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NOON HOUR UPDATE: Food closet donations; first-ever Auburn community project; housing and the first-time homebuyer

What’s happening and what we’re working on
By: Staff Report
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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 Tuesday edition.

What we’re working on: Reporter Andrew Westrope will have details on a campaign to help raise donations for the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet.

This morning Reporter Gus Thomson joined part of a Foresthill High School field trip through the canyon to learn more about the setting of a local author’s book “Nature Noir.” The book is the centerpiece of the first ever One Book, One Community project in Auburn. Gus will have more on the project in tomorrow’s Journal.

Reporter Jon Schultz will have a story about the city’s first-time home buyer program and how it’s faring in the current housing market.

What you’re talking about: The first-person story “From ‘little county jail’ to ‘mini prison:’ Placer’s new reality” has caught reader attention as has the letter “Stranger’s kindness brightens day.”

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