Foghorn Express


March 13, 2019

FlameMapper is a leader in near-real-time fire behavior modeling that identifies needed areas of mitigation (grazing goats) for the first phase of emergency management. Their software uses virtualfires to understand the movement of fire and fire intensity over a landscape. This allows for targeted goat-grazing-fire-mitigation for maximum impact at the lowest cost. The in-kind service that the creators of Flamemappers are willing to provide will ultimately come in the form of maps with identified areas ranked in terms of priority. This removes the guesswork of the fire mitigation of our 450 acres of city-owned land as well as 36 square miles surrounding Nevada City.


July 9, 2018

During the busy 4th of July weekend I just read in our local paper that our local internet provided, Spiral Internet, that was proposing an UNDERGROUND fiber optic system throughout Nevada County, is being sold to Race Communications with the plan for "aerial installation." We have also JUST been informed that the PUBLIC HAS UNTIL THIS TUESDAY (2 FULL BUSINESS DAYS) TO PROTEST THIS BAIT & SWITCH. This is a common tactic in the Telecom World: push through their agenda during the holidays when nobody is looking.

This is a bait & switch that we have seen across the nation again and again; "Oh, we're going to give you fiber optics to EVERY home. Ooops! Sorry, we're going to pocket the $400 billion you have all paid out over the...

April 1, 2018

Today, the day that Easter Sunday and April Fools Day land on the same day, is a confluence of the most remarkable stories. Stories of deep yearning, intrepid searching, and, ultimately, of much needed closure following the untimely deaths of both an adoptive and birth mother.

March 24, 2018

The Smith Mundt Act that explicitly “forbids information and psychological operations aimed at influencing U.S. public opinion“ was nullified through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). America’s slick propaganda machine already had the experience, the money, and now with political approval it set its sights on the unsuspecting American public.

December 1, 2017

Like cigarettes and toxic chemicals before it, emerging science is revealing the concerning reality that some people may suffer health impacts from radiation from wireless devices. In Generation Zapped, scientists, physicians and health researchers discuss the mounting scientific evidence regarding links to serious diseases such as breast and brain cancer, associations with increased infertility, genetic mutations related to autism and ADHD and newly developed illnesses, such as Electrical Sensitivity (ES).

October 31, 2017

Last September the Town Square Revival concert with the Polish Ambassador and Ayla Nereo & town hall panel discussion was approved as an official city-sanctioned event by the Nevada City City Council. The council voted unanimously to support the November 3rd concert and panel with the understanding that money raised will go towards public workshops, a variety of design concepts, city staff time, and possible traffic study for the town square concept.

August 17, 2017

Local governments typically encourage new technology, but this proposal goes too far by requiring local government to approve these “small cells” in all land-use zones, including private property, barring the public from decisions that will likely dramatically affect the aesthetics of the community, reduce property value, property tax, and the quality of our constituents’ health and environment.

July 20, 2017

Many Nevada City and county residents will remember Jason as the former Executive Director of South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) from 2006-2011. It was during this tenure that Jason built up the grassroots movement to restore the Yuba River, expanded its successful River Monitoring Program, and developed the popular and iconic Wild and Scenic Film Festival to name just a few accomplishments.

June 28, 2017

The eco-friendly shuttle will be picking up every hour and will make trips to the 49 Crossing Bridge. The shuttle will also be able to pick up groups and drop off anywhere in Nevada County and surrounding areas. They will have a schedule of trips to popular local destinations, including brewery and winery trips. Also included will be kayak and mountain bike drop offs and pick-ups with a complete Yuba Bus Tour schedule to come.

June 27, 2017

NID is registered with Nevada County agricultural department for use of 23 chemicals. That is 216.18 pounds and 4,665.01 gallons of materials in 2016 with 62 delivery points, creating concentrated delivery points toxic to livestock, fish and wild animals as well as farmers and residents.

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“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” 

-Joe Klaas, 

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Reinette Senum

Foghorn At Large



In 1994 Reinette Senum would become the first woman to cross Alaska alone. It would be during this isolated winter solo trek, filmed by Reinette for National Geographic, that she would learn, of all things, the power of community. Ultimately, lessons learned along the trail would become the catalyst for Reinette's community work later in life.


For the last 15 years Reinette's focus has been on building her hometown, Nevada City, California, as a more resilient community through creative and unconventional means.  Through risk assessment, public outreach, and a daily hands-on approach, Reinette has been on the forefront of curating Nevada City towards a more sustainable and connected future. Whether as a city council member, mayor, or community activist, her community-changing projects such as the city-sanctioned sustainable vision, the organic Nevada City Farmers Market, construction of 40 portable micro-houses for the homeless, launching a county-wide TimeBank, or a fostering a test-pilot for a town square, Reinette has changed the conversation while reweaving community for a more challenging and unpredictable future.

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