana plants. Public consumption would remain prohibited, as would driving under the influence. Marijuana would be taxed at rates from 3.75% in Massachusetts to 15% in the western states, which would license and regulate retailers.

Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which prohibits states from regulating possession, use, distribution and sale of narcotics. However, the Justice Department in 2013 announced it wouldn’t enforce the law in states that legalize pot. Justice also promised to monitor and document the outcomes, which it hasn’t done. But someone should, because evidence from Colorado and Washington compiled by the nonprofit Smart Approaches to Marijuana suggests that legalization isn’t achieving what supporters promised.

One problem is that legalization and celebrity glamorization have removed any social stigma from pot and it is now ubiquitous. Minors can get pot as easily a six pack. Since 2011 marijuana consumption among youth rose by 9.5% in Colorado and 3.2% in Washington even as it dropped 2.2% nationwide. The Denver Post reports that a “disproportionate share” of marijuana businesses are in low-income and minority communities. Many resemble candy stores with lollipops, gummy bears and brownies loaded with marijuana’s active ingredient known as THC.

The science of how THC affects young minds is still evolving. However, studies have shown that pot use during adolescence can shave off several IQ points and increase the risk for schizophrenic breaks. One in six kids who try the drug will become addicted, a higher rate than for alcohol. Pot today is six times more potent than 30 years ago, so it’s easier to get hooked and high.

Employers have also reported having a harder time finding workers who pass drug tests. Positive workplace drug tests for marijuana have increased 178% nationwide since 2012. The construction company GE Johnson says it is recruiting construction workers from other states because it can’t find enough in Colorado to pass a drug test.

Honest legalizers admitted that these social costs might increase but said they’d be offset by fewer arrests and lower law enforcement costs. Yet arrests of black and Hispanic youth in Colorado for pot-related offenses have soared 58% and 29%, respectively, while falling 8% for whites.

The share of pot-related traffic deaths has roughly doubled in Washington and increased by a third in Colorado since legalization, and in the Centennial State pot is now involved in more than one of five traffic fatalities. Calls to poison control for overdoses have jumped 108% in Colorado and 68% in Washington since 2012.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has said that “criminals are still selling on the black market,” in part because state taxes make legal marijuana pricier than on the street. Drug cartels have moved to grow marijuana in the states or have switched to trafficking in more profitable drugs like heroin.

One irony is that a Big Pot industry is developing even as tobacco smokers are increasingly ostracized. The Arcview Group projects that the pot market could triple over four years to $22 billion. Pot retailers aren’t supposed to market specifically to kids, though they can still advertise on the radio or TV during, say, a college football game. Tobacco companies have been prohibited from advertising on TV since 1971.

The legalization movement is backed by the likes of George Soros and Napster co-founder Sean Parker, and this year they are vastly outspending opponents. No wonder U.S. support for legalizing marijuana has increased to 57% from 32% a decade ago, according to the Pew Research Center.

We realize it’s déclassé to resist this cultural imperative, and maybe voters think the right to get high when you want is worth the social and health costs of millions of more stoners. Then again, since four states have volunteered to be guinea pigs, maybe other states should wait and see if these negative trends continue.

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