NOON HOUR UPDATE: Nurses in Auburn schools; charter school series; pet licensing in Auburn; Media Life and the Burnal Equinox

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:  Got a new pet? How do you go about licensing it? Reporter Gus Thomson is profiling the company that serves most of Placer County, including Auburn. In Media Life, Gus explains how a “special blend” at one Auburn store has Bay Area consumers flocking. Gus also has his piece on a drought and climate change conference on March 15 at The Ridge Golf Course in Auburn.

The Journal and Gold Country Media’s charter school series continues Friday with its third installment. Reporter Jon Schultz writes about how oversight of charter schools, such as Horizon, can be a delicate balancing act. Missed an installment? Read our first piece here and Thursday’s here.

Didn’t make it to Burning Man? Well Nevada City has something similar. Features Editor Paul Cambra writes about the Burnal Equinox taking place this Saturday. Check out Arts & Entertainment for more details.

Many of us remember our school nurses, we all might have visited them at one time or another during our youth. But how many are there these days? Reporter Andrew Westrope localizes the issue of nurse-to-student ratios  in schools.

In Sports, look for coverage of the Del Oro High School girls playoff basketball game and a preview of the Del Oro High wrestlers headed to the state meet.

What you’re talking about: Several of our Letters to the Editor have online readers weighing in with their views. Some of most read and commented today include one on the benefits of vitamin D, another asking the public to be tough on Congress and one more imploring the community to focus on the homeless instead of sports facilities. Read these letter writers’ opinions and more and share your views.

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