The American River Current

Despite recent calls for it, a gun ban is not the answer

Photo Illustration by Brienna Edwards

Brienna Edwards

April 2, 2018

With gun violence on the rise and an increase of mass shootings being reported by the media, the discussion on gun control has been on the minds of everyone. Gun control isn't necessarily a bad thing, and has the potential to lead to increased safety —  which is something that everyone wants. ...

Protesting another Kings game has only hurt support

Sacramento Kings fans were prevented from entering the Golden 1 Center after protestors blocked all openings on March 27, 2018. This was the second such protest in the last week after the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Mack Ervin III

March 28, 2018

While the protest that occurred in front of the Golden 1 Center during the Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks game on March 22 may have been inconvenient, it got the point and message across. Another young black man was needlessly gunned down and we need to have a discussion about it — and see change. ...

Neighborhood shooting in Natomas causes the lockdown of a nearby preschool

Police talk to local residents at the site of a shooting in Natomas on April 18, 2016.The shooting injured one man and caused the lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Nobert and Nicole Kesler

April 18, 2016

Story by Nicole Kesler An altercation broke out between two men in a Natomas home around 10 a.m. Monday, leaving one with multiple gunshot wounds and causing a lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool according to the Sacramento Police Department. It is suspected that the victim and suspect know one anoth...

Carmichael man never fired at police, sheriff says

A police officer photographs the scene of a shooting that left one man dead on Cypress Avenue near Garfield Avenue on Thursday. Adrienee Ludd was killed by police during a confrontation, although he did not fire his gun. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

October 24, 2015

Update, Feb. 25, 2016 at 5:43.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Adriene Ludd's name as Adrienne Ludd. This led to his name not showing up in the ARC database when his name was searched to verify that he was a student at ARC. Ludd did attend ARC. Update, Oct. 26, 2015 at 2:54...

Report: ALERT system response ‘inexcusably delayed’ following SCC shooting

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)

John Ferrannini

October 23, 2015

An external report released by the Los Rios Community College District on Thursday said that the response to the Sept. 3 shooting at Sacramento City College that left one dead and two injured was “more than acceptable,” while making recommendations to improve the district’s emergency response going forward. The report did, however, call the 45-...

One dead in police shooting near ARC

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones spoke to the press Thursday at the scene of a shooting that left one dead less than two miles from American River College. The deceased man shot at three police officers, who returned fire, said Jones. (Photo by Kevin Sheridan)

John Ferrannini

October 22, 2015

Update, Feb. 25, 2016 at 5:22 p.m.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Adriene Ludd's name as Adrienne Ludd. Update, Oct. 24, 2015 at 11:58 a.m.: In spite of the initial statements from Sheriff Scott Jones reported in this article, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Friday ...

Senate begins discussions on recalling Student Trustee

Sen. Tamara Dunning raises her hand asking permission to speak on the proposed recall of Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver on Thursday. Three of the four student governments of the Los Rios colleges would have to agree to recall Weaver for a special election to take place. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Jordan Schauberger

October 9, 2015

The Associated Student Body Student Senate began discussions on the possible recall of Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver, appointed two new members and approved funding for advertising during their meeting Thursday. Weaver has come under fire for making remarks in a Sept. 16 interview with the Current that cast doubt on whether the Holocaust actually to...

Student trustee ‘skeptical’ about Holocaust

Cameron Weaver speaks at the candidate forums during the student elections of the spring 2015 semester. Weaver, who was elected as Los Rios student trustee, recently cast doubt on the historical account of the Holocaust and said that being a conspiracy theorist is

John Ferrannini and Barbara Harvey

September 18, 2015

By Barbara Harvey and John Ferrannini Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver cast doubt on the historical accounts of the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 attacks and discussed his views on antidepressants and high-profile shooters during a 55-minute sit down interview with The Current where he said t...

SCC official: login trouble caused ALERT delay after shooting

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's emergency message system coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began. Students, staff and faculty voiced concerns that the warning message was sent too late at the information session held at the college the day after the fatal shooting. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

September 17, 2015

The Sacramento City College public information officer’s inability to log in to the system that sends the Los Rios ALERT text message was responsible for a delay in sending out the message regarding the shooting on campus that left one dead and two injured on Sept. 3. Students, faculty and staff...

Sac City College mourns shooting

A Sacramento City College counselor and a community chaplain counsel a student grieving on Sept. 4, over the fatal shooting on the campus the day before. Counselors and Chaplains were made available to students, faculty and staff from 9 to 2 p.m. Friday, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini and Barbara Harvey

September 4, 2015

By Barbara Harvey and John Ferrannini As students, faculty and staff at Sacramento City College came together to mourn, new information has come to light about the victim of Thursday’s fatal shooting on campus. Roman P. Gonzalez, 25, was a first-year SCC student, but had previous run-ins with the...

Sac City shooting raises questions about District’s emergency procedure

Police cars block off the scene of the fatal shooting at Sacramento City College that left one student dead and two injured on Sept. 3, 2015. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)

John Ferrannini and Kameron Schmid

September 4, 2015

By Kameron Schmid and John Ferrannini When Sacramento City College student Darling Perry left her biology class at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, she decided to ride her bike to the grocery store before going home. As she neared Freeport Boulevard, she saw police cars racing toward the school with their l...

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