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$500 free Daub Card drawing set a Wildcats Sunday bingo
Free drawing for progressive Super Jackpot at Bingo Emporium
Pre-Valentine’s Special at 777 Bingo Hall
President’s Day special at 777 Bingo Hall
Lottery player on a lucky streak with Emerald 10’s Scratchers® ticket
Scratchers lottery winner reveals his fantastic plans
Petco Pulls Chinese-Made Dog and Cat Treats From Shelves
Falling gasoline prices mask hidden tax
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$500 free Daub Card drawing set a Wildcats Sunday bingo

            VACAVILLE—There will be lots of bingo action at the February sessions hosted by the volunteers at the Will C. Wood High School Wildcats Sunday matinee bingo at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall.

            Starting things off on Sunday, February 1st, everyone that purchases a buy-in by 12 noon, will receive a free $1,000 strip game card. On Sunday, February 8th, a fun Crazy 8’s session will be held. Any bingo on any number that ends in 8, will receive a $100 bonus and when there is a bingo on B-8, the bonus amount will be $250!

            On Sunday, February 15th, players will be treated to the free $200 Daub Card game. Attached to each Daub Card will be a entry ticket to win the $500 cash Daub Card drawing.

            End of the month drawings will be held on Sunday, February 22nd when lots of winners will receive prizes of cash and free bingo. The session will also feature Good Neighbor games and the Wildcat Royalty will receive $5 each time their favorite number is drawn.

            At press time, the free Cat Cash Match progressive jackpot was sitting at $700. Players get several chances to match the Cat Cash top prize and win the jackpot. The Wildcat Blind G-Ball progressive jackpot was at $4,100 as we went to press.

            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 regular 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 Sunday Matinee session starts each week at 12:30 p.m. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall opens up each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Warm-up games starting about one half hour prior to the beginning of the regular session. As with all other sessions of bingo at Vaca Valley, there are no electronic bingo machines used at the hall.

            All sessions are played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Road, 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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Free drawing for progressive Super Jackpot at Bingo Emporium

      NAPA—The Napa Bingo Emporium Super Jackpot drawing each session it’s not won. The jackpot is increased by $100 at each session played at the hall until it tops out at $10,000!

      The regular schedule of bingo includes four sessions played at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium. Starting off each week on Sunday, The Vintage H.S. Music Boosters host an early evening session starting at 5:15 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. All regular games pay out $250 to the lucky winners.

      On Friday evenings the evening session is hosted by the Napa Valley Soccer Club and they kick things off at 6:45 p.m. with the early games. The $40 admission buy-in includes up to five 6-on paper game packs, specials and a fully loaded electronic bingo machine.

      Each week, players participate in a Come Back drawing for a minimum of $100. If not won the prize is rolled over to the following Sunday session. Admission tickets from the previous week’s session are used to select the winner. The regular full admission is $40 and includes all you can play up to five 6-on paper game packs with a fully loaded electronic bingo machine and special game paper. Players enjoy lots of flashboard games that pay out $200 up to $1,199.

      On Monday evenings the volunteers at the Napa Youth Sports Bingo organization staff the evening bingo session starting at 6:45 with the Warm-Up game. Players have a chance to win a big cash prize if their admission ticket is drawing for the Baseball Progressive. Players also enjoy the must go Soccer Ball Drawing with a top prize of $300.

      Admission is $40 for a complete buy-in that includes up to five 6-on paper game packs, a fully loaded electronic bingo machine and specials. Players can join in and play the Hot Ball game for just $1. The Hot Ball jackpot of up to $250 is won when a player bingos on the evenings designated Hot Ball number.

      On Saturdays, the Napa H.S. Band Boosters take over the Bingo Emporium opening the doors at 4:00 p.m. The Warm-up game is played starting at 6:15 p.m. All games with the exception of the Quickies, pay out $250 to the winners and there is lots of flashboard games played each Saturday evening.

      Regular admission is $40, but on the last Saturday of each month, players are allowed a $5 discount on the full admission package purchase.

      The Town and Country Bingo Emporium features separate glass-enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms. Hot Ball games are played at all sessions and each session features a $100 Come Back drawing weekly. The snack bar is open during the session each week offering a limited menu including hot entrees, sandwiches and desserts. Free coffee is always available for bingo players. For more information call (707) 252-5420.

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Pre-Valentine’s Special at 777 Bingo Hall

VALLEJO—It’s time to take your special person to bingo and celebrate Valentine’s Day. At the Vallejo 777 Bingo hall, players will enjoy doing that a week early on Saturday, February 7th. The first 200 players will receive a rose and Valentine’s candy gift with their paid admission.

