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Gathering Inn to reopen homeless shelter Monday

The Gathering Inn will reopen its shelter after a seven-week hiatus on Monday thanks largely to the donations of local businesses. The nonprofit organization was able to finalize p ...

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 ...

Another View: Public funds shrinking, not numbers of Placer homeless population

How many homeless persons are too many in Placer County? That is the question that gets answered every other year in January. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requir ...

Organization ‘Gathers’ help for those in need

A Placer County organization that works with 10 Auburn churches to provide shelter and resources is excited about its growing role in the community. The Gathering Inn is a nonprof ...

Addiction no laughing matter

People suffering from addictions, whether they are in recovery or still active, should be outraged by the recent Visual Viewpoint cartoon by Jerry Holbert (Feb. 22). This cartoon ...

Program assists ailing homeless

Auburn homeless residents who have been hospitalized and discharged won’t have to camp out while recuperating, thanks to a new program. The Placer County Interim Care Program p ...

Economy adding to homeless challenge

At 67, Brenda Cash has seen tough times but she never expected to be homeless. Cash returned to Roseville in January to be nearer to her children after being away for 12 years. ...

Residents offer advice to Obama

The Journal asked locals what advice they would give to newly elected President Barack Obama. Click on their pictures to see what they had to say. --Compiled by Journal staff wr ...