Homeless

Reader Input: Shelter makes a world of difference

I have been staying at the shelter in Auburn. I had a broken hip for four years and have been homeless since it was broke. I just had my hip replaced last August. I just starte ...

Reader Input: Time for Auburn to add new law

The homeless issue is a multilayered and complex one. Currently, there are no laws protecting both the homeless and the residents living in Auburn when it comes to health issues su ...

Reader Input: Invite the homeless into your world

“Placer County to homeless: Get off our lawn?,” (Journal, June 16) was telling. Sort of like a “not in my backyard” theory. Let me update on recent experi ...

Placer to curb homeless camping on county land

Placer County is moving toward an Aug. 5 start date to move the homeless and their possessions off a high-profile camp set up on its own lawn in North Auburn. Facing a flurry of c ...

Reader input: Homeless issue needs solution

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this. In reading the sheriff’s crime log during the last two printings, I have noted that the vast majority of crimes (reported) ...

Deputies nab suspected North Auburn tool thief

A homeless man has been arrested in connection with a hoard of tools and equipment allegedly stolen from the Placer County maintenance yard. Forty-five-year-old Anthony George Pav ...

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 ...

Another View: Unity needed to address homelessness – not criticism of The Gathering Inn

I was extremely dismayed upon reading the April 8 Journal article bearing the headline: “Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs ‘major changes.’ Roseville-based shel ...

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 ...

Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station

The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...