Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: Pilfering peaches, an ageless Sonoma summer pastime

Pilfered peaches, good Samaritans and the beauty of the prison song.

Smith: World War II vet, 96, takes to the skies again

74 years after his last flight, Ted Greer of Santa Rosa strapped himself into the cockpit of a Stearman biplane and roared into the sky.

Smith: Coast Guard roast to mark change of command

The Coast Guard bid farewell to Capt. Chuck Fosse after three years supervising trainees at the Two Rock base outside Petaluma.

Santa Rosa cooking contest winner, 8, savors lunch with first lady

Cannon Meiers was one of 56 youngsters given the royal treatment by the first lady for been being a winner in the annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe competition.

Smith: A statement, in prose, by a former Santa Rosa police spokeswoman

PD columnist Chris Smith shares a poem by retired police Sgt. Lisa Banayat. Though she is no longer on the streets, she is still bound to the officers who are.

Stock market soars after Sonoma bank execs ring closing bell

It was a big, big day for the three local bank executives who were in New York on Monday as guests of the Nasdaq.

Smith: Farm boy Tesconi turned out all right

PD columnist Chris Smith introduces you to two people you should know: Edith Loza, the youngest contestant in Sunday’s Miss Latina Wine Country contest, and retired Farm Bureau executive director Tim Tesconi.

Santa Rosa girl, 9, wows with voice and spirit

Grace Anne Doyle has found her calling at Transcendence Theatre Company's Kids Camp.

Smith: The deer-sign whodunit

Who took the signs that Renate Fleshman placed on her country road north of Santa Rosa asking drivers to slow down?

Smith: That web thing works, say the Welfare League ladies

South Bay heiresses sorted an estate that spanned five generations, then sought the ideal thrift store recipient.

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