Noon Hour Update: Taking on all 24 hours of Auburn's Relay for Life and clearing fire lines in Foresthill

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: The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event in Auburn is approaching and reporter Amber Marra will have a profile on someone who's taking part in the event for 24 hours.

Reporter Gus Thomson and photographer Kim Palaferri are in the Foresthill area near China Wall covering fire crews that are clearing fire lines in the area.

How have you been beating the heat?: Take our light-hearted poll on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and let us know.

What you're talking about: The work of volunteers making horse rider Crystal Costa's house more accessible to her after a riding accident has readers sharing their thoughts. Election talk, especially on the Placer County Water Agency board, also has readers weighing. Read these stories and more and comment.

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