Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: SSU students will arrive in Bahamas bearing big gift
A group of Sonoma State students will fly to the Bahamas and present the gift of a piano.
Smith: Ukrainians have so very little, yet give
Crisis cuts deeply into Windsor's Martha Adelle Dunlop, Fred Ptucha of Santa Rosa.
Smith: A translator, please, to the sales counter
This could be the an illegible sign of the end of scrawling script.
Smith: Burbank's art bench gets new home
The ArtStart-created bench raised lots of money towards SRJC scholarships.
Smith: A new low for the Chargers
A little charity was stopped in its tracks by a shoeless man with standards.
Smith: No more Officer Evans in Eggtown
For the first time in 40+ years, Petaluma won't have an Evans on the police force.
Smith: Story of stolen tarantula has legs
Quite the unevolved thing to do, steal classroom tarantula from Guerneville School.
Smith: Good news for old suitcases
Suitcases get a staged life, with help from a Santa Rosa luggage shop.
Smith: Eat local and help a sick boy? It's EZ
Tomales woman is suddenly on her own to fight for her 4-year-old boy's life.
Smith: Rescued Santa Rosa rafters dry out, man up
It's probably time to dial back the flogging of the pals rescued from Santa Rosa Creek.
Smith: Erik Weiss, a name to remember
The Montgomery drama student swept the competition at a Folsom theatre festival.
Smith: This woman knows why she is here
A war refugee from Liberia told her story to a group in Santa Rosa Monday.
Smith: Hot tub's disappearance has homeowner in a lather
A Sonoma County dentist discovers one day his hot tub simply isn't there anymore.
Smith: 2 good ideas for college tees
A Santa Rosa school board member has an idea that will both upcycle and inspire.
Smith: Could Riggs whip Seagal?
Ex-local bigwig Frank Riggs wants to be Arizona's next governor. So does Steven Seagal.
Smith: Terminal cancer didn't stand in way of couple's love
Santa Rosa's Don Stranathan knew he and Penny Blume likely wouldn't be together long.
Smith: Dicker, then Biquor and now this
Montgomery Village hair salon wins the prize for Most Fashionable Name.
Smith: 30 years later, her book is hot
Oakmont author's released historic novel, 'Migrant Birds,' sells big in Russia.
Smith: Exhibit a glimpse into Korean sister city's painful past
An art exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum will provide a window into a massacre.
Smith: Mendocino Coast the place to go
The NY Times named 52 places to go in 2014, and placed the northern coast at No. 3.
Smith: Double honors for local winemaker
Alexander Valley's Jesse Katz received a spot on Forbes' '30 under 30.'
Smith: Forget shirts, some gambler lost his shoes
Ed and Sally Jensen had the nicest outing to the Graton casino last Wednesday.
Smith: Our Gabi inspires a TV show
ABC has picked up a new comedy built around 'a feisty young food blogger' named Gabi.
Smith: The top 1% of New Year's resolutions
Chris Smith shares 10 personal objectives that may just solve 90 percent of our shortcomings.
Smith: Healing a young Sebastopol songstress
Alice Donovan's family and others working to get teen cured of leukemia and singing again.