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The nearest amusement park to American River College that will open soon is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, located in Vallejo, California. (Photo via Six Flags website)

Amusement parks begin to open as the state enters the red tier of the reopening plan

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

California theme parks received approval to reopen starting this month under the California Department of Public Health’s updated guidelines.  Following year-long pandemic closures that cost amusement...

Former Associated Student Body Student Senate Director of Finance, Jorge Riley, speaks in the American River College Student Center at the candidate forum during the Spring 2014 ASB elections. (File Photo)

Jorge Riley’s path to U.S. Capitol insurrection started at ARC

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief March 3, 2021

American River College alumnus Jorge Riley’s name has dominated local headlines since he and many other supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Though...

“The Rental”, directed by Dave Franco, and produced by Independent Film Channel (IFC), skipped theaters and was released straight to streaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of IFC Films)

Ease your hunger for new content with these five exemplary films

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor September 5, 2020
Instead of going out to the movie theaters, this year the movies are coming straight to our homes through digital streaming services. The following is a list of five movies that you may have missed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help ease your hunger for new content. 
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)

Police still investigating shooting near Folsom Lake College

Marquala Brown, Social Media Manager May 6, 2020

The Los Rios Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that happened at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12. According to the LRPD, the attack happened on the sidewalk...

Board games are a good option for those practicing self-quarantining. (Courtesy of pixabay)

Pass the time with table games

Bram Martinez March 17, 2020

With the cancellation of classes all over the country, and the cancellation of various sporting events, concerts, and gatherings, people are probably disappointed and bored. One of the solutions for this,...

The 2020 United States Census takes place on April 1, people are encouraged to participate via online, by phone, or by mail.  (Photo Illustration by Bram Martinez)

A survey of 2020

Bram Martinez February 27, 2020

[email protected] The 2020 Census will take place on April 1. The Census, which is a detailed survey of the United States population, takes place every decade.    Noel Mora, public policy and...

Phillip Kim, who is running for state senate, stands in front of the American River College sign on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Former ARC student runs for California State Senate

Ashley Hayes-Stone and Jennah Booth October 17, 2018

By Ashley Hayes-Stone and Jennah Booth People shuffle, one behind another, through narrow doors into the stuffy cafeteria of Yuba City High School, taking their seats on rickety black fold-out chairs....

Kevin Bell (left) and Brigid Bell (right) sit on Bonney field at Cal Expo waiting for Bernie Sanders to give his speech at his

Young voters bring their parents to hear Sanders

Robert Hansen May 10, 2016

In the crowd of thousands waiting in the bleachers and on the lawn for Bernie Sanders to speak at his rally in Sacramento on Monday, many young voters came out with their parents to hear the presidential...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during his rally at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California on May 9 2016. The rally drew a crowd of approximately 15,000. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Sacramento ‘feels the Bern’ at Sanders rally

Hannah Darden May 10, 2016

“Let the great state of California help me lead America into the political revolution,” said Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at his campaign stop in Sacramento Monday. Sanders spoke...

Aws Al-Jayab, who attended American River College in Fall 2015, was denied bail and pled guilty after being arrested on a charge of making false statements during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(Screencapture from Al-Jayab's Facebook page)

ARC student pleads not guilty in terror related case

Jordan Schauberger January 28, 2016

Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, who attended ARC as recently as fall 2015, was arrested on Jan. 7 in connection with a federal terror probe. He pled not guilty Friday to a charge of making false statements...

Carlos Francies, a sheriff's deputy with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department, drowned in Lake Tahoe Aug. 13 while attempting to save a friend who he thought was drowning. Francies played football for American River College, participated in track and field and went on to play football for Sacramento State. (Photo courtesy of Sacramento State Athletics)

Former ARC student athlete drowns trying to save friend

Lena DoBynes September 17, 2015

A Contra Costa deputy and former American River College student athlete drowned on Aug. 13 in Lake Tahoe while attempting to rescue his friend who he thought was drowning. Carlos Francies, 30, was enjoying...

Carmichael man arrested after shooting and police standoff

Carmichael man arrested after shooting and police standoff

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid April 27, 2015

Update April 27, 2015, 8:59 p.m.: The name of the main suspect is Jeremiah Hankins, 35. Hankins has been booked on five felony charges including attempted murder, according to a press release by Sgt....

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