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


“Bullets and Burgers” in Uzi shooting accident is a popular tourist spot

Aug 27, 2014
“Bullets and Burgers” in Uzi shooting accident is a popular tourist spot

“The Arizona shooting range where a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi is ranked the top-rated tourist attraction in the Las Vegas area, garnering hundreds of favorable online reviews on TripAdvisor.com,” according to NBC News. “Bullets and … Continue reading

The Union’s new publisher is a registered GOPer, voter roles show

Aug 27, 2014
The Union’s new publisher is a registered GOPer, voter roles show

Jim Hemig, the new publisher of The Union, has been putting together an editorial board with some polarizing political personalities, such as Stan Meckler and CABPRO member Norm Sauer. Norm, along with other Agenda 21 and CABPRO supporters, spoke at … Continue reading

Groundbreaking ceremony for repairing Bridgeport Covered Bridge is September 2

Aug 27, 2014
Groundbreaking ceremony for repairing Bridgeport Covered Bridge is September 2

The public is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the stabilization project for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, located in the South Yuba River State Park on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the entrance of the bridge. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has been an important part of California’s history for over 150 years, and...

Get out the vote in local races

Aug 27, 2014
Get out the vote in local races

I’m not endorsing candidates in the Grass Valley City Council race (and in fact, have only endorsed one local candidate in nine years — clerk-recorder Greg Diaz — and posted a campaign sign in our yard for one, on Election … Continue reading

How blogs and Facebook are reshaping local media

Aug 27, 2014
How blogs and Facebook are reshaping local media

This morning The Union had a front-page article behind its “pay wall” that Dollar General is going to open its store across from the Fowler Center by yearend and is considering opening one in Rough and Ready. This was “old … Continue reading

Public invited to celebrate Bridgeport Covered Bridge groundbreaking

Aug 26, 2014
Public invited to celebrate Bridgeport Covered Bridge groundbreaking

Editor’s note: This is the official press release from what was reported here last week. The public is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the stabilization project for the Brigeport Covered Bridge, located in the South Yuba River State … Continue reading

A bronze sculpture by John Mowen proposed for GV roundabout

Aug 26, 2014
A bronze sculpture by John Mowen proposed for GV roundabout

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: A 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture, “Moving Within,” created by the late John Mowen, the popular artist and Nevada City gallery owner, is being proposed for the roundabout at Sierra College Drive. The Grass Valley … Continue reading

A bronze sculpture by foothills’ artist John Mowen proposed for Grass Valley roundabout

Aug 26, 2014
A bronze sculpture by foothills’ artist John Mowen proposed for Grass Valley roundabout

A 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture, “Moving Within,” created by the late John Mowen, the popular artist and Nevada City gallery owner, is being proposed for the roundabout at Sierra College Drive. The Grass Valley City Council is expected to consider the plan at its meeting on Tuesday night. “Roundabouts provide a unique opportunity to display artwork...

GV Council Candidate Firth receives County Democratic Party endorsement

Aug 25, 2014
GV Council Candidate Firth receives County Democratic Party endorsement

Editor’s note: I received this email. In previous years, the Nevada County Republican Party also has endorsed candidates for the Grass Valley City Council, such as Jan Arbuckle. Jim Firth, a candidate for the Grass Valley City Council, announced today … Continue reading

Burning Man rained out, at least for now

Aug 25, 2014
Burning Man rained out, at least for now

“Organizers of the annual Burning Man event are asking any participants traveling to the event now to postpone their arrival until at least Tuesday morning. Black Rock City has shut down following rainstorms that left standing water on the playa, … Continue reading

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