Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: She was Pauline, the 'Face' of 1906

Oldest face in exhibit of 101 portraits at Hotel La Rose is Pauline Samples.

Smith: A few notes for their Mrs. Hufford

Mark West Union students will honor their late teacher at a special event in May.

Smith: Ferry tragedy felt in Santa Rosa's sister city

Santa Rosa's sister city the intended destination of South Korean ferry that sank.

Smith: All torn up over Dr. Eubanks' sign

A new sign outside a cancer-care office in Petaluma has some outraged.

Smith: Surely, she would honk and wave

Signs outside a Petaluma store ask 'What would Saralee do?'

Smith: Taking a dip in the money pool a great, if not new, concept

Koreans have looked to kye for pooling money since 1600s.

Smith: A fair time to honor Kunde

A mini-Sonoma County Fair will honor Saralee Kunde, who died Jan. 26.

Smith: How they thanked Joe Garagiola

Three longtime pals had a special bonus adventure in Arizona at Spring Training.

Smith: He bets Burbank's fence won't go easily

When decrepit fence at Luther Burbank home is torn out, Peter Bassignani hopes to see it.

Smith: Up next on KSRO News: Mel Morgan

KSRO has picked a fairly big name, and a surprising one, to anchor the morning news.

Smith: This makes half a mil' for Colby

Personal appeals brought in more than $500,000 for charitable wine Colby Red.

Smith: Grateful ex-rocker moving on

Mendocino beckons Michael Equine.

Smith: They were like music to Mrs. Hufford

Jay Hufford appeared at the Mark West Schools candlelight vigil for his late wife, Sue.

Smith: KSRO's early bird becomes a night owl

KSRO's David Wesley Page will sleep in a week from Monday.

Smith: The Cotati tree lady's good heart

Sweet side-story to tale of rare Cotati tree that may be cut down for SMART.

Smith: To write — and think — in cursive

Is cursive a dying art? From the looks of it, maybe.

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: A remarkable football tale airs Sunday

No football on TV Sunday? Oh, yes, there is.

Smith: To even speak of it was perilous

A big weekend approaches for the Sonoma County Museum.

Smith: This woman knows why she is here

A war refugee from Liberia told her story to a group in Santa Rosa Monday.

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