Thank you to our underwriter and sponsors who make this event possible! Please support those businesses who support us, check out their websites and make sure to thank them.


AJA Video has been A Matter of Taste’s primary underwriter for the past 7 years, and we are grateful for their generosity.  AJA Video is a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets. Established in 1993, and with brand new headquarters in Grass Valley AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world.


AJA employs four NCSA parents who tell us that AJA is a fabulous employer, and owners Darlene and John Abt are generous and enthusiastic supporters of our school. Thank you AJA!





California Solar Electric Company is a solar energy systems integrator dedicated to facilitating the implementation of solar technologies for commercial, industrial, governmental and residential entities seeking the benefits of renewable energy production. With in-house resources and an extensive network of industry partners, we offer a wide array of services from small scale residential and niche application projects to large scale commercial projects.


Owner Lars Ortegren is an NCSA parent, member of our governing board,  and a generous supporter of NCSA.  Thank you!


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A vibrant community is well informed and involved, embraces diversity, respectfully shares opinions and fosters economic and social justice. KVMR builds community by bringing people together to celebrate the music of the world and give voice to the community.



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specializes in products that make it possible to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed. Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from desktop components and cross-platform applications to fully-automated, enterprise-class digital media transcoding and workflow systems. Telestream enables users in a broad range of business environments to leverage the value of their video content.



Launched in 1999 (in the era of dial-up!) to put the then-revolutionary power of the Internet into the hands of our foothill and mountain communities, delivers daily news to the Sierra, from the Sierra.

We post news and information gathered from all over the “Range of Light” – north and south, east and west – plus California, national and world news.

Our newsroom overlooks the South Yuba River just outside historic Nevada City, California, hence our name.

Of course, covers local news for our hometown readers here in Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee – the three biggest towns in Nevada County, California.



Gray Electric is the largest electrical contractor in Nevada County. Our service area includes North Lake Tahoe to Roseville and from Colfax to Yuba City. We offer services such as repairs, new construction, and retail sales of electrical products.

The company was established with the principle of providing prompt, courteous and professional service to our customers at the best value. No job is too large or too small for us to handle.

We have established relationships with numerous City, County and State agencies, General Contractors large & small and a strong base of Residential and Commercial customers.


Good plumbing is not just about pipes. It’s about building trust, about showing our customers the consideration and courtesy they deserve. That’s where our plumbers excel. Our professionals are consistently friendly and warm with every client we visit, providing them with a world-class experience.



Robinson Enterprises, Inc. is located in Nevada City, CA in the Gold Country foothills and operates in Nevada, Sierra, Plumas, Placer, and Yuba counties. We provide unleaded gas and diesel fuels at our local fueling stations, road construction services, timber harvesting in the Sierra Nevada, contracted hauling, and we sell used construction, logging, and mining equipment. We also have full access of Payhauler Parts and can meet most any need you have.