Noon Hour Update: Another ADA lawsuit in Auburn; fireworks and fire concerns; moving on without state funding

What's happening and what we're working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Wednesday edition.

What we're working on: Another Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit has touched down in the Auburn area, this time at the Little Belgium Deli & Beer Bar on Lincoln Way in Auburn. Reporter Sara Seyydin will have a story on what this means for the local business, and what its plans are to deal with the suit.
Sara is also looking into claims by neighbors of the United Auburn Indian Community Rancheria that illegal fireworks were set off during the Fourth of July, raising fire danger concerns.

We continue to follow up on the lightning strikes that hit the foothills on Monday morning and the subsequent fires they started in the Tahoe National Forest. Reporter Gus Thomson will have an update. Click here for our latest report.
Gus will also be attending the arraignment of the man suspected of setting the Robbers Fire.

Despite being stripped of state funding, locals are keeping drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs going despite that lack of cash from California. Reporter Amber Marra is looking into how that's happening.

In Food & Wine, Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili has a story on smoothies as a meal replacement.

What you're talking about: In Opinion a handful of topics have readers sharing their thoughts. The Letter to the Editor, "Park access denial atrocious" is our most read so far today. Take a look and weigh on the topic. Another well read letter is "Taller railing won't have much impact." Read this one and share your thoughts on the railing at the Foresthill Bridge.

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