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Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: Windsor girl dances her way to Ireland
Pia Sallee has trained at Santa Rosa’s Keenan Irish Dance School since she was 4. She’s among a group headed to compete in Ireland in April.
Smith: A Tin Goose, Patrick Varner, St. Orres and a splash of amaretto
A Tin Goose is at the Sonoma County airport offering a chance for rides.
Mac’s Deli & Café owner, Iraj Soltani, dies at 87
Iraj Soltani bought the downtown Santa Rosa favorite in 1970 and until just last summer was still welcoming guests.
Smith: Sebastopol responds sweetly to girls' stolen lemonade stand
Sebastopol police and merchants pitched in after the mystifying lemonade stand theft over the weekend.
Retiring FISH executive director, 91, says 'it's just time to step aside'
Jeanne-Marie Jones, 91, is stepping down as executive director of FISH food pantry after 14 years of service.
Smith: Mysteriously ill Analy grad's quest for a cure turns critical
Helen Weber is back searching for a cure for the mysterious ailment that bedevils her daughter, Olivia.
How a Petaluma High grad became an Islamic State expert
Petaluma High graduate Brian Fishman is out with a book on the Islamic State.
Smith: An art show, found tombstone and USPS cookies
There’s nothing like turning a lifetime of creativity into a first art show.
New Chop’s chief eager to help Santa Rosa kids
Chop’s Teen Club is a haven for Santa Rosa youth and a place to learn workplace skills.
Smith: Who knows how the Missouri ladies’ quilt got out here
A quilt stitched many decades ago with the names of women hailing from Missouri has been returned to a relative of one of those women.
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