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Stories from Chris Smith
Smith: Windsor High grad who tried to save collapsed gym-goer 'can't wait' to become a nurse
A Windsor High grad rushed to a man who’d collapsed, and did all she could. Now she thinks of him every day.
Smith: The Kagoshima-Santa Rosa link endures
More than 140 years after Kanaye Nagasawa arrived at Fountaingrove, visitors from his city offer comfort and gifts to Santa Rosa.
Smith: Creating a place where first responders can find support
A tasty benefit Thursday will introduce plans for a center where first responders can go to avoid being devoured by their work.
Fires create challenges for those feeding Lake County’s low-income and homebound elders
Maybe the easiest way to help is to shop at Meals on Wheels’ newly reopened thrift store in Lakeport.
Smith: An ocean race fit for two competitive Bay Area cousins
Julia Paxton, who grew up in Sebastopol, raced in July’s Pacific Cup, too. And there were family bragging rights on the line.
Smith: Caltrans’ man pulls off a daring fire rescue
As flames from the Ranch fire closed in on a family’s car alongside Highway 20, Mike Quinliven appeared.
Smith: Elizabeth escaped human trafficking, now works to set others free
A survivor creates a human trafficking support group in Sonoma County and sets its first meeting for Thursday.
Smith: Former Santa Rosan responsible for bringing hostages home
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.
Smith: A furry gift for a grateful boy
Three years after he nearly died at his Rohnert Park school, Vinnie Schenone is granted a four-legged wish.
Smith: Bring your tissues to Santa Rosa fire film
‘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.
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