Homeless

Reader input: Homeless need mental help, evaluation

So many of the homeless have mental problems. They couldn’t hold down a job or find cheap enough housing if they had to. Have the homeless in our area ever been mentally eval ...

Meddlers -- Jan. 19: Update on homelessness in Auburn; snow safety concerns

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday. Auburn Journal reporter Tricia Caspers-Ross, whose beat includes cit ...

Reader input: Let’s do more for the poor

The city of Sacramento can build sports stadiums, but can’t provide shelter for the homeless. Those with drug or mental problems should be placed in facilities (which need to ...

2015’s Top 5 stories in Auburn

2015 was quite a year, with Costco’s now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t act ending with a surprise return to the realm of possibilities. Plenty of people were seeing the hom ...

Reader input: Let’s act to help the homeless

The homeless people in Placer County have been thought about, talked about, met about,  prayed about,  studied about, litigated about, complained about and just about eve ...

Another View: Seeking options for shelter, aid to the homeless

As our weather turns cold and we welcome the much needed rain, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to people who do not have shelter. It is hard to understand how homeless pop ...

Reader input: The homeless need our help

Auburn is doing the right thing by helping its homeless population. Not like the city of Manteca, which is being sued for not helping. The suit involves four homeless who were told ...

Reader input: County, not city, OK’d shelter

Re: I don’t hate homeless (Reader input, Oct.23).   The writer cites the City of Auburn for approving a larger shelter.  The City of Auburn had nothing to do with ...

Homeless shelter doors open until spring

As many as 100 homeless people will have a place to sleep during the coming rainy season, but come spring, the future of the temporary North Auburn homeless shelter “experime ...

Reader input: Homeless: We can all help

As mentioned before, the homeless problem will continue until the system changes. With the lack of services, how can a person obtain a good-paying job and afford housing when they ...

Reader input: North Auburn not a ‘Mad Max’ wasteland

(Re: Donna McCloskey, Oct 23, 2015) I’d like to suggest you should get some facts straight about where you live and what governing body presides over local decisions there. A ...

Homelessness: A problem with no easy fix

Editor’s note: This is part V of a series on homelessness in Auburn. It’s also the continuation of last week’s article, “Homelessness in Auburn: Reasons hav ...

A long view of homelessness

Editor’s note: This is part IV of a series looking at the homeless population and issues in Auburn. In 1990, Jessica’s Bartholow’s family became homeless when t ...

Reader input: Homeless need help, not name calling

In reference to the comments made by Auburn attorney Oliver Pong, as reported in the Auburn Journal dated Oct. 7 regarding the homeless shelter, I am thinking back to Nazi Germany ...

Reader input: Homeless don’t deserve cruelty

Regarding a quote from Auburn Attorney Oliver Pong’s letter to Supervisor Jim Holmes calling homeless people “vermin” that are “infesting” our neighbo ...