Noon Hour Update: Fire shuts shops in Lake of the Pines; Auburn Airport; food trucks in Auburn and Friday night football

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 Sunday and online editions.

What we’re working on: A fire in a Lake of the Pines-area shopping center has left some local businesses shut down. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on the amount of damage done and what locals are doing to get businesses opened again. Gus is also looking into the future of the Auburn Airport after a new study.

Reporter Jon Schultz completes his three-part series on mobile businesses in the Auburn area Sunday. He talks with Maria’s Mexican Taco food truck owner Maria Moreno about her mobile business and working in Auburn.

The Placer High School football team puts its undefeated record on the line tonight as it hosts another team with a perfect mark, the Yuba City Honkers. Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will be live tweeting the game here and will have a report with photos up by midnight after the game.

Should they pay?: Should BASE jumpers rescued from jumping off the Foresthill Bridge be responsible for the rescue costs? Take our poll on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and let us know. The poll will close at 5 p.m. today.

What you’re talking about: The second story in our mobile business series has readers weighing in on food trucks today, as has our story about the delay in building a new courthouse in Tahoe City. Read these stories and more and share your thoughts.

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