Noon Hour Update: Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration in Auburn; how to pick a safe elder care home?; county seat on the move?; Placer High girls hoops tournament

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 Thursday edition.

What we’re working on:  Continuous questions keep coming in the wake of the mushroom poisoning deaths at an elder care facility in Loomis last month. The latest one Reporter Jon Schultz is working on answering is how can family members who are considering putting their loved ones into one of these facilities know their family member will be safe?  Jon will also be out today at the Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe celebration and will have a video report from the event.

Is the Placer County seat moving from Auburn? Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into the matter when he attends a meeting today that will listen to the findings of a report about a possible move. As of now, no decision has been made on whether the county seat will move or stay put. Gus will also be previewing the District 4 State Senate special election that is coming up early next year.

Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will have a preview on the Placer High girls basketball tournament, which is kicking off tomorrow. Also, find out how you can win a chance to ski with an Olympian

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories have readers weighing in the topics today. Some of our most commented stories so far today include our piece on the alleged auto-theft suspect law enforcement is seeking, our story on the Placer County Supervisors approving the 150-unit Penryn apartment development and our piece on the Auburn City Council reelecting Kevin Hanley as mayor. Read these stories and more and share your comments.

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