Author: Melissa

2018 NorCal Racing Schedule

Spring means the return of racing and track riding to Mountain Valley Living country.  Pack up your friends and family and enjoy the roar of the race track at these local favorite tracks. Visit websites to verify dates and times; prices subject to change. American Valley Speedway – 204 Fairground Rd, Quincy 3/8 Mile Dirt Track Upcoming Events April 14, Play Day all classes – starts at noon April 21, First Races of the season. pit gate – opens at 3pm admission gate – 5pm stock car hot laps – 6pm racing starts – 7pm go karts  – 7pm +1.530.283.2175

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NorCal Spring Home And Garden Show Schedule

Home & Garden Shows, Antiques and More! Spring is the time for renewal and refreshment  so many of us choose this time of year to remodel or redecorate around our homes and in the yard. The latest and greatest new ideas and products can be found by shopping the spring home and garden shows that dot the map of NorCal. These are a few of our favorites from years past. Whether you have a theme in mind or are just hunting ideas you are sure to find something inspiring. Annual Home And Garden Show and Reno Pet Show &...

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Spicy Quinoa Salad Recipe

                Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 cup cooked corn 1/2 cup sliced green olives 1/2 cup black olives 1 cucumber sliced and quartered 5 green onions, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions: Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is...

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Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

            Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 teaspoons fresh oregano 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Directions: In a shallow baking dish, mix the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Add chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1...

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Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club – Poker Run 2018

  By Melissa Wynn In 1996 when the Chester Snowmobile Club disbanded, Janice Brinkman and her husband Richard, along with Dick and Patty Caywood, took the reins and formed what is now the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club (LASC) and a new adventure began. More than just a group that like to ride snow machines together, LASC is comprised of kind, fundraising people looking to give back to their community while promoting winter sport activities. This 501(c)(4) non-profit has generously donated locally to schools to support the youth, the Lake Almanor West Fire Association that so bravely protect and Long-Term Care...

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