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Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: Christmas lights brightened Petaluma schoolkids’ morning

On the last day before classes ended, students at Kenilworth and Casa Grande got to see an awesome holiday display in all its glory.

Smith: The coast is a monument to Kortum

With Saturday's passing of Bill Kortum, it’s tempting to place a memorial on the Sonoma Coast.

Smith: A less obvious reason shopkeeper is grieving for Arrigoni’s

There’s a family connection between two of downtown Santa Rosa’s oldest businesses.

Smith: Why they’ll move The Living Room

We’ll soon hear much about a big change coming to The Living Room, the bustling and essential day center for women working to overcome homelessness and other crises.

Dogs aid search for rebels’ unmarked graves in Santa Rosa

Specialized dogs detected scents Tuesday that may lead history buffs to the long-forgotten graves of two Bear Flag Revolt rebels slain nearly 169 years ago and believed to be buried in Santa Rosa.

Smith: The angels sang, too, at St. Rose

The Augsburg Cathedral Boys Choir sounded like angels when they performed at Green Music Center. But their impromptu appearance at St. Rose Church left parishoners star-struck.

Smith: Rohnert Park light show something to see on TV

A Rohnert Park family's over-the-top Christmas light extravaganza may win them $50,000.

Events planned to mark Pearl Harbor anniversary

A bell will be tolled in Santa Rosa for each of the North Bay survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor who have died in recent years.

Smith: Wilma sees your nickel, raises a dime

After 100 years, a Santa Rosa poker lover is still going strong.

Smith: He left Memorial all stitched up

A coat cut off a homeless man during treatment was put back together again by ER technicians.

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