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Stories from Chris Smith

Smith: A true Shakespeare romance at the Cannery

Don't be surprised by a sense that 'Romeo and Juliet' actors really are crazy in love.

Smith: It's never a dull birthday for Eleanor

Eleanor Kitto has 
observed 94 birthdays, some in peculiar ways.

Smith: The very last thing that we need now

'We've got to know that there are people who are genuinely incensed.'

Smith: Book tour best way to get Trione memoir

The autobiography of Henry Trione is selling well. Big surprise there.

Smith: The worst day to be a dog

Terrible things can happen when an animal spooked by fireworks takes off.

Giants baseball camp a hit at Santa Rosa High School

Decked out in the orange-and-black uniforms, 90 kids are running drills and playing ball in the Giants' new, week-long summer camp this week.

Smith: That was a smoke-free fairgrounds?

Pot smokers lit up the 'smoke-free' fairgrounds over the weekend.

Smith: Camp Meeker woman's purse coughs up a find

How big is the purse that Katie Evenbeck bought last December at a second-hand store?

'Peanuts' collectors converge on Schulzville

Fans from all over the world are coming to Sonoma County for the 13th annual Beaglefest.

Smith: $150,000 of good news for Catholic Charities (w/video)

An infusion of cash aims to help fill a gap created by a sudden loss of funding.

Smith: Keep the watch, return his medals

Veteran, 92, hopes a thief will have a change of heart.

Smith: Petaluma family wants to bring home dad

Roy Martinez missed his son's 6th birthday party in Petaluma on Saturday.

Smith: Look what's in the game box

Students at a Petaluma school brought in unused toys, games for a schoolwide swap.

Smith: A new bundle of joy in the passenger seat

Petaluma man rushed to Kaiser with pregnant wife, but hospital just a little too far.

Smith: Better than halfway to Snoopy plate

Being able to drive with Snoopy is getting closer and closer to reality.

Smith: Col. Pete is drafted into the Hall

One of Santa Rosa's best-known vets is now a Hall of Famer.

Smith: Onetime wunderkind Carrillo should step down

He should look at what he was elected to do and consider whether that's now possible.

Smith: The keeper of Coffee's old Bible

The late Rev. James E. Coffee was seen often in the company of a gentle giant of a man.

Smith: No copter in the women's pre-hike plans

A trio's training hike at Hood Mountain ended with a helicopter ride Sunday.

Smith: 1 of 'Mommies' duo still on stage

Santa Rosa's Marilyn Kentz of 'The Mommies' is still funny and still performing at 66.

Smith: The boss lied to Mike and Anjela

The owner of Forestville Pizzeria pulled a fast one on two of his employees.

Smith: Now's the time to talk about response to Lopez decision

Now's the time to talk about an appropriate response.

End of the road for local finalist in Spanish singing competition

Anette Moreno says her TV run was a dream come true.

Smith: City Hall was green, but the price was right

An effort to raise awareness of lung cancer in women turns Santa Rosa's City Hall green.

Smith: Bonds and a matter of black or white

The ex-Giants star was spotted recently in Santa Rosa's NorCal Bike Sport.

Smith: Good riddance to Meals on Wheels' cursed okra

The hated vegetable was a factor in one senior's tumble and hospital stay.

Smith: The hero who'll miss the parade

If you wave to Rose Parade's grand marshal, imagine his buddy sitting right beside him.

Smith: Don't tell 'Millie' to break a leg

Lead actress of 6th Street Playhouse production catches her big break. Literally.

Smith: What we owe to Ashley

We've lost another of our children to a teen car crash that could have been avoided.

Smith: Okra not OK in Meals on Wheels

A 94-year-old with a bone to pick surprised those attending a weekend charity event.

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