NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn Police ticketing program; $300,000 county jail study and semi-pro football in Loomis

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: The Auburn Police Department has been issuing warning tickets for the last year as part of a program to reduce traffic incidents. Reporter Jon Schultz looks into the program to see how it’s doing, and what some of the financial effects of the campaign are. Jon will also be following up on the court appearance of a husband and wife who are accused of allegedly taking more than $500,000 from the man’s mother.

Placer County is spending $300,000 on a study focusing on jail management. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on what this money will get the county and what information will come from it.

In Sports, a new semi-pro football team has popped up in Placer County, specifically Loomis. Sports Editor Matthew Kimel has a feature on the new team. Weather permitting, Bear River and Placer high schools will face off on the baseball diamond as well.

What you’re talking about: Online readers are commenting on several of our stories so far today. Our piece on the Walmart location in North Auburn is receiving comments on Wednesday, as is the story on PG&E’s flood warning preparedness for residents, and our feature on the Cool native whose culinary skills have garnered him national attention.

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