Noon Hour Update: Garage sale hunting in Auburn; State of the Community; county helps mothers; Newsmakers and fake police officers

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: Ever feel like going on a treasure hunt, but don't want to go too far? Well with the nice weather finally here, garage sales are popping up throughout the area, offering bargain hunters plenty of places to look for that special something. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a feature on garage sales and what people have for sale.
Gus will also have a story on the health care award winner for the upcoming Auburn State of the Community dinner and an update on the meteorite craze that has descended on the foothills. A massive orange and white blimp was spotted along Interstate 80 Thursday afternoon. Here's the Associated Press story about what that blimp was doing.

Gus will also have a preview on the upcoming Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting next week.

Reporter Sara Seyydin is writing about the Placer County's Mothers in Recovery program that helps women who are recovering from drug addiction and have children. Sara will also have a report making people aware of individuals impersonating police officers, and how to recognize who's a cop and who's not.

In the News: Check out Sunday online for another edition of Auburn Journal Newsmakers, where Journal City/Multimedia Editor Andrew DiLuccia sits down with Placer County Environmental Health Services Interim Director Ken Stuart to talk water quality and what the county is doing to help residents at Glen Oaks Mobile Home Park.

What you're talking about: Journal Editor Jenifer Gee's report on the Auburn charter city debate has prompted plenty of reader response so far today. Read the story, "Charter debate evokes passion" and tell us what you think. In our Opinion section, Measure A continues to attract readers and conversation. The letter to the editor, "Lord help Auburn's ignorant masses" is our most read letter so far today. Check out more of stories and letters and share your thoughts.

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