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Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: Santa Rosans credit inmate firefighters with saving their homes
An emotional meeting at a saved neighborhood, temporary new homes for a farmers market and more.
Smith: Hope, humanity shine through the fires’ vast destruction
Stories in abundance bear out that not all was lost, not by a long shot.
Smith: If only the media were overblowing the fires’ ruination
What the firestorms that struck in the darkness late Sunday night and early Monday have inflicted so far is war-like, so vastly devastating that it’s beyond comprehension.
Smith: Neighbors pull together, pull through
Bucket brigades and brave neighbors saved the day Monday in Rincon Valley.
Smith: Mark Felt’s daughter, grandsons prepare for The Film
For Joan Felt and her sons, this is the most exciting and public their lives have been since they learned along with the rest of the world of Mark Felt’s role in unraveling the Watergate scandal.
Local zombies wanted for worldwide ‘Thriller’ dance
Santa Rosa is joining cities around the world that are taking part in simultaneous performance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’ Want to join in? Here’s how.
Smith: A cold night of empathy for teens living on the street
An intentional night on a sidewalk and bed of cardboard, a reprise performance for a 94-year-old Giants fan and Jim Belushi sings for pizza.
Smith: Look what’s been beneath the Flamingo for 20 years
A historic Santa Rosa hotel and a radio station mark their anniversaries together, Katie Fonsen Young ascends and Santa Rosa High will just once allow cars on the lawn.
Smith: The reason why Sonoma County’s young dancers are so sad
A beloved dance teacher bows out; a chance to beat a taiko drum and more.
Smith: Local businesses step up to help Santa Rosa school damaged by vandals
Community pitches in after New Horizon School is vandalized, the teaching rainbow in Sebastopol and final honors for a lawman.
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