Noon Hour Update: Clipper Gap man missing; Sutter Auburn Faith goes high-tech and Auburn City Council

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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.

71-year-old man missing: The Placer County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help in locating a man from Clipper Gap. For more information click here and see his photo.

Fire scorches Auburn State Recreation Area grassland: About an acre of brush and grass burned Sunday in the Auburn State Recreation Area. See our report here for more and a photo.

What we’re working on: Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is going digital. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on how the local hospital is going high-tech in its operating rooms with new equipment.

Gus will also be telling readers to be on the lookout for a 71-year-old missing man from Clipper Gap who has health problems. Gary Howe went missing on Sunday night.

The Auburn City Council is meeting Monday night and will start by entering into closed session for ongoing labor negotiations with the Auburn Police Officers Association. A report on action taken during closed session, if any, will be given afterward. The council will also go over a draft performance budget with the expectation that staff members will return with budgets for each city department in the near future. Reporter Amber Marra will be covering the council’s meeting.


What you’re talking about: Several of our Letters to the Editor have commenters sharing their views. Read the letter, “Gary Moffat will shake things up” is one of our most read letters from the weekend, as is “Time to set your writers straight.” Read these letters and others and weigh in on the topics.

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