Noon Hour Update: Auburn reaction to Lance Armstrong interview; economic growth hitting the city and friends remember Matthew Steele

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:  We continue to cover the death of Auburn man, Matthew Steele, who died after being stabbed Wednesday near Placerville. Reporter Gus Thomson went to an impromptu memorial Thursday evening at a local park and spoke with those that knew him. He’ll have more on Steele and the reaction of the community.

Reporter Jon Schultz is following up on Thursday night’s board meeting for the Charter Horizon Schools, which prompted emotional pleas from parents and former teachers. Jon will also have a piece on the positive economic growth that Auburn is now experiencing.

What do locals think about Lance Armstrong’s admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs? Reporter Andrew Westrope is finding out by asking those in the local cycling community their thoughts. Andrew will also have a piece on the Auburn Union School district’s efforts to upgrade their technology.

In Lifestyle, Features Editor Paul Cambra visits with an aspiring young chef from Switzerland who had an opportunity for on-the-job training with a chef at Dingus McGee’s

What you’re talking about: Our online readers are commenting on several of our stories on Friday, including our Community Profile on Isaiah Pineiro and our continued coverage of the death of an Auburn man. Read these stories and more and share your opinions.

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