The Oak Leaf

Tyra Benoit identifies bits of her belongings in the ash heap that was her home.

Book by book: Rebuilding a post-fire identity

December 13, 2018

Photographs captured the fires’ unsparing destruction: suburban homes reduced to dust, cars twisted into metal frames teetering on broken axles, smoke still rising from the ash heaps. Readers from around the world marveled at the horror and devasta...

Kiet Tran studies digital media at SRJC.

The life of an SRJC digital media major

December 13, 2018

For Kiet Tran, 19, computers and web design were always a subject of interest. Now he finds himself at Santa Rosa Junior College majoring in web and multimedia with a focus on web design. “I enjoy the Internet community, so I’ve always wanted to pursue...

Holiday Soft Glam

Holiday Soft Glam

November 22, 2018

No Thanksgiving is complete without a full face of festive makeup to “stunt” on your family. For those who need a tutorial, here’s a Thanksgiving 101 for fall makeup: Starting off with primer, I used Benefit’s Porefessional Primer ($32). This produ...

Chelsea Connors lost her childhood home in the Nuns Fire of last October, and the rebuilding process has proven difficult.

After the embers: growth from loss

October 25, 2018

A year ago, Chelsea Connors, 22, escaped the Nuns Fire with little more than her pets and her life.  The Santa Rosa Junior College student, like many Glen Ellen residents, lost her home and her belongings in the blaze, but those losses amounted to...

Ally Deal (third from left) brings connection with the county and years of coaching experience to SRJC.

Miss Sonoma County: Volleyball Edition

September 13, 2018

For Ally Deal, volleyball and Sonoma County continue to go hand-in-hand. A local high school standout who crushed records at the college level, Deal is entering her first season as head coach of the Santa Rosa Junior College women's volleyball team...

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