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Students congregated in Haehl Pavilion during the blackout.

Power outage closes Santa Rosa campus

January 16, 2019

Haehl Pavilion gymnasium was evacuated Wednesday night at approximately 6:20 p.m. when a transformer explosion caused a college-wide power outage at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Santa Rosa campus.   SRJC District Police Officer Brandon Fleetwood said 60 mph wind...

Artists install the Main Preview Exhibit for Art Trails Open Studios at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Art Trails Open Studios

October 4, 2018

Art Trails Open Studios once again makes its annual appearance in Sonoma County for two weekends on Oct. 13-14 and 20-21. This year features 126 returning artists and 18 new artists working in a plethora of mediums that include sculpture, glass and ki...

By the second era,

Back to the “Colonies”

May 15, 2018

Have you ever wanted to relive the colonial days of building up your settlement and the lands you claim ownership, without all the witch trials, attacking natives and deadly winters? Then “The Colonists” is the game for you.   “The Co...

Juanita's offers killer salsas and delicious budget tacos with a location easily accessed by SRJC students.

For taquerias, “Juanita’s” is almost perfection

May 15, 2018

If you want the best Mexican food within walking distance of Santa Rosa Junior College, you need to check out Juanita’s. Located next to the Chase bank on Mendocino Avenue, Juanita’s is the perfect spot for hungry college students looking for a cheap, c...

A plaque representing the 1952 championship lies on the Santa Rosa campus.

Centennial Series: The unfortunate, hidden irony in SRJC’s first baseball state title

May 3, 2018

Clarence ‘Cook’ Sypher led the first Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team to a state championship in 1952, but he was not their coach in the actual game. While the Bear Cubs marched on to a state championship, “coach” Sypher was commanding...

Sleep will be performing live June 7 at the Warfield in San Francisco.

The legend grows with Sleep’s “The Sciences”

May 3, 2018

Not many bands can part ways, pursue individual careers, not speak to each other for years and reconvene 20 years later and release an album as hard hitting as Sleep’s “The Sciences.”   Released April 20th, metal innovators Sleep made...

Avengers: Infinity War perfects the modern blockbuster

May 1, 2018

This film had the guts to do what so many blockbusters failed at before, aside from films like Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. This film tells a strong story with real stakes, elicits emotion and has the ability to captivate a room of full of peo...

SRJC Media Instructor and Festival Director Mike Traina and fellow Instructor Brian Antonson pose in front of the historic Mystic Theater, the site of this year's Petaluma Film Festival.

Film festival coming to Petaluma this Saturday

April 29, 2018

Student filmmakers, professionals and film enthusiasts alike will converge at the historic Mystic Theater next Saturday for the 10th annual Petaluma Film Festival, an all-day event featuring short films produced by everyone from high school students to aw...

Logologoa Tevaseu after his Nov. 5 arrest.

Stories that rocked the 100th year

April 26, 2018

SRJC football coach kills SSU student in DUI accident Police arrested assistant football coach Logologoa “Logo” Tevaseu, 35, on suspicion of drunk driving and murder after he crossed into oncoming traffic and drove head on into a Sonom...

The HP 3000 was a $200,000 investment that propelled SRJC into the modern age.

Centennial Series: SRJC’s first computer

April 17, 2018

The year, 1974. The cost, $200,000. The purchase, Santa Rosa Junior College’s first computer. In 1974, The Press Democrat reported SRJC as the first community college in the nation to buy the Hewlett-Packard 3000. Providing its students access to the best...

Kylie Minogue experiments with country, EDM and pop fusion with her new album,

With new album, Kylie stays “Golden”

April 17, 2018

Emulating the likes of Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears and Madonna, Kylie Minogue revitalizes the sound of past pop divas into a fresh and modern new album.   Kylie Minogue outshines the rest in her album “Golden,” and redefines what it means...

Judas Priest again proves their relevancy with the breakneck tempo of

Judas Priest continues to lead the charge

April 17, 2018

Powerful, chaotic vocals. Growling, thunderous bass lines. Sharp, screaming riffs.   In their 2018 release, “Firepower,” their first album release since 2014’s “Redeemer of Souls,” heavy metal legends Judas Priest relive the glory...

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