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Free $500 Daub Card drawing set a Wildcats Sunday bingo
Special high paying Strip Sessions set for February at Pace Bingo
Special games pay out $300 at Napa Youth Sports Bingo
EPA seeks to prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars
For just $5 Vets can get acknowledgement on drivers license
Don’t blame Proposition 13 for the Housing Crisis
When Hell Freezes Over

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Free $500 Daub Card drawing set a Wildcats Sunday bingo

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

            And that’s now exception during the month of February. On Sunday, February 7th, everyone that purchases a buy-in by 12 noon, will receive a free $1,000 strip game card. On Sunday, February 14th, everyone will receive a free Valentine’s Day dauber.

            On Sunday, February 21st, it will be the popular Double Day. Each player with a paid admission will receive double drawing tickets and table drawings will also be doubled.

            On Sunday, February 28th, guests will play the free $200 Daub Card game. Attached to each Daub Card will be a entry ticket for a drawing to win the $500 cash Daub Card Drawing jackpot.

            End of the month drawings will be also be held on Sunday, February 28th. There will be lots of winners receiving prizes of cash and free bingo. The session will also feature Good Neighbor games on regular 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 $4,900. Players get several chances to match the Cat Cash top prize and win the jackpot. The Wildcat Blind G-Ball progressive jackpot was at $3,500 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. And don’t forget that the Bonanza game pays out $500. 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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Special high paying Strip Sessions set for February at Pace Bingo

VACAVILLE—For those that enjoy playing for higher payouts, the special Strip Bingo sessions are for you. Hosted by the volunteers from Pace Solano Bingo, the late night strip sessions for February will be played on Friday, February 12th and on Friday, February 26th.

Strip sessions feature games paying $1,000 and paper games paying 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.

The late night Strip sessions are played at 11:00 p.m. with the buy-in counter opening at 10:15 p.m. Bingo guests that play the regular Friday evening Pace Bingo sessions, may purchase their Strip session buy-ins at any time during the evening.

Players should make a note that the Pace Bingo volunteers will host a special Combo Bingo Session on the President’s Day holiday, Monday, February 18th.

Doors will open at 2:20 p.m. for the Combo Holiday and session play will begin at 5:00 p.m. Admission is set at $35 and players will receive 3 paper packs and two of each of the 8 strip games. Strip games are set to pay out $500 and paper pack games will pay out $250 to the winners.

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 $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.

A Pace free $200 Daub Card games will be played on Wednesday evening, January 27th and on Friday evening, February 12th. 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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EPA seeks to prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars
SEMA To Oppose Action As Threat to Modified Racecars and Parts Suppliers

      Washington, DC (February 8, 2016)—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars.  The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal.

      The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”

      The regulation would impact all vehicle types, including the sports cars, sedans and hatch-backs commonly converted strictly for use at the track.  While the Clean Air Act prohibits certain modifications to motor vehicles, it is clear that vehicles built or modified for racing, and not used on the streets, are not the “motor vehicles” that Congress intended to regulate.

      “This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary to the law and defies decades of racing activity where EPA has acknowledged and allowed conversion of vehicles,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting.  

      “Congress did not intend the original Clean Air Act to extend to vehicles modified for racing and has re-enforced that intent on more than one occasion.”

      SEMA submitted comments in opposition to the regulation and met with the EPA to confirm the agency’s intentions.  The EPA indicated that the regulation would prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars and make the sale of certain emissions-related parts for use on converted vehicles illegal.  Working with other affected organizations, including those representing legions of professional and hobbyist racers and fans, SEMA will continue to oppose the regulation through the administrative process and will seek congressional support and judicial intervention as necessary.

The EPA has indicated it expects to publish final regulations by July 2016.

About SEMA

      SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,633 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit http://www.sema.org.

Special games pay out $300 at Napa Youth Sports Bingo

      NAPA—The volunteers at the Monday night Napa Youth Sports Bingo will continue their Special game payouts at $300. Regular game payouts will remain at $250 payouts . The regular full Combo admission will also continue at $40.

      The Napa Youth Sports Bingo Boosters host an evening session each week starting at 6:45 p.m. each Monday. The session begins at 6:45 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.

      Each week, players participate in a Come Back drawing for a minimum of $100. When not won the prize is rolled over to the following Monday night 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.

