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


Local tea party: Trashing Common Core in schools and supporting Bundy Ranch extremists (while its leaders endorse “nonpartisan” candidates)

Apr 17, 2014
Local tea party: Trashing Common Core in schools and supporting Bundy Ranch extremists (while its leaders endorse “nonpartisan” candidates)

As reported previously, a new Tea Party PAC, managed by local tea party members and whose biggest contributors are tea party members (including Stan Meckler, father of tea party co-founder Mark Meckler), have donated money to Supervisor Candidate Dan Miller … Continue reading

New video: Campo Chef-Owner Mark Estee shares his “whole hog” culinary philosophy

Apr 17, 2014
New video: Campo Chef-Owner Mark Estee shares his “whole hog” culinary philosophy

Mark Estee is driven by a love for authentic ingredients that create true connections between land, farmer, food and diner. Whether it is hand-choosing his restaurant’s produce or meat from a local organic farm or developing new dishes based on his “Whole Hog Philosophy,” Estee believes in building full-flavored food using every portion...

Free Grass Valley wine tasting event on May 2 features new releases

Apr 17, 2014
Free Grass Valley wine tasting event on May 2 features new releases

It’s time for another Friday Wine Event in downtown Grass Valley on Friday, May 2, from 4-7p.m. All four of the winery’s downtown tasting rooms will be releasing a new wine for you to taste: •Sierra Starr will be releasing our first ever Syrah. This 2011 vintage is full of rich ripe fruit. •Smith will be...

Election news for June 3 statewide primary election

Apr 17, 2014

June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election News from Nevada County Elections The June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election is rapidly approaching. Ballots have already been sent to our Uniformed and Overseas voters, well before the April 19th E-45 … Continue reading

Tie the knot at a California State Park

Apr 17, 2014
Tie the knot at a California State Park

From the famous Wedding Rock at Patrick’s Point State Park to the historic gardens at Empire Mine State Historic Park to the bluffs at Crystal Cove State Park, many couples choose state parks to be the place where they say “I do.” That’s why CSPF thinks that California’s state parks are great places to …...

Reinette Senum was a fire hose in high school too — and outdoorsy looking

Apr 16, 2014
Reinette Senum was a fire hose in high school too — and outdoorsy looking

In 1984 I was working at The Chronicle, wearing a suit to work and covering Chevron and the like. I called the CEO “Mr.,” (though I did rip him in some instances). Now I live here, with a new set … Continue reading

“Only The Essential”: A 5-month, 2,668-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail

Apr 16, 2014
“Only The Essential”: A 5-month, 2,668-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail

In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand. “Only The Essential” is the story of their 5-month, 2668-mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon and Washington. The full length film will be available to stream for free...

Video: Watch Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong win gold at Winter Paralympics

Apr 16, 2014
Video: Watch Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong win gold at Winter Paralympics

Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong’s gold-medal performance at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has now been recorded in a YouTube video. Evan’s family owns The Fix for Foodies restaurant in Nevada City: (Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America)

New poster for the 2014 Mountain Mandarin Festival

Apr 16, 2014
New poster for the 2014 Mountain Mandarin Festival

The new gold in Placer County is growing on trees as the County has become known for their intensely flavored, sweet, Mandarins. The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, November 21-23, 2014, will celebrate the new crop. Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarins and gift baskets, accompanied by all the free samples...

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Apr 16, 2014
Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, lakes...



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