The American River Current

Los Rios Police Department neglecting daily parking meters

A parking meter on the fourth floor of the parking garage at American River College displays an “out of service” sign during the spring semester. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Marquala Brown

February 5, 2020

Every semester students arrive at the American River Parking lot without a semester parking sticker. Many of them expect to purchase a $2 daily parking sticker, only to walk up to a flashing red light machine with the words “PLEASE PAY AT ANOTHER PAY STATION TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE.” On the fi...

Campus community battles for parking amidst construction

Students and faculty are able to park in the Parking Garage near the stadium, if they’ve purchased a parking permit. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Alexis Warren

September 10, 2018

Parking is always a hassle during the first few weeks at any college campus, but students and staff at American River College are experiencing additional obstacles when trying to find a convenient place to park this semester. Construction on campus has resulted in a few alterations to student drop-off locati...

ARC to demolish buildings to make room for new STEM facility

A schematic of the proposed STEM building that would be erected in the space where the Liberal Arts Building stands today. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)

Jennifer Langston

September 13, 2017

American River College will be undergoing more construction in March 2018 as crews prepare to demolish the current Liberal Arts building and erect a new one in its place. The Liberal Arts building was built in the 1960s. According to Scott Crow, American Rivers Public Information Officer. ARC has wanted...

Construction comes to an end at ARC

Construction was set to be fully completed by Aug. 31, 2017. (File Photo)

Jennifer Langston

September 4, 2017

Construction in parking lots G and S is set to be completed by the time students and faculty return from Labor Day Weekend, according to American River College Public Information Officer Scott Crow. Crow also added that the initial start of every semester leads to a chaotic parking lot. However, this ...

Opinion: Fast and Furious

Opinion: Fast and Furious

T.J. Martinez

February 16, 2017

Tires squeal, people shout, horns honk, alarms ring, hand gestures are performed, faces are made and disagreements ensue. Welcome to the parking garage. As a first-come first-serve amenity, it is easy to see how students may become frustrated while perusing the parking garage trying to find an available...

Opinion: A facelift needed for parking ticket machines

A parking ticket machine in lot A near the automotive department on campus. This one of several malfunctioning machines on campus. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Nicholas Corey

September 22, 2015

Students who drive to American River College have all felt the scorn of parking on campus. From the prompt not being displayed for accepting your fee, to eating dollars and coins at will, the stadium lot and other ticket machines on campus need an overhaul. Sergeant Michael Olson of the Los Rios ...

New restrictions could make parking at ARC even more challenging

People parking on American River College Drive and connecting streets will be ticketed if they do not have a permit. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Malissa Rogers and Malissa Rogers

September 14, 2011

Parking has always been problematic for students at American River College, but now with adjacent communities cracking down on parking enforcement, it could become a nightmare. Any American River College student would agree that the parking lots on campus are one of the most painful parts of the day-to-day...

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