Noon Hour Update: Thanksgiving dinner; election results; Black Friday; mobile home community and state cross country

What’s happening and what we’re working on
By: Staff Report
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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 Thanksgiving edition.

Election 2012 update: Journal staff contacted the Placer County Elections Office Wednesday morning for final election results, but they still are not available. The elections office is working to get them today, so check back often to as we will post them as soon as they become available to us.

What we’re working on: While the turkey is the quintessential centerpiece of many Thanksgiving feasts, the side dishes are also key in helping make the meal. The Journal will be looking into those various sides at this year’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Specifically, Reporter Gus Thomson will be profiling the folks who make the Jell-O, and our Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will be profiling the people who make the gravy.

Gus is also looking into Black Friday and what local businesses and shoppers are looking forward to as the biggest shopping day of the year gets closer.

We continue our follow-up into the Glen Oaks Mobile Home Park with Reporter Jon Schultz profiling the small community’s living conditions after being acquired by new ownership. 

Along with his story on Team Gravy at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will also have a preview on Placer High School’s boys cross country team competing in the California Interscholastic Federation State Meet Saturday in Clovis.

What you’re talking about: Several of our Letters to the Editor have online readers commenting Wednesday. Read the letters, “Media should drop the stereotyping,” “God did bless America,” and “Middle class way too uppity” and share your opinions.

Share your Thanksgiving day with us: Have some great food shots and family moments you’d like to share with the Journal and the community? Send them to at or on Twitter @AuburnJournal

Have a news tip or photos to share?: Let us know, email us photos or information through the above email address and social media sites.