NOON HOUR UPDATE: Bad roads in Placer County; smoking ban in local parks?; county office of education meeting; charter school series and state wrestling

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 Sunday print and online editions.

What we’re working on: Notice some of the roads in Placer County aren’t so smooth? Reporter Gus Thomson is writing a story focusing on some the worst roads in the area and what’s in store for them. Gus will also report on a decision made about banning smoking in local parks.

The Placer County Office of Education board had its meeting Thursday to discuss site leases for its new school facility in Rocklin. Reporter Andrew Westrope if following up on that meeting and will have a story on what decisions were made.

Our series on charter schools continues Sunday with a look into a charter school success story. If you’re behind on our series, click here for the latest installment.

In Lifestyle this week we profile a local man who is aiming to raise $100,000 to fight cancer.

In Sports, look for coverage from the state wrestling meet and stories about several local high school baseball teams.

What you’re talking about: Our story on the climate change meeting and our piece on the Burnal Equinox and our community portrait have readers sharing their opinions. Read these stories and more and share your views.

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