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Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: A critical point in Olivia’s cross-country medical odyssey

Olivia Weber is crossing the country trying to find a medical diagnosis of her illness.

Smith: Oakmont's Annie returns to admiral

It was a sad three weeks when the schnauzer, the closest friend of widowed, 94-year-old Wendell 'Mac' McHenry, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, went missing.

Smith: Santa Rosa sergeants drop coffee talk to nab a suspect

Through the café window, several of the sergeants notice a guy who’s wandering among the cars parked out front, including one belonging to them.

Smith: Artist addresses politics through paper dresses

A Mexico-born adopted daughter of Sonoma County is currently creating, painting and at times wearing dresses that illustrate the life of an undocumented resident.

Smith: Sonoma County chef's Curry encounter

Hours after the Warriors' Stephen Curry received his second MVP award on Tuesday, he scored a sushi roll from Sonoma County chef Ken Tominaga who’s still bubbling with excitement.

Smith: Questions over judge's remark to DUI driver in Oakmont death

There was a legal context to the judge's remarks to the repeat Oakmont DUI offender in court last week that I didn't understand.

Smith: If the Oakmont driver intended no harm, so what?

If you or I choose to start the car while intoxicated, then we’ve knowingly activated a deadly machine and we’re fully responsible for whatever harm we may cause.

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens opens doors to moms Sunday

There will be free carnations for moms at the Mother’s Day plant sale and open house at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens on Sunday in downtown Santa Rosa.

Smith: The homeless ask us to see them through lens of humanity

The humanity of homelessness will be reflected in origami Saturday at the Matsuri festival in Juilliard Park.

Obama shares love of 'Peanuts' in new book

In the forward to a new 'Peanuts' collection, President Obama writes that the late Charles Schulz’s strip 'treated childhood with all the poignant and tender complexity it deserves.'

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