Stories from Chris Smith

The Oak Leaf celebrates awards for its fire stories and other coverage, and produces 'what might be its last print edition.'
Caring strangers repainted the grape-hued temporary campus occupied by Roseland Collegiate Prep students displaced by the Tubbs fire.
Sondra Bernstein and helpers treat fire survivors to an amazing selection of cookbooks to replace the ones they lost.
Eleanor Green was 4 years old when her brother Nicholas was slain alongside her during a family trip to Italy. Now she’s 28, a teacher, and engaged to be married.
A challenge grant from the Weills helped the fire-impacted SRHS concert choir seal its trip to NYC.
A model railroader is happy that he studied, measured and miniaturized the landmark well before the fires.
A team of 9-year-olds will represent the U.S. at the finals of Odyssey of the Mind; and more from columnist Chris Smith.
Memorial Hospital names its emergency department and trauma center for the county’s father of emergency medicine.
Amid a pay impasse, some instructors will boycott celebrations at 100-year-old SRJC, and some will protest.
The names of the adjacent country lanes off of Graton Road didn’t mean much of anything until a shakeup in the Trump administration.