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American River College President Melanie Dixon received racist threats from a former Los Rios Community College District student, according to an email sent on March 10, 2022 by Brian King, the LRCCD chancellor. The district has filed a temporary restraining order and increased security at ARC and for Dixon. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC President Melanie Dixon receives racist threats from former student

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 10, 2022

On March 10, Brian King, the chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, revealed in an email that Melanie Dixon, the president of American River College, recently received racist threats from...

A female student was sexually assaulted at the American River College parking structure on the morning of Feb. 16, 2022. The suspect, pictured here, fled on foot, and has not yet been identified. (Photo courtesy of the Los Rios Police Department)

LRPD reports sexual assault of female student in the ARC parking structure

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

A student was sexually assaulted at the American River College parking structure on the morning of Feb.16, according to a statement released by the Los Rios Police Department.  According to the LRPD,...

On Feb. 11, the Beaver Bookstore at American River College stopped the sale of food and beverage items due to a rodent issue. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Beaver Bookstore temporarily stops sale of food and beverage items

Thomas Cathey February 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb.11, the Beaver Bookstore at American River College temporarily halted the sale of all food and beverage items as a result of findings during an inspection by the Environmental Management...

Metro firefighters contain an estimated 50 square foot fire that started from unknown causes near the trail that runs by the American River College campus on Oct. 13. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Breaking News: Fire on trail behind campus extinguished

Patrick Hyun Wilson October 13, 2018

A fire of unknown causes started behind the trail that runs behind the American River College campus on Saturday. Los Rios Police officers Andrew Simon and Greg Anderson were alerted to the fire after...

Members of the Sacramento County Sheriffs Explosive Ordinance Detail enter their vehicle on May 5, 2018. The officers were dispatched to William Land Park after reports of an object that appeared to be a pipe bomb. The suspicious metal rod was found to be safe after the EOD Unit took X-rays. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Breaking News: Suspicions of bomb in Land Park prompt Rave Alert

Luis Gael May 9, 2018

Suspicions of a pipe bomb placed at William Land Park caused district officials to send out a Rave Alert warning students to avoid the area on Wednesday. The alert, which went out at 9:06 a.m, urged...

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Breaking News: Reports of a man with a gun on campus prompt school-wide lockdown

Luis Gael February 14, 2018

American River College was placed on lockdown by the Los Rios Police Department after reports of a man on campus with a gun at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. According to Sergeant J. Lampano...

(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Breaking News: LRPD Officer calls for backup after altercation with student

Luis Gael February 6, 2018

Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for backup from a Los Rios Police Department Officer Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation with an American River College student inside the...

(Left) Tracy Mapes staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Student arrested for flying drone over NFL stadium had prior confrontations with faculty and students

Mack Ervin III, John Ennis, and Luis Gael December 5, 2017

An American River College student and former Current staff member was arrested Nov. 28 after dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over separate San Francisco 49ers' and Oakland Raiders' games. Tracy...

(Left) Tracy Mapes staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

ARC student arrested for allegedly flying drone over NFL game

Luis Gael November 28, 2017

[UPDATED] An American River College student was arrested on Sunday after allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over Levi’s Stadium and Oakland-Alameda Stadium during two different NFL games.  Tracy...

Los Rios Police Department patrol car. (Photo by John Ennis)

Breaking News: Man allegedly threatens to assault two female students in library

Luis Gael September 28, 2017

According to an email sent out by the Los Rios Police Department, officers were dispatched to the ARC library after receiving reports that a suspicious subject allegedly made threatening statements to...

Couch in Culinary Arts Building used by student suspected of indecent exposure on Sept. 26. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

UPDATE: Indecent exposure reported in the Culinary Arts building

Cheyenne Drury September 27, 2016

UPDATE: Interim American River College Public Information Officer Joan Kudin sent an email update at 4:50 p.m. which included a surveillance camera photo of the suspect (below). Anyone with information...

Actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel (standing right) rehearsing for ARCs production of Young Frankenstein. Hirtzel was found guilty on four counts relating to sexual extortion and will be sentenced on August 2. (File Photo)

Hirtzel found guilty of four counts in sextortion case

Hannah Darden June 14, 2016

Former American River College student Christian Brian Hirtzel was found guilty of four felony counts today as part of a plea bargain between his attorney and the Sacramento District Attorney’s office. Hirtzel...

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