the Gathering Inn

Reader Input: County money could well help

Being a member of one of the hosting churches for The Gathering Inn, it would not be feasible for us to host for a week because of the other outreach commitments that we are commit ...

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 ...

Placer County out in front of Auburn, Roseville storm-shelter needs

Auburn’s most storm-vulnerable residents are finding shelter from Placer County, the American Red Cross and The Gathering Inn. Storm-specific emergency shelters are being op ...

Reader input: Shelter needed for homeless

The Applegate fire re-minds us how amazingly fast emergency shelters are set up for animals and people and how necessary they are to ensure safety and calm the fears of the citizen ...

Another View: Barracks could keep homeless warm

Right Hand Auburn, Inc. is an organization whose immediate mission is to utilize the minimum security jail barracks on a temporary basis in order to address the critical homeless s ...

Reader Input: Hope writer did more than gripe

In response to Allen Cassidy’s letter, “Avoid being a hypocrite,” (Reader Input, July 22): I do hope that as you sat at your café Sunday, watching the scen ...

Auburn residents stay safe during weekend storm

Despite the snow that hit town Saturday and the ongoing cold snap, Auburn residents remained relatively safe over the weekend. Besides a house fire on Meyer Lane near Mount Vernon ...

Anti-panhandling campaign continues in Auburn

Thanksgiving Eve generally brings large numbers of people out to shop for last-minute groceries, which is why Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, Mayor Kevin Hanley, Vice Mayor Brid ...

Another View: Homeless don’t want to live like animals

By Barbara Ogden I am becoming increasingly disappointed in our community’s lack of action regarding the homeless population. I am not talking about those who are eligible ...

City presses homeless camp cleanup

Local law enforcement’s battle with Auburn’s homeless population continues as several illegal encampments have been popping up in areas throughout the city. On Nov. 5, ...

Shelter rezone OK’d

After 10 meetings and months of contemplation, the Auburn City Council unanimously approved an ordinance amendment and rezone for the C-3 regional commercial district near Auburn R ...

Auburn police campaign against panhandling starts next week

The “panhandling solutions pocket guide” will be making its way into the community next week as the Auburn Police Department begins its campaign to help prevent local p ...

Reader Input: Mental health facilities needed

Re: “County homeless shelter overflowing,” Journal, Sept. 13. I suppose this article was written to convince the citizens of Auburn that we need to have a homeless sh ...

Placer County homeless shelter overflowing

A Roseville-based homeless shelter is reporting unseasonably high demand for beds this summer, turning away more than a dozen people some nights and anticipating even higher demand ...

Raeder input: Thank you for believing

An $80,000 deficit took its toll on The Gathering Inn last summer. For six weeks the door to showers, clean clothes and nightly shelter was closed. The community felt the impact: ...