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


Nevada County Tea Party’s “Back the Blue” campaign includes donating search tools to our police

Aug 2, 2015
Nevada County Tea Party’s “Back the Blue” campaign includes donating search tools to our police

Besides its “Adopt a School” program, the Nevada County Tea Party Patriots has launched a program called “Back the Blue.” It includes providing officers in Nevada County with search tools. “Law officers nationwide are under attack,” according to the tea … Continue reading

Memo to some NC council members: quit while you’re behind on Amgen bike race fiasco

Jul 31, 2015
Memo to some NC council members: quit while you’re behind on Amgen bike race fiasco

One of the things that cracks me up about small-town politics is that the politicians don’t know when to quit while they’re behind. Their ego and false pride gets in the way of common sense. It happens again and again … Continue reading

Facebook CEO breaks new ground on his own platform

Jul 31, 2015
Facebook CEO breaks new ground on his own platform

Editor’s note: This column was written by a former colleague, Michelle Quinn, who now works at the Mercury News. It rings true with a regular theme here: how the internet is reshaping communications. “‘When was the last time a male … Continue reading

Thanks to YubaNet for real-time fire reporting, local government reporting and so on

Jul 31, 2015
Thanks to YubaNet for real-time fire reporting, local government reporting and so on

This is from our Facebook page: We sat down to budget for the month of August, and it included $120 to YubaNet for the ongoing work of experienced journalist Pascale Fusshoeller. The fire season is just starting, and her write-ups … Continue reading

The Union now features right-wing extremists from Heartland Institute without even ID’ing them

Jul 31, 2015
The Union now features right-wing extremists from Heartland Institute without even ID’ing them

The 15,000 circulation Union newspaper in western Nevada County, CA, is 2,011 miles from the metropolis of Chicago, the nation’s second largest city and home to the right-wing extremist “think tank” also known as the Heartland Institute (see Google map). … Continue reading

Nevada County Fair is August 12-16: one of nation’s top rural fairs

Jul 31, 2015
Nevada County Fair is August 12-16: one of nation’s top rural fairs

CALIFORNIA HAS 78 FAIRS, AND EACH ONE maintains its local flavor and identity. Some are known for horse racing, such as Del Mar, while others are known for “going green,” such as the Marin County Fair with its solar powered carousel. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, whose fair is August 12-16, is known as California’s most...

“Canned hunting” seems akin to going fishing in a hatchery

Jul 31, 2015
“Canned hunting” seems akin to going fishing in a hatchery

Editor’s note: I’m not a hunter, but I am a fisherman. This practice of “canned hunting” seems akin to fishing for trout in a hatchery — or worse. “Cubs are usually separated from their mothers early in their lives and … Continue reading

Railroad museum’s crowdfunding campain is a success

Jul 30, 2015
Railroad museum’s crowdfunding campain is a success

NC Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum says: Dear Railroad Museum Turntable Donors! Our Turntable fundraiser through Kickstarter went over the top today! As of Thursday at 1PM, we have $9,540.00 pledged. We have you to thank for our success! Without your … Continue reading

Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

Jul 30, 2015
Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

AN ABUNDANCE OF LAKES, RIVERS, streams and ponds have defined our region’s geography and culture for generations. This also is reflected in the landscaping and design around our homes and businesses: lush lawns, water features, water-loving trees and shrubs. But a prolonged drought is forcing us to rethink our commercial and residential landscapes, often the...

Nevada County CA’s booming arts and culture scene

Jul 30, 2015
Nevada County CA’s booming arts and culture scene

From the summer issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: California is world renowned for its arts and culture — from Hollywood, the Getty Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall in the south to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the Mondavi Center … Continue reading

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