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Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: Some easy ways to get essential items to fire survivors in Paradise
Firefighters are collecting personal products and gift cards for fire survivors in Paradise, while the Farm Bureau is gathering books for kids.
'It was mayhem': Ex-Santa Rosa sisters recall fleeing terrifying Camp fire flames
Two ex-Santa Rosa sisters and their families live in limbo after fleeing their new homes in and near Paradise.
Smith: Art, words make magic at Sebastopol’s burgeoning art center
Now showing at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts are works from local collections and poems that they inspired.
Smith: The election night dust-up between the mayor and the labor leader
The confrontation between Chris Coursey and Jack Buckhorn wasn’t pretty, but it also wasn’t as bad as rumored.
Smith: Vietnam vets named grand marshals of Petaluma Veterans Day parade
Sunday's parade coincides with the 50th anniversary of 1968’s Tet Offensive by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces.
Smith: Film about Sebastopol musician, youth mentor wins acclaim
“Guitar Man,” about a Sebastopol musician’s quest to keep troubled kids from prison, captures a key prize from the L.A. Film Awards.
Smith: In The Orchard, neighbors helping fire-ravaged neighbors
Residents of 55-and-over Santa Rosa community rally for neighbors who lost homes during Tubbs fire.
Santa Rosa orders removal of tiny huts for homeless
Officials ordered the removal of the huts from alongside a commercial building near Coddingtown because they didn’t comply with building codes.
Smith: At Sonoma County Museum, winged hearts flee their cage
There’s much enlivening about the Day of the Dead show at the Sonoma County Museum.
Former Sebastopol mayor, 109, is now one of the oldest people on Earth
Santa Rosa native Art Janssen shares the secret to his very long life and it isn't what you may think.
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