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


“The Cool Girls: Portraits of remarkable women”: Roseanne Burke art exhibit at Szabo tasting room on April 26-May 31

Apr 23, 2014
“The Cool Girls: Portraits of remarkable women”: Roseanne Burke art exhibit at Szabo tasting room on April 26-May 31

What: Artist’s Reception For “The Cool Girls: Encaustic Portraits Of Remarkable Women” When: April 26, 2014, 4-7 p.m. Where: Szabo Vineyards Tasting Room, 316 Broad St., Nevada City, CA 95959 Venue Information: Call 530.274.7282 or visit http://www.szabovineyards.com “The Cool Girls: Encaustic Portraits of Remarkable Women” by Roseanne Burke is an exhibit of portraits of a diverse...

The Union issues major retraction on allegedly libelous claim about County Elections Office, conceding it “failed to confirm” the charge

Apr 23, 2014
The Union issues major retraction on allegedly libelous claim about County Elections Office, conceding it “failed to confirm” the charge

Last week in “What is the difference between a journalist and a blogger, The Union Publisher Jim Hemig was touting the newsroom’s “reliable sources,” credibility and “providing balance.” At around the same time, I pointed out the egregious reporting error … Continue reading

State lawmakers agree to fund Bridgeport Bridge renovation and reopening

Apr 23, 2014
State lawmakers agree to fund Bridgeport Bridge renovation and reopening

A state Assembly Budget Subcommittee voted 4-0 to support full funding for the restoration and re-opening of the Bridgeport covered bridge this morning, SYRCL announced. Current Status State agencies and volunteers have secured about half of the funding needed to … Continue reading

Grass Valley Downtown Executive Director, Julia Jordan, named Vice- President of the California Main Street Alliance

Apr 23, 2014
Grass Valley Downtown Executive Director, Julia Jordan, named Vice- President of the California Main Street Alliance

Julia Jordan, Executive Director of the Grass Valley Downtown Association, has been elected the Vice-President of the California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA). California Main Street advocates for and provides technical assistance to California’s historic commercial districts, traditional neighborhood commercial districts and downtowns. There are 27 California programs including Grass Valley, which is one of the...

Sacramento County supervisors vote to ban outdoor marijuana crops

Apr 23, 2014

“Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana crops, joining a growing number of California cities and counties that have prohibited cultivation in response to safety and nuisance complaints. “Sheriff Scott Jones told supervisors that marijuana plants … Continue reading

Marijuana grow ops are drying out state’s water supply

Apr 23, 2014

“As drought continues to plague the west, California’s famed marijuana grow ops are putting an off-the-books strain on the state’s already over-taxed water system,” as Smithsonian magazine writes. “For the past three years California has been under drought conditions. The … Continue reading

California Mille race to pass through Sierra foothills, Tahoe on April 27-May 4

Apr 23, 2014
California Mille race to pass through Sierra foothills, Tahoe on April 27-May 4

The 24th running of the California Mille, a motoring tribute to Italy’s most-famous open road race, the Mille Miglia (thousand mile), will begin with a free car show atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 27 followed by a four-day, thousand-mile back roads adventure. Some 77 entrants from four foreign countries and 14 U.S. states...

Two Ironman events on September 21 in Lake Tahoe

Apr 22, 2014
Two Ironman events on September 21 in Lake Tahoe

For the first time nationally, IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® race on the same day in North Lake Tahoe. Today IRONMAN announces that IRONMAN Lake Tahoe will pilot this dual program in North America. This format is well received by athletes in Asia-Pacific. The IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe is the 25th race in the U.S. Series....

Lake Tahoe named one of America’s most scenic waterside drives

Apr 22, 2014
Lake Tahoe named one of America’s most scenic waterside drives

Along with California Route 1, Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, Cape Cod, and the Road to Hana on Maui, Lake Tahoe was named one of America’s most scenic waterside drives by Yahoo Travel. The article is here: “California and Nevada Starting Point: Tahoe City, CA The Route: 72-mile loop on Highways 28, 50, and 89 “What to Expect: Circling...

Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley features an all Riverdog Farm menu

Apr 22, 2014
Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley features an all Riverdog Farm menu

Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley featured an all Riverdog Farm menu on Friday. They invited us to share a meal with them at their Chef’s Table in the kitchen. It was a quite a treat. Sitting between the pastry chef’s workstation and the wood-fired grill, Riverdog is in the heart of the Chez Panisse kitchen...



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