National Geographic and Facebook plan first presidential virtual reality video for August, featuring Obama in Yosemite

“President Obama will become the first sitting President to participate in a virtual reality video experience,” the White House press pool reported this weekend. “The virtual reality video will feature the President’s visit to Yosemite and include a conversation with Don Neubacher, Superintendent of Yosemite. “The virtual reality film, shot by National Geographic, Facebook and […]

Watch scientists scale the world’s second largest tree, in Sequoia National Park, in winter

Meet “The President.” This tree in Sequoia National Park is 3,240 years old, 247 feet tall and 27 feet in diameter. “Stephen C. Sillett, the first Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, and his colleagues have confirmed the second-largest tree on earth above a trail junction in Sequoia National […]

Adventurer Reinette Senum’s Alaskan journey becomes solo play in San Francisco this summer

Nevada County resident Reinette Senum’s remarkable 1,500-mile journey across Alaska has been selected to become a solo play that will be shown in San Francisco this summer — a coup for the former Nevada City mayor and our community theater scene. The New Conservatory Theatre Center Emerging Artist Program will present Alaska Revisted by Senum […]

“Alaska Revisited”: Reinette Senum’s presentation of crossing Alaska

“It was exactly 20 years ago this month that I climbed into a small mail plane to embark upon my solo winter crossing of Alaska,” said Nevada City resident and former mayor Reinette Senum. Senum became the first woman to cross Alaska alone in 1994. On Friday May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at the […]