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


Clinton makes history as first female presidential nominee

Jul 26, 2016
Clinton makes history as first female presidential nominee

“We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.” — Hillary Clinton “The Democratic National Convention made history Tuesday evening: Amid applause, shouts, cheers and in some cases tears, the delegates on the floor of the Wells Fargo … Continue reading

Wise up Boardman! YubaNet scoops The Union and NCTV on big Supe vote

Jul 26, 2016
Wise up Boardman! YubaNet scoops The Union and NCTV on big Supe vote

Editor’s note: The Union’s weekly columnist “Bored Georgeman” (AKA George Boardman) took a cheap shot at YubaNet earlier this month: “What passes for news at the web site is basically press releases and opinion pieces picked up from other sources.” … Continue reading

BrewBakers to open Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

Jul 26, 2016
BrewBakers to open Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is partnering with locally-owned BrewBakers Coffee and Pastry House to open Califia Café – a coffee trolley serving coffee, specialty drinks, and baked goods – at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Califia Café will open to the public for the first time on Monday, August 1,...

Bee’s “curtain raiser” on Tuesday’s Supe meeting on marijuana farming

Jul 26, 2016
Bee’s “curtain raiser” on Tuesday’s Supe meeting on marijuana farming

“In a Sierra Nevada foothills region long known for marijuana growing, Nevada County supervisors in January enacted a sweeping ban on outdoor and commercial medical marijuana cultivation. But that only triggered a voter revolt,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting. “Now, … Continue reading

Michelle Obama’s arousing speech at the DNC in Philadelphia

Jul 25, 2016
Michelle Obama’s arousing speech at the DNC in Philadelphia


Bogus reviews of local restaurant forces Yelp to take action

Jul 24, 2016
Bogus reviews of local restaurant forces Yelp to take action

The bogus reviews of Los Mineros restaurant in Nevada City has forced Yelp to take action. After owner Reinette Senum criticized law enforcement (and later apologized twice), bogus reviews of the restaurant — which is popular and has good food … Continue reading

Celtic music & magic: KVMR’s festival turns 20

Jul 24, 2016
Celtic music & magic: KVMR’s festival turns 20

THE 20TH ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 30-October 2 in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. The fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic Village and concert venue, with eight stages and performance areas. The main stage hosts...

Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

Jul 24, 2016
Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS Naggiar is offering fully guided tours of its vineyard and winery in a new electric shuttle on weekends. SIERRA STARR’S GOLD MEDALS The winery has won double-gold or gold medals for most of the wines it has entered in tasting competitions this year. Sierra Starr won a double-gold for its 2012 Cabernet Franc at the...

Foraging for flavor: Summer cooking classes in the Sierra Foothills

Jul 24, 2016
Foraging for flavor: Summer cooking classes in the Sierra Foothills

DURING THE SUMMER, YOU CAN TAKE advantage of the bounty from farmers markets and farm stands or backyard gardens. Cooking classes feature summer fruits and veggies. In a popular class at Tess’ Kitchen Store, in-house chef Alan Tangren—who was a restaurant forager at famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley—shows you how to select the best fruits...

La Dolce Vita! Touring Italy like a local

Jul 24, 2016
La Dolce Vita! Touring Italy like a local

Chef Gianfranco Maffezzoni and marketing director Stefano Landini have reenergized Trattoria Milano in Grass Valley, thanks to their passion for authentic Italian food and customer service. They have built a loyal following. Now the two Italian-born epicureans have teamed up to offer “locals tours” of their native country, sharing la dolce vita (or the “sweet...

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