panhandling

Auburn parks could see aggressive-begging ban

Aggressive panhandling and other types of intrusive solicitation could soon be turfed out of Auburn Recreation District parks. Under new rules being considered by the recreation d ...

Reader Input: Try facts before blabbering

I keep wondering how it can be that prolific letter writer Ron Lowe can get it wrong on so many issues. I am referring to his most recent letter that appeared in the Journal on Sep ...

City making headway in battle against begging

Auburn’s war on panhandling is catching the attention of other counties and municipalities throughout California. The campaign is part of a larger effort geared toward endin ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Homeless beg, yet own dogs

I see lots of homeless people asking for food, work or money. I would like to know why, where or how they usually have a dog with them. How can they afford to feed a dog or pur ...

Panhandling campaign making inroads in Auburn

Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn headed back to the Elm Street shopping center on Thursday to continue his campaign against local panhandling. From noon to 1 p.m., Ruffcorn, acco ...

Auburn’s fledgling anti-panhandling campaign spreading

The city of Auburn effort to discourage panhandling by convincing people not to give is spreading to North Auburn. Business employees like Garret Jensen of Rock Creek Plaza’ ...

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 ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn to crack down on panhandling; street names and Auburn and Sutter staff help those in need

What we’re working on: Auburn’s police chief has secured $2,500 from Auburn city coffers for a campaign to convince people to stop forking over cash to panhandlers. Rep ...

Aeolia Drive resident may win partial reprieve from $11,600 fine

A man who owes the city more than $11,000 in property citations may only have to pay $600 after a City Council decision Monday night. After a long debate with no resolution, the A ...

City: Police can arrest panhandlers

Auburnites can now expect stricter laws on panhandling and soliciting in the city. In a unanimous vote Monday night the Auburn City Council passed the Solicitation Ordinance and ...

Panhandler handouts ‘not helping’

Local organizations say giving money to panhandlers enables them to continue a life possibly driven by addiction. “We are a compassionate nation and people (give panhandlers mo ...

Our view: Auburn’s panhandlers need something beyond cash handouts

The cardboard signs. The requests for spare change. We’ve all encountered panhandling in Auburn. Auburn Police Chief Valerie Harris plans to pitch a new ordinance to the city co ...

Help, don’t harass Auburn’s homeless

This letter is in response to the article regarding “panhandling” (Journal, July 13). I hope the Auburn City Council and Auburn Police Chief Valerie Harris will read it. Due t ...

Identity released of body found behind Kmart

The body of a man found behind Kmart Tuesday was identified as 55-year-old Raymond Switzer, according to Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman. Switzer was listed as ...