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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
What about the tacky signs in Nevada City?

What about the tacky signs in Nevada City?

A lot of attention is being focused on the lighting in Nevada City, with some short-sighted thinking that does not yet take the merchants’ needs into account. What worked then may not work now, and Nevada City is going to … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
“The future looks great at The Union” — and new content will include “senior issues”

“The future looks great at The Union” — and new content will include “senior issues”

“The future looks great at The Union,” Publisher Jim Hemig tells us this morning, waxing on but not mentioning the newspaper’s “paywall,” the subscription rate increases of the newspaper, a lagging presence of Facebook, few online reader comments, and other … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Arrest in Auburn, Sacramento shootings that leave two police officers dead

Arrest in Auburn, Sacramento shootings that leave two police officers dead

Editor’s note: God Bless our peace officers and their families, and our friends and professional colleagues in Auburn. “A massive manhunt for a suspected cop shooter ended with an arrest today of a man inside a home near Auburn’s Placer … Continue reading

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The Union’s map makers need to be more careful

The Union’s map makers need to be more careful

I’m glad The Union is getting around to promoting Colfax Avenue, but the map could use some work. Both Diegos and Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli are located on Colfax Avenue, but the map shows them on side streets. Let’s … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
2015-16 Placer County Visitor Guide

2015-16 Placer County Visitor Guide

Here’s a digital version of the 2015-16 official “Visit Placer County” guide that we published for Placer County this month. The Guide is a full-color magazine with interviews of prominent local endurance athletes, top chefs, farmers, artists, winemakers, craft brewers … Continue reading

Girls on the Grid
Going to the Dark Side

Oct 24, 2014
Going to the Dark Side

By Kearsten Shepherd As the weather starts to change and the leaves begin to fall, it’s hard to miss the... read more

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What does a middle of the road voter look like?

What does a middle of the road voter look like?

Here’s the recommendations of lawyer Jim Porter, a good guy, accomplished lawyer and columnist for the Swift-owned Sierra Sun, posted in that newspaper: http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/northshore/13494152-113/vote-county-district-yes He’s for Jerry Brown (D), Brian Dahle (R), Ted Gaines (R), Heidi Hall (D), Art Moore (R) … Continue reading

The Spotted Lamb
Farewell Post…

Oct 23, 2014
Farewell Post…

As you can see, my blog has been sorely neglected over the last year!  But, it comes as a result of being SUPER busy at the sewing machine....so it's for a good reason, I suppose?  While I wish I could keep pace with the blogging world, I fear I am just not fit enough....so,...

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Longtimers still haunted by “ghost towns” might also need to think like “flatlanders”

Longtimers still haunted by “ghost towns” might also need to think like “flatlanders”

I drove past the celebration of the Dorsey Drive intersection on my way to a meeting in Sacramento and it got me thinking about our community’s future. I support the Dorsey Drive intersection, but it’s going to set off a … Continue reading

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