Noon Hour Update: Auburn-area election signs; Colored Pencils update; power from Lake Clementine and rocket golf

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 election season in full swing, Reporter Jon Schultz is looking into Auburn’s local sign ordinance when it comes to political campaign signs. Jon is also looking into where things stand in a lawsuit filed against the city by the Auburn Police Officers Association.

The 14-year-old at the center of the molestation case at the Colored Pencils day care in Auburn is in court once again. Reporter Amber Marra will be there to find out if the juvenile will be charged as an adult.

Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on a Palos Verdes Estates business eyeing Lake Clementine dam as a potential hydro-electric power generation site.

Doug Frost will be shooting off rockets with golf balls attached to them and taking on golf pro Shawn Kelly of The Ridge Golf Course in a man versus rocket golf test. Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will be there to watch it all go down.  

What you’re talking about: Our story on Newcastle firefighters being forced out of their fire station for safety reasons has plenty of readers sharing their thoughts today. Also, our piece on a man leading authorities on a high-speed chase through Auburn has comments as well. Read these stories and more and share your thoughts.

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