Author: Eileen

Blackberry Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS: 2-1/2 lb cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. cornstarch 2 eggs 2-1/4 cups strained puréed blackberries (about 2-1/2 cups whole berries) CRUST: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted Garnish: 1 cup blackberries 1/2 cup whipped cream DIRECTIONS: Crust: In bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press evenly onto bottom and halfway up sides of 10-inch spring form pan. In bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Fold in blackberry purée; pour into crust. Bake at 325° oven for about...

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Who is Nancy Lund?

Author of Aging in Place by Jan Cox At 92 years of age, Nancy Lund amazes many for her longevity, her quick brain and her lifetime drive to stand up for personal rights of women, the poor, the aging, and for the right to be herself. Currently, Nancy is the Chair of Plumas County Commission on Aging. The 20 member commission keeps up on current legislation and acts as a watchdog for people’s rights. Lund was an elected Senior Senator from 1984-92, representing five northern California counties in the Senior Legislature.  This  group is a mirror image of the...

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Real Estate-Avoiding Foreclosure

Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling HUD-approved housing counseling agencies are available to provide you with the information and assistance you need to avoid foreclosure. As part of President Obama's comprehensive Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan (HASP), you may be eligible for a special Making Home Affordable loan modification or refinance, to reduce your monthly payments and help you keep your home. If you need help understanding the Making Home Affordable programs, you can contact a counseling agency in your area that will provide you with free foreclosure prevention services. If you are eligible for the loan modification or refinance program, the...

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St. Bernard Lodge

By Melissa Wynn A very wet spring meant chilly temperatures well into June in our neck of the woods, but when the sun finally came out the streams were running fast and the lakes were full to the brim. Hooray! Water and sunshine have returned the Sierras. The time has come to play and where better than our own back yard? Having a day and half to kill, we decided to explore a few of those back roads that I always pass and wonder where they lead. We spent the entire afternoon cruising one dirt road after another, stopping...

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Wild Mustangs of the Litchfield Corral

By Melissa Wynn Nothing whispers of the Wild West quite like wild mustangs, and a great place to get a close-up look is at the Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Corral. Established in the fall of 1976,  the Litchfield Corral was the first Wild Horse and Burro Facility opened in California. Today the Litchfield Corral serves as the regional preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in northern California and northwestern Nevada.  At maximum capacity, the facility can hold over 1,000 horses and burros.  Supporting 14 of California’s 22 Herd Management Areas keeps the professional...

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