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Reader Input: Shelter effort rife with disorder
Thursday Oct 24 2013
Like helter-skelter, rash, hasty disorder is within the city council and planners. Councilmembers can feel a noose around their necks as three of the five will have to force a shel ...
Reader Input: Put shelter in correct place
Thursday Sep 19 2013
City Council members have proposed to rezone properties along Highway 49 and the Auburn-Ravine corridor to allow for emergency shelters. It’s true. State law requires citie ...
Homeless shelter on Auburn giant statue property loses steam
Wednesday Sep 18 2013
The idea of a homeless-shelter zoning designation on land now occupied by Auburn’s famous giant statues fizzled Tuesday in front of the city’s Planning Commission. Ins ...
Reader Input: Do right by our city’s homeless
Thursday Aug 15 2013
With a fast approaching state-mandated deadline to define locations which are appropriately zoned for a homeless shelter, it could take years before the city actually contracts wit ...
Reader Input: Choose homeless shelter site with care
Wednesday Aug 14 2013
Choosing where to put the new homeless shelter needs to be carefully thought through as it is something that is going to have a very long-term effect on how Auburn is perceived by ...
Reader Input: Keep walking safe for seniors
Wednesday Aug 14 2013
Many seniors live in small, one-bedroom apartments in complexes along Auburn Ravine and Mikkelsen Drive in Auburn. They have a difficult time getting exercise, especially those wit ...
Auburn homeless shelter could share space with giant statues
Tuesday Aug 13 2013
The Auburn City Council has identified properties off Palm Avenue and Auburn Ravine Road, most prominently occupied by giant statues and a discount grocery store, that they believe ...
Reader Input: Plan back-to-basics homeless facility
Wednesday Jul 31 2013
What to do, what to do? Our city is having problems satisfying SB-2 2007, not for the lack of trying, but for the rejection by our general population. We Auburnites are jealously ...
Reader Input: There’s no profit in poverty
Thursday Jul 04 2013
There appears to be a delay on where the homeless will be placed in Auburn (“Auburn planners reject Nevada, Wall street homeless-shelter zoning plan,” Journal, July 3). ...
Reader Input: City can do better with homeless issue
Wednesday Mar 13 2013
The front-page article in the Auburn Journal on March 8 did not make sense to me, or anyone else I spoke with who had read it (“Commission OKs limiting year-round homeless sh ...
Reader Input: Thank you, Gathering Inn
Sunday Feb 24 2013
As the coffee pot brewed on Sept. 17, 2012 in The Welcome Center at Dewitt Center news reached the homeless community with a big cheer The Gathering Inn was once again to re-open a ...
Our View: Heat up the help for homeless when temperatures drop
Friday Jan 18 2013
This week we’ve been chilled to the bone. When the sun goes down the mercury has fallen off the table. But while we’re ensconced in the warmth of our homes during these ...
Leaders need to listen
Monday Nov 28 2011
Re: (Call to Readers, Journal, Nov. 28): If I were to be elected as a leader whether it be local, state or federal, the first thing I would do would be to ask “We the People.” ...
Pet sanctuary beautifully run
Friday Jan 28 2011
This letter is in response to Emily Kemp’s comments about Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation (Journal, Jan. 25). I am an animal rights activist and involved in several watchd ...
Rise up and replace them
Friday Dec 11 2009
Last week I found myself over in front of the county supervisors pleading for a continuation of the free space that has been granted to “Friends of Placer County,” to house old ...
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