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Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: A bear skull fit for a young girl
The mother of a future Ph.D. in biological sciences thinks fondly of the Welfare League volunteers who discounted a skull.
Did you donate a gold-and-gems bracelet to a Santa Rosa thrift shop?
Volunteers with the charitable Welfare League thrift shop suspect the donation of fine jewelry was a mistake.
She said yes! Singer helps Santa Rosa fan propose on stage at Country Summer
Anakaren Perez surprised her boyfriend, Kyle O'Donnell, with a backstage meet-and-greet with Granger Smith. Then, O'Donnell surprised her with an on stage proposal. See the video.
Smith: Former Santa Rosa fire chief knew Tubbs’ devastation inevitable
As a PD columnist now-Mayor Chris Coursey and the city’s late fire chief spoke of the inevitability of fire in country-meets-city neighborhoods such as Fountaingrove.
Beer, bike fans pony up $400,000 for Journey’s End fire survivors
A grand gift from the Sonoma Pride initiative will allow the Council on Aging to buy five new manufactured homes for seniors.
Facebook video helps Santa Rosa nursery catch a thief
The owner of the landmark King’s Nursery goes online for help after a woman is videoed twice carting merchandise to her car without paying.
Smith: 4,000 toothpicks later, it's ready to launch from Rohnert Park
Scott Weaver’s latest creation will be featured at San Rafael’s Italian Street Painting Marin.
Smith: Ex-Petaluma woman watched the North Bay fires from afar but saw the lava from Kilauea up close
Former Petaluma resident Corey Hale fears lava from Kilauea has destroyed her land and home on the Big Island.
Smith: Nat Geo and Austin tell story of a lucky, lonely Santa Rosa homeowner
Homegrown journalist Austin Meyer makes a video of a Fountaingrove home that somehow survived.
Smith: A big day in New York for the PD
The four we sent to New York kept stellar company at a special Pulitzer lunch; Oakmont isn’t hooked on a pot dispensary; and more from the PD’s Chris Smith.
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