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


An Aqua Velva man

Oct 22, 2014
An Aqua Velva man

CABPRO founder and former Nevada County Supervisor Todd Juvinall recently reported on his blog that he and a “gal pal” visited Doug LaMalfa’s rice farm in Richland for a political fundraiser. “We made the rounds … the tri-tip was so … Continue reading

The Union flubs another Elections Office article related to Measure S

Oct 22, 2014
The Union flubs another Elections Office article related to Measure S

In April I pointed to an egregious reporting error in The Union about the Elections Office. Without checking with the Elections Office, it ran a false and some would claim libelous statement from a pro-Measure S press release: “The ACLU … Continue reading

Why our local newspaper’s new editorial board is a farce

Oct 21, 2014
Why our local newspaper’s new editorial board is a farce

Editor’s notes: Here’s an example of how The Union’s editorial board polarizes, not unites. In this case, one editorial board member — CABPRO supporter Norm Sauer — attacks a fellow board member Cheryl Cook. Sauer uses words such as “rant,” … Continue reading

Truckee and Nevada City Chambers and Grass Valley Downtown Association: focused on their missions

Oct 21, 2014
Truckee and Nevada City Chambers and Grass Valley Downtown Association: focused on their missions

We belong to a lot of organizations — from the ERC to SYRCL to the Center for the Arts —and we particularly enjoy our membership in the Truckee Chamber and Nevada City Chamber, along with the Grass Valley Downtown Association. … Continue reading

Greg Diaz sets the record straight for voters

Oct 21, 2014
Greg Diaz sets the record straight for voters

Editor’s note: I’m glad to see Greg Diaz, a longtime, experienced professional, not an opportunistic job hopper or rock-throwing retiree, setting the record straight for the voters. I spoke to him this morning before I began my day, and I … Continue reading

Local hard-right: Ebola is Obama’s fault

Oct 21, 2014
Local hard-right: Ebola is Obama’s fault

Over the years, I’ve learned to predict the latest narrative from our local hard-right by listening to a half-hour or so of Rush Limbaugh if I’m driving around the region in my pickup truck. Sure enough, I listened to Rush … Continue reading

News of Nevada City hosting Amgen race broke on social media — again

Oct 20, 2014
News of Nevada City hosting Amgen race broke on social media — again

The news of Nevada City hosting a stage of the Amgen Tour of California race broke on social media — again. This blog posted the press release on Facebook — three pages in fact, including Nevada County Peeps. It was … Continue reading

Nevada City, Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe to host 2015 Amgen Tour of California

Oct 20, 2014
Nevada City, Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe to host 2015 Amgen Tour of California

Editor’s note: Nevada City is a host city for the men’s race, and South Lake Tahoe is a host city for the women’s race. The race begins in Sacramento. The Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, announced it will make its grand return to Sacramento, the capital of California, to kick off the 10th...

Nevada City, South Lake Tahoe, Sacramento are host cities for 2015 Amgen Tour of California

Oct 20, 2014
Nevada City, South Lake Tahoe, Sacramento are host cities for 2015 Amgen Tour of California

Editor’s note: This is big news! Nevada City is a host city for the men’s race, and South Lake Tahoe is a host city for the women’s race. The Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, announced it will make … Continue reading

A “Keith M. Grueneberg” has a total annual public pension of $194K , according to Transparent California

Oct 18, 2014
A “Keith M. Grueneberg” has a total annual public pension of $194K , according to Transparent California

Is this the same Keith M. Grueneberg who is a board member of Nevada County Consolidated Fire and was in the news this week for defending a proposal to pull firefighters from the Nevada City fire station to save money? … Continue reading

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