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Free $500 Daub Card drawing at Wildcats Matinee Bingo
Hot August special Strip Nights at Pace Solano Bingo
Admission discount at Saturday night Napa Band Bingo
War breaks out over Prop 13
Record sales for the California Lottery
Obama to make it easier for Indians

 to create casinos
Feds say ID protector LifeLock is leaving consumers exposed

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Free $500 Daub Card drawing at Wildcats Matinee Bingo

            VACAVILLE—As the lazy days of Summer meander toward Fall, the volunteers at the Wood Wildcats Sunday Matinee bingo will spice things up on Sunday, August 23rd with  the free $200 Daub Card game and with each free game card handed out that day, players will receive a ticket for a free drawing with the winner to receive $500!

            Matinee bingo promotions for August will include an extra Double Action game sheet with paid admission on Sunday, August 2nd.

            The following Sunday, August 9th, the volunteers will host a fun Nifty Nines session. Players who bingo on B-9 on a regular game will receive a $250 bonus prize. And for those who bingo on any number ending in 9, will receive a $100 cash bonus.

            Players attending the Sunday, August 16th session and making their buy-in purchase prior to 12 noon, will receive a free $1,000 strip game card.

            End of the Month drawings for cash and free bingo will be held on Sunday, August 30th. Players will take home prizes of free bingo and cash. That day is also a Good Neighbor Day when the Good Neighbors will receive $5 when there is a single winner on regular games. There will also be drawings for the Wildcat Royalty.

            At press time, the free Cat Cash Match progressive jackpot was sitting at $2,200. 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 $3,100 as our presses started to roll.

            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 sessions start 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 beginning 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 air conditioned 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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Hot August special Strip Nights at Pace Solano Bingo

VACAVILLE—One of the hottest sessions going in Northern California are the special Strip Night sessions hosted by the volunteers at the Pace Solano Bingo. An none will be hotter than those scheduled for August.

Hot August Strip Night sessions will be held on Friday, August 14th and Friday, August 28th. And don’t forget the last one in July on Friday the 31st. And don’t forget that a lucky player will win the giant stuffed Teddy Bear that night!

The Strip Nights are played at special Late Night sessions.  Strip games will pay out $1,000 each to the lucky winners. There will also be four paper games played during the session with each paying the winners $500.

Players attending the regular Friday night Strip Night sessions, can purchase their admission package at anytime during the preceding evening session. Players arriving for just the Late Night Strip Session may begin their admission purchase at 10:15 p.m. Late Night play will start at 11:00 p.m.

Admission has been set at $50 for two each 10 strip games. Players will also receive four paper game sheets for special games. Additional Strips game sheets will be available for purchase at two for $5. Additional paper game sheets will also be sold separately.

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 and some progressive games will pay up to $350. 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 $1,500. 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.

Pace free $200 Daub Card games will be played on Friday, August 7th and again at the Sunday evening session on August 30th. Free Daub Cards are given out 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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Admission discount at Saturday night Napa Band Bingo

      NAPA—Each Saturday evening, the Napa H.S. Band Boosters take over the Bingo Emporium opening the doors at 4:00 p.m. for their evening session of bingo. 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 and on the last Saturday of each month, players are given a $5 discount on the full admission package reducing it to just $35.

      Every week there are four sessions of bingo held at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium hall. Starting off on Sunday, The Vintage H.S. Music Boosters host an early evening session starting at 5:15 p.m. The session begins at 5:15 p.m. with all regular games paying out $250 to the lucky winners. Each week there is a drawing for a progressive jackpot as well as drawings for cash and free bingo prizes throughout the evening session.

      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.

      Every Friday evening, the Napa United Soccer Club Bingo volunteers open the doors of the Bingo Emporium at 3:00 p.m. and begin regular play with the Warm-up game at 6:45 p.m. Players enjoy a $40 admission buy-in that 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 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.

      Each Napa Bingo Emporium Bingo session offers a Hot Ball jackpot of up to $250 and is won when a player bingos on the evenings designated Hot Ball number. Players can add Hot Ball to their admission purchase for just one dollar.

            The Town and Country Bingo Emporium features an all non smoking hall. Free coffee is always available for bingo players. For more information call (707) 252-5420.

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Obama to make it easier for Indians to create casinos

WASINGTON D.C.—According to AP, The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans.

The new regulation updates a 37-year-old process that has been roundly criticized as broken because of the many years and mounds of paperwork that typically went into each application.

But the effort to address those criticisms generated a backlash of its own, with some lawmakers and existing tribes with casino operations complaining that the administration's original proposals set the bar too low.

