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Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: A little something for Coach Bribiescas' daughter

Two UCLA alums who heard about the sudden death of the former Santa Rosa High soccer coach stepped up to help his daughter, currently a freshman at their alma mater.

Relentless Sonoma County defense attorney Turer calling it quits

For more than 40 years, Turer pushed hard — sometimes, judges have said, too hard — to assure that the police who arrested his clients acted properly, that the accounts of witnesses were true and consistent, and that prosecutors could back up the criminal charges they filed.

Smith: Let’s forget Oregon shooter’s name

Sheriff John Hanlin of Oregon was vowing never to speak the name of the suspect in Thursday’s killing spree at Umpqua Community College. He’s got the right idea.

'Peanuts' stamps unveiled at Schulz Museum

Snoopy lovers turned out in force Thursday at the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa for the debut of stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.'

Smith: Aiden’s spirit flies high in air show tribute

Just last year Aiden Hansen went to the Waves Over Wine Country air show, where he thrilled at the aerobatics and sat in the cockpit of one of the planes on exhibit.

Schulz headed for state's Hall of Fame

If that weren’t enough, the Sonoma County Library is issuing a new library card graced with the images of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, part of a new program to promote literacy.

'Peanuts' stamps out this week

Stamps inspired by 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' will be dedicated at the Schulz Museum on Thursday before going on sale to the general public.

Honor awaits for Santa Rosa affordable-housing crusader

David Grabill isn’t a judge or the sort of attorney who occupies a corner suite and grabs headlines with his victories in high-dollar lawsuits or TV-worthy criminal trials.

Anderson Springs ponders future after Valley fire

Only days ago, the homeowners and renters of once idyllic Anderson Springs were allowed to return and behold the hideous devastation. They ask themselves and each other, what now?

How to help Anderson Springs

There are several ways to help the residents of Anderson Springs as they set out to recover from the devastation of the Valley fire. Here are a few.

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