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NOON HOUR UPDATE: Baltimore Ravine reaction continues; Rincon del Rio community before planning commission and First 5 Placer approves grant funding

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 topic of the Baltimore Ravine development and the revelation that the United Auburn Indian Community owns the land for the project continues to be a hot one. Reporter Jon Schultz is talking more with those involved in the project and those from the UAIC and addressing other rumors that have come up recently.

The process of approving the Rincon del Rio senior community development in southern Nevada County that borders with Placer continues today. Reporter Gus Thomson will be in Nevada City Thursday for the planning commission meeting that will hear more about the Rincon del Rio proposal. Gus will also have another weekly edition of Media Life.

The First 5 Placer Children & Families Commission approved nearly $8.5 million in grant funding for 2013-16. Reporter Andrew Westrope is speaking with the commission about the funding amount and will have a story on what this will mean for programs that help children throughout the county.

In Arts & Entertainment, Journal Features Editor Paul Cambra previews Take Note Troupe’s production of “The Melodies and Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder.”

What you’re talking about: Our story on the former Raley’s advertising director pleading guilty to defrauding the West Sacramento-based grocery chain out of $2.5 million has readers sharing their thoughts this morning. Our story on the Auburn Union School District seeking funding options for solar projects also has people sharing their opinions. Read these stories and more and weigh in.

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