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“Fair and balanced” reporting on the new “Dorsey Marketplace”?

“Fair and balanced” reporting on the new “Dorsey Marketplace”?

On the same day the The Union reported that a formal application for the 26-acre “Dorsey Marketplace” was filed with Grass Valley on Page 1, it ran an Other Voices from the owner on the Op-Ed page touting the project. … Continue reading

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Nevada County health services: What is available?

Nevada County health services: What is available?

Editor’s note: Here’s an email I received from the League of Women Voters, which does a wonderful job of providing information for our community. Members and friends of the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County are invited to … Continue reading

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The Union’s “Father knows best” retiree columnist wags finger at millennials

The Union’s “Father knows best” retiree columnist wags finger at millennials

The Union continues to confirm that its “sweet spot” for readers is in the aging, declining demographic — not our youth. Last week, in a sycophant-toned column, Publisher Jim Hemig issued a public apology to Eskaton’s management for reporting the … Continue reading

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The Bee launches improved commenting online

The Bee launches improved commenting online

“Open commenting is back at sacbee.com,” the Editor writes this morning. “Last Tuesday, The Sacramento Bee rolled out a new registration system that opens commenting to readers who do not subscribe. It is not, however, our system of old, which … Continue reading

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Enjoy your Easter week

Enjoy your Easter week

I grew up in the Episcopal Church, and I still love the songs of the Easter season. For whatever reason, we have been out of town on some religious holidays, including Easter and Christmas, over fifty some years. I try … Continue reading

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Brunch at the Porch

Mar 27, 2015
Brunch at the Porch

The Porch has been my favorite restaurant in Sacramento for the past couple of years, but somehow I had never made it in for brunch. I now know how much I was missing out. Last weekend some friends and I stopped by for some midmorning munch and drinks at The Porch, and the end...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
The last campaign ad ever

The last campaign ad ever


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The Union’s “best of” competition needs a major tuneup

The Union’s “best of” competition needs a major tuneup

This morning The Union publisher Jim Hemig writes that Eskaton is receiving the newspaper’s “2014 Best Of Nevada County Assisted Living award.” It comes despite a recent class action lawsuit by homeowners and vote by workers to unionize — not … Continue reading

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Nevada City Spring Cleaning set for March 31-April 2

Nevada City Spring Cleaning set for March 31-April 2

Nevada City will be undertaking a massive 3-day spring-cleaning called Spring Madness Hits Nevada City, beginning Tuesday, March 31 and continuing through Thursday, April 2, 8 a.m.-noon, as first reported on this blog. The City of Nevada City, the Nevada … Continue reading

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Sacramento Food Film Festival Launch

Mar 26, 2015
Sacramento Food Film Festival Launch

Last Thursday I had the delicious opportunity to attend the launch of the Sacramento Food Film Festival at Goldfield Trading Post, presented by the Food Literacy Center. It was a fun evening of unique bites provided by Jay Veregge of Ten 22, Aimal Formoli of Formoli’s Bistro, Michael Thiemann of Mother, Brian Mizner of...

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