Proposition rundown

Ben Ford, Kyle Schmidt, Olivia Montalvo and Stephen Radley, Contributing Writers
October 30, 2014
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Proposition 2: State Budget, Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment By Ben Ford What is it? Endorsed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Proposition 2 creates a rainy day fund requiring the State to hold a budgetary savings of 10 percent... Read more »

Petaluma faculty voice safety concerns

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
October 30, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College English Professor Johnny Sarraf told the SRJC Board of Trustees Oct. 14 that Petaluma campus safety concerns he raised earlier this year have not been adequately addressed. As the Oak Leaf first reported in September, Petaluma campus faculty... Read more »

ICC may secede from Associated Students

Maci Martell, Contributing Writer
October 30, 2014
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Debate continued over the potential benefits and ramifications of an Inter-Club Council (ICC) secession from the Associated Student Senate at Santa Rosa Junior College during an Oct. 15 ICC meeting. Club representatives first briefly discussed the topic of ICC secession... Read more »

Free ride on the magic bus

Free ride on the magic bus

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
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Veterans and college students can ride on Sonoma County Transit for free starting Jan. 1, 2015. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Subsidized Fare Pilot Program at the Sept. 30 meeting. “With having two different campuses, a lot of students... Read more »

No Measure H means no new computers

No Measure H means no new computers

Mari Guevara, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
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SRJC could soon run out of technology funding. If Measure H doesn’t pass, the college will run out of money to spend on technology in two to three years, according to Santa Rosa Junior College’s Information Technology (IT) Director Scott Conrad. Conrad... Read more »

Senate creates LGBTQ task force

Patrick Walsh, Contributing Writer
October 30, 2014
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A low rating from the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index prompted the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Academic Senate to create a task force devoted to improving the campus experience of LGBTQ students. The LGBTQ Campus Climate Committee will be a president’s advisory... Read more »

Board rejects sexual harassment appeals

Board rejects sexual harassment appeals

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
October 30, 2014
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The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees decided in closed session to deny an appeal filed on behalf of three employees who claim they suffered sexual harassment after being exposed to child pornography while working at SRJC District Police. The three employees... Read more »

Profiling the board candidates

Profiling the board candidates

Mariana Guevara and Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writers
October 30, 2014
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B. Robert Burdo Burdo runs against challenger Jordan Burns for West County. He has served in key positions like president of the Board and chairman of the facilities committee. Throughout his tenure, he’s provided educational opportunities to countless students... Read more »

“Capitalism vs The Climate”

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
October 29, 2014
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Author Naomi Klein said the climate is in peril and tough choices must be made to stave off catastrophe, introducing her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate,” to a packed Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Santa Rosa Oct. 17. The premise of her book, Klein said, is that... Read more »

Saleh and Shamma present “Salaam”

Saleh and Shamma present “Salaam”

Maci Martell , Contributing Writer
October 8, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College students and instructors filled the seats of Newman Auditorium at noon Monday, Sept. 22 to listen to a touching and eye-opening lecture on love and relationships in Muslim culture as seen through the perspective of Muslim men. ... Read more »

Police employee speaks out: Dispatcher faces transfer after filing grievances

Police employee speaks out: Dispatcher faces transfer after filing grievances

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
October 7, 2014
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A Santa Rosa Junior College District Police employee with intimate knowledge of investigations into misconduct within the police department came forward to clarify the allegations and to detail what she described as retaliation for her role in bringing the issues to light. Vanessa Spaeth, a District... Read more »

Two men follow, harrass student on Petaluma campus

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
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A female student on her way to class was verbally assaulted and sexually harassed by two unidentified men on the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Campus Sept. 10. The victim was walking along Sonoma Mountain Parkway around 6 p.m. when she heard a whistle, which she ignored. She continued walking... Read more »