Gary Lee Yoder featured on ‘Davisville’

Guitarist/songwriter Gary Lee Yoder and three classmates at Davis High School formed Oxford Circle in the 1960s, and they played some of the most storied concert venues in the Bay Area during the San Francisco Sound of the late 1960s. After the band broke up, Yoder co-founded Kak (which recorded an LP for Epic Records) […]

NAMI meeting offers family support

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next meeting of its family support group from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28. The group will meet in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Meetings continue there at that time on second […]

Tuleyome Tales: The deer aren’t always in the headlights

I always love seeing the deer when I go into the forests throughout this region. The deer seen most often in this part of California is the black-tail subspecies of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), most recognizable by its large, independently moving ears and black tails. Recently, I came across a doe and her three youngsters on […]

Yolo DA warns of jury-summons scam

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig is warning residents to be aware of fraudulent telephone calls from people posing as law enforcement or Yolo Superior Court officials, claiming that you missed your jury duty summons. In the current scheme, the scammers claim that an arrest warrant has been issued by local law enforcement for missing […]

Teen runaways back home

Three teenage Davis girls who were the subjects of recent police alerts all have been located, officials reported Monday. The girls, a 13-year-old and twin 15-year-olds, all were believed to have run away from home. The younger girl had last been seen on Dec. 12, while the twins were reported missing this past Friday, police […]

Thompson leads Snow Mountain push

SAN FRANCISCO — There may be better ways to see beautiful scenery, but Rep. Mike Thompson believes dragging the U.S. secretary of the interior on a vigorous slog through the driving rain was as good a way as any to show off the Berryessa Snow Mountain wilderness. Thompson, D-St. Helena, led Sally Jewell, the secretary, and […]

Beloved longtime schools leader Floyd Fenocchio dies

Floyd Fenocchio, who came to Davis in the late 1960s as a school principal and retired in 1998 as superintendent, died unexpectedly Sunday evening following surgery for congestive heart failure. He was 76.

Fenocchio grew up in what is now West Sacramento, and attended Clarksburg High in rural southern Yolo County. It was in Clarksburg that he met his future wife Sandy (whose father was a school principal/superintendent).

After graduating from high school, Floyd and Sandy enrolled at Sacramento State, earning degrees in 1960. They married a few weeks later, and began their teaching careers at elementary schools in Sacramento.

A daughter and a son (Dianna and Dan) were born, and the family moved to Davis in the late 1960s.

Christmas Eve Services

Center for Spiritual Living, Davis 1715 Anderson Road (Bet Haverim Facility) Sunday Meditation at 11:30 am Sunday Service at 12 pm Christ Church 1715 Anderson Road (Bet Haverim Campus) Christmas Eve Service Lessons & Carols at 5:30 pm Davis Community Church 412 C Street Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Children’s Service at 4 pm and 5 […]

Bob Dunning: He left our schools a better place

A FRIEND LEAVES US … yes, Floyd Fenocchio graced our town for many years as a principal at two elementary schools and later served as superintendent of schools, but it was his simple human kindness that many of us will remember most … Floyd Fenocchio, who never met a student he didn’t like, died Sunday […]

Colonel’s Men pair with Craven, Lefkoff for Saturday show

The Colonel’s Men — a local band that formed in 2012, featuring a line-up of friends who graduated from Davis schools — join with two other locally raised talents — Cody Craven and Nat Lefkoff — for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets are $7 general and $5 for […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Comet (No. 130482), a 10-month-old male pit bull/chocolate Labrador retriever mix. Also hoping for a good home is Abby (No. 130386), a 3-year-old female brown tabby cat. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter […]

Team effort saves a dog’s life

By the time Asia, a 4-year-old female pit bull, came to the Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless in October, she had difficulty walking. A large tumor, which had first appeared in April, covered her right hind leg and had become infected. Asia’s owner was able to take her to a veterinarian once in April, […]

For the record

A Sunday article about A.G. Brinley Plaque winner Mary Schiedt misspelled her last name several times, and incorrectly identified her employer. It is the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. We regret the errors.