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About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

And The Union’s George Boardman calls himself a journalist?

Epilogue to this post: After my wife and I finished our lunch at the New Moon Cafe last week with Hilary Hodge and her wife, Angelica, one of our neighbors Larry Kaufman came up to us in the parking lot … Continue reading

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A wonderful photo chronicling the effort to protect the South Yuba River

I’ve been fortunate to write about some amazing stories as a journalist — from the fallout of airline deregulation to Big Oil to big mergers, including Time Warner’s acquisition of Turner Broadcasting, Disney’s buyout of Cap Cities/ABC, and a Texas … Continue reading

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The Union praises Tom McClintock while he comes under fire elsewhere

The Union has a new feature called “hit” or “miss,” not exactly a new idea among newspapers and magazines. Believe it or not, The Union gave a “hit” (AKA “thumbs up”) to Tom McClintock while he’s coming under fire at … Continue reading

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Locals Hodge and Senum make Sac Bee’s “Capitol Report”

“Symposiums about water policy don’t typically spark dust-ups about ticket refunds and allegations that members of Congress are trying to duck their constituents,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting this morning. “But some people living in the districts of Reps. Doug … Continue reading

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McClintock gets an earful at Sierra Foothills town hall meeting

“California Rep. Tom McClintock showed up Tuesday and faced his constituents at a town hall meeting — something many of his fellow Republicans have declined to do during this week’s Congressional break,” as the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting. “About … Continue reading

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Breaking bread

Last week, my wife Shannon and I invited Hilary Hodge and her wife, Angelica, to lunch at the New Moon Cafe in Nevada City to get to know them better. I have enjoyed reading Hilary’s column in The Union — … Continue reading

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Breitbart’s Milo booted from CPAC over pedophile comments

“Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the alt-right, resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia resurfaced online over the weekend,” as the Washington Post is reporting. … Continue reading

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