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NOON HOUR UPDATE: Placer’s Vanderdoes signs on the dotted line; No more Saturday mail; Baltimore Ravine reaction and fundraiser for a familiar face

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.

It’s the big time for Big Eddie: Today’s the day that Placer High School football star Eddie Vanderdoes decides where he’ll play his college football. There’s much anticipation over the signing, which takes place Wednesday evening at Placer High School. Read Sports Editor Matthew Kimel’s piece on the upcoming signing here.

What we’re working on: The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it is discontinuing its Saturday mail delivery in a cost-saving measure. Reporter Gus Thomson is talking to the local post offices and customers to get reaction to the news. Gus is also reporting on the Placer County Planning Commission and its at-large commissioner positions that allow people living in incorporated areas to be on the board.

Reporter Jon Schultz is still working on a story about reaction to the recent revelation that the United Auburn Indian Community owns the land that has been designated for the Baltimore Ravine development. He’ll talk to the parties involved that sold property for phase 1 of the development.

A longtime Raley’s employee battling cancer is getting help from the community in the form a fundraiser. Reporter Andrew Westrope is working on a profile of the former supermarket employee and what’s being done to help her. The Boys & Girls Club of Auburn is changing its name, and Andrew will have a story on what prompted the change and what it means for the organization.

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories have you sharing your opinions today. Our stories on the proposed new animal shelter in North Auburn and the vehicle crash that took the lives of two teens have people posting their thoughts. Read these pieces and more and comment.

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