Noon Hour Update: Colfax resident killed; "Hunger Games" in Auburn; charter school gets rolling and Measure A debate

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.

Colfax resident killed: Randall Gene Center was found with a gunshot wound at the Crystal Basin Recreation Area of the El Dorado National Forest Saturday. For more on this story, click here.

What we're working on: Does the name Katniss ring a bell? Well it does to readers of the "Hunger Games." Since the release of the book and movie, sports, such as archery, and other aspects of the book have seen an increase in popularity. Reporter Gus Thomson will be seeing if local businesses have been affected by the "Hunger Games" phenomenon.

Reporter Sara Seyydin will be looking into where things stand with the Auburn Union School District's new charter school, Alta Vista Community Charter. The school is now accepting applications and a parents meeting is upcoming.
Sara will also be letting us know about up the upcoming debate about Measure A, the Auburn charter city initiative, which is being facilitated by the League of Women Voters.

In Food & Wine this week Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will have a preview for the upcoming "Celebrate Your Taste" dinner event put on by PlacerArts.

What you're talking about: The jobs outlook topic is always a popular one, and today it's no different. Several readers have shared their thoughts on the story, "Placer County jobless rate rises again to 10.5 percent." In Opinion, the letter to the editor, "Anti-gun crowd deceives public" is our most read so far today, and it's received its fair share of reader comments. Another letter, "Watch other than Fox news" has also received plenty of views and comments. Read these letters and stories and more and share your opinions.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information