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Los Rios district confirms first exposures to the COVID-19 virus

 Four LRCCD students were instructed to go on 14-day self quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. (Photo illustration by Emily Mello)
March 2, 2020

On Thursday, American River College’s communications office reported to all Los Rios Community College District staff, faculty and student population through Rave Alerts sent via text and email, that...

Former LRPD officer sentenced to 81 years in prison

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)
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...

Hate speech found on Los Rios campus

Racist graffiti was found at Sacramento City College on Oct. 1, 2018. More graffiti was found on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy of SacCityBSU’s Instagram)
October 15, 2018

The Los Rios Police Department sent out a Rave Alert across the Los Rios District on Monday regarding a third incident of racist graffiti found on the Sacramento City College campus. The Rave Alert was...

ARC professors become students once more

Professor Heidi Bennett adresses the New Faculty Academy about the next reading assignment,
September 19, 2017

For someone who dreams of being a professor, the road to teaching may seem simple; he or she must go to all their classes, graduate with a master’s degree or better in their field, apply to every opening...

Women’s basketball team qualifies for playoffs

ARC sophomore forward Benjiu Atik holds ball above her head and comes face to face with Sacramento City freshman forward, Meghan Case. ARC Women's Basketball defeated SCC 70-56 on Thursday. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)
February 23, 2017

The women’s basketball team defeated Sacramento City College 70-56 and qualified for conference playoffs Thursday night. Freshman forward Bengu Atik was the lead scorer with 26 points and freshman...

Supporters stand through 100 degree heat to hear Hillary Clinton speak

Attendees pack the North Gym at Sacramento City College to hear Hillary Clinton speak at her rally in Sacramento on Sunday.
(Photo by Kyle Elsasser)
June 5, 2016

The blistering heat didn’t stop the line of hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters as they waited to waited for the Democratic front runner to speak in Sacramento on Sunday. The line started forming...

ASB Notebook: Campus safety, March in March cancellation big topics at recent board meetings

Student Senate President David Hylton II discusses the agenda for the Feb. 18, 2016 Student Senate meeting. Hylton also recently announced that he plans to seek re-election this semester. (Photo by Robert Hansen)
February 22, 2016

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones introduced a bill aimed at campus safety at the Feb. 8 Student Senate meeting. A shooting took place on the campus of Sacramento City College during the...

ARC runs out of gas in fourth quarter, loses to Sierra

Head coach J.R. Matsunami gives the American River College's womens basketball team a pep talk in the second half of their game against Sierra College Friday. ARC lost to Sierra 71-56. 
(Photo by Joe Padilla)
January 25, 2016

Alternating runs and a back and forth third quarter ultimately wore out American River College’s women’s basketball team, as it was outscored 23-6 in the fourth quarter of a 71-56 loss to Sierra College...

Two men charged in connection with Sacramento City College shooting

19-year-old Charlie Hota, left, and 19-year-old Tevita Kaihea, right, were both charged with attempted murder, discharge of a firearm with great bodily injury, participating in a criminal street gang and vehicle theft by the Sacramento Police Department in connection with the shooting at Sacramento City College on Sept. 3. The shooting, which left one victim dead, was the first in the history the Los Rios Community College District.  (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Police Department)
January 6, 2016

Two men were charged on Thursday in connection with the Sacramento City College shooting that occurred Sept. 3 and left one dead, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The department said in...

Los Rios to consider new companies for ALERT system

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's emergency message system, run by WARN Command, coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began on Sept. 3. The district is considering new options for which company to use for the ALERT system. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
November 25, 2015

The Los Rios Community College District is considering a different system to alert people of campus emergencies, according to district spokesperson Mitchel Benson. This comes on the heels of several...

ARC fails to make playoffs

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher drops back to pass on Sept. 19, 2015  against San Joaquin Delta College. ARC will host Delta in the Gridiron Classic Bowl Saturday. (Photos by Nicholas Corey)
November 15, 2015

After ending the regular season with a record of 7-3, the American River College football team will not be competing in the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Playoffs...

Sac City comes to ARC Saturday for final regular season football game

Former ARC linebacker Lawerence Hall stops a Sacramento City College player from scoring a touchdown during last seasons game on Nov. 15, 2014. ARC won the game 44-23 and must win the game Saturday to have any chance of making the playoffs. (File Photo)
November 12, 2015

American River College football is set to close out the regular season with a home game against district rivals Sacramento City College on Saturday. Currently Sacramento City College is fourth in the...

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