Homeless

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 ...

Supes approve North Auburn homeless shelter funding

With plans to keep its homeless shelter open through at least March 31 in North Auburn, local non-profit organization Right Hand Auburn is now on the receiving end of a cash infusi ...

Arresting homeless won’t solve crime problem

I’ve noticed on the Sheriff’s Log, most of the arrests made, are on the homeless. Is there a war on the homeless? Do we think by arresting them, the problem will go awa ...

Reader input: Auburn is dumping ground for homeless

I’ve noticed an increase of crime reported in Auburn Journal committed by persons with no fixed address. No amount of funding or good will has proven to be effective. Homel ...

Reader input: Letters are your own opinions

In response to Jennyfer Murphy; who is this “we” you frequently refer to? (Reader Input, Aug. 28). It’s not me or my friends so please be correct enough to state ...

Reader input: Faces of homelessness close to home

I read the Reader Input, Aug. 28,  from Jennyfer Murphy saying no to a permanent homeless shelter here. Where is your heart? You must not know anyone who is homeless. I have ...

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 ...