Noon Hour Update: Teen driver safety; sitting down with the new county CEO; community centers and Thunder in the Sky

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: Getting behind the wheel takes a certain responsibility, no matter the age, but it's even more important for new drivers. Reporter Sara Seyydin is looking into the issue of teen driving today and ways to stay safe while out on the road. Sara will talk with young drivers and their parents about the challenges of being new behind the wheel.

We're profiling Placer County's newest executive, CEO David Boesch. Reporter Gus Thomson will have the facts about Boesch after sitting down with him for an in-depth interview.
The topic of winery community centers continues and Gus will have a report on the latest developments.

The Auburn Airport will be a hotbed of aviation activity on July 7 as the Thunder in the Sky air show touches down. Reporter Amber Marra will have a preview on the upcoming event, letting aviation fans know what they can look forward to.
Amber will also report on more of the Placer County Grand Jury report, which was released on Tuesday.

What do you think?: Does the thought of nude sunbathers on the American River bother you? Let us know in this week's online poll. Go to the lower half of our homepage next to sports and cast your vote. Please note, this poll is not scientific.

What you're talking about: Several of our stories have prompted discussion so far today. The piece, "Police search for suspect in gas thefts" has readers sharing their thoughts, as does the story "Have accessibility lawsuits created a profitable side industry?" Read these stories and more and let us know what your think.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information at; on Facebook at or on Twitter at @AuburnJournal