Noon Hour Update: Two suicides at Foresthill Bridge; CrossFit phenomenon; Confluence Festival and Western States

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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 Friday edition.

What we're working on: Tragedy struck on the Foresthill Bridge on Wednesday - twice. A man threw himself off the bridge at around 3:45 p.m. and then a few hours later a woman did the same. Reporter Gus Thomson is following up on these events. Read our coverage of the first jump here
In Gus' column, Media Life, a National Geographic television series zeroes in on Interstate 80 in Placer County.

Reporter Sara Seyydin got up close and personal with the CrossFit workout program here in Auburn. Read about her first-person experience on the classes and their rising popularity.
Sara will also have a preview on this weekend's Placer High School graduation. Have any tips for the graduating seniors? Let us know at

In Arts & Entertainment, Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili profiles the upcoming American River Confluence Festival this weekend.

Sports Editor Todd Mordhorst will have his first story in a series profiling local runners in this year's Western States Endurance run that takes place June 23-24.

What you're talking about: In Opinion today several of our letters have sparked reader discussion. Read "Thanks to all who supported Measure A," "Council wasted city's money," "What kind of store burned?" and "Goodwin is irreplaceable" and share your thoughts and opinions.

Who's the best?: Take our poll for the Journal's Male Athlete of the Year and let us know who you think the best is. Go to the lower half of our homepage, next to sports, and vote.

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