A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

Staff Profile
James Domizio

James Domizio

2019-2020, 2020-2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Spring 2022

James Domizio (he/him) is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker in his sixth semester at The Oak Leaf, where he is a magazine editor. James will be graduating in May 2022 with degrees in journalism, film studies and humanities. James is a radio host, Twitch streamer, Patreon creator and musician....

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Members of The Oak Leaf staff pose with awards won at the 2022 ACP Spring National College Media Convention on March 5 in Long Beach.

The Oak Leaf recognized by professional press with 28 state and national awards

James Domizio, Magazine Editor May 17, 2022

Four professional journalism associations recognized The Oak Leaf with one national, three Western-region and 24 state-level awards for articles and photos covering a range of topics including climate...

Shady Oak Barrel House has nine pinball machines and an assortment of other arcade cabinets tucked in the back of the tasting room.

15 pinball machines in Santa Rosa to check out

James Domizio, Magazine Editor May 16, 2022

When was the last time you played pinball? Santa Rosa has over a dozen pinball machines across several local hangouts, so I ventured around town to rate them. Here’s my ranking of the 15 currently...

The Oak Leaf staff, pictured here with Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong (center, blue sweater), won two on-the-spot awards and 12 publication awards at the 2021 JACC Virtual Fall Conference Nov. 5–7.

The Oak Leaf brings home 14 JACC awards

James Domizio, Managing Editor November 18, 2021

The Oak Leaf won 14 awards including first place in three categories and second place in two on-the-spot contests at the Journalism Association of Community College’s 2021 Virtual Fall Conference Nov....

Chronic Catastrophe: A California Humanities + The Oak Leaf production

“Chronic Catastrophe”: A California Humanities + The Oak Leaf production

The Podcast Chronic Catastrophe is an NPR-syndicated four-episode podcast about the impacts of cumulative climate change-induced disasters on our minds, bodies and spirits. Ultimately, we ask the question:...

The Alexander Valley Film Society logo.

Three SRJC students’ films to play at Alexander Valley Film Festival Student Film Competition

Liam Vinueza, Editor May 1, 2021

Alexander Valley Film Society hosts its annual student film competition at 8:30 p.m. May 1 at the Healdsburg Community Center in partnership with the Sonoma County Office of Education, Film Fest Petaluma...

COVID-19 halted film production around the globe but Sonoma County student filmmakers found innovative ways to continue telling stories while social distancing.

Sonoma County Student Film Festival: A virtual showcase of student talent

Liam Vinueza, Editor April 22, 2021

COVID-19 halted film production around the globe; however, local filmmakers found innovative ways to continue telling stories while social distancing.  Nowhere was this more apparent than in this year's...

A slide from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2021 spring awards ceremony in which The Oak Leaf won the Online General Excellence award.

The Oak Leaf wins 16 awards for 2020 work

James Domizio, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2021

The Oak Leaf won 14 state awards and two national awards, including first place in two publication categories and two on-the-spot contests at the Connect2021 Spring National College Media Convention March...

For every click on this article, I will take a bite out of my hat!

For every click on this article, I will take a bite out of my hat!

Nick Vides and Tucker Lang April 1, 2021

Yes, this may read as if it is a click-bait article, and if you thought that, you are correct.  As former Editor-in-Chief Zane Zinkl's “Top 10 cigarettes I smoked in Europe” hits over 93,000 views,...

Debris of a house that once stood on the 5800 block of Mountain Hawk Road in Santa Rosa.

Glass Incident Fire forces SRJC closure through Friday

Oak Leaf Staff September 28, 2020

4:50 p.m. Thursday As the Glass Fire continues to rage in Sonoma and Napa counties, residents are urged to stay prepared for evacuation. A lot of students feel anxious, triggered from past fires...

Truist Park home of the Atlanta Braves is one of the many stadiums across the country that sit empty thanks to fallout from the novel coronavirus.

“Tired of rewatching old games”: Life without sports

Kayla Beaton, Sports Writer April 22, 2020

The pre-game excitement, anticipated strategies, roaring and booing crowds, play-by-play commentary and high-fiving players is what watching sports competitions is all about. Like most of the world, I...

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday afternoon a call for bars, wineries, and brewpubs to close, and restaurants to cut occupancy in half in response to the coronavirus outbreak, as Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt confirmed the countys first locally spread case.

“The Invisible Fire”: Life during the coronavirus pandemic

The Oak Leaf Staff March 15, 2020

The following musings from The Oak Leaf staff describe life in Sonoma County during the coronavirus outbreak. Check back for rolling updates. Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:30 p.m. Kayla Beaton: I...

Santa Rosa Junior College students received notices for class cancellation in response to Coronavirus beginning Thursday at 5 p.m via email and text.

Coronavirus and SRJC: Continued Updates

Oak Leaf Staff March 12, 2020

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) announced Thursday the remainder of the 2020...

The exterior of a Windsor tract home remains surrounded by the ashes of personal belongings and outside furniture on Brooks Road.

Kincade fire blog-style coverage

The Oak Leaf Staff October 24, 2019

The Oak Leaf will provide ongoing updates on Sonoma County’s Kincade fire. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1:49 p.m. Santa Rosa Junior College is unable to disburse financial aid funds to financial aid recipients...

Ms. Lauryn Hill, CeeLo Green rock Day 2 of Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

Ms. Lauryn Hill, CeeLo Green rock Day 2 of Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

James Domizio, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

Ms. Lauryn Hill and CeeLo Green performed for a sun-soaked audience to close out the first weekend of the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival on Sunday. The audience freely wandered the grounds of the...

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