Noon Hour Update: Getting the homeless out of the cold; app privacy; Kings sold to Seattle group?; ski resort business update

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 print and online editions.

What we’re working on:  As the local temperatures dip below the freezing mark, the homeless are looking for places to stay warm. Reporter Gus Thomson is working on story examining what is being done to get this group of people out of the cold. With the freezing weather there’s also been a dusting of snow. Gus is looking into how the winter weather is benefiting local ski resorts at this point of the season. He will also have a piece on the Placer County Water Agency general manager being honored.

California’s attorney general is asking developers of phone and tablet applications to be more mindful about letting consumers know about the privacy of their information. Reporter Jon Schultz is localizing this story and what it means to Auburn users. More rumors Friday morning are saying that the Sacramento Kings have indeed been sold to a Seattle investment group. Jon is monitoring the situation and will have local reaction if the early reports are confirmed. Jon is also previewing Monday’s Auburn City Council meeting.

Placer High Football Coach Joey Montoya was in San Antonio, Texas recently to hone his football coaching skills. Sports Editor Matthew Kimel talks with the coach about his experience. 

In Lifestyle Sunday, a former Auburn resident has written a book loosely based on her experiences in the Peace Corps and is having 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the fictional book benefit educational programs in Africa.

What you’re talking about: Our piece about a 14-year-old Auburn girl who committed suicide has readers sharing their thoughts. Readers are also weighing in on the story discussing teens’ mental state and social circles. Read these stories and more and share your opinions.

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