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NOON HOUR UPDATE: Burglary in Downtown Auburn; WWII vets share their stories; panel discussion about mental health and Del Oro’s Model Coach

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: A local Downtown Auburn business has suffered its third burglary in less than two months. Reporter Gus Thomson was at the business this morning and will have a story on how the break-in occurred and what was taken and damages. Gus also has a story on a local senior care facility that is documenting the stories of World War II veterans. He’ll also have another weekly installment of his column, Media Life.

The Auburn Area Democratic Club is holding a panel discussion tonight about Laura’s Law, a program that provides court-ordered outpatient treatment to the mentally ill.  The parents of Laura, who was murdered by a severely ill mental patient, will also be on hand. Reporter Andrew Westrope is attending the event tonight and will have a report on the discussion.

In Arts & Entertainment this week Features Editor Paul Cambra has a preview of the play, “Barrymore,” which opens at the High Hand Nursery in Loomis on April 19.

In Sports, read about a tennis coach at Del Oro High School who has earned the designation of  Model Coach by the California Interscholastic Federation’s Sac-Joaquin Section.

What you’re talking about: Online readers continue to comment on the story about the death of a local man who succumbed to his injuries after he crashed his motorcycle Tuesday night. Other stories where readers are commenting include our piece on the Auburn parks district’s 10-year plan for facilities and our story on a local mom coaching an Auburn Little League team. Read these stories and much more and share your opinions with the community. 

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