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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.

Sierra Stages presents “The Laramie Project” on May 10

Editor’s note: Thanks to Sierra Stages for bringing this poignant production to town. “In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie … Continue reading

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Welcome Ken and Alexis to western Nevada County CA!

With our declining, aging population, it is news when someone moves here — in this case all the way from Beijing (and Hong Kong and San Francisco before that). I’m pleased to note that Kenneth Howe, a longtime journalist, and … Continue reading

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Rebane once called STEAM education “specious”; now his TechTest is integrated into the local program

Local hard-right political activist Dr. George Rebane — a legend in his own mind — used to rant against STEAM education (a reasonable educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics). One of the rants appeared … Continue reading

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“TGIF: Take me to Mar-a-Lago”!

From an FBI investigation into his Russian ties, to the demise of the Health Care Replacement Act, it’s been a long week for our President! Let’s hope he gets out on the golf course. lol. (Photo: Facebook)

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NU Clothes Closet

This is from Facebook: A Good Share! Pass it on: I am sending this email to inform everyone of a service you have on campus called the “NU Clothes Closet”. This is a boutique like space, created in one of … Continue reading

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Nevada County Railroad Museum reports record attendance in 2016

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum recorded record attendance in 2016. “Our visitor totals (7,788) were an increase of 2,269 from 2015 totals; rail bus operations were the major reason for the … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow reposts tweet from local Democrats: a sign of their renewed organizing clout

Enterprising local Hilary Hodge (social media marketing manager, writer, and executive director of Sierra Commons) volunteered to launch and manage a Twitter feed for the Democratic Party of Nevada County just two months ago, and the account is now receiving national … Continue reading

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