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Lake County man to serve four years for involuntary manslaughter in 2018 Graton Casino parking lot assault

Lake County man to serve four years for involuntary manslaughter in 2018 Graton Casino parking lot assault

Mark Fernquest, Magazine Editor

July 18, 2019

Hidden Valley Lake resident Morgan Lewis, 45, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter during a hearing at the Sonoma County Superior Courthouse on July 9 and agreed to serve four years for his role in the death of Hermilo Andrade, 55, in a case of mistaken identity during a parking lot brawl at G...

Suspected gunman puts Santa Rosa High on Lockdown

Suspected gunman puts Santa Rosa High on Lockdown

Dakota McGranahan, Features Editor

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 at the school. Parents waited across the stre...

‘You aced life, my friend’: A tribute to Oak Leafer Thomas de Alba

‘You aced life, my friend’: A tribute to Oak Leafer Thomas de Alba

Oak Leaf Staff

May 9, 2019

Oak Leaf staff members past and present are mourning the loss of Thomas De Alba, former sports editor and co-editor-in-chief known for his huge heart, fearless reporting and bold, candid and confident style. He died April 30 surrounded by family after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 27. “Th...

SRJC helps students land jobs, internships

SRJC helps students land jobs, internships

Celina Ocheltree, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

In a competitively driven workforce college students need as much exposure and experience as possible, but not all college campuses provide a large variety of tools to help their students land their ideal jobs and internships while still in school or post grad. Santa Rosa Junior College on the other hand ...

Assault and robbery at SRJC Southwest Campus

Assault and robbery at SRJC Southwest Campus

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Two men robbed and assaulted two Santa Rosa Junior College students last night in the southern parking lot of the SRJC Southwest Campus before fleeing the area in a dark colored SUV. Santa Rosa police arrived at 8:45 p.m. Monday at the Southwest Campus at 950 South Wright Road to respond to a repor...

SRJC sexual assault suspect released from custody

SRJC sexual assault suspect released from custody

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Sonoma County Jail released Santa Rosa Junior College student Brandon Cortes, arrested on charges of sexual assault, battery and sodomy on March 14, after prosecutors announced they would not file charges in a hearing on April 15. At the time of the hearing there was insufficient evidence to pu...

Political science and pizza margherita: SRJC Study Abroad Program

Political science and pizza margherita: SRJC Study Abroad Program

Riley Palmer, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Cross international waters. Stroll down cobblestone pathways at dusk. Clink wine glasses as your eyes wander onto the Ponte Vecchio while the sun takes its final bow. Many college students see international travel as an item on their post-education bucket list, but for Santa Rosa Junior College st...

Dolores Huerta steers students toward activism

Dolores Huerta steers students toward activism

Leslie M.Levy, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta challenged people to step into action Monday, speaking to a standing-room-only audience in Newman Auditorium on the Santa Rosa campus. The 89-year-old co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association (NFA), later known as the United Farm Workers (U...

SGA announces spring election results

SGA announces spring election results

Séamus Reed, Assistant News and A/E Editor

April 22, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College Student Government Assembly announced the results of the spring 2019 election in a Bearfacts email to students on Monday. The online poll and in-person voting booths were open from Monday April 15 through Friday April 19. Lekkyes G. Dakwakas of the Justice Gang slate was elected studen...

Professional creative sign-language performer brings ASL storytelling to SRJC

Professional creative sign-language performer brings ASL storytelling to SRJC

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Hands spoke louder than words in the Newman Auditorium as a master American Sign Language (ASL) storyteller engaged the audience with poems and advanced signing techniques. National Theatre of the Deaf graduate, Ian Sanborn broke down the steps to his artistic process through animated features that...

Professor, award winning author speaks at “We the Future Social Justice Conference”

Professor, award winning author speaks at “We the Future Social Justice Conference”

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Students piled into Carole L. Ellis Auditorium to listen to UC Santa Barbara professor Dr. Victor Rios, a professor and award winning author, discuss Latinx students and community involvement issues during a daylong social justice conference April 12 on the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. ...

Board of Trustees advances student housing

Board of Trustees advances student housing

Luke W. Morrow and Mark Fernquest

April 11, 2019

Housing developer Servitas presented to the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon final plans for a 360-bed student housing building to be completed by August 2022. Representatives from the three companies that will collaborate to complete the project spoke at the meeting. Employees ...

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