NOON HOUR UPDATE: Charter school series kicks off; regional sewer follow-up; Auburn crash victim update and Food & Wine

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 Wednesday edition.

What we’re working on: The Journal and Gold Country Media begins its series on charter schools in Placer County, with an emphasis on Horizon Charter Schools. Reporter Jon Schultz kicks off our series with a story on Horizon Charter Schools and their problem with school sites. Read our preview story on the series here. Jon is also working on a follow-up to last night’s city council meeting where a vote was passed to send new deal points on the regional sewer plan on to Placer County and Lincoln.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors are meeting today and Reporter Gus Thomson is at the board chambers. He’ll be reporting on some of the more pressing items on the agenda.

We're doing an update on the status of a Placer High School grad who had the community rallying behind him to help pay medical bills and recover from a serious vehicle wreck. Reporter Andrew Westrope is talking with those who know him and will report his condition. Andrew is also heading to the Placer Union High School District meeting this afternoon and will have a report on agenda items discussed.

In Sports, look for coverage of the Placer High School girls basketball game between the Lady Hillmen and top-seeded Christian Brothers.

In this week’s Food & Wine section read our preview of the upcoming Celebrity Chefs event set for March 7.

What you’re talking about: Our story on the suicide death of a young man has several readers commenting today. Another piece that is receiving comment is our story on the critical thinking program being instituted through Sierra College. Read these stories and more and share your opinions.

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