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


The increasingly diverse United States of America

Dec 4, 2016
The increasingly diverse United States of America

“Farmland outside a Midwestern city turns into a bedroom enclave of commuting urban professionals,” the Washington Post is reporting in an infographic. “A handful of non-white people move to Dubuque, Iowa. Already diverse cities become increasingly mixed with immigrants from … Continue reading

Music in the Mountains, what should we do?

Dec 3, 2016
Music in the Mountains, what should we do?

We enjoy our relationship with Music in the Mountains — both as patrons and promoters for years. It is a wonderful performance group, and in our 50s with a teenage son, we are the next generation of patrons. This season, … Continue reading

Commenters on former County Supe Juvinall’s blog now incite gun violence against “liberals”

Dec 2, 2016
Commenters on former County Supe Juvinall’s blog now incite gun violence against “liberals”

Former Nevada County Supervisor Todd Juvinall has never been the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to his commentary, and he harbors trolls on his blog who post ugly comments anonymously — like Pakistan has harbored terrorists. But … Continue reading

Celebrating Measure B win

Dec 2, 2016
Celebrating Measure B win

Celebrating Measure B win with a skull-shaped ice cube – a gift to me. lol. More than 85 percent voter turnout. TGIF!

Measure B for our schools prevails — we “took back” our community from the curmudgeons

Dec 2, 2016
Measure B for our schools prevails — we “took back” our community from the curmudgeons

The Elections Office emailed the latest election results, and Measure B — the local school bond measure for needed improvements — prevailed. The totals show 25,563 “yes” votes (55.95 percent) and 20,125 “no” votes (44.05 percent). A 55 percent threshold … Continue reading

The Owl Grill & Saloon for steaks, chops and seafood

Dec 2, 2016
The Owl Grill & Saloon for steaks, chops and seafood

STEAKHOUSES ARE A PASSION OF OURS. Over the years we’ve eaten at Peter Lugar in New York, a temple for beefeaters; Gorat’s in Omaha, Nebraska, where Warren Buffet regularly holds court; and the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. In the foothills, one of our favorites is The Owl Grill & Saloon in downtown...

Is this how the Economic Resource Council is creating more local jobs?

Dec 1, 2016
Is this how the Economic Resource Council is creating more local jobs?

You have to read this column, “The Code of Zen.” OMG.

Redneck party lights

Dec 1, 2016
Redneck party lights

These are dubbed “redneck party lights” — handmade with red 12-gauge shotgun shells from Woodland, CA. I ordered a set on Etsy to remember the 2016 presidential election.

Rebane trips over his own big words in The Union

Dec 1, 2016
Rebane trips over his own big words in The Union

A regular reader pointed to the second to the last paragraph in extreme right blogger George Rebane’s diatribe in The Union this morning — an “Other Voices” titled “Living in Colonial America”: Blah, blah, blah! … Then it read: “At … Continue reading

Authentic Jewish deli in Sacramento being named after Tower Records’ founder

Dec 1, 2016
Authentic Jewish deli in Sacramento being named after Tower Records’ founder

“The motto for an upcoming Jewish deli coming to the 700 block of K Street should ring familiar to longtime music fans: ‘No Bagels, No Life,'” as the Sacramento Bee is reporting. “The slogan’s a riff on the longtime ad … Continue reading

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