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Gambling: Let People (Not the Government and not “the” People) Decide

Gambling: Let People (Not the Government and not “the” People) Decide

  By Thomas L. Knapp Why should it be up to the US Department of Justice, or this or that group of politicians or lobbyists, or some percentage of your state’s voters, whether or not you can place a bet on the outcome of a sporting event, a roll of the dice, a spin of […]

California Lottery Officials’ Drunken Party Leads to Investigation

California Lottery Officials’ Drunken Party Leads to Investigation

Hanna Bogorowski | Reporter Several photos of a group of California State Lottery managers engaging in drunken and sexually inappropriate behavior were sent to California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown from an employee who claimed to work for the Lottery, according to a report. An anonymous letter was sent to government officials earlier in August from one […]

Couple get away with $8000 after scamming victim — Police look for suspects

Couple get away with $8000 after scamming victim — Police look for suspects

On Wednesday, March 9th at 1:39pm, the Ventura Police Department responded to Vons, 115 W. Main St., to contact the victim of a theft by false pretenses. During the investigation the officers learned the victim, who is Spanish speaking only, was in the downtown area, when she was approached first by the female suspect. The […]

State Lottery Payments Total $1.39 Billion for 2014-15 Fiscal Year

State Lottery Payments Total $1.39 Billion for 2014-15 Fiscal Year

State Controller Betty T. Yee announced today that payments from the Lottery Education Fund to school districts, higher educational institutions, and state agencies for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaled $1.39 billion. The Controller transmits the money each quarter to county treasurers, who apportion it to school districts. The Controller makes direct quarterly payments to the […]

Congresswoman Brownley raffling off the Pope

Congresswoman Brownley raffling off the Pope

BROWNLEY ANNOUNCES TICKET LOTTERY FOR PAPAL ADDRESS Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced a random-selection lottery for a limited number of tickets to attend an address by His Holiness Pope Francis before a joint session of the United States Congress on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Only constituents from California’s 26th Congressional District may participate in […]

If I were a rich man (or lady), Yubby dibby dibby dum

If I were a rich man (or lady), Yubby dibby dibby dum

  . . . By Kate Neisewender The question comes up every time there is a Mega Millions Lottery jackpot in excess of $200 or $300 million: what would you do with the money?  I am one of those people who sit around dreaming about being a really rich person, without the pesky detail of […]