Noon Hour Update: 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 Tuesday edition.

What we're working on: With spring upon us, reporter Gus Thomson is working on a story about the Placer Land Trust's Treasured Landscapes Hikes. There are five hikes that highlight the splendor of the area.
Gus will also have a piece on local Realtor William "Skip" Outman, who lost his battle with Leukemia. Outman was known for his involvement in the community and his love of the outdoors.

Reporter Sara Seyydin will have a piece on a seminar covering the topic of creation being held at Sierra Baptist Church in Newcastle. 

What you're talking about: The return of the Black & White Ball to Downtown Auburn sparked plenty of views and debate in our Opinion section over the weekend. The letter to the editor, "Ball a sad way to raise chamber funds," has garnered a lot of views and comments, as has the letter, "Black & White a ‘non-event.'" The topic of contraception also elicited responses from readers in the letter, "Contraception policy prosecutes many." Weigh in on these topics and others.

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