NOON HOUR UPDATE: Alleged mail thief caught; Rincon del Rio decision; regional fire districts overview and the American River 50

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 Sunday print and online editions.

What we’re working on: Federal authorities have arrested a Foresthill man who they believe is an alleged serial mail thief that has struck multiple times throughout the Placer County region. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story explaining the investigation and what charges the man is facing.

Will the senior living community, Rincon del Rio, planned for southern Nevada County finally get the go-ahead? Gus lets us know that the board of supervisors will make a decision on the community next week.

Reporter Andrew Westrope takes a look at the fire districts that dot the region, giving readers an overview of all the protection agencies and their budgets. Along with his story look for a graphic that outlines each district and its coverage area.

In Lifestyle Sunday, Features Editor Paul Cambra writes about an Auburn student who has founded an international humanitarian organization.

The American River 50 endurance run takes place on Saturday, starting in Sacramento and ending here in Auburn. Read our Sports section for coverage of the event. Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will be at the LeFebvre Relays Friday and will have a story, and we’ll have results from Placer High baseball, too.

What you’re talking about: The third burglary of a Downtown Auburn business in less than two months has readers commenting online today, as does our story on World War II veterans recalling their stories for posterity. Another story getting people’s opinion is our piece on a mental health forum that took place Thursday night. Read these articles and others and share your views with the online community.

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