Noon Hour Update: Holiday spirit in local schools; high-speed Internet lacking in Applegate and pairs of brothers dot Placer High basketball program

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 Friday edition.

What we’re working on:  Reporter Jon Schultz is working on a piece that encompasses the other changes going on in the City of Auburn’s agencies. He’ll be highlighting the moves going on at the city’s planning commission and the city clerk. Jon is also looking into what local schools are doing to celebrate the holiday spirit.

Some of us might take our high-speed Internet for granted as others wish they had that type of speed. The folks in Applegate fall in the later category. Reporter Gus Thomson checks in with them to see what’s being done to get them faster Internet. Also look for Gus’ weekly installment of his column, Media Life.

Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will have a feature on four pairs of brothers playing in the Placer High School boys basketball program. Also look for coverage of round 1 of the Del Oro boys basketball tournament.

What you’re talking about:  Our stories on the $150 fire fee fight and a local man helping people around the world have gotten several readers to share their thoughts. Read these stories and more and share your opinions.

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