Noon Hour Update: Doomsday bucket list; ski resorts gear up for another storm; Auburn Churches at Christmas and all-star football in Loomis

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 Friday edition.

What we’re working on:  Some believe tomorrow, Dec. 21, will be the end of the world because of the completion of the Mayan calendar. While that isn’t going to happen, Reporter Jon Schultz decided to ask local residents what they would do if they knew they only had one day left on Earth. Check out his video online, Friday. Jon is also working on a story seeking out how much snow ski resorts are expecting from the latest winter storm that is forecasted to blow in Thursday night.

Reporter Gus Thomson continues his Auburn Churches at Christmas series with his third installment in the five-part series, this one on the Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists.  In Gus’ Media Life column, he highlights the top Auburn-centric moments of 2012.

In Sports, read about the upcoming Optimist all-star football game being held at Del Oro High School this weekend, and who to watch for.  

What you’re talking about: Several stories and Letters to the Editor have online readers commenting on Thursday. Our story on the alert Placer County Sheriff’s Office detective who was ringing a bell for charity and then apprehended a shop-lifting suspect has readers expressing their views. In our Letters to the Editor section, the letters, “Tone down our weaponry” and “Wishing all a sick-free year” have multiple comments. Read these letters and stories and share your views.

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