Noon Hour Update: Wet weather in Auburn, helping local kids and Earth Day

What's happening and what we're working on
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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: Break out the umbrella this morning? Gus Thomson is tracking the weather today and will have a story on rainfall totals and what it means to local drivers.
Gus will also have a piece on the upcoming Earth Day clean-up project and how youcan get involved. Along with these stories, Gus will also have his weekly Media Life column.

Reporter Sara Seyydin will have her story on a local Placer High School senior who is organizing a fundraiser for Kids First, a program that helps abused children.

Want to hear some live music? Read Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili's profile on musician Jill Knight, who will play at the State Theater on April 21.

What you're talking about: In Opinion, the letter, "Loopholes riddle Measure A" is our most read so far today and is generating reader feedback. "Measure D will be money well spent" is another one of our most read letters today. See these and other letters and stories and share your comments.

Have storm photos?: Any interesting picks from today's storms? Any trees down or overflowing creeks and streams? Send us your photos at

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