Noon Hour Update: Schools, businesses look to the future; Newcastle firehouse; Central Square Robot and Placer’s four-sport athlete

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.

What we’re working on: Local schools and businesses are looking toward the future and ways to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Reporter Amber Marra will be at Sierra College for the Linking Education Economic Development talk where the NextEconomy program will be discussed.

Amber will also have a story on the Newcastle Fire Board and the status of the current firehouse leading up to the board’s meeting Thursday.

Reporter Gus Thomson and photographer Kim Palaferri are hiking through Auburn Ravine today examining the sustainability of the area and will have a report.

Did you see a cardboard robot in Central Square today? Reporter Jon Schultz will let you know what it might have been about in Thursday’s paper.

Gama Gomez is a four-sport athlete at Placer High School, including soccer and cross country, which are both taking place simultaneously in the fall season. Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will tell Gomez’s story. 

What you’re talking about: Our story about Placer High School’s open campus has readers sharing their thoughts about the subject today, as does our piece on Yom Kippur. Read these stories and more and weigh in.

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