Noon Hour Update: Staying out of the coming cold in Auburn; Sacramento Kings sold to Seattle?; League play starts for hoops

What’s happening and what we’re working on
By: Staff Report
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Which league would you prefer to see Placer High in?

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:  With a forecasted cold front threatening to hit the U.S., Reporter Gus Thomson and Photographer Kim Palaferri are out talking to those who could be affected most – the homeless. Gus will have a story on what they’re doing to stay warm.

It looks as if the Sacramento Kings are being sold to a Seattle-based group, which means this could be the end of NBA basketball in the Sacramento region. Reporter Jon Schultz will be asking locals what their thoughts are on the possible sale. 

The opening of the Pioneer Valley League basketball season gets underway Wednesday night. Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will be at Earl Crabbe Gym as the Lady Hillmen play host to rival Colfax in their PVL opener. Also, look for a PVL preview for the boys teams.

 What you’re talking about: Several of our stories have readers sharing their thoughts online. Our story “Police ID suspected gunman in fatal Auburn shooting” has several comments, as does our piece, “Placer’s Montoya says Sac-Joaquin Section realignment proposal makes no sense.” Read these stories and more and share your opinions.

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