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Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: SRJC’s newspaper wins big awards, too, but may go out of print
The Oak Leaf celebrates awards for its fire stories and other coverage, and produces 'what might be its last print edition.'
Smith: Paintbrush-wielding volunteers help displaced Santa Rosa students feel more at home
Caring strangers repainted the grape-hued temporary campus occupied by Roseland Collegiate Prep students displaced by the Tubbs fire.
Smith: Joy, tears at Sonoma Valley’s post-fire cookbook giveaway
Sondra Bernstein and helpers treat fire survivors to an amazing selection of cookbooks to replace the ones they lost.
Smith: A celebration planned at Nicholas Green’s bell tower
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.
Smith: Singing praises for reaching unrealistic goals
A challenge grant from the Weills helped the fire-impacted SRHS concert choir seal its trip to NYC.
Smith: Fountaingrove Round Barn still exists, if only in miniature
A model railroader is happy that he studied, measured and miniaturized the landmark well before the fires.
Smith: 4 Santa Rosa kids hope to travel to Iowa and think fast
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.
Smith: Dr. McDonald lives on in new Memorial Hospital name
Memorial Hospital names its emergency department and trauma center for the county’s father of emergency medicine.
Smith: SRJC’s Day Under the Oaks not a celebration for all
Amid a pay impasse, some instructors will boycott celebrations at 100-year-old SRJC, and some will protest.
Smith: Mueller and Hicks nearly converge in Sonoma County town
The names of the adjacent country lanes off of Graton Road didn’t mean much of anything until a shakeup in the Trump administration.
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