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Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: Does this curfew tale ring a bell?

The Winter Lights celebration is set for Friday in Santa Rosa's Old Courthouse Square.

Smith: Amazing young voices in Santa Rosa Children’s Chorus

Children as young as 7, a few only 6, join this chorus and surprise themselves as Carol Menke teaches them to make music with their voices and to sing in unison.

Smith: A tidy way to honor Ken Martin

Had Ken Martin gone really bad after he was kicked out of Analy High School, he would no doubt have been good at it.

Snoopy grabs headlines in buzz over new 'Peanuts' movie (w/video)

The trailer for the highly anticipated film wasn’t set to debut until Thanksgiving Day, but it has appeared online and Snoopy is taking the heat.

Smith: Clara learns again to drive the ‘37

Something pretty special will happen in a big parking lot in Santa Rosa. I hope to watch, from a sensible distance.

Smith: For charity founder, check more proof of God’s work

A struggling charity got a surprise check, for $10,000, from the California Municipal Finance Authority.

Smith: Bring your buckets to Bodega Head, but not for the sand

Musician and shaman Francis Rico Hayhurst anticipates a big crowd for a rain dance he’ll lead Saturday.

Smith: The old clock again tells us the time

Empire Building clock bonging again thanks to a group of engineers who like a challenge.

Smith: For once, vet will smile and wave at own parade

Vietnam-era military policeman Steve Kemmerle will take time out from directing Tuesday's Veterans Day parade in Petaluma to appear in the parade himself.

Smith: How they fret for the folks they serve

Volunteer group that operates Santa Rosa thrift store to help those most in need now facing eviction.

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