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Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: Good thing Ryan got on the radio

A Sebastopol Police Explorer is being applauded for his calm, quick thinking during an officer's physical struggle with a reckless driving suspect.

Smith: A tasty spot to make a withdrawal in Guerneville

The old Bank of Guerneville is now home to an upper-crust pie shop, gallery space, a deluxe ice creamery and designer goods retailer.

Smith: At last, a medal for Deputy Nance

Rex Nance remembers, painfully, that 1975 night when something awful happened tore him apart, and distinguished him as a peace officer willing to risk all to protect others.

Yarnbombers caught thread-handed in Santa Rosa

A pair begged for anonymity when a downtown retailer discovered them wrapping parking meters in hand-knit stockings Tuesday.

Smith: The King who would feed Nepal

When people are hurting and in dire need, no matter where in the world, the Pasta King can’t help but want to do something.

Smith: Windsor grad's challenge to Bush, and to all of us

A 19-year-old Windsor High graduate’s challenge to Jeb Bush should serve as a reminder how little the average person understands Mideast violence.

Keegan family’s public service celebrated

The Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation honored the late James and Billie Keegan’s entire family on Thursday.

Smith: Those cyclists ache to save the world

More than 150 people pedaled through Sonoma County Wednesday on an almost 300-mile group ride from Fortuna to San Francisco during Climate Ride California.

Smith: Teacher, charming boy set to meet again

A schoolteacher spellbound by a kind young boy in a wheelchair at Kaiser is set to meet the kid again.

Smith: Is this what it’s like to be almost 100?

What to do if you’re expected at a charity lunch Thursday in Rohnert Park and a golf tournament the same day 95 miles away?

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