Stories from Chris Smith

Santa Rosa woman spotted in two Super Bowl commercials

Maria Carrillo High alum Molly Owen scored twice on Sunday, appearing in Buick ad shot at Chalk Hill winery and in a United MileagePlus Explorer credit card commercial.

Healdsburg duo helps China prepare for giant wave of senior citizens

Healdsburg Senior Living directors Tony Fisher and Rob Matthews are advising Chinese developers on a project to build a new city for more than 22,000 elders unable to live with their families.

Smith: Ukiah couple’s triplet girls have arrived

The identical triplet girls born to Ukiah couple Kira and Cody Swan weigh a total of 9 pounds, 10 ounces.

Smith: Windsor roundabout briefly showcases prankster art

The guerrilla installation artfully ribbed PG&E for not moving more quickly to pluck up old power poles that stand in the way of other work in the area.

Smith: Ash and LeBaron and wine, food and music, oh my

The return of the SRJC Wine Classic will honor the Sonoma County chef/author and history writer/columnist as co-hosts.

Smith: Sebastopol rape victim comes forward with plea

A Sebastopol woman, who was attacked 6 weeks ago, was severely injured just 3 weeks later in a traffic collision.

Recognizable names to read ‘Love Letters’

Columnist Chris Smith will be among a handful of people to take stage Valentine’s Day weekend to perform “Love Letters” at the Wells Fargo Center.

Smith: Goose offers Lake County denizens 120,000 pennies for their thoughts

On the northeast shore of Clear Lake, a great and glistening Canada goose has folks stopping their cars to snap photos and let the kids stare.

Reviewer on Fieri's NYC restaurant: I wanted to like it, then the food came

Pete Wells' infamous 2012 bashing of Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant in the New York Times caused a sensation but, he said in a recent interview, he actually really wanted to like the place.

Smith: That's no way to keep Jack London alive

Press Democrat columnist Chris Smith shares a scene from a banquet in Sonoma last Saturday to mark the 140th anniversary of the birth of Jack London.

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