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


Comic relief to start week

May 2, 2016
Comic relief to start week

And now for some comic relief to start the week: “A Japanese zoo showed off the jaw power of some real-life Hungry Hungry Hippos by demonstrating their ability to devour whole watermelons,” UPI is reporting.

No political reporting from The Union, just an ad to drum up political ad revenue

May 2, 2016
No political reporting from The Union, just an ad to drum up political ad revenue

This weekend Sierra Foothills Report wrote three stories about the latest campaign finance reports for local elections, gleaned from reading the reports on the weekend. We shared them on Facebook, where they received dozens of “likes” and interesting, signed comments: … Continue reading

Why won’t The Union columnist Boardman interview the NCERC executive director?

May 1, 2016
Why won’t The Union columnist Boardman interview the NCERC executive director?

In his column on Monday, The Union’s weekly columnist “Bored Georgeman” takes a swipe at the Nevada County Economic Resource Council for going “all in” on virtual and augmented reality. But instead of interviewing the NCERC’s executive director Jon Gregory … Continue reading

Tea party-influenced PAC gives $1,500 to campaign banning local outdoor marijuana grows

May 1, 2016
Tea party-influenced PAC gives $1,500 to campaign banning local outdoor marijuana grows

The tea-party influenced “Americans for Good Government” PAC has given $1,500 to the “Yes on W” marijuana ballot initiative, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Measure W, which would ban outdoor marijuana grows and limit indoor grows to 12 … Continue reading

Here comes Heidi! Duane’s crew better open wallets wider, finance reports show

May 1, 2016
Here comes Heidi! Duane’s crew better open wallets wider, finance reports show

Duane Strawser has collected $14,200 in campaign contributions from January 1, 2016 to April 23, while his opponent Heidi Hall has collected much more — $24,703 at last count, campaign finance reports reviewed by Sierra Foothills Report show. Duane’s cash … Continue reading

SYRCL’s 2016 “State of the Yuba” address: our wild and scenic river

Apr 30, 2016
SYRCL’s 2016 “State of the Yuba” address: our wild and scenic river

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) delivered its 3rd annual State of the Yuba address  in April to celebrate Earth Day and the Yuba River. Hear from SYRCL’s team about our current projects, challenges, recent successes and opportunities to get involved. Our magazine featured the Yuba River in our fall 2015 issue in a special...

SYRCL’s 2016 “State of the Yuba” address: our wild and scenic river

Apr 30, 2016
SYRCL’s 2016 “State of the Yuba” address: our wild and scenic river

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) delivered its 3rd annual State of the Yuba address  in April to celebrate Earth Day and the Yuba River. Hear from SYRCL’s team about our current projects, challenges, recent successes and opportunities to get involved. Our magazine featured the Yuba River in our fall 2015 issue in a special...

Heidi Hall sets Stan Meckler straight on Americans for Good Government PAC

Apr 30, 2016
Heidi Hall sets Stan Meckler straight on Americans for Good Government PAC

Editor’s note: I was glad to see Heidi Hall, who is running for district 1 Supervisor, address this bombastic letter in The Union by Stan Meckler, a local tea party co-founder and whose son, Mark, co-founded the tea party’s national … Continue reading

Scoop: Iconic Tripp’s plans to expand and share Liberty Motors site in Grass Valley

Apr 29, 2016
Scoop: Iconic Tripp’s plans to expand and share Liberty Motors site in Grass Valley

Tripp’s Auto Body has been serving Grass Valley since 1954. It epitomizes the family owned business that is the lifeblood of our local economy and is legendary for “giving back” to the community. Now three generations and over 60 years … Continue reading

Scoop: Iconic Tripp’s plans to expand and share Liberty Motors site in Grass Valley

Apr 29, 2016
Scoop: Iconic Tripp’s plans to expand and share Liberty Motors site in Grass Valley

Tripp’s Auto Body has been serving Grass Valley since 1954. It epitomizes the family owned business that is the lifeblood of our local economy and is legendary for “giving back” to the community. Now three generations and over 60 years … Continue reading

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