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
Mark Fernquest

Mark Fernquest

2018-2019, 2020-2021

A Mad Max fan from way back, Mark Fernquest spends his days writing copy for The Oak Leaf and rolling in the dust at post-apocalyptic desert festivals. He also likes fluffy black cats. Mark hopes he has his Secret Garden planted by the time the big bombs hit.

May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020
Review: Super Burger (Story/Photo)
Apr 23, 2020
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Dec 12, 2019
Superburgers Cheese Superburger makes for a dependable, if messy, feed.

Review: Super Burger

Mark Fernquest, Magazine Editor May 12, 2020

Super Burger | 1501 Fourth St., Santa Rosa; Also in Windsor, Bennett Valley, Cotati, Stony Point | (707) 546-4016 | Most entrees under $15 4.5 of 5 Oak Leaves Signature Dishes St. Helena Avenue...

Central Santa Rosas back alleys offer walkers a peaceful and calming respite from traffic and paved roads.

Walking Santa Rosa’s back alleys

Mark Fernquest, Magazine Editor April 23, 2020

  I’m a walker. Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s I walked long miles to school and home (by choice) and by high school I regularly walked from my home in the Silicon Valley sticks to downtown...

The Joe Rodota Trail homeless encampment is unofficial home to over 200 people.

Opinion: Let’s help the homeless

Mark Fernquest, Magazine Editor January 28, 2020

I went down to the homeless encampment on the Joe Rodota Trail yesterday and handed out a case of candy bars. It was a good excuse to get out of the house and do something worthwhile for a change. I talked...

Photo courtesy of Gloria Anrade

SRJC mourns loss of beloved custodian

Séamus Reed, News Editor September 26, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College faculty, staff and students are mourning the death of beloved veteran custodian Hermilo Andrade, who leaves behind a three-decade legacy of service at the college. Andrade died...

Pandemic Notes: Parts I and II

Pandemic Notes: Parts I and II

Mark Fernquest, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

Part I Greetings from the edge of the known world! By which I mean human civilization at this uncanny hour. I’m a survivalist from way back, having grown up during the waning days of the Cold War,...

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