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New SRJC Culinary Arts building construction begins

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

August 30, 2010

The Culinary Arts Department is set to expand into a brand new facility opening December 2011. The new B. Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center will include a café, classrooms, offices, a retail bakery, and a wine library and be located on Mendocino Avenue across from SRJC. "[I'm] very excited!"...

Fresh & Natural introduces fresh faces to SRJC

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in chief

August 28, 2010

In the wake of disturbing allegations against the food management team at SRJC last semester, Fresh & Natural brought in new management with hopes that a more experienced team will improve operations. Last semester Fresh & Natural grappled with several issues from food safety to hiring practices. The...

Students still waiting on Doyle Scholarships

James L. Alban, Staff Writer

August 28, 2010

The Doyle Scholarship will continue to be suspended through the 2010-2011 school year. The scholarship was first discontinued at the start of 2009 when Exchange Bank suspended dividends. The Frank P. Doyle Trust is the largest shareholder of Exchange Bank, receiving about 51 percent of dividends. Up...

New Culinary Arts building construction begins

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

August 28, 2010

The Culinary Arts Department is set to expand into a brand new facility opening December 2011. The new B. Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center will include a café, classrooms, offices, a retail bakery, and a wine library and be located on Mendocino Avenue across from SRJC. "[I'm] very excited!"...

SRJC students and faculty volunteer for United Way

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

August 28, 2010

A group of 58 SRJC students, faculty and staff members will renovate a transitional home for youths recently out of foster care on Sept. 8. The project is part of United Way's Day of Caring. The SRJC group will work on the José and Mary Tamayo House, which provides housing, counseling and job...

AFA faculty to vote on controversial $3 million pay cut

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

August 28, 2010

Santa Rosa Junior College's faculty union, the All Faculty Association (AFA), and the district negotiated $3.08 million in savings for SRJC in the face of a $6.2 million shortfall for the 2010/2011 year. Now the AFA members must vote on the salary changes, called a Tentative Agreement (TA), for them...

Shone Farm produce on campus

Robb Dearth, Staff Writer

August 28, 2010

Shone Farm is now beginning its second year of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This is a 14-week program in which produce grown at the farm is delivered to the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. Interested students can pay $336 (or two installments of $175) to receive seasonal vegetabl...

Alleged drunk driver kills Nancy McBride

Haley Sansom, Layout Editor

August 25, 2010

SRJC Instructor Nancy "Sue" McBride passed away at the age of 77 on July 18. McBride was killed in a fatal car accident by a suspected drunk driver. A beloved Adjunct Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, McBride is remembered for her caring nature and giving spirit. McBride was born on Sept. 3, 1932 i...

Day of Caring

Isabel Johnson

August 25, 2010

  A group of 58 SRJC students, faculty and staff members will renovate a transitional home for youths recently out of foster care on Sept. 8. The project is part of United Way's Day of Caring.   The SRJC group will work on the José and Mary Tamayo House which provides housing, counseling...

Whooping cough threatens JC students

Craig Couden, Web Editor

August 25, 2010

Students won't be whooping for joy this semester as California and SRJC face an epidemic of Whooping Cough that could be the largest outbreak in 50 years. Between January and August in California, and 3,076 confirmed or suspected cases of Whooping Cough, or Pertussis, seven times the number of cases...

Whooping cough epidemic threatens students and faculty

By Craig Couden

August 24, 2010

Students won't be whooping for joy this semester as California and SRJC face an epidemic of Whooping Cough, health officials said. Between January and August in California, there were 3,076 confirmed or suspected cases of Whooping Cough, or Pertussis, seven times the number of cases during the same...

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