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Noon Hour Update: New gallery director at Sierra College; election 2012 votes; wild turkeys and Placer High football playoffs

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: Sierra College’s Ridley Gallery has announced a new director. Reporter Amber Marra is in Rocklin to talk to the new director and find out her role for the college.

Our election coverage continues as Reporter Jon Schultz hopes to find out how many votes are still left to be counted in the Auburn area and when they will be tabulated.

While turkeys may be showing up on family dinner tables this time of year, they’re also out in force in the wild and often spill into civilization. The Department of Fish and Game is warning residents about wild turkeys and how to reduce contact with them. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on those tips and how prevalent turkeys are in the Auburn area.  Gus will also have another edition of Media Life this week.

The quest for a section championship in football begins Friday night as the Placer High Hillmen play host to Hilmar. Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel breaks down the game at LeFebvre Stadium.

What you’re talking about: Our story on how the Raley’s supermarket strike is affecting other local businesses off Lincoln Way has readers sharing their thoughts on the issue, as does the story on the Newcastle Fire Protection District board race.  Read these pieces and more and share your opinions.

Have a news tip or photos to share?: Let us know, email us photos or information at ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com; on Facebook or on Twitter at @AuburnJournal