Noon Hour Update: Penryn burglaries; Robbers Fire evacuees return and new school meal standards

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 Thursday edition.

Robbers Fire update: Cal Fire is now reporting 70 percent containment of the 2,650-acre blaze, with full containment tentative for July 21. With fire crews getting the upper hand, local residents who were evacuated are getting to go home. See our latest update and previous coverage on the Robbers Fire here.

What we're working on: Reporter Gus Thomson is continuing his reporting on the Robbers Fire today. He and photographer Kim Palaferri are heading up to Foresthill to talk with residents that are being allowed back home after having to evacuate. Gus will have updates throughout the day.

A concerned resident in Penryn has circulated a letter in regard to a string of home burglaries. Reporter Sara Seyydin is following up on her original story in today's Journal as she reports on more details about these thefts.

Reporter Amber Marra is looking into new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards pertaining to school meals and how it will affect local districts.

What you're talking about: In our Opinion section, the $10 fee to park by the Confluence is still prompting letters and debate. Our most read Letter to the Editor so far today is "Parking fee may backfire." Read this letter and share your thoughts. Other highly read and commented letters include "Electorate uninformed," and "Fighting fire a most exhausting ordeal." Read these letters and more and weigh in.

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