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$500 Daub Card drawing at Wildcats Matinee Bingo
Saturday Scarlet Brigade Bingo adds Oops Sock
Progressive hits $8,000 at Napa Bingo Emporium
Indian Casino under fire from its own tribal members
Mohegan Indians review selling marijuana as economic opportunity
Cost of POTUS flying around country on Air force One
Government Waste Cost California Billions in 2014
Best Quote Yet...Obama Worst!

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$500 Daub Card drawing at Wildcats Matinee Bingo

            VACAVILLE—Mark your calendars right now for Sunday, April 19th and plan to spend it with the Will C. Wood Wildcats Bingo volunteers. Players will enjoy the free $200 Daub Card game and with each free game card, players will get a ticket for a drawing with the winner to receive $500!

            On Easter Sunday, April 5th, the volunteers will take their traditional vacation and not host their regular session of matinee bingo.

            The following Sunday, April 12th, all players who purchase their buy-in by 12 noon, will receive one free strip game card.

            End of the Month drawings for cash and free bingo will be held on Sunday, April 26th. Players will take home prizes of free bingo and cash. That day is also Good Neighbor Day when the Good Neighbors will receive $5 when there is a single winner on regular games. And there will be drawings for the Wildcat Royalty.

            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 at each Sunday afternoon session. The Wildcat Blind G-Ball progressive jackpot was at $900 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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Saturday Scarlet Brigade Bingo adds Oops Sock

      VACAVILLE—Beginning April 4th, the volunteers at the popular Saturday night Scarlet Brigade Band Boosters Bingo will add an Oops Sock to each of their sessions. Each time the caller makes a mistake, $5 goes into the Oops Sock. A drawing will be held on the third Saturday of each month for the cash contents of the sock. An Oops Sock will be started at both the evening and Lat Night sessions.

      The Scarlet Brigade Band Bingo will also offer a $5 admission discount for those wearing a straw hat to their session scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. Players at the evening and late night sessions will receive the discount.

      On Saturday evening, April 11th, all players will receive a free Double Action game sheet. Also during the evening session, the free $200 Daub Card will be played.

      On Saturday evening, April 18th one lucky player at both the evening and late night sessions will win all the cash in the Oops Sock. All players attending the evening session will get to play the free $200 Daub Card game during the session. And players attending the Late Night session will enjoy Good Neighbor games on all regular bingo games.

      The progressive Bullseye Bingo free game jackpot has increased to $7,100 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 $1,100.

      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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Progressive hits $8,000 at Napa Bingo Emporium

      NAPA—The Napa Bingo Emporium Super Jackpot has jumped to $8,000 as we went to press. Players have a chance to win the jackpot when the free drawing is held at each of the four weekly sessions. The jackpot is increased by $100 at each session when it is not won and goes up until it tops out at $10,000!

      The regular schedule of bingo includes four sessions played at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium. 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. And don’t forget that the band boosters offer a discount of $5 at the last Saturday night session of each month.

      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. 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 $500 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 jackpot  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.

      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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Indian Casino under fire from its own tribal members

SACRAMENTO—One faction of an Indian tribe has accused another in a lawsuit of squandering millions of dollars in profits from a Northern California casino to lead lavish lifestyles.

In the federal suit filed Tuesday, tribe members who lost control of the Rolling Hills Casino last year are accused of spending $17 million on private jet travel and millions more on tickets to professional sporting events, luxury homes, expensive vacations and custom sports cars, The Sacramento Bee reported.

The suit alleges the faction invested $93 million in gold, property and unproven, high-risk startup companies.

They also are accused of mounting an armed attack, which authorities described as a standoff between two rival factions on a road leading to the casino in an attempt to regain control.

That was followed by a cyber-attack to cover up their criminal activity, the lawsuit alleges.

Authorities were not immediately available Wednesday to provide further information to The Associated Press related to the allegations.

The AP also could not immediately determine if the people sued have retained lawyers.

The lawsuit marked the latest chapter in an ongoing fight over the casino located near Corning, about two hours north of Sacramento.

The casino makes $100 million a year and provides $54,000 annually to each of its 300 members.

The suit alleges the “looting spree” was enabled by “rigged” tribal elections.

The 171-page lawsuit includes claims under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act. It names 19 members of the tribe, including four former leaders.

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Mohegan Indians review selling marijuana as economic opportunity

UNCASVILLE, CT.—The Mohegan tribe is reviewing a Justice Department memo issued Thursday that apparently clears the way for federally recognized Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana on their lands.

"On the point of marijuana as a potential economic opportunity, [Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin] Brown and the Mohegan Tribal Council have been very clear that they are looking at numerous opportunities to diversify into new emerging markets and products that promise to sustain their government for years to come," the Mohegan Tribe's chief of staff for external affairs, Charles F. Bunnell, said in a statement.

"They have been equally clear that these new opportunities not jeopardize the significant investments they have already made into a highly regulated industry," Bunnell said. "This new information is being reviewed in that context."

