The Oak Leaf

Haunted house review: Wicked West Ghost Town of Jose Ramon Avenue

Jerome Janairo, Features Editor

October 27, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It's nice to know that in a Halloween season where we've seen a downsizing of haunted houses in Sonoma County, one can still count on the free thrills and chills of suburban yard haunts. On Jose Ramon Avenue, in Santa Rosa, th...

Disguise the Limit has the perfect costumes for Halloween and beyond

Brittney Bailey, Staff Writer

October 27, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Walk up the gold glitter-sprayed stairs of Disguise the Limit in downtown Santa Rosa and set foot in a dark wonderland full of alter egos, desired identities and fantastic secret lives. The ambiance is that of a super-closet, of organ...

Review: The Garden

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 27, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Garden is a medium-sized, all-vegan eatery in Santa Rosa with a homey feel and a wonderful outside seating area. I walk in and am greeted right away by the assistant waiter. The first thing I notice is how lovely it is insid...

Homegrown musicians stay local to beat slumping record biz

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

October 24, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The free show started off with the eerie folk/jug band sounds of ‘Little Lost Boys," twanging banjos and scraping washboards, accompanying haunting voices and either a guitar or a ukulele. The Arlene Francis Theatre, once the...

Día de los Muertos

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

October 18, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Instead of mourning the death of a loved one, a celebration of remembrance is held in the person's honor by the family of the deceased. The Day of the Dead—or El Día de Los Muertos—is celebrated on Nov. 1 a...

Sustainability Film Series turns out limited audience

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

October 4, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A recorded lecture about water conservation by Brock Dolman attracted a limited audience last Thursday at the Bertolini Student Center. The video-lecture was part of the Sustainability Film Series Presented by the Associated Students...

Review: Anon(ymous) compellingly blurs journey of one immigrant with many

Craig Couden, Web Editor

October 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What if you want to go home, but there is no home to go to? The definition of home as both location and state of mind for immigrants living in the U.S. is the central theme of SRJC Theater Arts Department's new production "Anon(ymous)...

Lecture: The Granular State of Matter

Craig Couden, Web Editor

September 29, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you've passed through downtown Santa Rosa, chances are you've seen Sebastopol resident Ned Kahn's artwork on the side of the AT&T building. Shimmering, silvery waves play across the side of the building in complex patterns...

Review: The Town

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

September 27, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Academy Award winning screenwriter and actor Ben Affleck is usually known for movies in which he plays the best friend or the "good guy." But in the crime thriller "The Town," Affleck directs himself in the role of sympathetic, smart cr...

Siqueiros headed movement away from Euro-centric art

Chris Jackson, Staff Writer

September 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For David Alfaro Siqueiros, art and politics were inseparable. A Mexican artist and painter, Siqueiros, along with Diego Rivera and Jose Orozco rounded out the "big-three" of the Mexican muralist movement. Officially the Mexica...

Stieg Larsson’s “Millenium Series” crosses cultural lines

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in Chief

September 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is not uncommon to hear people talking about "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Since the English publication of Stieg Larsson's "Millenium Series" in 2008 and the release of three Swedish movies adapted from the series i...

Review: My Friend Joe’s

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2010

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Soft colors and loud people greet you when walking through the door of My Friend Joe's, the new coffee shop across the street from SRJC. This spot has been a graveyard for coffee shops for years. Like graveyards, these coffee...

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Arts & Entertainment