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


Scoop: Las Katarinas in Nevada City is closing — a chance it will reopen elsewhere

Sep 1, 2014
Scoop: Las Katarinas in Nevada City is closing  — a chance it will reopen elsewhere

Las Katarinas Mexican restaurant, a fixture on Broad Street in Nevada City for the past 10 years, is closing its doors after Labor Day, though it might reopen elsewhere, according to co-owner Dave Francis. The restaurant at 311 Broad St. (whose name … Continue reading

Sierra Stages presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in Grass Valley

Sep 1, 2014
Sierra Stages presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in Grass Valley

Sierra Stages is proud to present the classic Off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, for four weekends only from September 18 through October 12 at the intimate Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. You’re a...

Scoop: Optimism grows for 1G internet in our county

Aug 31, 2014
Scoop: Optimism grows for 1G internet in our county

Optimism for an ultra-fast 1 gigabit internet and data speed via fiber optic called the Bright Fiber Network to serve 3,000 customers in our western county is growing, Sierra Foothills Report has learned. It comes as other broadband projects for … Continue reading

Food & Wine Festivals this summer and fall

Aug 31, 2014
Food & Wine Festivals this summer and fall

For savory eats and boutique wines, these festivals and wine walks deliver with eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos and breathtaking venues. LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL The 29th annual Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival on September 5-7 p.m. at the Village at Northstar features three days of cooking seminars, culinary competitions, wine and...

Check out Truckee in September!

Aug 31, 2014
Check out Truckee in September!

Truckee Offers an Array of Colorful Events and Activities this September Located near the Sierra Nevada crest at almost six-thousand feet, the historic town of Truckee is amazingly picturesque during autumn, when the air is crisp, the sun bright and the tree-covered mountains become a patchwork of warm and vibrant colors. Perfect weather for hiking,...

Race deserves more attention, not less — in our community and elsewhere

Aug 31, 2014
Race deserves more attention, not less — in our community and elsewhere

“Many white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it … Continue reading

Cal Bears singing a different tune this season?

Aug 30, 2014
Cal Bears singing a different tune this season?

I went to undergraduate school at Cal and to graduate school at Northwestern, and the two teams were playing each other today to kick off the college football season. I was only half interested, however, thanks to the great outdoor … Continue reading

The Night Stalkers

Aug 30, 2014
The Night Stalkers

I’ve been cyberstalked this week for writing about the new Union publisher’s politics — conservative. It got worse when I mentioned former publisher Jeff Ackerman’s column this week out of the Roseburg, Ore., community newspaper, titled, “It’s time to put your … Continue reading

Mountain House Books in Nevada City named a “favorite local bookstore” by Chronicle Books in S.F.

Aug 30, 2014
Mountain House Books in Nevada City named a “favorite local bookstore” by Chronicle Books in S.F.

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: One of the best parts about working for the S.F. Chronicle in the ’80s and ’90s was its Chronicle books operation. We enjoy their publishing taste with titles such as Tartine Book No. … Continue reading

Mountain House Books in Nevada City named a “favorite local bookstore” by Chronicle Books in S.F.

Aug 30, 2014
Mountain House Books in Nevada City named a “favorite local bookstore” by Chronicle Books in S.F.

Editor’s note: One of the best parts about working for the S.F. Chronicle in the ’80s and ’90s was its Chronicle books operation. We enjoy their publishing taste with titles such as Tartine Book No. 3 on the Tartine Bakery & Co. or Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, among others. At the annual holiday parties, at...

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