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NOON HOUR UPDATE: Art Walk blooms in Auburn; community garden program accepting applications; marijuana grow sentencing and immigration forum

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 Thursday edition.

What we’re working on: With the warmer weather and blue skies another rite of spring blooms tomorrow – Art Walk. Features Editor Paul Cambra has a preview on the event and will let readers know where to go.

Ready to get your garden on? Applications for Auburn’s community gardens are starting to be accepted. Reporter Jon Schultz will have a story about the garden program and what it takes to get a plot.

Three men have been sentenced in connection with a marijuana grow in the Foresthill area.  Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on what punishment the convicted received.

Immigration continues to be a much-discussed topic, and the issue comes to Auburn in the form of a forum. Reporter Andrew Westrope will have a piece previewing the upcoming event.

What you’re talking about: North Auburn residents’ ire over a proposed sewer rate hike has readers commenting today, as does our sports coverage of Placer High softball knocking off rival Colfax. Read these stories and much more and share your viewpoints.

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