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Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: That sign to Santa in Coffey Park
A fire-zone curiosity is resolved, a coin collection is returned and Oakmont pays it forward.
Smith: Soldiers help keep tiny tree, hope alive in burned-out Coffey Park
National Guardsmen promised to keep a Santa Rosa couple's beloved myrtle tree alive during October's fires and that's exactly what they did.
Meet some of the local lawyers helping out fire victims for free
Some local lawyers who voluntarily assist fire victims, donate to disaster relief and practice civility.
Smith: ‘Pearls’ creator Stephan Pastis, friends will speak at a fire benefit at the Schulz Museum
‘Drawing Strength’ will feature a conversation, reception and book-signing next Saturday at the Schulz Museum.
Smith: On Dec. 7, an honor for Sebastopol’s Rudy Theiller
The sports fields at Ragle Ranch Park will be named for Rudy Theiller.
Smith: Changing times for Geyserville’s downtown
A small town’s general store gives up on hardware and feed; a cat named Thomas returns from the dead.
Smith: Somebody has strung lights on the late Arvo Kannisto’s cross
The glowing cross of stones on an east Santa Rosa hillside; the solved mystery of ‘8381’ and more from PD columnist Chris Smith.
Smith: The amazing things that happened Saturday for fire victims
The post-disaster non-sale outside countless garages, the search for loved ones’ ashes and the late dentist’s refrain for the mayor, from PD columnist Chris Smith
Smith: 'Fire shower' brings cherished memories back to Santa Rosa couple
Friends from high school presented old photographs to a couple who lost their home to the flames.
Smith: At 19, Colby makes his 1st million dollars — for others
At the age of 11, Colby Groom told his family he wanted to do something to help other kids avoid what he’d been through.
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