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CBD: A natural remedy for today's ills?

CBD: A natural remedy for today’s ills?

May 16, 2019

A promising new health product with much-touted medical benefits is gaining both a national and statewide reputation. It’s called CBD, and it’s available throughout Sonoma County and California, without prescription. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the s...

Rhiannon Jones was crowned the 2019 Miss Sonoma County at the 73rd Annual Miss Sonoma County Scholarship competition on March 2, 2019.

Step into the daylight and let it go: Title IX sheds light on the realities for sexual assault survivors

May 16, 2019

Silence blankets a packed Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. Backstage, a nervous Rhiannon Jones prepares to recite her platform statement for the Miss Sonoma County competition. She stands, closes her eyes and collects her thoughts. The...

In the dugout with Amy

In the dugout with Amy

May 15, 2019

Amy Gutierrez, the San Francisco Giants sideline reporter and a native of Sonoma County, always knew she wanted to be on television, but never thought she would become a sports journalist. “As a kid, my mom said I would always pretend to be a news anc...

Artist Martin Zuniga takes a break from screen printing to pose in front of his traveling art exhibit at SRJC's One Love Diversity Festival.

“Since the market crash in 2008, it has been really tough for us artists. I started ‘Quebo,’ which means, ‘What’s up?’ to take the art into the community. We bring it to schools or different events to make sure art gets to the people,” said Zuniga. Photos by Adeira Sherpa.

One Love Diversity Festival draws a crowd

March 6, 2018

The One Love Diversity Festival on Feb. 28 provided activities and learning opportunities to engage with the diverse culture that is integral to SRJC and the community.

Sonoma County residents comfort each other through teary eyes during the Day of Remembrance ceremony.

A day of remembrance. A day of togetherness.

October 28, 2017

Additional Reporting by Ali Benzerara & Rachel Edelstein   Underneath a smoke-free, clear blue sky, community members assembled together at Santa Rosa Junior College's Bailey Field on Saturday for a day of remembrance following the Nort...

Sheltering a community in need

Sheltering a community in need

October 15, 2017

More than 15 shelters opened for evacuees this week and Santa Rosa Junior College students were there to help in the aftermath of the Sonoma County fires. The fire that started on Oct. 9 in Calistoga hit Santa Rosa the following Monday morning. Pe...

Governor Jerry Brown walks into the Santa Rosa High School gym to address the community with Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Kamala Harris.

‘We are not out of the woods yet’

October 14, 2017

 Senator Diane Feinstein said this is the worst fire she has ever seen as she and Governor Jerry Brown addressed the press at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Santa Rosa High school about FEMA assistance and the work firefighters are doing. "There is a fire fig...

Student club members pose for a photo. Many SRJC clubs go above and beyond to cultivate a safe and enriching environment for students and community members.

SRJC clubs bridge the gap between the campus and community

October 8, 2017

The Environmental Club, Native American Inter-Tribal Council, the High school Equivalency Program (HEP) and Feminists United are among several SRJC clubs that are bridging the gap this year between the school and the community. Student Caitlyn Thoma...

A rider sends the biggest jump on the course.

Bike race brings excitement and awareness to Stafford Lake

October 5, 2017

Spirits soared high and bikes soared higher at the inaugural dual slalom race held at Stafford Lake Bike Park in Novato. Close to 70 riders attended the free event from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Oct. 1. The park has been open since 2015, but Sunday’s event was the ...

The first annual Roseland Community Festival plans to showcase the neighborhood with a hybrid of art and culture.

A new community festival blooms in Roseland

September 28, 2017

A city isn’t complete without the unique flavor and vibrant community provided by the presence of a Latino neighborhood. In Oakland, it’s Fruitvale. In San Francisco, it’s the Mission District. In Santa Rosa, it’s Roseland. The first annual...

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