“SuperTek” new name to lookout for as tech support scams continue despite last year’s FTC crackdown

“Once in control of consumers' computers, defendants run a series of purported diagnostic tests, which, in reality, are nothing more than a high-pressured sales pitch designed to scare consumers ..."

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Sacramento County maintains status quo, aims to prohibit marijuana businesses

By Robert J. Hansen hansenrobj@gmail.com Sacramento-- Sacramento County Principal Planner Chris Pahule will be putting forward what is essentially a “consistency package" tomorrow night to the Planning Committee, continuing the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors previous directional policies of prohibiting marijuana cultivation in Sacramento County. “With the passage of Prop. 64 there are some tweaks … Continue reading Sacramento County maintains status quo, aims to prohibit marijuana businesses

SEC charges consultant with fraud, allegedly falsely claimed oil company secured marijuana license from Colorado

Last Monday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged the principal of a Florida-based consulting firm with fraud for allegedly publishing a false press release claiming that Petrotech Oil and Gas, Inc. obtained  medical and recreational marijuana license from Colorado according to a SEC press release. Jerry Miller, faces permanent injunctions, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains … Continue reading SEC charges consultant with fraud, allegedly falsely claimed oil company secured marijuana license from Colorado

LRCCD releases statement on the investigation of former Los Rios police officer

By Robert Hansen May 12, 2016 Update May 13, 12:25 p.m.: Spokesman for the Los Rios Community College District Mitchel Benson released a statement this morning on the investigation of former Los Rios police officer Noah Winchester. Noah Winchester served with the Los Rios Police Department from January 1, 2009, to January 16, 2015. Los Rios Police … Continue reading LRCCD releases statement on the investigation of former Los Rios police officer

Opinion: Financial aid is a privilege, not a right

By Robert Hansen, April 25, 2016 Sacramento, Calif.--A popular slogan for community colleges is “start here, go anywhere” ‒ but at American River College, it’s more like start here and abuse financial aid. California has the lowest tuition in the country for community college, so shouldn’t students receiving aid make the most of the opportunity … Continue reading Opinion: Financial aid is a privilege, not a right

Gas leak causes traffic delay near ARC, westbound Madison Avenue

By Robert Hansen April 6, 2016 A previous version of this story and teaser falsely reported that the gas leak occurred on Madison Avenue northbound. Madison Avenue runs east to west and the leak closed lanes going westbound. PG&E crews are trying to repair a gas leak on westbound Madison Avenue between Date Avenue and … Continue reading Gas leak causes traffic delay near ARC, westbound Madison Avenue

Statewide student leadership organization could have its funds frozen

By Robert Hansen, March 29, 2016 Sacramento, Calif.-A report compiled by the Student Senate for California Community College region two council found evidence for corruption, lack of transparency and accountability against the SSCCC. The SSCCC represents 2.3 million California community college students and region two represents American River College along with 10 other community colleges. This … Continue reading Statewide student leadership organization could have its funds frozen

Annual student rally March in March canceled due to lack of funding

By Robert Hansen February 17, 2016 In May 2008, the financial crisis had begun and students from across the state rallied at the Capitol in Sacramento advocating against then Gov. Schwarzenegger’s proposed education cuts. The event, known as March in March, is organized to support community college student leaders, by engaging in legislative visits at … Continue reading Annual student rally March in March canceled due to lack of funding

Vote to remove board member rescinded

By Robert Hansen February 2, 2016 Student Senate Vice President Valencia Scott rescinded the petition calling for the removal or suspension ofStudent Senate Director of Communications Tami Dunning hours after the judiciary committee that would make the decision was formed at Thursday’s Student Senate meeting. The petition was filed by Scott, calling for the removal … Continue reading Vote to remove board member rescinded