Noon Hour Update: Earth Day, the English language, court case follow-up and our new online poll

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 Thursday edition.

What we're working on: Reporter Sara Seyydin is in Rocklin today covering Sierra College's Earth Day activities. She'll have a report on what the campus is doing to promote Earth-friendly activities.

Reporter Gus Thomson will have his piece on adult English language learners here in Auburn and how English classes are helping them integrate with the local community and their families.
Gus will be heading to the courts today to follow up on a couple local crime cases, including an alleged murder case.

Does tech work for you?: Today we're launching our new weekly poll on the homepage of on the lower half of the page next to sports. Click here and take the poll today.

What you're talking about: The arrest of six suspects in two separate home burglaries in the Meadow Vista and Applegate areas has sparked plenty of reader comment so far today. Read that story here and share your thoughts. Also the story, "Runaway stroller tragedy adverted by quick-acting Auburn Couple" has readers weighing in.
In Opinion, the letter to the editor, "Guns cause more trouble than end it" is our most read so far today, with several readers commenting on it. Another letter, "Such language before Easter" is our second most read so far today. Read these and more in Opinion.

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