Noon Hour Update: Keeping summer bills low; Measure B faces challenges; homeless students at Sierra College and 100-year-old piano teacher

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: Reporter Sara Seyydin will update readers on Newcastle residents' attempts to curb the power of Measure B, the recently passed tax that will allow a new fire station to be built as well as increase pay for firefighters.
Sara will also let us know that as the heat rises so might our energy bills. But she'll let you know how to stay cool and keep bills lower this summer season.
Sara also interviews Auburn's new mayor, Kevin Hanley.

Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into what's going on at the Auburn Airport in regards to business and its future plans.
He will also be reporting on how Sierra College is helping homeless students at the college and he'll let us know what's on the agenda for the upcoming Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting.

In Lifestyle, Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will have a feature on a 100-year-old piano teacher, who still enjoys the work.

In the news: This week City/Multimedia Editor Andrew DiLuccia sits down with Foothill Farmers Market Association Executive Director Carol Arnold to talk about a new program that allows low-income families to shop at local farmers markets.

What you're talking about: In Opinion today, some of our most read and commented letters include "Don't waste Sheriff's time" and "Charter devil is in the details." Read these letters and more and share your thoughts.

Thanks for the "Likes": We want to thank all of our new fans for liking us on Facebook during our Auburn Spring Home Show ticket giveaway. Stay connected to us for breaking news and updates.
Congratulations to our latest winners, they are: Mary Barringer and Marlene Berger.

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