Jeff Pelline

Jeff Pelline is the publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt and author of the blog Jeff Pelline's Sierra Foothills Report. His award winning 30-year journalism career includes editing and management positions at the San Francisco Chronicle, CNET (since sold to CBS for $2 billion) and The Union in Grass Valley. Jeff's work also has been published in the New York Times, Time magazine and the Chicago Tribune. When Jeff was Editor of CNET News, the publication won a prestigious National Magazine Award.

Web Site: http://jeffpelline.wordpress.com


“Keith M. Grueneberg”‘s $194K public pension: “A huge gorilla on our backs”

Apr 18, 2015
“Keith M. Grueneberg”‘s $194K public pension: “A huge gorilla on our backs”

I read in The Union this weekend that Nevada County Consolidated Fire District board member Keith Grueneberg complained that Nevada City’s fire brownout plan “just put a huge gorilla on our backs.” Is this the same Keith M. Grueneberg who … Continue reading

Scoop: Popular Las Katarinas restaurant to reopen in Alta Sierra

Apr 17, 2015
Scoop: Popular Las Katarinas restaurant to reopen in Alta Sierra

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Las Katarinas Mexican restaurant, a fixture in Nevada City for the past 10 years, is reopening at the entrance to Alta Sierra in Grass Valley on Hwy. 49, where Schiedel’s Old European restaurant … Continue reading

Exclusive: Popular Las Katarinas restaurant to reopen in Alta Sierra

Apr 17, 2015
Exclusive: Popular Las Katarinas restaurant to reopen in Alta Sierra

Las Katarinas Mexican restaurant, a fixture in Nevada City for the past 10 years, is reopening at the entrance to Alta Sierra in Grass Valley on Hwy. 49, where Schiedel’s Old European restaurant had once stood, our magazine has learned. Owner Dave Francis and his wife, Delia Gutierrez, who live in Grass Valley, expect the...

Three Forks releases “Endangered Ale” to support SYRCL’s efforts to restore wild salmon

Apr 16, 2015
Three Forks releases “Endangered Ale” to support SYRCL’s efforts to restore wild salmon

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Did you ever think that drinking beer could help save an endangered species? Well, now it can! Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co, in downtown Nevada City, has just released Endangered Ale, a … Continue reading

Three Forks releases “Endangered Ale” to support SYRCL’s efforts to restore wild salmon

Apr 16, 2015
Three Forks releases “Endangered Ale” to support SYRCL’s efforts to restore wild salmon

Did you ever think that drinking beer could help save an endangered species? Well, now it can! Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co, in downtown Nevada City, has just released Endangered Ale, a limited edition red ale. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer will benefit the South Yuba River...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens official teaser

Apr 16, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens official teaser


BriarPatch newsletter impacted with closure of The Union’s printing plant

Apr 15, 2015
BriarPatch newsletter impacted with closure of The Union’s printing plant

“What’s up with the changes in The Vine?,” the BriarPatch reports in its April-May newsletter.  “Here’s the inside story. In February, our former printer, The Union newspaper, closed their Grass Valley print shop for good. This newsletter was printed by Gold … Continue reading

Print newspaper reporter displaces lumberjack as worst job of 2015

Apr 15, 2015
Print newspaper reporter displaces lumberjack as worst job of 2015

Editor’s note: Reporters should note that publication editor ranks higher, however, at 137; and social media manager, ranks even higher, at 101. Yes, Virginia, the internet is changing how we communicate. “Newspaper reporter lands on the bottom of CareerCast’s Jobs … Continue reading

“Get on with the work of the county and quit this nonsense”

Apr 15, 2015
“Get on with the work of the county and quit this nonsense”

“State of Jefferson proponents bombarded the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday with revenue and expense projections, but did not win a commitment to support the proposed 51st state,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting this morning. “In their third … Continue reading

Our local newspaper runs Tea Party propaganda touting far-right activist on “local news” page — without scrutiny

Apr 14, 2015
Our local newspaper runs Tea Party propaganda touting far-right activist on “local news” page — without scrutiny

In a case of hard-right political propaganda/”advertorial” masquerading as news, The Union this morning republished a press release from the local Tea Party in the “local news” section (see PDF below). The propaganda (published verbatim without any context) is promoting … Continue reading

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