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Stories from Chris Smith


Smith: The buffalo’s milk of local politics?

When a retired Bennett Valley doctor went searching online for some information on bison milk he got an eyeful of one of the candidates for Santa Rosa City Council.


Patriarch ‘broken’ by Salcido killings dies at 80

Bob Richards, the man whose wife, three daughters and two granddaughters were killed by Ramon Salcido in Sonoma County’s most shocking mass murder, had relocated to Montana years ago.


Smith: Could we be nearing the end of common crime?

Crime is migrating, along with most everything else, to the Internet. Also, remembering drummer James Preston


Smith: It began with Isaac, Panda and a joke

Back in April, I mentioned the joke that 6-year-old Isaac Smith of Santa Rosa told Giants star Pablo Sandoval when they met in a hospital.


Smith: Views of the gift of trick/treat candy

A Santa Rosa dentist's annual Halloween candy buy-back raises questions for some.


Santa Rosa dog helping to sniff out malaria in Africa (w/video)

A Santa Rosa kennel owner and his trained German shepherd hope to play a role in ending the scourge of malaria.


Smith: Assisted suicide a humane final option for those who choose it

I couldn’t be more gratified that Brittany Maynard, 29, the former San Franciscan who married in Sonoma Valley, will be allowed to end her suffering with a lethal dose of prescribed pills.


Smith: Geyserville restaurateur conquers 'Grocery Games' challenge

Geyserville restaurant owner Domenica Catelli won big on a recent episode of Guy Fieri's popular Food Network show.


Funeral, procession set to honor former firefighter Pozzi

A procession Monday from Santa Rosa, including fire trucks, will lead to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Windsor for an 11 a.m. funeral.


Smith: New homes for Norman and her friends

A day after the death of longtime dairyman Vic Pozzi, a birth gave his ranch new life.

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