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  • Petaluma Argus
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Past articles by Chris:

National honors for fire chief Marshall Turbeville’s mission to protect Sonoma County from wildfires

Northern Sonoma County Fire District head will be honored for his wildfire mitigation efforts. → Read More

These volunteers with Sonoma County’s COVID-19 response are indispensable

Hundreds of medical, nonmedical volunteers have helped with Sonoma County’s COVID-19 response. → Read More

Crowd cheers as lucky Sonoma County seniors receive COVID-19 vaccine

Dozens of people were waiting at the Luther Burbank Center for leftover doses as staff began calling them up in order of birth year. → Read More

Chris Smith: Why Guy Fieri keeps coming back to the Russian River Pub

Friday night’s episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” will be the third to feature the Forestville pub. → Read More

Redwood Empire Food Bank needs help to keep groceries coming to people in need

The food bank is most eager to attract individuals and groups to cover primarily outdoor shifts at its warehouse on Brickway Boulevard. → Read More

Where stuff no longer needed at home can do great good

It could that with so many of us staying or working at home because of the pandemic, we are busying ourselves by at last clearing out our garages and closets and shelves. → Read More

Chris Smith: You read ’Danger! Don’t go!’ and what do you want to do?

Sometimes the cry of “danger” backfires and instead stimulates curiosity. → Read More

Their home beside Highway 12 is gone, but Christmas lives there even so

With their electrical service just restored, Nikki and Kevin Conant have arrayed and plugged in a playful, new, gratitude-themed holiday display where their home used to be. → Read More

Thanks to a credit union and others, Christmas is saved for many in need in Sonoma County

A bit more than a week ago, only about a 10th of the 12,238 Secret Santa hearts for families in need had been adopted. But the story has a happy ending. → Read More

A rare bird swings low in Santa Rosa to honor Colonel Pinsky

Perhaps only Santa Claus’ sleigh might have created more of an airborne stir than the sleek, black, long-winged aircraft that sliced through the air above Santa Rosa, Chris Smith writes. → Read More

Chris Smith: SRJC president takes on new role in online play

Frank Chong reveals new talents through his theatrical debut in the school’s gutsy, online production of the holiday favorite. → Read More

Art Ibleto, Sonoma County’s Pasta King, dies at 94

The Italian immigrant ladled pasta for free at benefits that brought people together to raise substantial donations for all manner of charitable, educational and civic endeavors. → Read More

Petaluma’s Veterans Day Parade replaced with procession to honor local vets

The coronavirus pandemic may have forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s event, but Joe Noriel, who is replacing longtime parade organizer Steve Kemmerle, has come up with Plan B. → Read More

Brian Kahn, briefly Sonoma County’s youngest supervisor, dies in Montana at 73

Sonoma Valley High graduate produced documentaries, authored books, hosted a popular Rocky Mountain radio show. → Read More

Chris Smith: The sunshine felt so good Tuesday, but not the angst

A sense of anxiety over what may happen after the election hung over many people in Sonoma County on a primo fall day. PD columnist Chris Smith spoke with several to explore their mood. → Read More

Sonoma Valley sanctuary is home to animals no longer at risk of being eaten

Charlie’s Acres exists to assure that animals taken in there will live out their lives safely → Read More

During another menacing wildfire, Guy Fieri steps up again to feed first responders

With flames again tormenting Sonoma-Napa wine country, TV chef/foodie Guy Fieri on Saturday returned to crisis mode and fed first responders battling the Glass fire. → Read More

Guy Fieri, local restaurateurs feed firefighters battling LNU Complex fires in Calistoga

Friends and fellow restaurateurs joined the TV star in a culinary thank-you to the first responders defending Wine Country from wildfires started by lightning nearly two weeks ago. → Read More

Sonoma County wildfire grows to 43,286 acres Friday evening

Crews released from other wildfires in California are starting to work their way to the North Bay. → Read More

For Sonoma County fire evacuees, peril approached ’like a science-fiction picture’

These are the stories of some who fled their homes in northwestern Sonoma County and others who stayed. → Read More