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


K-9 accident doesn’t deter “Rüdiger Tuesday” at Golden Era

Feb 8, 2016
K-9 accident doesn’t deter “Rüdiger Tuesday” at Golden Era

We heard the choppers near our house as we were waking up this morning. Later we learned what happened: At about 6:15 a.m., Nevada City Police Officer Michael (Scott) Goin, with K-9 officer Rüdiger on board, was conducting a routine traffic stop on the Sacramento Street off ramp in Nevada City, according to the...

K-9 accident doesn’t deter “Rüdiger Tuesday” at Golden Era

Feb 8, 2016
K-9 accident doesn’t deter “Rüdiger Tuesday” at Golden Era

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: We heard the choppers near our house as we were waking up this morning. Later we learned what happened: At about 6:15 a.m., Nevada City Police Officer Michael (Scott) Goin, with K-9 officer … Continue reading

The entrance to “Duffy’s Alley” that The Union and RL Crabb didn’t show us

Feb 7, 2016
The entrance to “Duffy’s Alley” that The Union and RL Crabb didn’t show us

Both the article and photo on the front-page of this weekend’s edition of The Union and the cartoon by RL Crabb titled “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone” focused on the new gate on Broad Street for “Duffy’s … Continue reading

NFL legend Jerry Rice goes undercover as Lyft driver

Feb 6, 2016
NFL legend Jerry Rice goes undercover as Lyft driver

Imagine calling a cab and the driver being none other than NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Some customers of Lyft, a ride sharing company, were surprised by the football star in San Francisco. In the video posted on Lyft’s YouTube page, Rice, wearing dark sunglasses and a beanie, takes off his Super...

NFL legend Jerry Rice goes undercover as Lyft driver

Feb 6, 2016
NFL legend Jerry Rice goes undercover as Lyft driver

Imagine calling a cab and the driver being none other than NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Some customers of Lyft, a ride sharing company, were surprised by the football star in San Francisco. In the video posted on Lyft’s YouTube page, Rice, wearing dark sunglasses and a beanie, takes off his Super...

How some Nevada City old-timers roll out the welcome mat for new businesses

Feb 6, 2016
How some Nevada City old-timers roll out the welcome mat for new businesses

Despite a sluggish local economy, Nevada City is undergoing a boomlet: Its new businesses in recent years include ol’ Republic Brewery, which is expanding again; Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co., Wheyward Girl Creamery, LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, Los Mineros, … Continue reading

U.S. News ranks UC Berkeley best public college in the nation

Feb 6, 2016
U.S. News ranks UC Berkeley best public college in the nation

Editor’s note: How satisfying. I’ll be visiting Cal for my 35th reunion this year, along with some of my college friends. “California is home to some of the country’s most prestigious universities, attracting top students and teachers from all over … Continue reading

The Union reports “a heated debate” in Nevada City but doesn’t back it up

Feb 5, 2016
The Union reports “a heated debate” in Nevada City but doesn’t back it up

Wonders never cease with The Union newspaper. This weekend it is reporting (on the front page, no less): “The blockade of a passageway next to a 150-year-old building in Nevada City lounge bar thrust its owners into the center of … Continue reading

InConcert Sierra’s new season includes pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14

Feb 5, 2016
InConcert Sierra’s new season includes pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14

INCONCERT SIERRA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR with a stellar lineup of performers, including pianist Sean Chen on January 17, the Cavatina Duo on February 21 and pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14. It comes on the heels of violinist Joshua Bell’s sold-out performance last fall. From the grand Russian school of piano playing, Lugansky...

InConcert Sierra’s new season includes pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14

Feb 5, 2016
InConcert Sierra’s new season includes pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14

INCONCERT SIERRA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR with a stellar lineup of performers, including pianist Sean Chen on January 17, the Cavatina Duo on February 21 and pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14. It comes on the heels of violinist Joshua Bell’s sold-out performance last fall. From the grand Russian school of piano playing, Lugansky...

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