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 City “Uncorked”: Food and Wine Experience

Aug 27, 2016
Nevada City “Uncorked”: Food and Wine Experience

We enjoyed Nevada City “Uncorked” this afternoon. We met two women at the Nevada City Winery who were from Reno, and read about the affair in our magazine, which circulates there.

Why more people don’t run for local political office

Aug 27, 2016
Why more people don’t run for local political office

What a hoot! In an editorial this morning, The Union laments: “Our community needs candidates for election.” Who would want to run? Local politics are the most odious part of the “Sierra foothills lifestyle”: personal attacks, whisper campaigns, political puppet … Continue reading

TheUnion.com launches a new style for pullquotes: “xxjj xjx jxj xjj x xjj xj xjjx jxjxjx”

Aug 27, 2016
TheUnion.com launches a new style for pullquotes: “xxjj xjx jxj xjj x xjj xj xjjx jxjxjx”

Pullquotes are a a brief, attention-catching quotation, typically in a distinctive typeface, taken from the main text of an article and used as a subheading or graphic feature. The Union has introduced a new style for them: “xxjj xjx jxj … Continue reading

Boutique hotel planned for Placerville

Aug 26, 2016
Boutique hotel planned for Placerville

The developer-operator behind the Gold Miners Inn/Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Grass Valley is proposing to build a 60-room boutique hotel, conference center and Park and Ride facility — with 70 covered parking spaces — in Placerville. The Placerville City Council this week gave unanimous approval to leasing the city-owned site at Mosquito Road...

Our County tourism website now linking to marijuana growers group on Facebook

Aug 26, 2016
Our County tourism website now linking to marijuana growers group on Facebook

This is a TGIF! The GoNevadaCounty.com website — managed under a contract between the County and the Economic Resource Council — is promoting the Constitution Day parade on its Facebook page. But instead of linking to the event on the … Continue reading

States face pension fund gap approaching $1 trillion

Aug 26, 2016
States face pension fund gap approaching $1 trillion

“After years of not setting aside enough money, state pension funds are looking at a $1 trillion shortfall in what they owe workers in benefits, according to a new analysis from The Pew Charitable Trusts,” as CNBC is reporting this … Continue reading

Muckraking SF columnist Warren Hinckle dies at 77: RIP

Aug 25, 2016
Muckraking SF columnist Warren Hinckle dies at 77: RIP

Editor’s note: When I went to work at The Chronicle in the ’80s as one of their youngest reporters, Warren Hinkle (with his eye patch) and his dog were a fixture in the newsroom — at least when he showed … Continue reading

Verizon texts its customers to support new downtown NC cell antennas

Aug 25, 2016
Verizon texts its customers to support new downtown NC cell antennas


Sources: Sacramento magazine purchases Sierra Heritage

Aug 24, 2016
Sources: Sacramento magazine purchases Sierra Heritage

Sacramento magazine — owned by a Michigan outfit — has purchased Sierra Heritage magazine, knowledgeable sources told Sierra Foothills Report. Auburn-based Sierra Heritage was established in 1981. The late Janice Forbes was the founder of Sierra Heritage. Now Rick Dyess … Continue reading

Supreme Court to consider legal standard drawn from ‘Of Mice and Men’

Aug 22, 2016
Supreme Court to consider legal standard drawn from ‘Of Mice and Men’

Editor’s note: Texas courts have relied on ‘Of Mice and Men’ to define intellectual disability and sentence people to death instead of relying on science and medicine. Now the Supreme Court will hear the matter.  More background is here. “In … Continue reading

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