NOON HOUR UPDATE: PG&E advises on flooding preparedness; former Cool resident cooks up success and embezzlement case update

What’s happening and what we’re working on
By: Staff Report
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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 Wednesday edition.

What we’re working on: The Pacific Gas and Electric Company is sending out notices to nearly 300 Auburn-area residents on emergency planning when it comes to flooding. Specifically, PG&E is addressing residences and businesses that are downstream of its dams in the area. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on these notices and will get local reaction.

A former Cool resident is gaining notoriety as a chef and was recently part of a national competition to be named one of the nation's top chefs. Reporter Jon Schultz has a story on Jacob Burton and the competition. Jon is also following up on the trial of a man and his wife who are accused of  allegedly taking nearly $500,000 from the man’s mother.

What you’re talking about: One of our most commented stories so far on Tuesday is our piece about the housing market here in the area. Our most read Letter to the Editor today is “Don’t cave to bullying; keep sequester.” Read these entries and more and share your views.

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