Noon Hour Update: Search continues for missing man; house fire update; gluten-free diets and homemade jams

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 Wednesday edition.

What we’re working on: The search for a missing 71-year-old man from Clipper Gap continues. Reporter Gus Thomson is covering this story as the search for Gary Howe enters its third day. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is using dogs, horses and helicopters to find the missing man.

Gus will also be looking into where things stand in the investigation process for the house fire in Penryn last week.

Are you, or do you know of someone who’s going gluten free? Reporter Amber Marra is looking into the gluten-free diet and finding out what the benefits are and why people are adopting this diet.

In Food & Wine this week Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili is writing about the world of homemade jams and jellies, and even has a recipe to share.  

What you’re talking about: Our story about and the ex-president of a parent teacher club being arrested on embezzlement charges has readers weighing in, as does our story about the city of Auburn and a new budget process. In our Letters to the Editor section the letter, “Republican Party abandoned this voter,” is our most read so far today. Read these stories, letter and more and share your comments.

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