Christmas

Nude intruder burgles Auburn home

The suspect in a bizarre Christmas-night burglary of an Auburn home will make his first Placer County court appearance today. The break-in and theft of a purse from a South Auburn ...

After presents, Christmas dinner, what to do?

The presents are unwrapped, the contents of the stockings are strewn about the house and the roast beast has been devoured. Now what’s a family to do? The Auburn Journal has ...

Reader input: Reflect and rejoice during the holidays

 “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?” So wrote Janis Joplin almost 50 years ago. Though not a Christmas song, it might ring true with some. To othe ...

Miniature world makes Auburn woman’s Christmas joyous

Imagine a world in miniature that bustles with activity, glistens with a nostalgic glow and lights up with Christmas spirit at the touch of a switch. Every year, Auburn’s Ma ...

First-grade students bring the world to light with ornaments

Angels, Santas and gingerbread men – That’s what most of us think of when we think of traditional Christmas ornaments, but this year, Sue Quail’s first grade clas ...

Ghosts of Christmas past

One summer when my daughter was about 15 she and I were curled up on the couch under the swamp cooler sharing a bowl of popcorn while watching a late-night wintry film. In one scen ...

So many ways to make the most of the season

If you are one of the handful of Auburn residents who missed this year’s light parade, have no fear. There is plenty more holiday merry-making to be had. Some events are for ...

Christmases past inspire Auburn Festival of Lights Santa

It’s the biggest parade of the year in Auburn and the star of the show is Santa Claus. Here he comes at the end of the Festival of Lights Parade in Downtown Auburn riding in ...

Brief rains to give way to sunny weather

Skiers and snowboarders are looking forward to clear skies and fresh snow for the rest of the week. Christmas Eve rains and snows in the higher elevations will be giving way to su ...

Another View: For a day, we choose to celebrate that which is beautiful

Just for a little while, in the cold, dark nights in London,  the wonder and warmth of childhood would return — lights strewn across the city streets, reflected on wet p ...

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 ...

Reader Input: We celebrate a most holy day

Merry Christmas! If anyone wishes to say “Happy Holiday,” that’s good too, because the word “holiday” was not spelled right. It should be holy day, ...

Reader Input: Loomis has the Christmas spirit

Loomis Fire Department fire trucks and crews escorted old Saint Nick through Loomis on his annual visit the Saturday before Christmas. Santa and his elves greeted children of all a ...

Another View: How Charles Dickens changed Christmas

He needed the money. In the fall of 1843, with his wife Catherine expecting their fifth child, a heavy mortgage and lagging sales from the monthly installments of his book “M ...

Peace officers team to answer Salvation Army kettle call

The donations were more than just a drop in the bucket Tuesday as peace officers were out to raise funds for the Salvation Army red kettle campaign. The California Highway Patrol ...