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Noon Hour Update: Auburn homeowners say goodbye to redwood tree; alcohol sales to minors in Auburn and community chips in for child’s K-9 helper

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 Sunday print and online editions.

What we’re working on:  A piece of history for one local family was taken down recently as the estimated 70-year-old redwood tree that resided on their property was taken down as it was lifting the foundation of their home. Reporter Jon Schultz will have a story about the removal. Jon is also reporting on a recent law enforcement sting that cited some local businesses for selling alcohol to minors.

In sports, look for coverage of high school basketball and a report on how Placer High football standout Eddie Vanderdoes did at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in Texas.

In Lifestyle Sunday, an Auburn boy receives a K-9 companion that helps him monitor his diabetes thanks to the community helping raise funds for the animal.

What you’re talking about: In our Letters to the Editor section, our most read letter writer’s opinion so far today is “Founding fathers used foresight,” which has received multiple comments. Read that letter and other heavily read and commented letters “Transcend mere politics and help” and “Abortion talk dodges reality” and share your thoughts.

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