Noon Hour Update: Placer snake has to move; ADA attorney faces challenges; high school football and city council candidates

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: After calling Placer High School home for nearly 30 years, one rattlesnake has to find a new home. Reporter Amber Marra will have a story on why the reptile has to leave.

The candidates for the Auburn City Council spoke at Eggs and Issues Thursday morning. Reporter Jon Schultz was there and will have a piece on how it went.  Jon is also continuing to follow the case of a man who has allegedly taken nearly $500,000 from his mother.

Americans with Disabilities Act attorney Scott Johnson, known for taking up lawsuits with several businesses in the foothills are, seems to have had the legal tables turned on him. Reporter Gus Thomson will let us know what exactly is going on. And in Media Life this week Gus writes about a local author with a connection to a 1950s Auburn-centric best seller and major motion picture.

Another night of high school football is on the horizon and Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will have a breakdown of the local teams’ games.

Take our poll: Do you believe this year's election has taken on a hostile tone? Take our poll on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and let us know

What you’re talking about: Our story about a new law to protect businesses from certain lawsuits has readers sharing their opinions about it today, and in Letters to the Editor our most read letter, “Road users must show courtesy,” also has readers weighing in. Read these selections and more and share your thoughts.

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