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Sac City College mourns shooting

A Sacramento City College counselor and a community chaplain counsel a student grieving on Sept. 4, over the fatal shooting on the campus the day before. Counselors and Chaplains were made available to students, faculty and staff from 9 to 2 p.m. Friday, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini and Barbara Harvey

September 4, 2015

By Barbara Harvey and John Ferrannini As students, faculty and staff at Sacramento City College came together to mourn, new information has come to light about the victim of Thursday’s fatal shooting on campus. Roman P. Gonzalez, 25, was a first-year SCC student, but had previous run-ins with the...

Update: Altercation preceded fatal shooting at Sacramento City College

A photo taken by the staff of the Sac City Express, the student newspaper at Sacramento City College, shows the aftermath of the fatal shooting on the campus this afternoon. (Courtesy of Sac City Express)

Barbara Harvey

September 3, 2015

An altercation preceded the fatal shooting that left one man dead and two injured at Sacramento City College on Thursday, according to SCC public information officer Rick Brewer. The altercation, which turned deadly when one of the men brandished a semi-automatic handgun, occurred on East Way, a t...

Breaking news: Sacramento City College on lockdown after fatal shooting

A map posted by the Sacramento Police Department shows where a fatal shooting took place at Sacramento City College just before 4 p.m. on Thursday. One male victim has been pronounced dead, while two other male victims were transported to the hospital. (Photo courtesy of Sacramento Police Department)

Barbara Harvey

September 3, 2015

Sacramento City College is on lockdown following a fatal shooting that occurred near the baseball field just before 4 p.m. on Thursday. One male was pronounced dead on the scene, while a second male victim was transported to the hospital with major injuries. A third victim with minor injuries did...

Assembly bill would expel students for violence, threats

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

August 20, 2015

A bill that would allow California Community Colleges to suspend or expel students who have committed or threatened to commit violent acts, regardless of whether it occurred on or off campus, was approved by the California Assembly in May. Assembly Bill (AB) 969 clarifies an existing statute regarding...

Former ARC student found guilty in Subway rape case

Kenneth Chandler Anderson, 24, was found guilty of five counts of forcible sexual penetration by a foreign object, and one count of unlawfully attempting to dissuade the victim from reporting the crime to law enforcement in Sacramento Superior Court on Aug. 14. (Mugshot courtesy of Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

August 17, 2015

A Subway employee and former American River College student accused of sexually assaulting his co-worker and preventing her from calling police was found guilty by jurors in Sacramento Superior Court on August 14. Kenneth Chandler Anderson, 24, now faces up to 125 years in prison after being convicted on five counts of forcible sexual penetration by a foreign object, and one count of unlawfully attempting to dissuade the vic...

Alleged bank robber an ARC student according to her Facebook page

Dominique Polani, who was arrested Friday as a suspect in a string of Sacramento bank robberies, attends American River College according to her Facebook page.

Barbara Harvey, John Ferrannini, John Ferrannini, and Barbara Harvey

July 18, 2015

Update July 23, 2015, 11:39 a.m.: A previous version of this story falsely claimed that Polani registered for classes at American River College. In fact, she applied but never attended classes. Update July 22, 2015, 12:13 p.m.: This post has been updated to show that Dominique Polani applied to A...

Trial of Travis and Nettie Reay: The expert witness speaks out

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

May 5, 2015

During the trial of Travis and Nettie Reay, expert witness Linda Barnard, Ph.D, was called upon by Nettie’s defense team to testify that the abuse Nettie suffered at the hands of Travis had caused Nettie’s behavior--that she acted under duress during the murder of Angel Dixon. Barnard, a licensed...

Rail riders: Inside the invisible culture of train hopping

Rail riders: Inside the invisible culture of train hopping

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

May 4, 2015

Sometime after sending his last text message on March 10, 2013, 19-year-old first-time train hopper John Paul Alpert was murdered. One year later, detectives in Roseville, California issued arrest warrants for three fellow train hoppers, who had beaten Alpert to death and dumped his body in the nearby...

My parents are murderers: Killers’ daughter confronts stigma to speak out

My parents are murderers: Killers' daughter confronts stigma to speak out

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

May 4, 2015

Karen Reay sat quietly in the back of her high school class, staring in disbelief at a page of search results. She had finally worked up the courage to Google her parents’ names, something she had dreaded for most of her life. While she had been suspicious of what she would find, it didn’t detract...

Surviving suicide

Surviving suicide

Barbara Harvey and Joseph Daniels

May 4, 2015

Pauline Ghost woke up at Mercy San Juan Hospital, confused and alone after a day of binge drinking. Shortly after waking, she was told by hospital staff that she had attempted to take her own life by overdosing on sleep medication. Ghost, an American River College student, was molested by her foster...

Something for nothing: The rise of crowdfunding

Something for nothing: The rise of crowdfunding

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

May 4, 2015

Stewart Ludwig was down on his luck. After a long stretch of unemployment, the ARC theater major hadn’t been able to pay rent for three months. He had noticed friends donating to the crowdfunding efforts of fellow theater students traveling to ACTF, a theater arts conference. “So I thought, hey,...

Campus Pulse: How do you feel about Obama’s plan to make community college free?

Campus Pulse: How do you feel about Obama's plan to make community college free?

Barbara Harvey and Meredith Durham

January 26, 2015

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