Stories from Chris Smith

A Santa Rosa woman knew she’d give her extra ticket to the Broadway blockbuster, worth hundreds of dollars, to someone who queued and hoped for a cancellation.
Family and friends of Art Volkerts will celebrate his life at Community Church of Sebastopol.
West county yoga teacher and life coach Hermine Iacobaeus will join others in Arizona to try and set a world record for most women in formation.
There will be no Night Under the Lights for Schools Plus this year. But take a moment to look up and contribute to their online fundraiser.
You're not imagining things if you've noticed a lot more 'help wanted' signs lately.
A Monday dedication celebrated the restoration of the tile mural on the Prince Memorial Greenway trail.
How did this 6-month-old cougar get from Trinity County to Sonoma County? PD columnist Chris Smith has the story.
'Defining Moments,' a new memoir by the father of Sonoma County's Telecom Valley will benefit charity.
Hundreds of people filled Santa Rosa’s Friedman Event Center on Friday to remember Jack DeMeo, the late attorney and community patron extraordinaire. PD columnist Chris Smith shares some of the best moments.