More Videos

Watch the trailer from 'And Then They Came For Us' 1:39

Watch the trailer from 'And Then They Came For Us'

On the first day of fall, Sierra roadways close due to September snowstorm 0:42

On the first day of fall, Sierra roadways close due to September snowstorm

Bernie Sanders thanks John McCain on health care in San Francisco 1:07

Bernie Sanders thanks John McCain on health care in San Francisco

Shanahan: 'We just need to get better' 2:53

Shanahan: 'We just need to get better'

Spencer Webb of Christian Brothers prepares for Friday night football 0:54

Spencer Webb of Christian Brothers prepares for Friday night football

Bernie Sanders supporters urge 2020 presidential run 1:38

Bernie Sanders supporters urge 2020 presidential run

Sacramento’s 10 most popular dog breeds 2:00

Sacramento’s 10 most popular dog breeds

Velvelyn Brown, 70, talks about her slide into homelessness 0:47

Velvelyn Brown, 70, talks about her slide into homelessness

Things get a little rowdy at troubled Northern California water district 1:19

Things get a little rowdy at troubled Northern California water district

How bots are taking over our lives 1:41

How bots are taking over our lives

  • How Edwin Lopez went from homeless to a career in law enforcement

    Edwin Lopez lost his job, his apartment and his car, but he worked his way back and now he's California Highway Patrol officer.

Edwin Lopez lost his job, his apartment and his car, but he worked his way back and now he's California Highway Patrol officer. Jose Villegas The Sacramento Bee
Edwin Lopez lost his job, his apartment and his car, but he worked his way back and now he's California Highway Patrol officer. Jose Villegas The Sacramento Bee
Marcos Bretón

Marcos Bretón

Connecting the dots on issues, people and news in the Sacramento region

He used to be homeless, sleeping in Sacramento parks. Now he’s a rookie CHP officer

July 07, 2017 4:00 AM

Comments

Homeless in Sacramento

About This Blog


Hello, my name is Marcos Bretón, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What’s a columnist supposed to do? I’m supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I’ve been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

Contact Marcos Bretón: mbreton@sacbee.com or 916-321-1096.
Twitter: @MarcosBreton
Facebook