Christmas

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 ...

Reader Input: Food intended for our needy

With the holiday season upon us, we wish to remind people that it is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, at a recent event we attended, we o ...

Auburn's Light Up a Life helps remember loved ones at Christmas

A touching ceremony every year early in December returns to Auburn to help people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Honoring the departed at Christmas, Light ...

Reader Input: ‘Pay it forward’ never felt better

I experienced a lovely incident at the Taco Bell location on Auburn Ravine Road. Thank you to the lady in a gray Camry who was ahead of me in line and delighted me with her purchas ...

Another View: Little boy’s words carry message for the season

Last week, I was trying to decide what my column should be on such a special day. I have written a weekly column for a number of years, but never on Christmas Day. To be honest, ...

Hope, peace, faith are primary Christmas messages in Auburn area

What is your Christmas message for Auburn-area residents? The Auburn Journal asked church and religious leaders what their message would be, and the answers are shared on Christma ...

Reader Input: Christmas crowd no place for dogs

I first want to say thank you to those involved in Old Town’s Christmas event this last Saturday. We had a great time. The food was great, the vendors were good and the weath ...

Another View: Classic holiday calls for some classic movies, TV

It’s that time of year. The time where the Ghosts of Christmas Past come rattling their way into our television sets. If you’ve turned on your TV in the past week or ...