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$300 Specials featured at Monday Night Napa Bingo
Scarlet plays free Early Bird Progressive game on Saturdays
New Combo Sundays at Pace Bingo in April at Vaca Valley Bingo
Will progressive Bay Area approve ultra-regressive tax?
For just $5 Vets can get acknowledgement on drivers license
Great Idea: Put Price Tag on Ballot Measures
California Republican Party Goes Stupid...Again!

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$300 Specials featured at Monday Night Napa Bingo

      NAPA—If you haven’t heard, there might be some new reasons to play bingo at the Napa Bingo Emporium. And you might want to give Monday nights a try.

      The volunteers at the Napa Youth Sports Bingo have increased the prize pots for their special games each week. The payout on all specials is now set at $300 going to the lucky winners. The Power Burst game payout has also been set at $500 if you bingo on the “star”.

      Players should make a note that the volunteers at the Sunday Vintage H.S. Music Boosters Bingo, will take Easter Sunday off and will not hold their regular evening session of bingo on March 27th.

      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.

      The Rebel Dog will offer their 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.

      The Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium offers four nights of bingo with proceeds benefiting local charities. Players are asked to enter at 601 Silverado Trail. Parking is free and security is on duty during operating hours.

      Each Sunday, volunteers from the Vintage High School Music Boosters host their session with doors opening at 2:00 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 4:00 p.m. with the first game starting at 6:45 p.m. Regular games pay $250 and special games pays $300.

      Each Friday evening, the Napa United Soccer Bingo volunteers man the Bingo Emporium with the first game starting at 6:45 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.

            Players enjoy a new snack bar as mentioned above as well as free coffee, and popcorn. For additional information, call (707) 252-5420 after 3:00 p.m. and find us on FaceBook and Instagram.

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Scarlet plays free Early Bird Progressive game on Saturdays

      VACAVILLE—Every bingo player arriving at by 5:30 p.m. at the Saturday evening Scarlet Brigade Band Bingo, will enjoy playing the free Early Bird Letter X progressive game. At press time, the jackpot was up to $5,800!

      For the month of April, there are lots of great reasons to play the Saturday evening and late night sessions hosted by the Scarlet Brigade Band Boosters at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall.

      Players will enjoy Good Neighbor games on all regular bingo games during the evening and late night sessions on Saturday, April 2nd. Everyone with a paid admission on Saturday, April 9th at the evening session, will receive an extra Double Action special game sheet.

      Drawings for the Super Royal Court will be held on Saturday, April 16th at both the evening and late night sessions. The popular In The Monitor sessions will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. And on Saturday, April 30th, End of the Month drawings for cash and free bingo will be held.

      The progressive Bullseye Bingo free game jackpot was at $3,500 at press time. When not won in 55 numbers or less, a consolation prize of $250 is guaranteed to be paid out and the progressive cash prize will be increased.

      The Saturday Scarlet Brigade Late Nite session follows each regular Saturday evening session. Players can purchase their buy-ins starting at 10:30 p.m. 12 regular games pay out $250 each to the winners and the three special Speed Quickie games also pay out $250 each to the winners.

      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 held for spins on the Lucky Wheel. At press time the progressive jackpot amount was at $2,000.

      Bingo players may also get a Vaca Valley Bingo Hall Frequent Player card. The Frequent Player cards are free and good at each session played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall. After bingo guests play ten sessions, at the 11th session, will receive a free Express II admission for the evening.

                The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Lane, at the I-80 and Davis Street exit and features separate glass enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms. For more information, call (707) 449-4646.

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Will progressive Bay Area approve ultra-regressive tax?

By Thomas D. Elias, Los Angeles Daily News

If all goes according to the plans of a relatively new environmental agency, the most progressive part of California will soon inflict the most regressive tax known to America upon all its residents.

Because the wetlands around San Francisco Bay are fast drying up, with many thousands of acres developed and wildlife habitats threatened and shrinking, the 7-year-old Bay Restoration Agency wants to add $12 a year to the tax bill for each parcel of land in nine counties surrounding the Bay.

That’s right, the owner of a one-room shack deep in the Hamilton Range of Alameda and Santa Clara counties would pay the same $12 assessed against the billion-dollar complexes of companies like Google and Apple Computer in the heart of Silicon Valley. Yes, they are each built on several parcels, so their parcel tax levies each might total $120 or so, still as unfair as it gets.

For more information on the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation and to read, "Follow the Money," visit HJTA.org. A copy of the report can be downloaded on the homepage under “Hot Topics.”

New Combo Sundays at Pace Bingo in April at Vaca Valley Bingo

VACAVILLE—By popular demand, the volunteers at the Pace Solano Sunday evening bingo sessions, have announced for the month of April, all evening sessions will be the popular Combo Bingo sessions.

Starting on Sunday, April 2nd, and each Sunday during the month, players will enjoy a 20-game session of bingo. The admission has been set at $35 and will include three six-on paper packs of 12 games (Express 3) that will pay out $250 to the winners. The admission price also includes two each Strip game cards that will pay out $500 up to $1,199.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the Combo session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Warm-up games will be played starting about 4:30 p.m. There will not be any Early Bird games or specials played droning the Combo Sunday sessions. Extra paper packs will be available for $5 each as will extra strip cards also for $5 each.

