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


A visit to the United Nations: The “knotted gun” vs. our gun culture

Nov 25, 2014
A visit to the United Nations: The “knotted gun” vs. our gun culture

We enjoyed our visit to the United Nations this week. I joked to my wife that the UN is anathema to western Nevada County, where the gun culture reigns. But on our never-ending quest to introduce our son to multifaceted … Continue reading

Pre-Thanksgiving at the United Nations’ Delegates Dining Room

Nov 25, 2014
Pre-Thanksgiving at the United Nations’ Delegates Dining Room

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: It isn’t every day that the public get to sit with ambassadors, delegates, and other international dignitaries, but that’s precisely what the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations offers. This week FoodWineArt … Continue reading

Our magazine visits the Delegates Dining Room at the UN

Nov 25, 2014
Our magazine visits the Delegates Dining Room at the UN

It isn’t every day that the public get to sit with ambassadors, delegates, and other international dignitaries, but that’s precisely what the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations offers. This week FoodWineArt magazine visited the newly refurbished Delegates Dining Room and enjoyed eclectic and globally inspired cuisine with breathtaking views of the East River,...

Hard to know what’s going on with our local newspaper

Nov 25, 2014
Hard to know what’s going on with our local newspaper

Editor’s note: I fired up TheUnion.com on Tuesday, November 25, to see what was going on back home, and came across this article from November 25. The first sentence reads: “Tomorrow, Saturday November 29 at the Safeway on Sutton Way … Continue reading

No indictment in Ferguson case

Nov 24, 2014
No indictment in Ferguson case

“A St. Louis County grand jury has brought no criminal charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, more than three months ago in nearby Ferguson,” as the New York Times … Continue reading

“Magical Memories” at Resort at Squaw Creek

Nov 24, 2014
“Magical Memories” at Resort at Squaw Creek

LAKE TAHOE IS IDYLLIC DURING the holidays, offering experiences that are redolent of a Norman Rockwell painting: long walks in the forest, big Thanksgiving dinner gatherings, drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, and winter sleigh rides. Some of our fond memories include cutting our own Christmas tree (visit here for a permit), sledding or skiing near...

A poignant visit to the 9/11 Museum in New York

Nov 23, 2014
A poignant visit to the 9/11 Museum in New York

Our son, his friends and his classmates belong to the post 9-11 generation, a period of American history that we are still trying to assimilate. It goes well beyond the more upbeat “iGeneration” label for them, forever changing our nation’s … Continue reading

A visit to the Statue of Liberty — now versus 1982

Nov 23, 2014
A visit to the Statue of Liberty — now versus 1982

I first visited the Statue of Liberty in 1982 with my friends and classmates from graduate school at Northwestern University. We spent a quarter reporting from Washington D.C. (my newspaper was the Rapid City Journal), covering the Congressional delegation. We … Continue reading

Artisans Festival is November 28-29 at Miners Foundry

Nov 22, 2014
Artisans Festival is November 28-29 at Miners Foundry

THIS YEAR MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Artisans Festival, November 28-29 on Thanksgiving weekend, at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. The ‘70s saw an arts and cultural renaissance in Nevada City, and the Artisans Festival at the Miners Foundry was at the center of it. This is one of the longest running...

Jet Blue “Mint”: new competition for bigger airlines

Nov 22, 2014
Jet Blue “Mint”: new competition for bigger airlines

“Isn’t it ironic we’re driving west to fly east,” our son said as we were driving to SFO to fly nonstop to New York City this week. Good point. I covered the airline industry for years at newspapers in South … Continue reading

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