The Oak Leaf

Guy Henry takes Sonoma County music scene by storm

Gabriel Ferreira, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2010


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Sketchy alleyways lead into intimate basement level clubs as you follow the faint sound of music through Santa Rosa. With hood up and shoulders hunched against the chill night air, your friend leads the way through a maze of unfamiliar landmarks to a strange brick building that seems in danger of disap...

Movie Review: Morning Glory

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

November 11, 2010


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"Morning Glory" is about a morning show news producer, Becky Fuller (played by "The Notebook's" Rachel McAdams), who must make the most out of bad situations. She must deal with the dueling egos of Mike Pomeroy, a legendary news anchor, and Colleen Pack, a diva-like host. While Becky tries to maint...

Haunted house review: Doctor Evil’s House of Horror

Jerome Janairo, Features Editor

October 31, 2010


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The scary parts of Dr. Evil's House of Horrors happen even before you step into the Guerneville haunted house's revolving door. The nighttime drive to Guerneville is in itself a Halloween adventure, since there's definitely a spooky feeling as one zips by River Road's dark forest road. It only heighten...

Haunted House Reviews

Kevin Skahan, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2010


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Blind Scream Are you afraid of the dark? Well then you might want to think twice about entering this haunt. You'll be forced to face your fear head on as you venture through a seemingly endless labyrinth in total darkness with monsters from your worst nightmares ready to pounce. Your only source of light c...

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

Jerome Janairo, Features Editor

October 27, 2010


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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, the all-American tradition of entertaining the neighborhood during holidays...

Disguise the Limit has the perfect costumes for Halloween and beyond

Brittney Bailey, Staff Writer

October 27, 2010


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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 organized chaos with the opportunity for fun and mischief. Pastel, confect...

Review: The Garden

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 27, 2010


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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 inside, with beautiful tabletops, wooden floors and tiled mirrors along the walls....

Homegrown musicians stay local to beat slumping record biz

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

October 24, 2010


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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 North Bay Film and Art Collective, hosted a free show with Sage Rec...

Día de los Muertos

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

October 18, 2010


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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 and 2. Its origin is believed to go back to the Olmecs, a Pre-Columbian society ...

Sustainability Film Series turns out limited audience

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

October 4, 2010


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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 Programs, the Student Affairs Office and the Center for Student Leadersh...

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

Craig Couden, Web Editor

October 2, 2010


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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)" written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Liera V. Satlof. The pla...

Lecture: The Granular State of Matter

Craig Couden, Web Editor

September 29, 2010


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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, which deceivingly evoke thoughts of complex computer programs and multitud...

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