Devin Marshall

Photojournalist for the Community Voice, Towns Correspondent for the Press Democrat

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An adventurous reader, gamer and music enthusiast with a taste for the slightly off-the-wall.

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The Community Voice
01/28/2016
RCHS wood shop update: Dreams can come true

Bill Hartman's wood shop class at Rancho Cotate High School has been working hard to build armoires for at-risk and homeless teens who will be staying at the SAY Dream Center in Santa Rosa.

The Community Voice
01/15/2016
Goat Rescue of Sonoma County in need of donations, adoptions

Ken Zamvil and Nancy Brotman recently celebrated their 23rd anniversary. They also have 45 kids. These kids are of the furry, hooved variety. And actually, most of them are adults now, but they're so energetic it can be hard to tell.

The Community Voice
01/15/2016
Welcome reception for new Cotati mayor

Mayor John Moore and Vice Mayor Susan Harvey served their first meeting in their new positions at Cotati City Hall the night of Jan. 12.

The Community Voice
11/13/2015
Cotati council appoints new honorary mayor, discusses city projects

The Cotati City Council held a closed session before the public meeting for the second council meeting in a row, with nothing to report either time. The Honorary Mayor of Cotati for the month of November is Madison Zwinge, an 8th grader from Lawrence E. Jones Middle School.

The Community Voice
11/06/2015
Make the most of it: Rohnert Park DIY competition

Local innovators, engineers and members of the maker culture have a chance to team up and show the world what they've got. The North Bay Make-A-Thon, presented by Sonoma State University and the North Bay iHub, is open to students, the public, and industry professionals as a means to collaborate on new ideas and concepts that have applications in the real world.

The Community Voice
10/30/2015
Orthodontist offers sweet deal to trick-or-treaters

Kids have a chance to turn a future cavity into a new toy or game instead. Dr. Nicole Smith is an orthodontist in Rohnert Park, and this year she hosts her 11th annual candy buyback.

The Community Voice
10/30/2015
Fire debate not over yet at Cotati City Hall

It was nearly a full house at the Cotati city council on Oct. 27. Most of the participants were present for the continuation of the house abatement discussion of the Stanley property on W. School St., which was destroyed in a fire in June of last year.

The Oak Leaf
09/29/2015
SGA update

Student senate discusses Columbus Day, the transit bus program and Take Back the Night event Columbus Day's long and contentious history influenced the Student Government Assembly (SGA) to vote to reassign the Oct.12 holiday to celebrate indigenous peoples' in a Sept. 21 session. "The Student Government Assembly recognizes the importance of our Indigenous roots," the resolution states.

The Community Voice
09/24/2015
Light the Night for a bright future

The Light the Night Walk is an international annual fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Community Voice
09/24/2015
Tech High student initiates donation effort

A Tech High senior and president of the school's National Honor Society decided to spring into action Sunday afternoon, and began collecting donations at the Rohnert Park school Monday morning.

The Community Voice
09/24/2015
Cotati supports Safe Medicine Disposal Program

Executive Director of the Russian River Watershed Association, Andy Rogers, gave a presentation about the importance of the Safe Medicine Disposal Program.

The Oak Leaf
09/17/2015
Raise a glass, help raise money

The Brews for Lake County fundraiser runs 7 - 11 p.m. this Thursday. Sept. 17 at Brew, 555 Healdsburg Ave. in Santa Rosa.

The Oak Leaf
09/13/2015
Measure H begins 15-year rollout

Santa Rosa Junior College will soon receive $410 million. Thanks to voters, Measure H passed in November of last year. Now, these funds will go directly to improving the campus. Leigh Sata of San Francisco was appointed as director of capital projects at SRJC to help oversee implementation of the

The Community Voice
09/10/2015
Cotati's low grade prompts new smoking regulations

The American Lung Association recently surveyed cities around Sonoma County to see how well they performed on enacting smoking ordinances. Cotati received an "F," leading them to take some new measures.

The Community Voice
08/27/2015
House fire resolution at Cotati City Council

Last year's fire that burned down the Stanley home at 601 W. School St. June 28 was the talk of the council on Tuesday's Cotati City Hall meeting.

The Community Voice
07/30/2015
RP police follow Cotati's lead

Cotati police have already started using body cameras, and now Rohnert Park's forces are making the switch.

