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 Year 2014 In Review with The Union’s George Boardman: “Dam” I’m confused!

Dec 22, 2014
The Year 2014 In Review with The Union’s George Boardman: “Dam” I’m confused!

In a year-end column, The Union columnist George Boardman poked fun at a wide swath of the community — from Nate Beason to Lisa Swarthout to Greg Diaz to Louise Johnson — all hard-working people who have helped our community. … Continue reading

Joanna Newsom and all enjoy Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra holiday concert

Dec 21, 2014

We enjoyed the Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra’s holiday concert on Sunday afternoon in Grass Valley. It was a sellout and the guests included harpist and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, a Nevada City native whose mom sings in the chorus. We visited briefly with Joanna at intermission; talked about her enjoyment of the New Moon Cafe;...

Todd Juvinall’s blog: A shining example of our local extremism

Dec 20, 2014
Todd Juvinall’s blog: A shining example of our local extremism

I thought I’d share with my readers an excerpt from the “blog” of Todd Juvinall, once a Nevada County supervisor and founder of CABPRO (see image below). You can find some other locals posting on Todd’s blog, such as Barry … Continue reading

What Nevada County can learn from Oakland

Dec 20, 2014
What Nevada County can learn from Oakland

CABPRO founder Todd Juvinal’s “blog” — AKA a mudpit for the hard-right political extremists and their nasty anonymous friends — likes to mock the Bay Area (or the “wacky liberal Bay Area,” as an anonymous commenter put it this week). … Continue reading

Lamphier “swearing in” ceremony is January 5

Dec 20, 2014
Lamphier “swearing in” ceremony is January 5

I received this email from Terry Lamphier, who asked me to post this press release. I’m happy to do that and wish Terry (along with his political foes) the happiest of holidays: “Newly elected Grass Valley City Council member Terry … Continue reading

More turnover at The Union — brings to mind a systemic problem

Dec 19, 2014
More turnover at The Union — brings to mind a systemic problem

“Hi Folks I’ve met a lot of you this year through my work covering the city desk for The Union. Today was my last day on the job, and I’m starting a new position with the Bay City News Service … Continue reading

Bonnie Raitt peforming at Strawberry Festival in Grass Valley this spring

Dec 19, 2014

“We are very pleased to announce that artists for the Spring 2015 Festival are to include Bonnie Raitt, Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory, Ray Bonneville, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Sam Baker, and Chicago Farmer! Tickets are now on sale, so don’t miss out on special winter prices,” the Strawberry Music Festival announced on...

Coffee house boom: Foxhound Espresso to open in Nevada City

Dec 19, 2014
Coffee house boom: Foxhound Espresso to open in Nevada City

We like to write about local entrepreneurs and job growth in our community, so we’re glad to report that Nevada County native Steffen Snell plans to open Foxhound Espresso (d.b.a. “FoxHound Expresso & Coffee Broaster”) on Spring Street in Nevada City, next to Nevada City Winery and Sushi in the Raw, in January. With sushi,...

Bonnie Raitt is coming to Grass Valley for the Strawberry Music Festival this spring

Dec 19, 2014
Bonnie Raitt is coming to Grass Valley for the Strawberry Music Festival this spring

“We are very pleased to announce that artists for the Spring 2015 Festival are to include Bonnie Raitt, Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory, Ray Bonneville, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Sam Baker, and Chicago Farmer! Tickets are now on sale, … Continue reading

Scoop: Local to open Foxhound Espresso in Nevada City in coffee house boom

Dec 19, 2014
Scoop: Local to open Foxhound Espresso in Nevada City in coffee house boom

We like to write about local entrepreneurs and job growth in our community, so we’re glad to report that Nevada County native Steffen Snell plans to open Foxhound Espresso (d.b.a. “FoxHound Expresso & Coffee Broaster”) at 429 Washington Street in … Continue reading

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