Fox 40 News in Sacramento did a segment on Sept. 24 titled Get Outdoors: Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage.
About Nevada City, they say:
For a taste of New England style fall foliage head to NEVADA CITY, located in the Sierra foothills. The sugar maples, sweetgum trees and easily walkable historic downtown area make for a traditional fall feel. Join fellow leaf gazers on the October 12th photo walk beginning in downtown Nevada City.
Watch the whole segment HERE.