NOON HOUR UPDATE: Students compete at state event; PCWA agrees to deal with PG&E; quilt show coming to town and Way Too Cool 50K

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: A group of local students have made it to the state level of the Destination Imagination education competition. Reporter Andrew Westrope will have a story on who’s going, how they got there and what the competition entails.

The Placer County Water Agency is going into a temporary power agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric. Reporter Gus Thomson will have a piece on why this is happening and how long the agreement is for.

The need to serve the public apparently is in the genes as the daughter of Auburn City Councilman Dr. Bill Kirby has recently won a seat on an area school board. Reporter Jon Schultz will have a profile on her and the victory.

Journal City and Multimedia Editor Andrew DiLuccia sat down with Auburn-based technologist and entrepreneur Barrett Lyon to talk about his career.  Read about his thoughts on Internet security and more in Andrew’s technology column.

In Lifestyle, read about the upcoming quilt show that is set to come to Auburn.

In Sports, look for coverage of the Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run and coverage of Placer High School baseball.

What you’re talking about: Online readers are commenting on many of our stories today, including our piece on Auburn’s Planning Commission approving limiting year-round homeless shelters to industrial areas. Our story on state Sen. Jim Nielsen also has readers sharing their views. Read these stories and more and weigh in. 

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