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: NC Forward — a new strategy to promote Nevada City’s economic vitality

May 23, 2015
Scoop: NC Forward — a new strategy to promote Nevada City’s economic vitality

At its City Council meeting on May 27, the City of Nevada City will introduce and discuss “NC Forward,” a new 5-point plan to promote Nevada City’s economic vitality. The Council will be asked to either approve implementation of the … Continue reading

A local newspaper publisher’s involvement on local boards often raises ethical issues

May 23, 2015
A local newspaper publisher’s involvement on local boards often raises ethical issues

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing issue in towns such as ours, though it isn’t addressed much — if at all. “How serious does a conflict of interest have to become before you can call it a conflict of interest? … Continue reading

U.S. Commerce Department awards NCERC $500,000 grant for digital media campus

May 22, 2015
U.S. Commerce Department awards NCERC $500,000 grant for digital media campus

This is from the CEO’s Friday memo: ​Congratulations to Nevada County Economic Resource Council (ERC) on being awarded the 2014 Science and Research Park Development Grant for $500,000! Below is the public announcement by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for … Continue reading

Rainbow Lodge for sale again — but reopening June 5 for summer

May 22, 2015
Rainbow Lodge for sale again — but reopening June 5 for summer

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: The iconic Rainbow Lodge at Soda Springs is up for sale again but is reopening for the season on June 5, our magazine has learned. The asking price is $1.975 million. According to … Continue reading

Rainbow Lodge for sale again but reopening June 5 for summer

May 22, 2015
Rainbow Lodge for sale again but reopening June 5 for summer

The iconic Rainbow Lodge at Soda Springs is up for sale again but is reopening for the season on June 5, our magazine has learned. The asking price is $1.975 million. According to the website, the Rainbow is “reopening June 5.” A sign on the side of the building announces that it is up for sale,...

Memorial Day travel forecast to hit 10-year high

May 22, 2015
Memorial Day travel forecast to hit 10-year high

AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years. Kicking off the summer driving season, 33 million travelers will be...

Our counties and towns named among “America’s best” in a new analysis

May 21, 2015
Our counties and towns named among “America’s best” in a new analysis

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Nevada and Placer Counties are ranked among America’s 50 best counties for outdoor activities in America, according to a new analysis by Niche.com. Placer County ranked #36, Nevada County ranked #47 and El … Continue reading

Our region’s counties and towns named among America’s best in new analysis

May 21, 2015
Our region’s counties and towns named among America’s best in new analysis

Nevada and Placer Counties are ranked among America’s 50 best counties for outdoor activities in America, according to a new analysis by Niche.com. Placer County ranked #36, Nevada County ranked #47 and El Dorado ranked #49 in the nation, according to Pittsburgh-based Niche, which runs a ranking and review site. The methodology for the rankings,...

‘Late Show’ host David Letterman signs off after 33 years

May 21, 2015
‘Late Show’ host David Letterman signs off after 33 years

“There were jokes cracked and tributes paid. There were retrospectives and reminiscences, and a rock band that played at maximum volume. There was, of course, one last Top 10 list, delivered by a parade of celebrity guests,” the New York … Continue reading

More “illuminating” dialogue on Rebane’s blog: Fox News commentator is a “babe”

May 20, 2015
More “illuminating” dialogue on Rebane’s blog: Fox News commentator is a “babe”

You can’t make up the chatter on local hard-right activist George Rebane’s blog, a self-appointed intellectual. Rebane begins his post by touting a book titled “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech” by Kirsten Powers. As the night … Continue reading

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