Noon Hour Update: Local reaction to Supreme Court decision; teen driver safety; apartments in Penryn; world travelers and Olympic trials

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: Area residents are voicing their concerns over a proposed apartment complex in Penryn called The Orchard. Gus Thomson is attending the planning commission meeting discussing the proposed plan and will have a report.
Also look for Gus' Media Life column on Friday.

With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, the nation is abuzz with what this means and what they think about it. Reporter Sara Seyydin is talking with locals for their reaction and she will look into how it will affect local care providers. Read the Associated Press' report on the ruling here.
Getting behind the wheel takes a certain responsibility, no matter the age, but it's even more important for new drivers. Sara is looking into the issue of teen driving and ways to stay safe while out on the road.

Reporter Amber Marra is sitting down today with a pair of world travelers after they've sailed around the world. Amber will share the story of the Penryn pair.
Local Olympic hopefuls are working on getting their tickets stamped for the 2012 Olympics in London at the track and field trials in Oregon. Amber will have a report on who's headed across the pond and who's still trying to make the U.S. Olympic team.

What do you think?: Does the thought of nude sunbathers on the American River bother you? Let us know in this week's online poll. Go to the lower half of our homepage next to sports and cast your vote. Please note, this poll is not scientific.

What you're talking about: Rural community centers continue to be a hot topic and readers are sharing their opinions about them. Read the story, "Rural community-center wrangles to be heard by Placer planning panel" and weigh in. Our story about the Auburn Area Honor Guard also has people sharing their thoughts. Read the story here and share yours.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information at; on Facebook at or on Twitter at @AuburnJournal