dewitt center

Chronic crime target of newly appointed deputy

Chronic crime is behind the appointment of a new “problem-oriented policing” deputy in North Auburn. The filling of the position, which was created last year, will tas ...

Supervisor Duran: Hands tied on DeWitt Center with lawsuit pending

The message lobbed at the Auburn City Council was crystal clear, though oddly timed, Tuesday morning: If you want to talk about the future of the DeWitt Center, then get rid of a p ...

Placer County could prohibit homeless DeWitt Center lawn camping

Targeting the growing number of people using its lawn as a homeless encampment, Placer County is moving to prohibit overnight, outdoor sleeping at its North Auburn government cente ...

North Auburn's DeWitt Center plan update sprouts concerns, new ideas

Future planning for the Placer County’s North Auburn “government center” property is on the table. And several speakers stepped up to the microphone during Tuesd ...

Another View: Navigating the Domes can be a challenge for newcomers

I learned that lesson when I was first elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 2004. My office was down one of the long, curved corridors that meander through the Dome ...

Reader input: Shape DeWitt Center’s future

Placer County will be updating the DeWitt Center Master Plan and public input is needed to let the Board of Supervisors know that we want to have a say in how this area in North Au ...

Reader Input: Change what you don’t want to see

If you are driving down the road and see a homeless person pooping on the sidewalk or if you are driving down the road and see a homeless person walking down the middle of Highway ...

Reader Input: ‘I love Auburn, but this is too much’

The homeless situation at the DeWitt Center has sunk to a new low today when my husband and I witnessed a man squatting on the sidewalk on Bell Road defecating. His pants were down ...

North Auburn school move concerns city leaders

The relocation of a child care center into a regulated municipal airport zone is getting pushback from Auburn officials, who have concerns about safety and incremental encroachment ...

Preservation goal for city historian

In the modern world of technology and dreams of the future, one woman is making sure Auburn’s incredible history is not forgotten in the process of living daily life. The jo ...

Reader input: Don’t destroy DeWitt services

For the Placer County Board of Supervisors: There is truly a need for the DeWitt Center and Theatre, church and senior gardens in the scheme of life in Auburn. Those buildings and ...

Reader Input: City should help or keep silent

Driving past the DeWitt Center on this beautiful spring-like day, there, once again, is the homeless encampment out on the sprawling green lawns. The piles of plastic bags are back ...

Meddlers Report – Feb. 3

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

Reader Input: DeWitt barracks solution ideal

As a Placer County resident, a single mother of a 5-year-old girl and a former homeless person, the controls and restrictions of The Gathering Inn were very important for me. In th ...

Reader Input: Supes see only dollar signs

Shame on our supervisors, four of them at least, who would obviously sell their mothers for a tax dollar to protect a great community resource. Cheers to Scott Holbrook who broug ...