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Dueling billboard signs on I-80 to promote Grass Valley?

Dueling billboard signs on I-80 to promote Grass Valley?

A recurring theme here is whether the Chambers are competing, or collaborating, when it comes to promoting tourism. Here we go again. About a month ago, the Grass Valley Downtown Association rolled out a program for a billboard on I-80 … Continue reading

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A locals Halloween

A locals Halloween

This is one of the best communities around for Halloween. Colorful autumn leaves line the pathway to houses, decked out with artfully carved Jack O’Lanterns and spooky decorations, including creepy sounds and smoking cauldrons. Downtown Nevada City is a favorite … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Lamphier: “I have not proactively and knowingly ‘clicked on, visited or downloaded’ any inappropriate material

Lamphier: “I have not proactively and knowingly ‘clicked on, visited or downloaded’ any inappropriate material

Terry Lamphier’s response to a criminal investigation about him is here

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Fable Coffee coming to Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley

Fable Coffee coming to Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Fable Coffee is coming to Mill Street in Grass Valley, at the corner of Mill Street and Neal Street, next to the historic Del Oro Theatre. “I just secured the spot with a … Continue reading

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Our letter to the editor runs in the Sierra Sun to support our schools

Our letter to the editor runs in the Sierra Sun to support our schools

Editor’s note: We wrote this letter to the editor in the Sierra Sun of Truckee to support Measures E and U. It ran this week. Measure U & E are General Obligation Bond measures being placed on the November 4, 2014 … Continue reading

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is “proud to be gay”

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is “proud to be gay”

Editor’s note: We have been Apple shareholders and customers for years. This is a extraordinary essay from CEO Tim Cook. Cook has alluded to facing difficulties in Alabama, where he has said that “human rights and dignity are values that need … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
On no, an editorial board member of The Union/cartoonist is after me again!

On no, an editorial board member of The Union/cartoonist is after me again!

You gotta love small-town politics. Here’s a drawing of my blog from RL Crabb, a cartoonist for The Union and “editorial board member.” At least it beats getting anonymous unwanted magazine subscriptions in the mail! For RL, it’s much safer … Continue reading

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Like this blog, The Union begins collaborating with other media

Like this blog, The Union begins collaborating with other media

For years, this blog’s content has been promoted at SacBee.com, this region’s largest newspaper. I know “fish,” (AKA David Larsen of Carmichael) has noticed it on SacBee.com! In addition, I have met with the Bee’s staff, and some of the … Continue reading

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Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Piatti Presents Matchbook Wines, Spectacular from Beginning to End!

Oct 29, 2014
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Piatti Presents Matchbook Wines, Spectacular from Beginning to End!

If you missed Piatti’s last wine dinner for the year featuring Matchbook Wines, I feel really bad for you! It was even more than I thought it would be––even though I knew it would be amazing. Piatti is one of my long time advertisers, and I have always been a fan of their food,...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
S.F. values win the World Series!

S.F. values win the World Series!

I wish we could bottle some of those “S.F. values” and bring it here to invigorate our community. I’m thrilled the Giants have won the World Series, but above all, it was one of the best World Series I’ve seen … Continue reading

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