NOON HOUR UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office enforces distracted driving program and Auburn Planning Commission weighs in on homeless shelters

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 Placer County Sheriff’s Office is taking part in a pilot program for distracted driving. Reporter Andrew Westrope and Photographer Kim Palaferri are on a ride-along today as deputies keep an eye out for drivers hand-held talking or texting on their cell phones.

Reporter Jon Schultz will be covering tonight’s Auburn Planning Commission meeting in regard to housing codes and homeless shelters. He will have a report on what is decided.

What you’re talking about: Two of our most viewed and commented Letters to the Editor so far today are “Tired of being hosed by PCWA” and “Shame on the fear-mongering.” Read these letter writers’ opinions and more and share your views.

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