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Trustee Don Edgar battles sleep during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.

Board of Trustees investigates one of its own

December 10, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Board of Trustees formed an ad-hoc committee Dec. 10 to investigate the conduct of Trustee Don Edgar after the California Bar Association charged him with 14 counts of misappropriation of funds. The charges stem from his employment at Smit...

Approximately 11 units of firefighters arrive on scene minutes after the 911 call was made.

140 evacuated from structure fire near Coddingtown mall

April 5, 2019

Not another one. This was the thought Samantha Rivas, 17, had as she first saw flames engulf the upper story of her apartment complex. Rivas has lived at the apartment complex for three-and-a-half years and is used to consistent false alarm...

Several SRJC employees received this threatening email Thursday morning as part of a global scam.

SRJC staff among victims of global bomb threat scam

December 13, 2018

Multiple SRJC employees received a threatening email Thursday morning as part of what police are reporting as a global scam. Santa Rosa Junior College District Police Chief Robert Brownlee confirmed approximately 10 faculty and staff members received...

A new neighborhood is underway near Piner road in a county-wide effort to combat the houisng shortage, which skyrocketed after the Tubbs fire in 2017.

SRJC announces plan for on-campus housing

November 15, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College has announced plans to build student housing on the Santa Rosa campus by fall 2022. In August 2017, SRJC established a housing work force to discuss options for providing affordable housing to students. In October 2017,...

The sun sets behind a set of palm trees near Analy Village as smoke from the Butte County fire encompasses the surrounding area.

Butte County Fire causes SRJC closure

November 9, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College is closed Nov. 8 and 9 due to poor air quality from the Butte County fire north of Chico. Director of District and Community Relations Erin Bricker emailed students Thursday evening informing them of the closure. All classes...

Student groped in Shuhaw hall

Student groped in Shuhaw hall

October 30, 2018

An SRJC student reported that a man grabbed her buttocks in Shuhaw Hall  at 5:49 p.m. on Oct. 29. The woman told police she was leaving the restroom when a man approached her and grabbed her. She screamed and the man immediately fled. She then c...

A motorcyclist's helmet lays on Elliott Avenue after a collision with a Honda minivan. The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after sideswipe accident

September 20, 2018

An unidentified motorcyclist was rushed to Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon after a collision around 2 p.m. on Elliot Avenue. According to Gregory Yaeger, a Santa Rosa Police Department officer, the motorcyclist was heading westbound, and swerve...

President Frank Chong speaks to The Oak Leaf Student Media during a video interview about student reactions to the sudden summer cuts. Photo by staff writers.

A full reversal is anticipated from Chong and administration on summer cuts

April 3, 2018

Editor’s note: To receive updates on this story and other breaking news, please download the Oak Leaf mobile app for Apple or Android. The Santa Rosa Junior College administration is expected to definitively reverse last week’s decision to make massive cuts to the summer schedule tomorrow after an overwhelmingly negati...

The Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Street homeless encampments were forced to vacate by Santa Rosa Police.

Homeless encampment forced to vacate

November 15, 2017

Santa Rosa Police ordered the homeless people living in encampments beneath the Highway 101 overpass along Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Streets to vacate by noon on Nov. 15. Police threatened to issue citations and arrest those who failed to comply o...

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