Noon Hour Update: Measure A, mobile home parks, newsmakers, Toastmasters and track

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 weekend editions.

We want to hear from you: Are you stuck in traffic on the causeway on Interstate 80 due to the manhunt for a suspected shooter? Is this changing your plans for today? Were you headed to the Bay Area or the Sacramento Airport? Let us know below or email us at Read the story here.

What we're working on: Reporter Sara Seyydin is preparing a piece on Measure A, the Auburn charter city initiative, explaining the topic that has garnered a lot of reader interest lately.
Sara is also reporting on the health of some residents in the rural areas of Auburn, more particularly a mobile home community that residents say has problems with its drinking water.

Reporter Gus Thomson is working on a story about campaign finances in regards to the upcoming election. He's also profiling the unemployment numbers for the area - a hint, it looks like they might be on the rise.

Have a fear of speaking in front of groups? Toastmasters can help. Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili is profiling a branch of this public speaking group in Sunday's Lifestyle.

Talking News: City Editor Andrew DiLuccia catches up with Protect American River Canyons Board Member Eric Peach down at the Confluence. See their chat online in Auburn Journal Newsmakers.

Sports reporter Justin A. Lawson is covering the Del Oro Invitational track meet in Loomis. He will also have a feature on the recent visit by ESPN to the foothills for its E60 program.

What you're talking about: More coverage of Measure A means more conversations from readers. The story "Auburn woman says city council won't turn over emails" has readers sharing their thoughts on the matter. Also, the story "Wild West Stampede returns to Auburn" has taken its share of comments and views.
In Opinion, the letter to the editor, "Obama's record simply dismal" has generated plenty of feedback and is the most read for us so far today.

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