The Obama administration made changes in the final rule that answers many of those concerns, but not all. Kevin Washburn, an assistant secretary at the Department of Interior, plans to announce the regulation Monday during a National Congress of American Indians conference in Minnesota.

Federal acknowledgment means a tribe is treated as a nation within a nation, able to set up its own government, legal system, and taxes and fees. Recognition also brings critical federal investments in medical care, housing and education. It also can lead to tribes opening casinos in future years through a separate approval process.

Washburn told The Associated Press that the regulatory changes will greatly enhance transparency by letting the public see most of the documents submitted by the petitioning groups via the Internet.

The changes will also give tribal groups facing rejection the chance to take their case to an administrative judge before a final determination is made.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the new regulations for tribal recognition “makes good on a promise to our First Americans to clarify, expedite and honor a meaningful process for federal acknowledgment.”

The most scrutinized changes will be the new criteria that must be met for recognition to occur.

Indian groups seeking recognition will no longer have to show that outside parties identified them as an Indian entity dating back to 1900. Washburn said the requirement clashed with the reality of the times. Many Indians were attempting to hide their identity from outside sources out of fear they would be discriminated against, or worse. “They would have been crazy not to have,” said Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma.

Some federally recognized tribes had urged that the requirement be kept.

“We cannot understand why a legitimate petitioner could not produce external documentation of its existence,” Robert Martin, chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, testified during a recent congressional hearing.

Petitioners also had to show that their tribe has existed as a community and exercised political control over its members since first contact with European settlers, or as early as 1789. The proposed regulation had changed the threshold to 1934. After much pushback, the final rule sets the date at 1900 _ more than a century of documentation that includes “a time when it was dangerous to be Indian,” Washburn said.

Under the current system, which began in 1978, the government has recognized 17 tribes and rejected the petitions of 34 other groups.

The Obama administration had originally envisioned giving groups who were denied federal recognition another opportunity to re-petition the government. That provision wasn't included in the final rule.

“It would be unfair to allow people to come in and re-petition when there are people in line who haven't had their first chance to make their case,” Washburn said.

Lawmakers in Connecticut had been particularly critical of allowing previously denied groups the chance to re-petition, and the change deals a blow to four Indian groups whose petitions were rejected in 2005.

Congress also has the authority to recognize tribes.

The Obama administration is moving ahead with the regulation even as lawmakers had expressly warned them to pull it back. A spending bill in the House contains language banning the Interior Department from using federal money to implement or enforce the regulatory change.

In all, there are 566 federal recognized tribes. Hundreds more want to join their ranks.

Arlinda Locklear, an attorney in Washington who has worked on behalf of about a dozen tribes seeking federal acknowledgment, calls the current tribal recognition process heartbreaking because it's so demanding and takes so long, often more than a decade.

“You have a whole generation of people who just die while they’re waiting for it to happen,” Locklear said.

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War breaks out over Prop 13

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association​

    The Sacramento Bee newspaper wrote, “Finally, war on Proposition 13 breaks out” and the paper is correct, attacks are coming from all directions.
      Tax raisers, primarily an alliance of government employee unions and Bay Area radicals, are pushing attacks on Proposition 13 in the Legislature and through the initiative process.

    In the Legislature, Senators Holly Mitchell and Loni Hancock have introduced a bill, Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, to alter Proposition 13 so as to increase property taxes on businesses. Then there is Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 by Assemblyman Jim Frazier. ACA 4 would lower Proposition 13’s mandated two-thirds vote to 55 percent to increase certain special taxes.

      On the initiative front, a measure that would increase property taxes on both business and residential property has been filed with the Office of the Attorney General. With the benign title of “Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act” it proves, once again, that children are used like “human shields” by tax raisers to deflect criticism as they try to wring more out of already beleaguered California taxpayers.

      As homeowners become alarmed at these developments and fear that the avarice of the tax raisers could once again threaten property ownership, just as it did prior to the passage of Proposition 13, backers of higher taxes are trying to dismiss these concerns as unfounded. It is their version of “Move along, there is nothing to see here.” But the fears are justified. (You’re not being paranoid if they really are out to get you).

      Those who did not experience the beating property owners were taking before Proposition 13—with thousands of homeowners being forced from their homes because they were unable to pay  their taxes—should hear what former U.S Representative Howard Berman recently told the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Berman, a member of the California Legislature when Proposition 13 passed, said, “I don’t blame the taxpayers and the voters for supporting Prop 13.  Prop. 13 came about because the Legislature, which I was in, failed miserably to provide alternative tax relief to property owners. We made a terrible mistake, and that’s what led to a taxpayer revolt that led to Prop. 13. We had the funds; we had a surplus at the time.”

