Noon Hour Update: Campaign money statements filed; Pre-kindergarten classes growing; Giants fans buzzing and football tonight

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 edition.

What we’re working on: Welcome to Friday. Journal reporter Amber Marra is reporting on transitional kindergarten classes and how they’re growing in size locally. She’s also working on a story about a new grant that brings classical music into schools.

Reporter Jon Schultz is scanning through campaign finance forms as it’s the October deadline for candidates to file statements on how much money they’ve received, from who and how they’ve spent it.

Reporter Gus Thomson is out on the trails learning about a new bridge being built for hikers. Find out where and when this Sunday. Gus is also talking to Giants fans locally to get their reaction on the team making it to the World Series.

Tonight Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will cover the Colfax versus Placer High football game. Read his pre-coverage here and look tonight for live Twitter feed from the game at

What you’re reading: Discovery of a body inside a car next to railroad tracks in Auburn is of interest as is a story about the Boy Scouts of America releasing previously suppressed files that include an Auburn man.

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