The Oak Leaf

The Oak Leaf Spring 2019 Magazine

The Oak Leaf Spring 2019 Magazine

May 16, 2019

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Relaxing hikes in Sonoma County

Relaxing hikes in Sonoma County

Seamus Reed, Assistant News and Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2019

Sonoma Coast State Park Take Highway 1 north past Bodega Bay, and you’ll find yourself at Shell Beach, the trailhead for the Pomo Canyon Trail. Park at the beach, and cross the highway. The trail loop takes you right into the hills and gives you a great view of Bodega Bay and the headlands. Starti...

CBD: A natural remedy for today’s ills?

CBD: A natural remedy for today’s ills?

Mark Fernquest and Michaella Peake

May 16, 2019

A promising new health product with much-touted medical benefits is gaining both a national and statewide reputation. It’s called CBD, and it’s available throughout Sonoma County and California, without prescription. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent of the 60 cannabinoid...

Step into the daylight and let it go: Title IX sheds light on the realities for sexual assault survivors

Step into the daylight and let it go: Title IX sheds light on the realities for sexual assault survivors

Dakota McGranahan, Managing Editor

May 16, 2019

Silence blankets a packed Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. Backstage, a nervous Rhiannon Jones prepares to recite her platform statement for the Miss Sonoma County competition. She stands, closes her eyes and collects her thoughts. The click-clack of her heels echoes as she approaches...

Makeup has no gender

Makeup has no gender

Raul Ojeda, Staff Writers

May 15, 2019

The first time I heard someone say “makeup is only for girls,” I was about 8 years old —  too young to really care, but old enough to understand what was being said. The more I grew and began to understand the beauty community, the more I realized the industry was marketed specifically to women. This...

Passion for fashion

Passion for fashion

Aria Quinn, Features Editor

May 15, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College student Shae Bent comes from a long line of seamstresses and is in her second semester of clothing construction. While she has multiple majors, her eyes light up the most when she talks about what she’s learning in fashion studies. Modern beauty and fashion can change at the l...

In the dugout with Amy

In the dugout with Amy

Marilyn Santos, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Amy Gutierrez, the San Francisco Giants sideline reporter and a native of Sonoma County, always knew she wanted to be on television, but never thought she would become a sports journalist. “As a kid, my mom said I would always pretend to be a news anchor,” the 45-year-old Gutierrez said. A Casa Grande ...

Go! Fight! Win! With Dori Elder

Go! Fight! Win! With Dori Elder

Jose Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor

May 15, 2019

Trust, stability and high expectations: Dori Elder plans to bring all three to the Santa Rosa Junior College cheerleading team. Elder is the new Bear Cubs cheer coach. She has 19 years’ coaching experience, from Pop Warner to high school teams around Sonoma County, including Analy and Casa Grande...

Soaring to new heights

Soaring to new heights

Jackson Etienne, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

If you raise the bar, Santa Rosa Junior College freshman Waisea Jikoiono will jump over it. The 6-foot-1 athlete is shattering the mold of your typical first-year high jumper by setting this season’s highest mark in his very first collegiate meet. Jikoiono is driven by his faith, his love for the sport an...

A second chance at life

A second chance at life

David Tomayo, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Apolinar Vega sits quietly at a table in Bertolini Student Center, listening as fellow students trickle into the conference room discussing exams, family and summer plans. One woman keeps her distance in the corner, worried the stink from her cabbage lunch concoction will offend if she gets too close. ...

Resistance: Now and forever

Resistance: Now and forever

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

It’s hard to imagine Laure Reichek, now a little old lady, weaving down the winding roads of Chateaumeillant, through the idyllic French countryside with a bicycle and a revolver. It’s harder to imagine the order she carried with her: put the barrel in her mouth and pull the trigger should she be...

Subscription wars: The battle for your wallet

Abraham Fuentes, Photo Editor

May 14, 2019

You enter a binge-worthy new dimension between the darkness of your living room and the daylight of your daily commute, where you need to pay for only one streaming service and every great show is available to you: “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel....

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