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Don Bessee, call the office! Your “Madame Pantsuit” is going to be the next U.S. President

Don Bessee, call the office! Your “Madame Pantsuit” is going to be the next U.S. President

The details are here.

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Sacramento’s Doug Elmets to speak at the DNC as a Republican for Clinton

Sacramento’s Doug Elmets to speak at the DNC as a Republican for Clinton

Editor’s note: I first met Doug Elmets when I wrote about Chevron, Arco, Unocal and the other oil companies for The San Francisco Chronicle, and Doug was in government affairs at Arco. Later, we reunited in Sacramento, where he worked … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Grass Valley residents seek to influence Nevada City Council policy-making (again)

Grass Valley residents seek to influence Nevada City Council policy-making (again)

Former Nevada City resident and Mayor Steve Cottrell made an astute observation about the recent Supervisor race in District 1, where Heidi Hall beat Duane Strawser for Nate Beason’s seat. Steve wrote on this blog: “Seems to me that Duane … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Apple sells its billionth iPhone

Apple sells its billionth iPhone

Editor’s note: When I was the Editor of CNET News, we arranged for Steve Jobs to make a personal visit. In a wide-ranging discussion, he spelled this out in an hours long meeting. I don’t think we thought it would be … Continue reading

East Sacramento Preservation
Meet the Marmaladies: East Sac and Land Park neighbors developed unique recipe for the California State Fair

Meet the Marmaladies: East Sac and Land Park neighbors developed unique recipe for the California State Fair

Judging at the fairThey don’t lounge at spas and plan leisurely retirement cruises. They are K. D. Proffit from Land Park and Barbara Ruona from East Sac, and they play for keeps. They created and developed a unique marmalade recipe. Making extraordinary marmalade … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Clinton makes history as first female presidential nominee

Clinton makes history as first female presidential nominee

“We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.” — Hillary Clinton “The Democratic National Convention made history Tuesday evening: Amid applause, shouts, cheers and in some cases tears, the delegates on the floor of the Wells Fargo … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Wise up Boardman! YubaNet scoops The Union and NCTV on big Supe vote

Wise up Boardman! YubaNet scoops The Union and NCTV on big Supe vote

Editor’s note: The Union’s weekly columnist “Bored Georgeman” (AKA George Boardman) took a cheap shot at YubaNet earlier this month: “What passes for news at the web site is basically press releases and opinion pieces picked up from other sources.” … Continue reading

East Sacramento Preservation
City Animal Services Information—Please Don’t Abandon Pets

City Animal Services Information—Please Don’t Abandon Pets


Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Bee’s “curtain raiser” on Tuesday’s Supe meeting on marijuana farming

Bee’s “curtain raiser” on Tuesday’s Supe meeting on marijuana farming

“In a Sierra Nevada foothills region long known for marijuana growing, Nevada County supervisors in January enacted a sweeping ban on outdoor and commercial medical marijuana cultivation. But that only triggered a voter revolt,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting. “Now, … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Michelle Obama’s arousing speech at the DNC in Philadelphia

Michelle Obama’s arousing speech at the DNC in Philadelphia


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