Pace Bingo will continue the  popular Strip sessions for April and have been announced play dates of Friday, April 2nd, Friday, April 15th and a third Friday date of April 29th. All sessions are played at the Late Night time of 11 p.m. Buy-ins will can be purchased starting at 10:30 p.m. or any time during the evening session if you are playing.

Strip sessions feature games paying $1,000 and paper games that will pay out $500 each to the lucky winners. Admission for the Strip sessions is set at $50 with players receiving two each for ten games as well as four paper game sheets. Extra strips are sold separately for just two for $5 and additional paper game sheets may also be purchased.

Players should make a note that the Pace Bingo volunteers will host a special 30-game Easter Holiday Bingo Session on Easter Sunday afternoon, March 27th. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. with the session starting at 5:00 p.m.

Admission for the Easter Sunday session has been set at $30 and players will receive two paper packs. Paper pack games will pay out $250 to the winners. Extra game packs will be sold for $5 at the time of buy-in.

The Pace Solano Bingo volunteers host five sessions each week at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall starting on Sunday with an evening session starting at 5:30 p.m. The Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening sessions start at 6:30 p.m. with the Early Bird games. Pace also hosts a popular Wednesday Matinee session starting with the Warm-Up games at 10:00 a.m. The regular games get underway at the Matinee session at 12 noon.

All regular games pay out at least $250. Two Getaway games are played at each of the evening sessions with payouts of $1,000 each to the lucky winners. There is lots of flashboard games played during the evening sessions that will pay out $200 up $1,199 and are available for sale on the floor.

As we went to press, the popular Moola Match progressive jackpot was up to $3,900. Pace Bingo players get at least three chances at each session to win the progressive cash prize or other great prizes of free bingo and cash.

A Pace free $200 Daub Card games will be played on Wednesday evening on March 30th and on Friday, April 15th. The Free Daub Cards are given out to all players each night at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall with the play date stamped on the card.

All Pace sessions are played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall, 190 Bella Vista Road, just off the Davis Street exit from eastbound I-80. For more information call (707) 449-4646.

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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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Great Idea: Put Price Tag on Ballot Measures

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Would you commit to buy a car, a house or even a jacket without knowing the price? Unless you are a member of the one percent, chances are, you want to know what it will cost you before you make a purchase.

But what about ballot measures that can cost every citizen hundreds or even thousands of dollars?  At the state level, the Legislative Analyst’s Office has the responsibility to provide a “fiscal impact” analysis – that is, information to voters as to the costs to taxpayers of passing a proposition.

But this isn’t currently required at the local level. And those backing attractive sounding, but costly, measures like it that way. They prefer to keep the public in the dark. If a county measure promises to create new parks in every neighborhood, it may sound great, but taxpayers should know what it will cost them before they cast a vote.

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do deserves credit for proposing a measure that would require a cost analysis by the county’s Auditor Controller for all county initiatives, and his colleagues deserve praise for agreeing to place it on the June ballot for voter approval.

The big question is why every local tax raising entity is not required to provide a non-partisan cost analysis for their sponsored ballot measures as well as those placed on the ballot through the initiative process.

Skeptics say that requiring a cost analysis might deter voters from approving a worthy measure, for example one relating to public safety. This argument was dismissed by Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who pointed out that voters are much more likely to vote no on an ill-defined ballot measure if they are not told what it will cost.

In our country we are going through a political process where the public is expressing its support for plain speaking. There is resentment toward members of the political class who equivocate and use insider terms that many find confusing.

So let’s be blunt. A significant number of local ballot measures are designed to provide an advantage to those inside government, including politicians, bureaucrats and other employees and/or special interests. Requiring a non-partisan analysis would provide voters, who will be stuck with the bill, another tool to evaluate a ballot measure. They can then do a cost/benefit analysis, the same as they would do before making a major family or business spending commitment.

So while Supervisor Do should be thanked for promoting openness in government, why  are there so few of our local representatives throughout the state taking a similar stand for full disclosure to voters of the full cost of measures they are asked to approve?

Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis  Taxpayers Association — California’s largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights.

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Editorial

California Republican Party Goes Stupid...Again!

I just found from a friend, that checked in at the CA. Secretary of State’s website, that as a registered “…as a Non Partisan Party (NPP or Non-Declared), will NOT be able to vote for a Republican candidate in the June 7th primary election. Seems the Republican Party did not notify the Secretary of State by simple letter, that the party will allow “no party preference voters to vote in the Republican Presidential primary election.” How’s that for bringing the party together?

Since this is the case, my choice will be to either re-register as a Republican so I can vote for a Republican candidate or vote for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Klinkton since the Democrat party will allow “no party preference voting” in their party’s primary election.

There surely are many thousands of NPP, INT or LIB voters that may want to vote for a Republican candidate, but they can not.

Please alert them to this and that if anyone wants to re-register in order to vote for a Republican candidate in California at the June 7, 2016 primary election, they must submit a re-registration form by May 23, 2016. This action can be done online. Here is the link to the CA Secretary of State website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/political-parties/no-party-preference/. Or you voters can re-register at their county of residence Registrar of Voter’s office or their online web sight.

P.S. I Suggest that those affected like myself, let the California Republican Party have an ear full!

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