NOON HOUR UPDATE: Weather impact on Placer agriculture; councilman’s daughter elected to office and LeFebvre Relays

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: A sign that the need to contribute to one’s community is in the genes, Auburn City Councilman Dr. Bill Kirby is a proud father after his daughter, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, was recently elected to a West Sacramento school board. Reporter Jon Schultz will have a profile on the councilman’s daughter and her victory.

While we’re all enjoying the spring-like conditions, how will this fairly dry winter affect water supplies and the county’s agricultural community? Reporter Gus Thomson looks to ask that question in a story he’s working on.

On the sports front, look for a preview on the upcoming LeFebvre Relays and an alumni celebration, which hopes to promote awareness and raise funds for the Placer Athletic Complex.

What you’re talking about: One of most commented stories so far today is our piece on the Placer County Board of Supervisors approving the community center plan for a Lincoln-area winery. Our most read and commented letter writer’s opinion today is the one addressing Easter and pagan practices. Read these stories and letters and more and weigh in with your opinions.

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