NOON HOUR UPDATE: Homeless shelters in Auburn; Bell Garden Apartments; immigration reform and free movie screening

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: More than 50 people from Auburn attended a 900-person, standing-room only town hall meeting addressing immigration reform Thursday night. Reporter Andrew Westrope made the trip to Sacramento. He’ll have a follow-up story to last night’s event.

Reporter Jon Schultz is continuing to examine the City of Auburn’s work on designating areas to construct emergency shelters for the homeless. He’ll have a piece on prospective sites where these shelters might be established.

The issue of the low-income Bell Garden Apartments in North Auburn is coming to the forefront again, with a possible decision on what will happen to the property. Reporter Gus Thomson will have more on this topic.

In Arts & Entertainment, read about a free movie screening put on by the Girl Scouts and a comedy show in Loomis.

What you’re talking about: Several stories have readers sharing their thoughts today. Our stories on historical artifacts being moved, a town hall meeting on immigration and our story on pet licensing has readers weighing in. Read these and more and share your thoughts.

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