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

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

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
What Nevada County can learn from Oakland

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

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Lamphier “swearing in” ceremony is January 5

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

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
More turnover at The Union — brings to mind a systemic problem

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

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Bonnie Raitt is coming to Grass Valley for the Strawberry Music Festival this spring

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

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Scoop: Local to open Foxhound Espresso in Nevada City in coffee house boom

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

Cavegrrl
12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: The Vinnibag

Dec 19, 2014
12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: The Vinnibag

Day six of my 12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover goes to the VinniBag. The VinniBag is a reusable travel bag with inflatable air chambers and is designed to provide superior protection against impact and leakage. The VinniBag can be used for wine, olive oil, liquor, fragile items etc.,...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Risks of newspapers such as The Union outsourcing their print operations — “morale, resentment and logistics”

Risks of newspapers such as The Union outsourcing their print operations — “morale, resentment and logistics”

Editor’s note: Last week, in a roundabout way toward the bottom of a column, not in a news article, The Union said that it would be outsourcing the printing of its newspaper to The Bee, suggesting it would result in job … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Planned 425-acre Loma Rica housing project being used to sell nearby real estate

Planned 425-acre Loma Rica housing project being used to sell nearby real estate

“The property consists of two parcels: 1) 11150 Idaho Maryland Rd (APN 35-412-24), a +-3.15 acre prime corner parcel that will be a prime gateway to the planned 452 acre Loma Rica Ranch mixed use development. This parcel is located … Continue reading

Cavegrrl
12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: A Membership to the California Wine Club

Dec 18, 2014
12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: A Membership to the California Wine Club

My number six selection of my 12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover belongs to the California Wine Club. And my recommendation applies especially to non-California residents who are not as fortunate as I am to live within an hour of hundreds of small production wineries. The California Wine Club...

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