NOON HOUR UPDATE: Robbery in Downtown Auburn; Placer grad lands internship and search for a superintendent

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 and online editions.

Robbery at gunpoint in Downtown Auburn: The Auburn Food and Gas Beacon station on High Street was held up Thursday evening. Read our coverage on the crime here.

What we’re working on:  The Placer High grad who wrote a cover letter seeking an internship has landed a job. Reporter Gus Thomson is working on a story on how things played out for the former Hillmen sports star. Gus is also working on a story about a 211 information line and the funds being raised to make it happen here in the Auburn area.

Reporter Jon Schultz is following up on Friday’s story about a high court’s decision to uphold a ban on an Auburn medical marijuana dispensary.

The search process is continuing forward for a new superintendent for the Placer Union High School District. Reporter Andrew Westrope is looking into where things stand now.

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories are getting reader comments today. Check out the story on the Newcastle school remembering one of the students killed in a vehicle accident and our story on a charity motorcycle ride this weekend and share your thoughts.

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