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


Leading Latina environmentalist Belinda Faustinos is new appointee to TRPA

Sep 30, 2016
Leading Latina environmentalist Belinda Faustinos is new appointee to TRPA

Belinda Valles Faustinos — who helped lead the effort that culminated in President Obama declaring part of the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument —  is being appointed to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), our magazine has learned. She replaces former land use planner and fine arts photographer Elizabeth Carmel of Truckee, who has...

Invited on a Sacramento Bee newsroom tour

Sep 29, 2016
Invited on a Sacramento Bee newsroom tour

Editor’s note: Last week I wrote about being invited on a Chronicle newsroom tour as a subscriber. Now we’ve been invited on a Sacramento Bee newsroom tour as “loyal subscribers.” Our magazine collaborates with the Bee, and I’ve visited the … Continue reading

Scoop: Leading Latina environmentalist Belinda Faustinos is new appointee to TRPA

Sep 28, 2016
Scoop: Leading Latina environmentalist Belinda Faustinos is new appointee to TRPA

Editor’s note: In reporting for our regional lifestyle magazine — this time for a feature on “Sierra Stewards” – I often dig up some statewide news. This one interested me, since I grew up in the shadow of the San … Continue reading

Nevada City Council to consider cannabis dispensary

Sep 28, 2016
Nevada City Council to consider cannabis dispensary

This is from the agenda packet of the 9/28 Nevada City Council meeting: More background is here (scroll to page 57).

The Union’s conflict of interest in reporting on the NCERC-“Green Screen Institute”

Sep 27, 2016
The Union’s conflict of interest in reporting on the NCERC-“Green Screen Institute”

The Union has an highly positive article about a local virtual reality class called Connected Communities Academy. It basically is a free advertisement for the academy stating that the start date for classes is “flexible and will be based on … Continue reading

An ugly campaign, condensed into one debate

Sep 27, 2016
An ugly campaign, condensed into one debate

‘”Debate’ is an iffy word for an exercise in which candidates are prompted by moderators to dole out their stump speeches bit by bit under hot lights while a clock counts the seconds and every quip and jab and stumble … Continue reading

“Multiple reports” of whooping cough at Nevada Joint Union High School District

Sep 26, 2016
“Multiple reports” of whooping cough at Nevada Joint Union High School District

Editor’s note: I received this email: “Good evening parents, “This is Superintendent Louise Johnson with an important message about your student’s health. We have had multiple reports of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough on campus. The Health Department is making this … Continue reading

Union won’t print a column from one of its editorial board members — what does this tell us?

Sep 26, 2016
Union won’t print a column from one of its editorial board members — what does this tell us?

On his hard right political blog George “Raghead” Rebane is whining that The Union won’t print a column from Norm Sauer, who also happens to be one of its editorial board members. It is an inflammatory and asinine article titled “Clinton … Continue reading

The Union’s Boardman: the world’s most boring columnist

Sep 25, 2016
The Union’s Boardman: the world’s most boring columnist

Here’s an excerpt from this week’s installment from “Bored Georgeman”: “Much to my surprise, I encountered a phone tree that connected me to a human being after punching just a couple of numbers. The fellow I talked to was friendly, … Continue reading

Measure C in Nevada City faces a backlash

Sep 25, 2016
Measure C in Nevada City faces a backlash

Measure C in Nevada City — a Nov. ballot measure to tax local residents for “status quo” police and fire services — is now facing a backlash, stemming from an ongoing series of hateful, personal attacks directed at Council Member … Continue reading

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