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Stories from Chris Smith

Santa Rosa man wins trip with NYT columnist

Austin Meyer, a Maria Carrillo High alum, won the coveted privilege to travel and report overseas with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to report on developing nations.

Smith: Peggy Sue's Cruise receives a jump start

Two community partners are stepping up to host the car show and cruise as founders Rich and Peggy Williams deal with Rich’s cancer.

Smith: Former PD reporter Vega moves up at ABC

Climbing ever higher, Cecilia Vega is named weekend anchor of 'World News Tonight' and a member of ABC’s 2016 election team.

Smith: To rename a park for Trione?

Many people are asking, what would Henry Trione have wanted as a lasting memorial? It’s no secret he was not fond of being feted or fussed over.

Smith: Renaming Annadel a fitting tribute to Trione

Philanthropist Henry Trione, who died in February at 94, could have used his connections to fashion those hills into a housing development, but that’s not what he did.

Smith: We came so close to losing Angelo’s

The longtime jerky shop is back open just days after a fire damaged storage sheds there.

Smith: Oh, Henry, it was so good to see you

Last week's affectionate and frequently hysterical memorial celebration focused much on Henry Trione’s love of life.

Windsor man 'hooked for life' on treasure hunting

Every weekend, he leaves home to scan some expanse of well-tread but unpaved earth in Sonoma County for valuables that someone dropped.

Smith: Beware of bicycle buyer’s car key collateral

A man who let a prospective buyer take a spin on his $700 bike was given bogus car keys as collateral.

Smith: Check scammer tries to steal from foster kids

A man recently walked into a Santa Rosa check-cashing office with a real-looking but counterfeit Children’s Village check made payable to him for $900.

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