      Is this an apology? We hope so. At least Berman acknowledges how brutally property owners were being treated in the late 1970s, prior to Proposition 13, and that the politicians did not lift a finger to help.

      While the former lawmaker deserves credit for candor, his remarks underscore why taxpayers have so little confidence in Sacramento.

      Californians staged the 1978 tax revolt that passed Proposition 13 because they could not depend on the politicians, including Howard Berman, to look after their interests.  And with recent polling on the popularity of Prop. 13 at a near-historic high, it is clear that distrust of politicians hasn’t diminished much either.

      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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Record sales for the California Lottery

      NEW YORK—The California Lottery just closed the book on Fiscal Year 2014-15 – and what a year it was! While final, audited numbers won’t be available for a couple more months, it’s safe to say that it was another record-breaking year for the California Lottery. Preliminary numbers are in, and it looks like the Lottery generated more than $5.5 billion in total sales, smashing its all-time record of $5.03 billion which was set just last year.

      Based on the early sales figures, California schools can once again expect more than $1.3 billion in supplemental funds – a modest figure when divided up amongst school districts all across the state, but still money that schools count on and put to good use every year. For some great examples on how every little bit helps, click here.

      “This is a great achievement for the California Lottery and great news for our state’s public schools,” Acting Lottery Director Paula LaBrie said. “And with great new games, fun promotions and a sustainable growth strategy, it’s a really exciting time for the Lottery. Our team is firmly committed to doing everything possible to make Fiscal Year 2015-16 another record year in prizes paid to winners and contributions to education.”

      Unlike the previous fiscal year when lotteries across the nation received a sales boost from a series of large jackpots in the Mega Millions® and Powerball® games, last year’s increase in sales was largely fueled by big gains in Scratchers® sales and Hot Spot, as well as modest gains in the Daily Games category – Fantasy 5, Daily 3,Daily 4 and Daily Derby. Scratchers sales totaled a whopping $3.9 billion, while Draw Game sales (Powerball, Mega Millions and SuperLotto Plus®, along with Daily Games) amounted to a total of $1.6 billion.

      All in all, Fiscal Year 2014-15 was a highly-successful year for the California Lottery. And there’s even more fun on the horizon! Fiscal Year 2015-16 – in October to be exact – marks the 30th anniversary of the California Lottery. That’s right, on October 3, 1985 the Lottery sold its first ticket to the public. Fast-forward 30 years and we’re proud to have provided more than $29 billion to California’s public schools for basic school supplies, equipment, educational programs, books and teacher salaries.

      The California Lottery is a $5 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2014-15, the Lottery created 100 new millionaires. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Feds say ID protector LifeLock is leaving consumers exposed

      NEW YORKAccording to reports from AP, the U.S. government says identity theft protection company LifeLock is misleading consumers about the level of protection it provides, violating a $12 million settlement with regulators and 35 states.

      The Federal Trade Commission says LifeLock did not set up a program to protect sensitive data like credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and bank account numbers, which the company agreed to do as part of the 2010 settlement.

      The agency also says LifeLock didn’t keep records it had agreed to maintain and has falsely advertised that consumers' data received the same level of protection as financial institutions get and that consumers would be alerted as soon as the company discovered a potential problem.

      The FTC said Tuesday it asked a court to order LifeLock to provide redress to consumers.

      In March of 2010, LifeLock agreed to pay $12 million and make changes to its business practices as part of a settlement with the FTC and 35 states. Most of the money was used to cover the cost of customer refunds. In court documents, the FTC says LifeLock violated parts of the order as recently as December 2014.

      LifeLock says the FTC's actions and statements are related to past business practices and that it is prepared to defend itself in court. The Tempe, Arizona-based company says it has been cooperating and talking to the agency for a year and a half.

      LifeLock Inc. shares tumbled 38 percent to $9.91 in afternoon trading. Earlier the shares hit a two-year low of $9.60.

      LifeLock said its revenue grew 25 percent to $134 million in the first quarter and said it set a record for new member growth as companies and government institutions continued to report data breaches. It had about 3.9 million members at the end of the quarter. The company is forecasting $584 million to $590 million in revenue in 2015.

      Company co-founder and CEO Todd Davis used to put his own social security number on business cards and company trucks to advertise LifeLock's $10 and $15 per month services. LifeLock went public in October 2012 in an IPO that priced at $141 million.

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