Noon Hour Update: Food waste; sales tax and food trucks and homecoming at Placer High

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:  Food waste is a problem nationwide, and it’s happening right here in Auburn. Reporter Amber Marra writes how the local High school district is buying produce from local growers to supplement the amount they have to serve at lunch, much of which is sadly going into the trash can.

Reporter Jon Schultz is breaking down the issue of how sales tax gets distributed for food truck sales here in the area.

It’s homecoming tonight at Placer High School and Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will be there and will have a report on the game up by midnight tonight. Can’t make the game? Follow it live online at with Twitter updates by Kimel. 

Take our poll: Do you believe this year's election has taken on a hostile tone? Take our poll on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and let us know. The poll closes today at 5 p.m.

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories have readers weighing in on the topics today. Read our stories about the rattlesnake at Placer High being forced to move, our story on the Auburn City Council debate and our story on ADA attorney Scott Johnson being sued and share your comments.

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