Stories from Chris Smith

The mother of a future Ph.D. in biological sciences thinks fondly of the Welfare League volunteers who discounted a skull.
Volunteers with the charitable Welfare League thrift shop suspect the donation of fine jewelry was a mistake.
Anakaren Perez surprised her boyfriend, Kyle O'Donnell, with a backstage meet-and-greet with Granger Smith. Then, O'Donnell surprised her with an on stage proposal. See the video.
As a PD columnist now-Mayor Chris Coursey and the city’s late fire chief spoke of the inevitability of fire in country-meets-city neighborhoods such as Fountaingrove.
A grand gift from the Sonoma Pride initiative will allow the Council on Aging to buy five new manufactured homes for seniors.
The owner of the landmark King’s Nursery goes online for help after a woman is videoed twice carting merchandise to her car without paying.
Scott Weaver’s latest creation will be featured at San Rafael’s Italian Street Painting Marin.
Former Petaluma resident Corey Hale fears lava from Kilauea has destroyed her land and home on the Big Island.
Homegrown journalist Austin Meyer makes a video of a Fountaingrove home that somehow survived.
The four we sent to New York kept stellar company at a special Pulitzer lunch; Oakmont isn’t hooked on a pot dispensary; and more from the PD’s Chris Smith.