Both the Mohegans and the Mashantucket Pequots have looked to diversify their revenues in the face of increasing competition in the gambling industry. Neighboring states have added or expanded slot machines and other gaming options in recent years. Massachusetts and New York are in the process of adding casinos. The new competition threatens future success at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned and operated by the Mohegans and the Mashantucket Pequots, respectively.

Marijuana could be a competitive advantage for the tribes.

"It is very likely that several states in the Northeast will make marijuana legal for adults in the next few years," said Morgan Fox, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, which advocates for legalizing pot.

"Tribal leaders have an opportunity to beat them to the punch … in a way that will bring people in from the entire region, who may not want to travel as far as Colorado or the other states where marijuana is already legal," Fox said.

The Justice Department said it will not, generally, attempt to enforce federal marijuana laws on federally recognized tribes that choose to allow it, as long as they meet eight federal guidelines, including that marijuana not be sold to minors and not be transported to areas that prohibit it.

Both the Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes are sovereign nations recognized by the federal government and not generally subject to state laws. There are exceptions. Both tribes signed a compact with Connecticut, as required by the federal government, regarding their casinos. As a result, the gaming enterprises for each tribe are subject to some Connecticut laws, such as the times when alcohol can be served.

If, however, any marijuana business were to be independent of the gambling operations, the tribes could proceed to grow and sell marijuana as long as they abide by the Justice Department's guidelines.

There's another catch.

The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes entered into agreements with the state this year certifying tribal police and making them responsible for enforcing state laws within their territories, said Mike Lawlor, undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning in the state Office of Policy and Management.

Before the agreement was signed, tribal officers could only arrest tribal members. Additionally, the tribes were paying to have state police present on their property to enforce Connecticut laws, Lawlor said.

"So, the laws that govern Connecticut, the criminal laws, govern the tribal reservation and the tribal police departments are obligated to enforce those laws, and that would certainly include marijuana," Lawlor said.

If a tribe wanted to grow marijuana, the tribe could terminate its agreement with the state, Lawlor said.

The Justice Department's position raises concerns, said Cromwell police Chief Anthony Salvatore, legislative chairman for the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association.

"The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association is concerned regarding this latest development and sees the potential of a number of issues that need to be clarified first," Salvatore said.

For example, it's unclear what role tribal officers would have if a tribe were to pursue marijuana as a business opportunity, Salvatore said. Secondly, how would this affect Connecticut's medical marijuana dispensaries and producers, he said. And many other concerns stem from there, including how state police might uphold laws on tribal lands, Salvatore said.

William Satti, a spokesman for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, said the council has not reviewed or considered the issue. The Mashantucket Pequots own and operate Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The Department of Justice did not respond to a request Thursday for clarification on how tribes will be allowed to grow and sell marijuana on a case-by-case basis.

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Cost of POTUS flying around country on Air force One

From Judicial Watch—President Obama and Michelle Obama took separate flights to Los Angeles on March 5th last week to appear on two different shows—Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Degeneres Show. President Obama’s flight cost American taxpayers $2 million. From a 2014 FOIA request, Judicial Watch uncovered that American taxpayers are billed $206,337 for each hour that President Obama travels in Air Force One.

Cost per flying hour includes “fuel, flight consumables, depot level repairables, aircraft overhaul, and engine overhaul.” At that rate, the President's flight to Los Angeles, which clocked in at just under five hours, cost over $1 million.

The First Lady’s office would not provide specific details about the plane Mrs. Obama took to California. ​The Air Force lists the cost per flying hour for a C-32, which is frequently used for dignitary travel, at $28,834 in 2014, but notes that the costs for Presidential travel can be calculated differently.

“The lack of transparency on Presidential travel and the First Lady's travel makes it tough for taxpayers to determine whether specific trips are wasteful or completely necessary. If this was an unavoidable scheduling roadblock, or a choice made for convenience at taxpayer expense, is difficult to know, and makes all the difference,” said National Taxpayer Union’s Douglas Kellogg.

“In general, the cost of flying Air Force One has gone up significantly over the past decade, the President has a duty to taxpayers to make prudent travel decisions,” Kellogg said.

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Government Waste Cost California Billions in 2014

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation has released a new report titled, “Follow the Money,” detailing government waste, fraud and abuse uncovered in 2014.

The report offers examples of irresponsible spending including $194 million in uncollected bills at the state toxics agency, $848 million in overpayments by the CalWORKs program and $80 million in illegal money transfers.

The Foundation even found California State University administrators spent hundreds of thousands in donated money on parties and alcohol.

“Even though California taxpayers already pay some of the nation’s highest taxes, Sacramento is considering even more, including new taxes on services and higher gas taxes,” said Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation Chairman Jon Coupal.

“When you read the report, you’ll see billions of taxpayer dollars are going down the drain because of waste, fraud and abuse. The report is a clear message for politicians to do more with what they already receive, instead of raising taxes.”

While the amount of waste exposed in the report is massive, the Foundation emphasizes only waste publicly exposed and documented in 2014 is included.

“Californians can’t help but wonder how much more waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars remains hidden,” said Coupal. “It’s time to demand greater accountability from elected officials.”

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.”

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EDITORIAL

Best Quote Yet...Obama Worst!

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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