Stories from Chris Smith

A Windsor High grad rushed to a man who’d collapsed, and did all she could. Now she thinks of him every day.
More than 140 years after Kanaye Nagasawa arrived at Fountaingrove, visitors from his city offer comfort and gifts to Santa Rosa.
A tasty benefit Thursday will introduce plans for a center where first responders can go to avoid being devoured by their work.
Maybe the easiest way to help is to shop at Meals on Wheels’ newly reopened thrift store in Lakeport.
Julia Paxton, who grew up in Sebastopol, raced in July’s Pacific Cup, too. And there were family bragging rights on the line.
As flames from the Ranch fire closed in on a family’s car alongside Highway 20, Mike Quinliven appeared.
A survivor creates a human trafficking support group in Sonoma County and sets its first meeting for Thursday.
The president has named Cardinal Newman grad Robert O’Brien special envoy for hostage affairs. Classmates of the 1984 grad always knew he would go places.
Three years after he nearly died at his Rohnert Park school, Vinnie Schenone is granted a four-legged wish.
‘Urban Inferno’ takes us back to the early signs that something was wrong, and to the growing horror, the valor and the wave of kindness.