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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.

Boardman’s column in The Union: Part of the problem, not the solution

Some things never change around here, even when you return refreshed from a great family vacation. I laughed out loud when I read George Boardman’s curmudgeonly column in The Union this week. It reminded me of what our high school physics … Continue reading

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Music in the Mountains 2017: SummerFest and Amaral season

From the current issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN A PIONEER in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. For its 36th year, MIM is offering an exciting SummerFest program, some new musical venues and more … Continue reading

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“This place is packed!”

(Donald Trump version of Edward Hopper’s famous painting “Nighthawks” from Facebook). Art memes mocking Trump go viral is HERE.

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Esoteric: A fashion show, art and music

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Practice Yuba River safety

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Rest in Peace, Jim Firth

We are out-of-town, but I learned on Facebook that Jim Firth of Grass Valley has died. “Sadly, we lost Jim Firth today,” Debbie Lange wrote. I did not know Jim well, but I know some people in our town did … Continue reading

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Print newspapers still dominate in Britain

We brought our laptops to London, but I’ve been enjoying Britain’s print newspapers: at breakfast, in our room — or in the lobby of our hotel, sometimes with soft piano music playing in the background. The newspaper selection at the … Continue reading

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