NOON HOUR UPDATE: Water resources in Placer County; defensible space for fire season; health care rankings in the county and European motorcycle adventure

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 Thursday edition.

What we’re working on: With another light winter, water resources might be taxed. Reporter Gloria Young will have a story on what the Placer County Water Agency expects as far as delivering water to its customers this year, and photographer Kim Palaferri has coverage from Pacific Gas and Electric’s snow pack measurements for its reservoirs.

Along with water availability this summer, we’re also reporting on how the City of Auburn wants you to protect your property against fire. Reporter Jon Schultz will have a story on a now-permanent ordinance that encourages residents to work together to maintain defensible space against wildfire. Jon will also have a story on how Placer County ranks when it comes to the health care of its citizens.

In Sports, read about a Colfax boy who’s on his way to Europe to take part in the World Cup Championships for motorcycle racing.

What you’re talking about: Our story on the approval of a community center at Gold Hill Gardens has online readers talking. In Letters to the Editor our most read writer’s opinion so far today is “US dictator does as he pleases.” Read these stories and letters and more and share your thoughts.

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