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


Greater Grass Valley Chamber proposes jeep tours for tourists

Jul 21, 2014
Greater Grass Valley Chamber proposes jeep tours for tourists

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking $20,000 in funding from the City of Grass Valley for jeep tours. The purpose of the Jeep Tour business with a tentative name of Chamber Jeep Tour Adventures, would be to expose visitors and local residents to western Nevada County attractions, state parks, wineries, rivers, its...

Strawberry Music Festival names performers for Grass Valley

Jul 21, 2014
Strawberry Music Festival names performers for Grass Valley

We are excited to announce that ticket sales for the Fall 2014 Strawberry Music Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley have begun. There are currently plenty of Camping and Day tickets available for sale or exchange, and we promise to keep you informed when that changes. While basic festival information is...

San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

Jul 21, 2014
San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, Ca., announced plans this weekend to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an … Continue reading

Murano glass in Venice

Jul 20, 2014
Murano glass in Venice

VENICE – Massimiliano Schiavon was born in Murano on March, 24 1971. He represents six generations of a Family which had dedicated their lives, energies and passion to the Magic of Glass. It’s the same curiosity that, when he was a child, put him to know this mysterious material able to change shape and color...

Venice: Terrazzo lights and Vivaldi and drones! Oh my!

Jul 20, 2014
Venice: Terrazzo lights and Vivaldi and drones! Oh my!

VENEZIA – This city has beautiful Terrazzo tile floors, thanks to the nearby town that made the floors famous. But don’t let those “worldly” Nevada City naysayers fool you: Venice also is known for its terrazzo lights, including year-round ones. … Continue reading

Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

Jul 19, 2014
Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, Ca., announced plans to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks...

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

Jul 18, 2014
Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

The Curious Forge will be installing a custom built bike rack in the shape of five salmon arching out of the pavement. What do salmon and bicycles have in common? Well, if you are Amy and Chamba Cooke working with the folks at the Curious Forge, it turns out that they may...

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

Jul 18, 2014
Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

The Curious Forge will be installing a custom built bike rack in the shape of five salmon arching out of the pavement. What do salmon and bicycles have in common? Well, if you are Amy and Chamba Cooke working with the folks at the Curious Forge, it turns out that they may...

A Farmers Market at Burning Man

Jul 18, 2014
A Farmers Market at Burning Man

The More Carrot camp is bringing the Black Rock Farmers Market back for our fifth year providing nutritious, mostly locally-grown produce to the citizens of Black Rock City. We are all about maintaining the link between food production and consumption even in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, ensuring nutritious produce is available for...

Will marijuana ordinance “get out the vote” in November?

Jul 18, 2014
Will marijuana ordinance “get out the vote” in November?

Editor’s note: The local GOP is opposing “Measure S,” the marijuana ordinance, while the local Democrats are supporting it. The details are below. The voter turnout in June was dismal, and I wonder if the marijuana ordinance will improve the … Continue reading

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