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Veteran Santa looks back on Christmas seasons filled with joy

At 76, Jack Kenny can chuckle over the many years and the many wonderful experiences he has been part of at Christmas time as Santa. Kenny, who sports a Santa-thentic snow-white b ...

Slow and steady Santa gives kids time to wish

As Dave Blau recalls, his brush with destiny occurred when his Christmas shopping stroll through Roseville’s Galleria about a dozen years ago was interrupted by an elf with a ...

Diary of a grumpy kidder

Tom Maduell does not come off as curmudgeonly, not at all. Maybe it’s because he has an alter ego to deal with life’s annoying realities. Meet “Grumpa,” the ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburn drummer's Saint Motel signs with Elektra Records

The good news just keeps getting better for Greg Erwin and his Los Angeles band Saint Motel. Perhaps the L. A. music scene’s best-kept secret over the past half dozen years, ...

Blake joins League of California Community Foundations’ Board

Veronica Blake, chief executive officer of Placer Community Foundation, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the League of California Community Foundations.   In this ...

Media Life: Auburn filmmaker’s newest cuts through the noise

Expatriate Auburnite Brandon Vedder is on his way to playing an integral role in bringing another groundbreaking documentary to the big screen. Working with Pasadena indie filmmak ...

Media Life: U.S. Hall of Fame honors for Auburn’s Olympic gold medalist

Add another golden achievement to Stacy Dragila’s Olympian list of accomplishments. And while her just-announced selection to this year’s class of inductees into the N ...

Auburn's Veterans Day parade honors sacrifices for freedom

The drumbeat of memory rattled to life Tuesday on the streets of Auburn, a community that showed once again its appreciation for veterans. Marching bands played. An airplane flew ...

Awards given to 4-H standouts

From left, Leila Doty from Dry Creek 4-H and Theresa Wood from Gold Country 4-H with their Gold Star Awards on Achievement Night, Oct. 17 at the Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. More ...

Library ‘Friends’ can be four-legged too

Deputy Chris Oliver, center, and his K-9 partner “First” are joined by firefighters Sam Berry, left, and Justin Wood at the Friends of the Applegate Library Book Sale o ...