Noon Hour Update: Black Friday shopping in Auburn; charitable giving; Auburn police contract; mushroom picking and football playoffs

What’s happening and what we’re working on
By: Staff Report
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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 edition.

What we’re working on:  Reporter Gus Thomson is out about this Black Friday to see how businesses are doing in the Auburn area. Gus will also have a piece on the charitable giving season here in the foothills.

The City of Auburn and the Auburn Police Officers Association continue to negotiate a new contract. Reporter Jon Schultz covers the topic and has a story on where the process stands and what it’s costing the city. Jon’s piece on safely picking edible mushrooms will also be running on Sunday.

The Friday after Thanksgiving means only one thing in the high school sports world – football playoffs. Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will be in Elk Grove Friday as Del Oro High continues its playoff run. Follow Matthew on Twitter for live score updates and check back here at midnight for full coverage.

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