The Special Pre-Valentines Special will feature ten regular games paying out $500 each to the lucky winners. Players will also enjoy two Double Action games paying out $300. There will be one “X” special game played with one and two “X”’s paying out $250 each and all three “X”’s paying a cash prize of $500 and one 777 special game with a prize of $1,000.

A special 4-5-6 game will be played with a cash prize of $1,000 and one Qwik Pik game that will pay out $500.

There will be five Early Bird games played starting at 6:00 p.m. with each game paying out $100 to the winners. Bingo guests will also play for one Cash Ball for $250. Same day bridge toll receipts will be honored, but birthday discounts and Free Play letters will not be accepted. Players should note that there will no advance ticket sales. Players will be seated on a first come first served basis for this holiday event.

Admission   packages start at $30 for up to four paper packs, paper specials and a bingo machine with 72 regular cards. The $40 buy-in package includes the above paper and and 144 regular cards and the $50 buy-in contains 216 cards in the handset machine.

Bingo is played seven nights each week at the 777 Bingo Hall. The hall is open at 2:00 p.m. and bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Please check the Weekly Program pages for more information about specific starting times.

777 Bingo hall players will enjoy lots of Flashboard and special games during each session. The 777 Bingo Hall is located just behind the Wal-Mart store at 777 Sereno Dr., Vallejo. Call: (707) 649-2909.

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President’s Day special at 777 Bingo Hall

VALLEJO—Get those daubers ready for the President’s Holiday Bingo Special at the 777 Bingo Hall. Scheduled for Monday, February 16th, the combined volunteers at the hall will present their session opening the hall at 2:30 p.m.

Ten regular games will pay out $500 each and players also will enjoy two Double Action games with part one paying out $250 and part two also paying out $250 for both games. There will be one “X” game played with a cash prize of $1,000 and one 777 special game also with a prize of $1,000.

There will be five Early Bird games played starting at 6:00 p.m. with each game paying out $100 to the winners. Bingo guests will also play for one Cash Ball for $250. Same day bridge toll receipts will be honored, but birthday discounts and Free Play letters will not be accepted. Players should note that there will no advance ticket sales. Players will be seated on a first come first served basis for this holiday event.

Buy-in  packages start at $35 for up to four paper packs, paper specials and a bingo machine with 72 regular cards. The $45 buy-in package includes the above and 144 regular cards and the $55 buy-in has 216 cards.

Bingo is played seven nights each week at the 777 Bingo Hall. The hall is open at 2:00 p.m. and bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Please check the Weekly Program pages for more information about specific starting times.

777 Bingo hall players will enjoy lots of Flashboard and special games during each session. The 777 Bingo Hall is located just behind the Wal-Mart store at 777 Sereno Dr., Vallejo. For information call (707) 649-2909.

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You can order all of the winning California 6-51/Super Lotto numbers from the very beginning in December , 1991 for $25.95. See: California Super Lotto.

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    You can order all of the winning California 6-51/Super Lotto numbers from the very beginning in December , 1991 for $25.95. See: California Super Lotto.

Lottery player on a lucky streak with Emerald 10’s Scratchers® ticket

        When the California Lottery’s Emerald 10’s Scratchers® came out, Evangelina Reyes of Milpitas, CA. tried her luck on the $10 ticket and won $1,000! Fast forward a month later and she is still riding that lucky streak. This time however, her winning ticket was worth a little bit more. Evangelina walked into the California Lottery’s Sacramento District Office yesterday holding an Emerald 10’s Scratchers ticket worth a whopping $1 million!

            Evangelina’s ticket uncovered the “$$” symbol, which had $1,000,000 next to it, so she automatically won that prize. She said she yelled for joy as soon as she saw that. It goes without saying, but Evangelina tells us that Emerald 10’s is her favorite Scratchers ticket and she tries to play it at least once a day. She also told us that she plans on using her winnings to pay off her house, help out her kids and take a nice long vacation to Hawaii.

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Petco Pulls Chinese-Made Dog and Cat Treats From Shelves

Petco said January 5th that it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says initial tests have not connected the Chinese jerky and rawhide treats to the illnesses, but the San Diego-based company and its rival PetSmart vowed in May to ban the snacks.

Petco is the first national pet retailer to pull the treats from its 1,300 stores. Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Monday that it plans to have them off shelves at its roughly 1,300 stores by March. The FDA targeted the treats after receiving more than 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses, including the deaths, after pets ate chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats from China. Tests have not confirmed any connection, but the agency is still investigating.

