Noon Hour Update: Auburn Home Show; talking Amgen Tour; time to mail in the ballots and Media Life

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: The Amgen Tour of California is underway. Unfortunately this year, there was no Amgen in Auburn. Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into what is being considered to possibly woo the tour back.
Gus will also be reporting on the rescue of some animals in Loomis and he'll also be putting out his weekly Media Life column.

Reporter Sara Seyydin is looking into the City of Auburn's hiring of the same law firm used by the City of Bell to represent it in redevelopment issues.
Sara will also be letting readers know when you must get in your mail-in ballots, and if you can still request one right now.

Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili is previewing the Auburn Spring Home Show. She'll let prospective attendees know what to expect as the event gets underway tomorrow.
What are you going to the home show to see? Let us know in the comments section.

Reporter Justin A. Lawson will inform us about how cleaner fuel-burning school buses are patrolling the streets and getting kids to and from school.

What you're talking about: In Opinion, the debate over what is appropriate when it comes to sunbathing has received plenty of views and reader comment. Our most read letter to the editor so far today is, "Sunlight beneficial to human health." Other letters that are generating opinions and views are "District 5 job can't be bought," "We must obey laws of physics," and "Don't out our special ops." Read these letters and more and share your thoughts.

Do you "Like" us?: Want to go to the upcoming Auburn Spring Home Show May 18-20? The Journal is giving away four VIP tickets daily from now until the show starts. All you have to do to be entered into the daily drawing is to "Like" us on Facebook and become a new follower of the Auburn Journal. Just click here to like us.
Congratulations to our latest winners, they are: Paul Mondschein, Christina Nauss Roe, Robin Choate, Andrea Wilkerson LeDuc, Elizabeth Starr, Dale Cody Burmester, Willy Knego, Laura M. Richards and Pamela Hayden.

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