Noon Hour Update: Taking on ADA lawsuit; 75-year-old skydiver; Tevis Cup profile and county revenue sharing
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: One local business owner is taking a stand on his own to fight an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit that's been filed by an attorney that's sued multiple businesses in the foothill area. Reporter Sara Seyydin will have a story on the legal action.
What does one do for their 75th birthday? One man decided to throw himself from an n airplane and skydive. Sara will report on his high-flying adventure.
As the Tevis Cup trots into Auburn Aug. 4 we're profiling riders that will be in this year's event. Reporter Amber Marra will have a story on a woman who will be riding in her 30th Tevis, and she's finished the ride 21 times with one first-place finish.
Staying on the hooves beat, Amber will visit with a family that has recently acquired a unique pet - a zebra. We'll have a story on the striped animal as well as some video.
Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into Placer County's revenue sharing numbers for the end of the year and will report on where the money is going.
In Lifestyle, Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili has a feature on the 1940s-era Placer High School reunion that's coming up with local grads recalling their days on the Hill.
Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Journal City and Multimedia Editor Andrew DiLuccia caught up with Department of Fish and Game Warden Patrick Foy to talk about hiking and camping safety in the wake of the mountain lion attack earlier this month in this week's online interview.
Take our online poll: Do you think all emails by local government officials should be accessible to the public? Go to the lower half of our homepage next to sports and vote. Head over now because the poll closes Friday at 5 p.m.
What you're talking about: In Opinion a couple of Letters to the Editor have garnered reader response. Check out our most read letter so far today, "Individuals shine brightly" and share your thoughts. Another one of our most read letters is, "America of yore remains alive and well." Read this letter and others and share your thoughts.