The Gathering Inn

Noon Hour Update: Trying to save a fire station in Ophir and 9/11 ceremony

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Another View: Take a look at the homeless around us

Editor’s note: Supervisor Jim Holmes is up for reelection June 5. He is facing challenger Robert Grigas of Newcastle in District 3.During my time as a Placer County Superviso ...

Our View: In rough economic seas, Auburn is a lighthouse to help

You’ll get no argument that times are tough. But it’s good to know we’re facing those rough seas in a city that has such a strong sense of community. It should be noted, and ...

Thank you from St. Luke’s

On behalf of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, I would like to thank all of the businesses who so generously donated to the drawing at our annual Pancake Mardi Gras held Feb. 21 and p ...

City: Police can arrest panhandlers

Auburnites can now expect stricter laws on panhandling and soliciting in the city. In a unanimous vote Monday night the Auburn City Council passed the Solicitation Ordinance and ...

Homeless articles helpful

The Auburn Journal needs to be commended for its wonderful series on the homeless population in our community. The coverage made me more aware of how their numbers keep growing. A ...

Auburn offers variety of services for the homeless

Kendall Porco believes offering assistance to the homeless is showing kindness to a group of people who don’t often see it. Homeless Auburn residents trying to get back on their ...

‘Lucky’ to have a car to live in

Re: Another view, “Honesty will help our homeless,” by Dan Appel, March 30: As a homeless/jobless member I would like to comment, as well. I have been looking for work. I hav ...

Another View: Honesty will help our homeless

As the recipient of anger from a few about my remarks in a (March 23) Auburn Journal article, I would like to clarify a few things. First of all, I would like to thank the one per ...

Let’s help our community’s homeless

The recent rains and article in the Auburn Journal (March 23) remind those of us who have homes how grateful we are for our basic shelter. Unfortunately, many of our homeless neigh ...

Organization ‘Gathers’ help for those in need

A Placer County organization that works with 10 Auburn churches to provide shelter and resources is excited about its growing role in the community. The Gathering Inn is a nonprof ...

Another View: Local nonprofits make wishes for new year

With a new year upon on us, a few local nonprofit organization leaders have shared what they hope to accomplish in 2011. A better economy Ken Tokutomi, chairman of the Auburn Sa ...

Homeless couple seeks new home and reunion with sons

Former Auburn residents Jennifer and Luis Alonzo are eager to begin their college classes in the New Year and also hopefully be reunited with their two young sons. There is one th ...

Homeless at record high

Number of homeless served at all-time high Local aid organizations are fighting to provide quality services this holiday season as the number of people who need those services gro ...

Our View: Canal deaths point out need to help homeless

Another victim recently drowned in Auburn’s Wise Canal, the sixth since January 2009. Not coincidentally, it was another homeless man. Richard Hill, 50, a transient who had ju ...