An FDA spokeswoman on Monday pointed to a news release from May about its investigation and declined further comment. Petco Vice President John Sturm said all treats are now made in the U.S. or places such as the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and South America. The company risked tens of millions of dollars by changing treat vendors, he said.

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Scratchers lottery winner reveals his fantastic plans

      A house, a car, a trip – We can rattle off a whole list of things many Lottery winners tell us they plan to buy with their winnings. Not Arturo Castillo. The 68-year old San Bruno, CA. man told us he knows exactly what he plans to do with the $150,000 he just won on a Fantastic 5’s Scratchers® ticket. “I want some money for my retirement,” Castillo said. That’s why he wants to bank and invest the vast majority of his sudden windfall.

Castillo is already there. He retired from his job in the metal fabrication industry in June and knows the importance of a good savings plan. This prize money is more like the icing on the cake at this point. “It’s gonna be okay,” Castillo said, describing it as “the easy life.”

Castillo bought his ticket at Speedy Spot, in San Bruno. But it was at his next stop that he played the ticket and discovered the win. “I was in my car at the Post Office,” Castillo said.

His family is pretty excited about the news. “They are really happy, really happy. Especially my wife,” Castillo said. “If I die, the money is for her,” he joked, before adding that his spouse supports the savings plan. He’s giving a little money to his children too.

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Falling gasoline prices mask hidden tax

By George Runner

So why is it that while other states are now enjoying gas prices of less than $2 per gallon, California is still paying higher prices?

Due to high taxes and costly regulations, our state’s gas prices are higher than other states. It’s been that way for years.

But what’s new is that the gap between California’s and other states’ gas prices has grown.

To get a sense of the change, compare California gas prices with those of the nation as a whole. According to GasBuddy.com, even while overall prices have fallen, the gap has grown from about 32 cents per gallon just a month ago to as much as 47 cents this January.

That’s a 15 cent increase in just one month!

The likely culprit is a new “hidden gas tax” that took effect January 1. The new regulation expands the state’s cap-and-trade program to include transportation fuels. The expansion is the latest in a series of sweeping and costly regulations developed by the California Air Resources Board as it implements the California Global Warming Solutions Act.

Luckily for the Governor and his Air Board appointees, gas prices barely budged when the new rule kicked in; in fact, prices have continued to fall, masking the rule’s true impact and ironically causing the new “hidden gas tax” to be even more hidden.

Just a few years ago gas prices were soaring dangerously near $5 per gallon. Imagine public outcry if the government had caused gas prices to soar then!

When government imposes higher costs on fuel providers, California consumers inevitably pay the price in lost jobs, income and opportunity.

As economist Severin Borenstein notes: “Every analysis of cap-and-trade — or of a gas tax or, for that matter, of movements in the price of crude oil — finds that a change in the cost of selling gasoline, up or down, is quickly and fully passed through to consumers.”

We’d likely all be paying 10 to 15 cents less per gallon if not for the new regulation. Depending on the auction price of emission credits, some fear the cost could grow far higher in future years.

Concern about the economic impact of high gas prices led to a bipartisan effort last year to postpone the planned cap-and-trade expansion. Unfortunately, Assemblyman Henry Perea’s legislation (AB 69) died when Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg refused to authorize a hearing.

Republicans have already announced a repeal effort this year in the form of SB 5 and AB 23, but it’s hard to imagine their bills will fare better.

Of course, with hidden taxes, exactly how much more we’re paying is anyone’s guess. That’s just one of many reasons hidden taxes are such a bad idea. Taxes should be transparent, straightforward and easy to understand. You shouldn’t need to hire an economist to know how much money you’re sending to Sacramento—or Washington, D.C.—each year or how it’s being used.

We do know that 25% of the billions in new revenue the State of California collects from its cap-and-trade system is being used to fund the state’s costly and controversial high speed rail project. Yet even with this funding source, the project—which recently broke ground in Fresno—still lacks the necessary funding to finish the job.

So next time you fill up at the pump, remember you’re helping pay for a train you won’t be able to ride until the year 2029—assuming it ever gets built. (Even then you’ll still have to pay to ride the train.)

Maybe that’s why politicians try so hard to keep taxes like these hidden.

George Runner represents more than nine million Californians as a taxpayer advocate and elected member of the State Board of Equalization.

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EDITORIAL

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The WSJ has done it again. The best quote yet was on Friday, Jan. 30th…last line of the “Middle Class Economics” editorial: “No modern President has been worse for the average American incomes than Mr. Obama’s, and his new tax proposals are more of the same.” I’m getting more and more convinced that Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder!

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