      There are four evening bingo sessions held each week at the Napa Bingo Emporium. Each Napa Bingo Emporium Bingo charity 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.

      Each Friday night, the Napa United Soccer Bingo volunteers host their evening bingo session starting at 6:45 p.m. with the Warm-up game.

      Each Saturday evening, the volunteers from the Napa High School Band Boosters staff the Bingo Emporium for their session of evening bingo beginning at 6:15 p.m.

      Each Sunday, the volunteers from the Vintage H.S. Music Boosters take over the Bingo Emporium for an early Sunday evening session of bingo starting at 5:15 p.m.

            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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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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Don’t blame Proposition 13 for the Housing Crisis

By Jon Coupal—President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

      Notwithstanding California’s leftward drift, Prop 13 remains remarkably popular. Indeed, polling suggests that if Prop 13 were on the ballot today, it would pass by about the same two-thirds margin that it did in 1978. But the enduring embrace of this landmark measure by California homeowners is a huge irritant to those who want ever more taxpayer dollars.

      For 37 years, detractors have made a parlor game of criticizing Prop 13. Our favorite is blaming Prop 13 for the acquittal of O.J. Simpson. The latest salvo is that Prop 13 is to blame, at least in part, for California’s housing crisis.

      A recent study by Chris Thornberg, head of Beacon Economics, reviews the depth of the crisis and attempts to identify its causes. There is a lot of compelling data in the study which amply demonstrates how severe the crisis is. He points out that 53 percent of households earning between $35,000 and $75,000 per year spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent, while nationally, only 31 percent find themselves in this predicament. For homeowners, the figure is even worse, with more than two-thirds spending more than 30 percent of their income on mortgage payments, compared to 40 percent nationwide.

      While few dispute the severity of the crisis, there is disagreement about the causes.  To explain the high cost of housing, Thornberg goes to the basic economic principles of supply and demand and attributes lack of supply to two major factors. The first is the high cost of construction due to stiff regulations, high labor costs, high land costs and high fees charged by local governments.

      On this score, Thornberg is spot on.

Getting permits to build anything in California (except perhaps sports stadiums) is a nightmare. Even a frustrated Governor Brown said that efforts to reform the California Environmental Protection Act (CEQA) was doing “the Lord’s work.”

      However, according to Thornberg, the byzantine laws and regulations imposed by government are only half of the story. According to his analysis, the other major factor limiting housing supply is Proposition 13 because local governments are less likely to approve new housing construction because it produces less tax revenue than commercial development. There is scant evidence to support this view other than the whining of government and labor interests who desire more money.

      Indeed, the entire argument that Prop 13 is at all related to the housing crisis doesn’t even survive the first level of scrutiny.  It presupposes that insufficient property tax revenue is generated for local services. But this cannot be squared with widely available and indisputable economic data. First, California is not a low property tax state as it ranks 17th in the nation in per capita property tax collections. (It probably ranks even higher now because this ranking was based on 2014 data and California’s real estate market has recovered more robustly than almost all other states).

      And it’s not as if the state relies only on property taxes.  We have the highest income rate in America as well as the highest state sales tax rate. Our overall tax burden was just ranked by the Tax Foundation as the sixth highest.  To suggest that Prop 13 somehow impedes the pursuit of rational housing policy simply doesn’t make sense. Our elected leaders do not address this crisis because they are motivated (or restrained) by political influences, not because they don’t have the money.

      In any event, the development of residential properties has a significant and positive impact on a local economy which translates into tax dollars. According to data provided by the California Building Industry Association, new housing construction in California contributed more than $38.6 billion to the economy in 2013 and supported more than 209,000 jobs per year. And as it relates specifically to the tax revenues generated, a study published several years ago by the California Housing Foundation, The Housing Bottom Line: Fiscal Impact of New Home Construction on California Governments shows that after subtracting for costs to government, new housing more than pays its way. Despite claims by some Proposition 13 detractors that new home construction “costs” government, the study showed otherwise.

      So, while burdensome government regulations – especially those associated with CEQA – are the reason we don’t build more housing stock, Proposition 13 doesn’t even appear in the picture. But the study’s authors shouldn’t feel bad. If they were playing baseball, a batting average of .500 is pretty darn good.

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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When Hell Freezes Over

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term.

The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the

rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in

Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase

until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

Of course, the corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct...leaving only Heaven...thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh My God."

This student received the only "A" in the class.

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