Stories from Chris Smith

After two months away from his craft, Chris Smith is back.
Life is rarely linear, and neither is recovery from a serious medical condition.
For some, Super Bowl Sunday was a day of football, food and friends. For Chris Smith, it was spent in surgery.
Pia Sallee has trained at Santa Rosa’s Keenan Irish Dance School since she was 4. She’s among a group headed to compete in Ireland in April.
A Tin Goose is at the Sonoma County airport offering a chance for rides.
Iraj Soltani bought the downtown Santa Rosa favorite in 1970 and until just last summer was still welcoming guests.
Sebastopol police and merchants pitched in after the mystifying lemonade stand theft over the weekend.
Jeanne-Marie Jones, 91, is stepping down as executive director of FISH food pantry after 14 years of service.
Helen Weber is back searching for a cure for the mysterious ailment that bedevils her daughter, Olivia.
Petaluma High graduate Brian Fishman is out with a book on the Islamic State.