Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: This way, Cody’s caring lives on

Family and friends of a 2009 Montgomery High grad who died in May excavator accident have founded a new charitable effort to help those in need.

Santa Rosa man opens home to rescued birds

At Birds of a Feather Rescue, John Lloyd, his wife, and a group of volunteers devote their time to care for abandoned, neglected and abused birds, most of them sizable and vocal parrots.

Smith: Missed opportunity with right to die law

There was a sense among activists that this would be the year California would adopt a right-to-die law similar to Oregon’s. But it was not to be.

Smith: Bill would name Annadel park after Trione

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Mike McGuire to rename Annadel State Park for the philanthropist who was instrumental in the park’s creation is in committee.

Smith: When the paperboy went above and beyond

Ex-Santa Rosa kid Bill Carmody did a nice job with his Inc. magazine on the lessons he learned delivering newspapers as a boy.

Smith: 2 giraffe skeletons part of SRJC professor's legacy

A new feature at the Oakland Zoo will build on the work of beloved teacher Nick Anast, who died in March in a kayaking accident.

Fong-Torres opens up about music, 'Wheel of Fortune' win at Santa Rosa Q&A

The radio columnist, broadcaster and ex-Rolling Stone writer/editor will rap with Chris Smith tonight.

Smith: Mysteriously ill Analy grad a step closer to answers

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University have agreed to see a mysteriously ill Analy High School grad who is fighting for her life.

Smith: How a sweet old Karmann Ghia will do good for homeless animals

The raffling of a classic VW will benefit the Sonoma Humane Society.

Smith: Back at work and grateful for the care

PD columnist Chris Smith returns to work as 'a cancer survivor full of gratitude for all the advanced medical care, the concern and the kindness that has flowed my way.'

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