Noon Hour Update: County business, the charter school debate and nutritional updates

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: Reporter Gus Thomson is at the Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting today and he’ll be reporting on some of the topics on the agenda. Issues of note include a deferment on a decision about the Bell Gardens Apartment complex and the widening of Auburn Folsom Road.

Sara Seyydin will be following up the special meeting held by the Placer County Office of Education in regards to its proposed charter school. 

What you’re talking about: Our story on the petition drive to stop the Black & White Ball has drawn plenty of views and comments from readers. Click here to read the story and share your opinions.

In Opinion the letters “No thanks from one who pays” and “Call it money well spent” have garnered the most views so far today and have several comments. Read those letters and more in Opinion and share your thoughts.

New nutrition: Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili examines the ChooseMyPlate program that replaces the long-standing food pyramid when it comes to nutrition in Wednesday's Food&Wine.

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