Noon Hour Update: Election results wrap-up; Placer High graduation and goats mowing down fire danger

What's happening and what we're working on
-A +A

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.

Online now: Read an update on the semi-official election results posted earlier today on our election blog. Click here

What we're working on: With the Presidential Primary Election wrapped up, there's still some follow-up to the results from last night. Reporter Sara Seyydin will be covering the reaction to the defeat of Measure A, the Auburn charter city initiative. She will also be looking into fire measures that would've instituted taxes to preserve fire protection levels. See our story on early Measure A results here, and on the fire measures here and here.  
Sara will also step away from the election cycle and focus on another important local topic here in Auburn, graduation at Placer High School this Saturday. Post your pearls of wisdom here or email them to

Reporter Gus Thomson will have a more detailed look into the results from last night's Placer County Board of Supervisors races in districts 3 and 5. See Gus' first story on the results here.

Seen a lot of goats lately? They're there to protect your neighborhood. Reporter Justin Lawson will have a story on one local neighborhood that has more than 600 goats eating up a pasture as a natural form of weed abatement.

What you're talking about: The election is the talk online today. Our story "Auburn voters reject charter city initiative" has received several comments so far today, as has the story by the Associated Press on Proposition 29 (the cigarette tax). Read that piece here.
In Opinion, several Letters to the Editor have received reader opinions and plenty of views. The issue of a Walmart in Auburn continues with the letter, "Does North Auburn need a Walmart?" The local birther debate is addressed in the letter "Stamp out futile distractions," and a letter about the sacrifice of those who charged Omaha Beach on D-Day, "Give peace a chance?" has been a hot topic.

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