The Oak Leaf

Lauren A. Spates is the Features editor for the Oak Leaf. After ten years outside the news business, Lauren hopes to refresh her skills and rebuild her portfolio to land a job as a full time reporter. She is currently self-employed as a writer/researcher and book designer, helping private clients record their family history. Lauren lives in West Sonoma County with her husband of seven years and their English Springer Spaniel, T.R.

Lauren A. Spates, Features Editor

Apr 03, 2020
Retired English instructor and campus “force” Melissa Kort dies of cancer (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
“Nobody asks us”: Stories from the Joe Rodota Trail (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Dr. Chong announces new safety measures for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Report of gunman exposes weaknesses in SRJC emergency preparedness (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
District Police say student’s report of armed gunman false; Student placed on mental health hold (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Finding tranquility in chaos (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Book by book: Rebuilding a post-fire identity (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
SRJC staff among victims of global bomb threat scam (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Oak Leaf Endorses Incumbent Mike Thompson for House (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
“All that education for nothing”: One reporter recounts his path to the Pulitzer (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
SRJC College to Career program ranked No. 1 in the state (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
SRJC groups to encourage voter registration on campus (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Lark Hall Planetarium feasibility assessment underway (Story)
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Lauren A. Spates