Noon Hour Update: Two die in Pilot Hill; Thanksgiving traffic enforcement and hunting for wild mushrooms

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 Tuesday edition.

What we’re working on:  With Thanksgiving just days away, local-area law enforcement is making sure that everyone has a happy and safe holiday season. Reporter Gus Thomson is working on a story about the California Highway Patrol’s maximum enforcement period that is coinciding with the November holiday. Gus is also working on the story of a house fire that took place in Pilot Hill Sunday that killed two people.

In the wake of the death of two elderly residents at a senior care facility due to mushroom poisoning, Reporter Jon Schultz is working on a story about the proper and safe ways to hunt for edible mushrooms.

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories from the weekend have readers sharing their thoughts. Our piece on Placer High’s football season coming to an end has several people sharing their opinion on the loss. Our story on Americans with Disabilities Act attorney Scott Johnson showing up in Auburn Friday also has online readers weighing in. Read these stories and more and share your thoughts.  

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