Noon Hour Update: Nude beach and rafters; Del Oro swimmer going for 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 Tuesday edition and online.

What we're working on: An ambulance was reportedly broad-sided late this morning on Bell Road. Find out more here.

Is a new stretch of the Middle Fork of the American River family friendly with a nude beach on its shoreline? Reporter Gus Thomson will find out how rafting companies and rafters are reacting to seeing nude sunbathers while taking a trip down the river. 

Reporter Sara Seyydin will attend tonight’s city council meeting. What’s on tap for discussion? Find out here.

In sports, a Del Oro swimmer is making a go at the Olympic trials. Reporter Justin Lawson will interview him today about his training and goals for his upcoming college swimming career.
To read about the latest efforts of a nationally known Olympic hopeful, Amanda Beard, who is trying to become the second woman to attend five Olympic competitions, click here.

What you're talking about: In Opinion, Letters to the Editor “Fire measures poorly timed” and “Bring back our country” are among the most read over the weekend.
Online readers are also interested in the news story “Auburn resident sues for council member’s emails.”

Take a trip down memory lane: This weekend 329 Placer High School seniors graduated. Relive the moment with the story and photo gallery of the big weekend.

Call to readers: Moms and kids, what makes the dad in your life great? Tell us why you think he should be recognized in an upcoming Father’s Day feature in the Journal. Email or call reporter Justin Lawson at (530) 852-0235 or

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