SRJC calls upon citizens to oversee bonds

Pio Valenzuela, Staff Writer
February 24, 2015
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The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees began accepting applications for the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) early this month to oversee the spending of Measure H funds; but hurry, applicants should submit their bids no later than Feb. 26 to be considered. ... Read more »

Self-evaluation forum at SRJC

Matthew Koch, Staff Writer
February 24, 2015
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The Accrediting Committee for Commercial and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), consisting of 14 members, is coming to Santa Rosa Junior College in March to review anything and everything having to do with the college’s curriculum to see if SRJC meets four main standards in their... Read more »

SRJC honors the contributions of women leaders in history

SRJC honors the contributions of women leaders in history

Maci Martell, Staff Writer
February 24, 2015
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Noticing the absence of the achievements of women in school textbooks, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP), founded in Santa Rosa, led a campaign in 1987 to declare March National Women’s History Month. Since then,... Read more »

Whistleblowers say their careers are in ruins

Whistleblowers say their careers are in ruins

JoshuOne Barnes, Investigative Reporter
February 24, 2015
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When Santa Rosa District Police whistleblowers Vanessa Spaeth and Josh Richards reported finding child porn on a fellow employee’s personal thumb drive, they figured they were doing the right thing. Nearly a year later, both say their careers have been deliberately ruined,... Read more »

BSU Hosts ‘Black Lives Matter’

BSU Hosts ‘Black Lives Matter’

JoshuOne Barnes, Investigative Reporter
February 24, 2015
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A Black Lives Matter panel offered solutions on community policing including  police wearing mandatory body cameras and increased public oversight Feb. 19 in the Bertolini Student center. Lenita Marie Johnson moderated the panel... Read more »

Karen Holzworth found guilty

Karen Holzworth found guilty

Candler Weinberg , Luke Heslip , Dylan Grise, and Faith Gates
February 20, 2015
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A Sonoma County jury found Karen Holzworth, wife of former SRJC parking officer Jeffrey Holzworth, guilty on Feb.11 of being an accessory to grand theft and receiving stolen property. She faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. Jeffrey Holzworth had worked as an SRJC police cop for 28 years... Read more »

PEERS promotes identity and reduces stigma

PEERS promotes identity and reduces stigma

Maci Martell, Staff Writer
February 10, 2015
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The People Empowering Each Other to Realize Success (PEERS) Coalition at Santa Rosa Junior College provided a safe space in the Bertolini Student Activities Center for students of various backgrounds to discuss how culture impacts identity and mental health on Feb. 5. ... Read more »

Civil rights advocate motivates SRJC

Civil rights advocate motivates SRJC

Matthew Koch, Staff Writer
February 10, 2015
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Dr. Charles Prickett shared with Santa Rosa Junior College students about the day he met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prickett was attending the historic Selma March in 1965 when his friend Charles “Chuck” Neblett saw Dr. King... Read more »

Senate members get punishment for disrupting DRD event

Pio Valenzuela, Staff Writer
February 10, 2015
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Joshua Pinaula and Virginia Kerr, members of Santa Rosa Junior College’s student senate, were subject to disciplinary action as a result of a November incident involving the Disability Resources Department. Pinaula, president... Read more »

Police launch investigations into BSU conflict

Police launch investigations into BSU conflict

Maci Martell, Staff Writer
February 10, 2015
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Brian Masterson, Rohnert Park’s director of public safety, has launched an internal investigation regarding the conduct of some Rohnert Park Police officers with Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University Black Student Union Members after an altercation at... Read more »

Karen Holzworth faces incriminating evidence on trial

Karen Holzworth faces incriminating evidence on trial

Candler Weinberg, Maci Martell, and Faith Gates
February 10, 2015
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The District Attorney prosecuting the wife of a former Santa Rosa Junior College police officer rested her case Feb. 6 after playing incriminating jailhouse phone calls and eliciting compromising testimony from bank tellers and detectives familiar with the case. Karen... Read more »

Gender neutral bathrooms arrive at SRJC

Gender neutral bathrooms arrive at SRJC

Matthew Koch, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
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Santa Rosa Junior College has installed four gender-neutral bathrooms throughout the campus, with locations in the Bertolini Student Center, Bailey Hall and Button Building with development underway in Plover Hall. Sabrina Meyer, director of human resources, discovered through the LGBTQ Campus Climate... Read more »