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Free North Auburn medical clinic ready to open

A free medical clinic in North Auburn is ready to open Tuesday to help the needy. The opening is to take place two months after the Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Church delayed the ...

New Placer homeless count hints at economic recovery

Placer County’s homeless numbers are down as economic numbers show a promising upturn. The count - used to help establish Placer County’s share of federal Housing and ...

Reader Input: Thank you, Gathering Inn

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 ...

Freezing temperatures spur emergency shelter for Placer’s homeless

  AUBURN CA - Restrictions have been loosened to allow virtually all of Auburn’s homeless population to find shelter from the cold in Auburn. Suzi de Fosset, Gathering ...

Another View: Local nonprofits make wishes for new year

With a new year upon on us, a few local nonprofit organization leaders have shared what they hope to accomplish in 2011. A better economy Ken Tokutomi, chairman of the Auburn Sa ...

Homeless at record high

Number of homeless served at all-time high Local aid organizations are fighting to provide quality services this holiday season as the number of people who need those services gro ...

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 ...

Pulled toward homelessness

After a life living, working and thriving on the fringes of a California economy that nurtured his creativity and free spirit, David Putnam has now dropped off the edge. A carpent ...