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A reunited mother and daughter embrace each other in front of Santa Rosa High School.

Suspected gunman puts Santa Rosa High on Lockdown

May 31, 2019

Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College students were placed on lockdown around 10 a.m. Friday after reports that a student was on the high school campus with a gun. SRPD Lt. Ryan Corcoran said there have been no shots fired and no injuries ...

Smoky haze over Fountain Grove.

Camp Fire smoke affects students’ health, education

November 15, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College students have suffered headaches, nausea, fatigue, nosebleeds, asthma attacks and even PTSD over the past week due to smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County. Campus closures have also led to students get behind on lectur...

Gowan's Ciders is a California company that was established in 1876. Gowan's 1876 is one of there ciders named after there first harvest of the same year.

On tap: 1876

October 28, 2018

Kombucha, beer and limited time beers have been poured into our glass, but it's time for something fancier, a hard cider.  Gowan’s Heirloom Ciders is a California cider company whose first harvest dates back to 1876. The cider I tried is called Hei...

Photographs courtesy of Rafael Vasquez, Collage courtesy of Adeira Sherpa

Late incident alert raises concerns of campus security

October 16, 2018

Faculty members questioned why they were not promptly notified of an armed robbery near Bech Hall Thursday evening that took place when some had classes in session. District Police sent an advisory at 10:42 p.m., two-and-a-half hours after the 8:14 p....

Robo de punta de pistola en campus

Robo de punta de pistola en campus

October 16, 2018

Dos hombres sospechosos robaron a punta de pistola a una estudiante, alrededor de las 8 p.m. 11 de octubre cerca de Bech Hall en Santa Rosa Junior College. La estudiante les dijo a los oficiales de la Policía del Distrito de SRJC que los hombres se...

Gunpoint robbery on SRJC campus

Gunpoint robbery on SRJC campus

October 12, 2018

Two male suspects robbed a female student at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Oct 11 near Bech Hall at Santa Rosa Junior College. The student told the SRJC District Police officers the men approached her from behind, one grabbed at her sleeve, pointed a gun i...

Reflecting on last October’s fires

Eileen Rodriguez, Tom Miller, and Kirk Tiestsort

October 11, 2018

  A year after the fires struck Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Junior College students find themselves reflecting on how they have changed due to these tragedies. Kai Suter How has the fire changed you? “It was scary because my dad’s a firefighter, and I was really stressed out the entire time. I’ve always been scared whenever he goes to fires that something bad’s gonna happen, but he was working in Coffey Park the night of and he would tell me snippets of what was...

Community decorated flameless luminaries lined the pathway.

One community one year later

October 10, 2018

Community members gathered on a blocked-off Hopper Avenue on Oct. 9 for the “One Year Remembrance Gathering” in observation of the Tubb’s fire that burned more than 5,000 homes and killed more than 22 people in 2017. The fire burned nearly...

Photo courtesy of Gloria Anrade

SRJC mourns loss of beloved custodian

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 Sept. 20 after a three-day battle against brain ...

Marcus Len Walton, 18

Police arrest alleged aggressive flirter

September 14, 2018

Following a two-day search, Santa Rosa Junior College District Police arrested Marcus Len Walton, 18, for suspicious activity and “aggressively flirting” with female students on campus, officials said. According to a Sept. 14 press release, Distr...

Santa Rosa Junior College's planetarium is closed for the Fall 2018 semseter, with plans to assess for a possible renovation.

Lark Hall Planetarium feasibility assessment underway

September 13, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Lark Hall Planetarium will undergo a feasibility and infrastructure assessment this semester to study upgrade possibilities for the facility. The planetarium shuttered in June and is slated to remain closed through s...

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