Features

The Community Voice
10/09/2015
Racy calendar raises funds for women's shelter

A group of 12 women from Sonoma County usually meet once a week for healing and meditation. This time around, they have created a near-nude 2016 calendar as a charity effort.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
08/28/2015
Soulriders: A wild ride for Santa Rosa

Combination skate/surf/hot-rod and music shop Soulriders recently had its grand opening party, including a few celebrity guests.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
08/07/2015
Santa Rosa comics store becomes 'nerd haven'

Comics FTW (For The Win) is a small hobby shop tucked away into a shopping center off of Santa Rosa Ave. But what it lacks in square footage, it makes up for with events targeted to illustrators, writers and fans of comic books, including a women's-only club called "Girls With Issues."

The Community Voice
07/09/2015
Comics class big draw for kids, teens

Artists Emily Martin and Brett Grunig share their love of comics, manga and anime by teaching a comics-drawing class in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa.

The Community Voice
07/16/2015
“Hit Man” Jimenez goes the distance

Brian Jimenez, 18, is an up-and-coming boxer from Rohnert Park. He practices at the Warriors4JC gym and is training for the Golden Gloves.

The Community Voice
07/02/2015
It's all in the cards

Baseball Cards and Memorabilia in Rohnert Park offers a surprising amount of things to do for people of all types. It's also run by a son and his father.

The Community Voice
06/25/2015
Chalk it up to the 'Hat Pack'

A mother-daughter street painting team from Rohnert Park gets ready for an upcoming San Rafael art festival.

The Press Democrat
02/15/2015
What's in Store: Quickly

A popular drink franchise from Taiwan opened up its first location in the North Bay.

The Oak Leaf
12/04/2014
Every day is Christmas at Dickens Fair

The 36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party is back again at the Cow Palace, bringing good figgy puddings and spiced rum to all.

Arts and Entertainment

The Community Voice
01/28/2016
Fundemonium offers hobby fun for all

Toys, R/C car racing and tabletop gaming are all brought together under one roof at Fundemonium in Rohnert Park.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
11/13/2015
Santa Rosa band Secret Cat: Music infused with art

Secret Cat is not just a band, but a group of close friends experimenting with the very boundaries of art and sound. Between vocalist-guitarist Shoop, bassist Melati Citrawireja, drummer Emile Rosewater, guitarist Charlie Davenport and puppet player Quenby Dolgushkin, there is a lot of history. "We started when we were 10," Citrawireja said.

North Bay Bohemian
11/11/2015
Having a Blast

Electric sofas, stilt walkers and nighttime marching bands are a taste of what's to come at the 11th annual Santa Rosa Winterblast. The event, in Santa Rosa's SOFA district near Juilliard Park, is really a big block party-with a parade of rolling sofas thrown in. Best of all, it's free and family-friendly.

The Community Voice
11/06/2015
Fundraising concert expands lineup, changes venue

"Putting Out the Fire... a Thanksgiving for Middletown" is a concert and variety show put on in collaboration between married couple Ron and Carolyn Kirk, and the Sonoma Media Group.

The Community Voice
10/23/2015
Have a gay old time with President Lincoln (Stage review)

Sonoma State University's theatre arts program brings a wacky yet politically charged and heartfelt performance to the stage. Aaron Loeb's off-Broadway play "Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party" started in 2008, and has made its way around the circuit to Rohnert Park.

The Community Voice
10/23/2015
Rocky Horror performs to sold-out crowd

People of all genders and sexes line up at midnight in fishnets, heels, corsets and frilly lingerie. Some wear shiny golden short-shorts, others cat ears, capes, a gorilla costume or just plain underwear. No, it's not some kind of sex party.

The Community Voice
10/16/2015
Fright by candlelight: Readings in a mausoleum

One of the best ways to get in the creepy Halloween spirit might be to attend a suspense story reading at night, by candlelight. But of course, the proper atmosphere might be hard to come by.

The Community Voice
10/02/2015
Beer, brats and polka: A winning combination

By Devin Marshall October 1, 2015 09:29 am The 9th annual Oktoberfest returns to Cotati's La Plaza Park Oct. 10 for a day of music, dancing, food, beer and festivities from noon to 6 p.m. The Karl Lebherz Band will perform on the stage.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
09/18/2015
Toy Con Santa Rosa, where actors and fans converge

Meet little Timmy, the 1950s movie star whose companion was Lassie. And Cissy, the oldest of three orphaned siblings taken in by their bachelor uncle in "Family Affair." They'll be joined Sept. 26 by other iconic actors, local comic book authors and writers such as Tom Yeates of "Prince Valiant" fame, and a legion of fans at the Santa Rosa Toy and Comic Con.

The Oak Leaf
04/12/2014
It's the Vinyl Countdown

Record Store Day is celebrated all over the North Bay, and each participating store offers something special.