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Editorial: LRPD needs more than reformation, it needs total reimagination

Over the summer people flooded into Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento over the course of weeks to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality across America. The Black Lives Matter movement and message has been at the forefront of these protests demanding justice, accountability, and national defunding of the police. (Photo by Emily Mello)

The Current Staff

October 14, 2020

The summer of 2020 was one most of us will likely never forget. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped when George Floyd was killed after Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds as he pleaded and gasped, “I can’t breathe.”  T...

LRCCD announces spring 2021 will be held online

With public health guidelines likely to remain the same into 2021, the Los Rios Community College District announced in an email that went out on Sept. 16 the spring semester will continue to operate remotely. (Illustration courtesy of

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor

September 21, 2020

In an email sent out to faculty and staff of the Los Rios Community College District on Wednesday, LRCCD Chancellor Brian King announced that classes will be held online during the 2021 spring semester. “There are few indications that public health dynamics will change dramatically in the next several...

Los Rios plans to go to remote through summer

According to the Los Rios Community College District chancellor Brian King, all summer courses for the LRCCD will be online with the fate of the fall semester still undecided. (Photo Illustration by Emily Mello)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

With the spread of the coronavirus, the Los Rios Community College District plans to remain online for summer courses, according to the LRCCD chancellor Brian King. King sent out a faculty email on March 18, the day all classes officially resumed online, explaining summer instruction will be onlin...

Los Rios supports AB 2 Promise Grant extension

Assembly Bill 2 pledges to extend the effects of the California College Promise, offering to add a second year of tuition-free community college. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson and Thomas Cathey

April 11, 2019

And  Thomas Cathey The California State Assembly Education Committee approved AB-2 on March 11 with the intention of extending the impact of AB-19, the California College Promise, for tuition-free community college for a second year. The grant promised a year of tuition-free community college to first-time...

Los Rios campuses closed due to unhealthy air quality

Shania Villafan, a communications major, wears a mask at American River College to combat the unhealthy air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, on Nov. 14 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Jennah Booth and Tracy Holmes

November 14, 2018

By Jennah Booth & Tracy Holmes Los Rios Community College District announced through a district-wide RAVE alert on Wednesday that classes across all Los Rios colleges are cancelled through the rest of the week, effective immediately, due to poor regional air quality conditions. According t...

ARC hosts meeting to discuss Los Rios district’s future

Gary Aguilar (left), Steven Weiss (left center), Narine Madramootoo (right center) and Adam Karp (right) discuss the Los Rios district's new strategic plan at the town hall meeting at American River College on Feb. 11. The meeting was supposed to help outline a strategic plan for the Los Rios Community College District over the next five years.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Ashley Davis

February 22, 2016

The Los Rios Community College District held a town hall meeting at American River College on Feb. 11 to discuss the strategic planning process for the district over the next five years. The district’s Board of Trustees, along with students, faculty, staff and administrators from all the Los Rios...

Accreditation reaffirmed for ARC

American River College Dean of planning, research and technology Adam Karp speaks with an accreditation committee member during last fall's committee visit. The school was commended in seven areas. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

February 18, 2016

American River College had its accreditation reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) earlier this month after a committee visited the school in October of last year. The accreditation commission provided one recommendation for ARC to address within the next 18 ...

Editorial: It’s time for diversity issues to take center stage at ARC

Los Rios Chancellor Brian King address faculty during his convocation speech prior to the start of the Spring 2016 semester where he talked about diversity issues facing the district.
(Screencapture from 'Fast Forward: Los Rios Convocation - 2016')

February 3, 2016

In light of the recent nation-wide push to increase student and faculty diversity on college campuses, it’s about time that American River College joins the conversation and addresses their own issues with diversity. Often times, it is easy to live under the assumption that problems involving divers...

ARC holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for expanded Student Services building

(Left to right) President Thomas Greene, Los Rios trustee Deborah Ortiz, Chancellor Brian King, Los Rios trustee Pamela Haynes cut the ribbon offically opening the new Student Services building. The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015. (Photo by: Ashley Nanfria)

Jordan Schauberger

October 23, 2015

American River College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Student Services building with a ceremony Thursday. The west side of the building underwent a 14-month, 5,500-square-feet remodeling from April 2014 through this summer. The Assessment Center, CalWORKs, Disabled Students Pr...

ASB members express support for Trustee ‘skeptical’ of the Holocaust

Students respond to Student Trustee Cameron Weaver's,(Left), Holocaust skepticism made in an interview with The Current Sept. 16.  Students share varying levels of support, outrage and ambiguity for Weaver's comments. (File Photo)

John Ferrannini, Barbara Harvey, and Jordan Schauberger

September 30, 2015

By John Ferrannini, Jordan Schauberger and Barbara Harvey Members of the Associated Student Body student government have expressed support for embattled Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver after he expressed doubt about historical accounts of the Holocaust, the Sept. 11 attacks and his opinions...

Chancellor King: Sac City shooting was ‘worst nightmare’

A police officer talks to Davida Trejo, the mother of shooting victim Roman Gonzalez, 25, on Thursday after the on campus shooting at Sacramento City College that left Gonzalez dead and two other students injured. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)

September 4, 2015

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King spoke with the Current at Sacramento City College the day after the fatal shooting on the campus that left one student dead and two more injured. The Current: “What is the district doing at this point in time to move forward from this?” ...

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