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The Los Rios Police Department released an update informing the community that a restraining order against President Melanie Dixon’s aggressor, Jamie Barnes, was made permanent on April 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the LRPD)

Judge approves permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

On April 22, a Sacramento judge approved a permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes. Barnes allegedly made racist threats to American River College President Melanie Dixon, according to the Los...

Jamie Barnes, suspect of racist harassment against American River College President Dixon, was re-arrested and transported on March 21, 2022, by the Los Rios Police Department to Sacramento County Jail. (Photo courtesy of LRPD)

Suspect in Melanie Dixon’s racist harassment case re-arrested

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor March 27, 2022

Jamie Barnes, a former American River College student suspected of leaving racist, threatening voicemails for the college’s president, Melanie Dixon, was re-arrested and transported by the Los Rios Police...

American River College President Melanie Dixon and Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District chancellor, speak to members of the media during a press conference on the ARC campus on March 16, 2022. The conference was in relation to the racist threats made against Dixon. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Former student who threatened ARC President Melanie Dixon arrested and later released

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief March 20, 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, received racist threats from a former...

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,...

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)

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

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...

Noah Winchester told the Current in 2014 that he served for the Sacramento Police Department for 10 years before joining the Los Rios Police Department, but other sources say he only served on the Sac PD for two years and left before his probationary period ended. (File photo by Adnan Ramic)

Former LRPD officer sentenced to 81 years in prison

Ariel Caspar February 19, 2020

“I will do whatever to keep my student’s safe,” Noah Winchester, former corporal with the Los Rios Police Department once said. That statement came during a November 2014 ride along with a former...

On Oct. 1, 2019, at least one student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A at American River College. Nobody was injured, according to Public Information Officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Student involved in accident in ARC parking lot

Jennah Booth October 2, 2019

At least one American River College student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there were several...

Art New Media student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here standing next to his works at the James Kaneko art Gallery at American River College in 2014, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June, 2019. (File Photo)

Art student detained by ICE

Jennah Booth September 30, 2019

American River College art student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda’s portrait “Inner Puzzle” has sat in a narrow closet in the back of the James Kaneko Gallery since early spring. Intended to hang in...

Firefighters Jake Bartlett and Gabriel Gomez carry fire hoses down from the top level of the American River College parking structure on Sept. 17, 2019. Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 ran drills testing the structure’s standpipe water system, which they would use in the event of a fire within the parking garage. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Metro Fire tests parking structure fire procedures

Jennah Booth September 19, 2019

Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 visited American River College  morning to practice emergency procedures and test the standpipe water system in the ARC parking structure.  Because...

Campus patrol officer Giovani Spinazze and Los Rios Community College officer Joe Quirarte patrol the hallways of Davies Hall during Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom visit to American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

LRPD updates include recruitment and non-lethal force training

Hannah Yates and Patrick Hyun Wilson May 8, 2019

By Hannah Yates & Patrick Hyun Wilson During a meeting of the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees in January, Los Rios Police Chief Lawrence Savidge presented a slideshow providing an...

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“White lives matter” graffiti found in ARC restroom

Jennah Booth March 20, 2019

On Monday evening, the phrase “white lives matter,” a slogan associated with white supremacy movements and far-right political ideologies, was found scrawled in a restroom on the American River College...

A student walks across the bridge over Arcade Creek as rain causes the creek to flood nearly over the ridge at American River College on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

ARC monitors creek levels for flooding

Jennah Booth February 27, 2019

With rain expected through the rest of the week and a flood warning issued for North Central California through Thursday, the American River College administration is monitoring and preparing for how the...

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