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Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: Why the quilt lady took them back

R.L. Stevens teacher makes unusual request for her 60th birthday.

High hopes for Pacific Coast Air Museum

Members of the museum, host of this weekend’s Wings over Wine Country air show, want to have functional civilian planes that can offer rides to visitors.

Smith: Safecracker wanted at Sonoma County Museum

If your proclivities include picking locks, the good folks running the Sonoma County Museum have a challenge for you.

Smith: Something is cooking for little Leah

Some folks who make Geyserville delicious are preparing feasts to benefit the recovery of the town’s 6-year-old Leah Johnson.

Smith: Credible guy says, 'That's my fault'

A Sebastopol man, who insists he discoved the fault responsible for last month's Napa quake, still can't get anyone to listen to him.

Smith: Cry with this film, and buy an elder an iPod

A documentary about the effects of classic music on withdrawn seniors is making waves around the U.S. and in Sonoma County.

Smith: Why the Treasure House will go dark Saturday

Downtown Santa Rosa’s popular and charitable Treasure House consignment shop will close on Saturday, Sept. 6, so that volunteers may attend funeral services for one of their own.

Smith: Grocery baggers don’t make the rules

Some Sonoma County residents aren’t playing along with new rules banning plastic grocery bags.

Smith: Mom Nature will whack the clock

The recent quake got things going in a good way for one Santa Rosa woman.

Smith: 50 years later, he still battles over Vietnam

Aboard a destroyer in the South China Sea 50 years ago, a young Naval Intelligence officer named Fred Ptucha wrestled with his guilt for keeping his mouth shut.

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