Noon Hour Update: Auburn City Council race; computer scam; McClintock travels and Burning Man

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 Friday edition.

What we’re working on: While presidential politics is the main card for this November’s election, local races are high on the list for those of us here in the foothills. Reporter Amber Marra is working on a story profiling those running for Auburn’s City Council this fall.

Amber will also have a story on a new scam, this time it takes aim at computer users.

Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into Congressman Tom McClintock’s spending when it comes to travel. He’ll have a story on where those funds are going.

It’s almost time to get funky. The Auburn Funk Box Derby is set roll into Downtown Auburn once again. Reporter Paul Cambra will have a preview on the upcoming event.

In Arts & Entertainment, Journal Feature Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili profiles a local Auburn artist whose work has risen out of the ashes to be displayed at the upcoming Burning Man festival in Nevada.

Favorable to food trucks?: Take our online poll on the bottom half of our homepage next to sports asking if food trucks are a good addition to the Auburn business community.

What you’re talking about: The disappearance of an Auburn pharmacist has readers sharing their thoughts today, as has our story about the smoke in the area from the multiple fires in Northern California. Read these stories and more and share your thoughts.

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