The Oak Leaf

Memories lost

Michael Barnes, Co-Features Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features, Fire, Profiles

For residents of Coffey Park, the Tubbs Fire reduced lifelong memories to mounds of smouldering ash in a matter of hours. Second-year SRJC student Craig Lowry, 18, was among the residents sifting through rubble after the smoke ...

Students return to normalcy

James Wyatt, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features, Fire

Under normal circumstances going back to school marks a commitment to education and a sense of purpose for students and staff. Two weeks after the most destructive natural disaster in California’s history demolished large parts ...

Warning signs: SRJC baseball coach loses home, recovers coveted State Championship ring

Albert Gregory, Managing Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features, Fire, Profiles

It took three signs of trouble for Tom Francois, a Santa Rosa Junior College assistant baseball coach, to realize he needed to evacuate his Fountaingrove home of 19 years during the Tubbs Fire. He initially woke up at abo...

SRJC student narrowly escapes fire

Dakota McGranahan, Photo Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features, Fire, Profiles

Fire burned everything but passion for Santa Rosa Junior College student Gena Bernabe, 19. Oct. 8 was another typical night at work for Bernabe, who served  food while the fire raged on the little TV in the corner of Applebee...

Former SRJC Instructor loses home

Michael Barnes, Co-Features Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features

Former Santa Rosa Junior College dean and adjunct instructor Ty Benoit, 68, returned to her home in the Wikiup area after a night at the Mill Valley Film Festival. She was still buzzing from seeing Sean Penn and Holly Hunter in p...

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