Homeless

Placer County in court battle over release of homeless meeting video

A prominent North Auburn resident is taking Placer County to court over its denial of his request to release a video from an employee ‘town-hall’ meeting on homeless is ...

Homeless moving off Placer County’s North Auburn lawn

A patch of bare dirt and yellowed grass at North Auburn’s Placer County Government Center that has been home to about 20 to 30 homeless people sprouted signs Thursday warning ...

Who are the homeless; where will they go?

By Tricia Caspers-Ross of the Auburn Journal With questions looming about where the homeless will go once the Placer County Board of Supervisor’s ban on camping on county pr ...

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 ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

24/7 homeless service center in Auburn’s future?

The consultant hired by Placer County to come up with an action plan to deal with homeless issues is recommending a “come-as-you-are services center” in Auburn. Marbut ...