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The new Los Rios Community College District chief of police would lead a police department responsible for American River College and three other colleges. (Photo by Joseph Bianchini)

LRCCD seeks to fill chief of police position

Shy Bell and Joseph Bianchini December 5, 2023

The Los Rios Community College District is currently searching for a new police chief following the retirement of Chief Larry Savidge this past summer. According to Gabe Ross, LRCCD chief strategies...

Los Rios Community College District and American River College administration wait for the Davies Hall’s town hall to start at ARC on Oct. 2. (Photo by Rain Barron)

ARC community voices concerns during Brian King town hall

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 9, 2023

The American River College community expressed frustration and doubt in Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, at two town halls hosted by Brian Knirk, president of the Academic...

Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, will host a town hall meeting at American River College’s main campus on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the Los Rios Community College District)

LRCCD Chancellor Brian King will host two town hall sessions at ARC on Oct. 2

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 28, 2023

Brian King, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, will host two town hall sessions at the American River College main campus on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each session will take place...

Due to the possibility of catastrophic failure during a seismic event Davies Hall is fenced off. (Photo by Joseph Bianchini)

Faculty voices frustration at the closure of Davies Hall

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 26, 2023

American River College faculty expressed dissatisfaction at Los Rios Community College District’s handling of the closure of Davies Hall at the Academic Senate meeting on Sept. 14; Lisa Cardoza, president...

The Los Rios Community College District is back to charging for parking since the pandemic. If the daily parking machines aren’t working students won’t be required to pay for parking. (Photo by Joseph Bianchini)

Parking requirements are changing for the fall 2023 semester

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor September 5, 2023

When the fall 2023 semester started at American River College in late August, students faced the enforcement of paid parking for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ARC website,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Signs were posted throughout the Fine and Applied Arts Department warning students about the lockers which were vandalized on the weekend of Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Luis Gael Jimenez)

Surveillance increased after Art Department locker break-ins

Gabe Carlos October 29, 2018

On the weekend of Oct. 12, multiple lockers were broken into outside of the Fine and Applied Arts Department at American River College, according to staff in the Fine and Applied Arts offices. Public...

(Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes_Stone)

Marijuana legal in California but not on campus

Luis Gael and Brienna Edwards February 22, 2018

By Brienna Edwards & Luis Gael Jimenez Larissa Lopez rolls out of bed, eyes bleary and heavy-lidded. She is tired and she is stressed; her mind is running a mile a minute and won't slow down. She...

(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Breaking News: LRPD Officer calls for backup after altercation with student

Luis Gael February 6, 2018

Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for backup from a Los Rios Police Department Officer Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation with an American River College student inside the...

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