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How blogs and Facebook are reshaping local media

How blogs and Facebook are reshaping local media

This morning The Union had a front-page article behind its “pay wall” that Dollar General is going to open its store across from the Fowler Center by yearend and is considering opening one in Rough and Ready. This was “old … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Public invited to celebrate Bridgeport Covered Bridge groundbreaking

Public invited to celebrate Bridgeport Covered Bridge groundbreaking

Editor’s note: This is the official press release from what was reported here last week. The public is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the stabilization project for the Brigeport Covered Bridge, located in the South Yuba River State … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
A bronze sculpture by John Mowen proposed for GV roundabout

A bronze sculpture by John Mowen proposed for GV roundabout

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: A 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture, “Moving Within,” created by the late John Mowen, the popular artist and Nevada City gallery owner, is being proposed for the roundabout at Sierra College Drive. The Grass Valley … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
GV Council Candidate Firth receives County Democratic Party endorsement

GV Council Candidate Firth receives County Democratic Party endorsement

Editor’s note: I received this email. In previous years, the Nevada County Republican Party also has endorsed candidates for the Grass Valley City Council, such as Jan Arbuckle. Jim Firth, a candidate for the Grass Valley City Council, announced today … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Burning Man rained out, at least for now

Burning Man rained out, at least for now

“Organizers of the annual Burning Man event are asking any participants traveling to the event now to postpone their arrival until at least Tuesday morning. Black Rock City has shut down following rainstorms that left standing water on the playa, … Continue reading

Placer County Online
PCWA sees opportunity in water bond election

AUBURN - Funding for water resource improvements in Placer County could be possible if California voters support the $7.12 billion bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot, it was reported at Thursday’s (Aug. 21) meeting of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors. PCWA leaders have been studying the funding opportunities following the State...

Game to 100
Raccoons and earthquakes

Aug 25, 2014
Raccoons and earthquakes

Saturday night, my wife and I watched “Raccoon Nation” on PBS television. The documentary reveals the incredible way raccoons have adapted to city life. They’re capable of all kinds of mischief, and if there’s a way to get inside your … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Nisenan Heritage Day is September 6

Nisenan Heritage Day is September 6


Girls on the Grid
Fantasy Football Do’s and Dont’s

Aug 25, 2014
Fantasy Football Do’s and Dont’s

By Brianna Nathan The greatest time of the year is upon us: football season. If you’ve never participated in a fantasy football league before, make this your year! There are few things better than competing against your friends, and a fantasy league offers a socially acceptable reason to bet against your friends and curse...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Bashing farm-to-fork in our local newspaper

Bashing farm-to-fork in our local newspaper

The Union continues to show it has a lock on the curmudgeon and ignorant demographic with a mind-boggling column by George Boardman, its paid weekly columnist, in this morning’s newspaper. A parody website now calls this guy “Board Georgeman” – … Continue reading

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