Noon Hour Update: Beating the heat; $150 fee displeasure heats up and Auburn City Council

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 Tuesday edition.

What we're working on: With temperatures staying in the 100s this week, people are doing whatever they can to stay cool and healthy. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on the current heat wave and what people can do to beat the heat.
With hot temperatures comes increased fire danger, and a heated debate over fees for fire prevention. Gus is looking into locals' continued displeasure with the $150 fee that is in place for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) fire prevention services.

Monday night the Auburn City Council meets and reporter Amber Marra will be on hand to cover the proceedings and highlight some of the items on the agenda.

What you're talking about: Some of our stories from the weekend are getting readers to share their opinions on the topics. Our story, "Conflict over $73 million sewer project rising to the surface" has generated user comments, as has "Burglar makes off with clubs and cash in string of golf pro shop burglaries." Read these stories and more and share your thoughts.

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