Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy Mike Glinskas will be honored Tuesday morning with the department's Medal of Valor.
The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. as part of the Board of Supervisors meeting. Sheriff Adam Christianson will make the presentation.
Glinskas was one of two deputies and a locksmith ambushed the morning of April 12 while trying to serve eviction papers at a town home on Chrysler Drive in northwest Modesto. Deputy Robert Paris and locksmith Glendon Engert were shot and killed by resident James Ferrario. Glinskas, who was not hit, returned fire while taking cover, radioing for help and moving to protect neighborhood residents.
Glinskas stayed in position, communicating key information that allowed others to recover the bodies of Paris and Engert.
The standoff with Ferrario lasted more than 12 hours before he committed suicide as the home caught fire and burned down.
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two local school board members to the Stanislaus County Fair Board: Harinder Grewal and Ruben Villalobos.
Grewal, 47, of Keyes serves on the Turlock school board and has been senior agricultural weights and measures inspector at the Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner's Office since 2003.
Villalobos, 38, of Modesto, is a defense attorney in Modesto and serves on the Modesto City Schools board.
The governor reappointed two fair board members: Ray Souza, 65, of Turlock and Linda Weidman, 62, of Hickman.
In other appointments announced Friday, retired teacher Mike Macon, 70, of Sonora was named to the Mother Lode Fair Board.
Fair board appointments do not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation.
Two people are coming from New England to fill key posts in the Stanislaus National Forest.
Chris Schow, the new fire management officer, has worked since 2008 as fire management and aviation officer in the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes national forests in Vermont. Schow succeeds Jerry McGowan, who retired in January.
Molly Fuller, the new Summit District ranger, has spent the past five years as a district ranger in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. She succeeds Karen Caldwell, who retired last year. The Summit District stretches roughly from Pinecrest to Sonora Pass.
Schow and Fuller will start their new jobs in September.
Carmen Magdeleno of Modesto's Salvation Army Citadel has been working as a minister during the Olympic Games in London. She is part of a team that distributes water to the athletes and other Olympic personnel while also quenching "the soul's spiritual thirst," according to the Citadel Corps newsletter.
Recent actions by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors:
Recognized Linda Ford of the Animal Services Agency and Stan Risen of the Chief Executive Office for 25 years of service.
Reappointed Jenny Kenoyer, Amelia Henson, Kim Hutsell, Billie Taylor and Kenneth Hanigan to the Commission on Aging; Ross Briles, James Brenda, Martin Fox, Bradley Hawn, William O'Brien, Michael Frantz and Clinton Mort to the Economic Development and Workforce Alliance; Wayne Zipser, Lisa Funk, Roger Duncan, Carlos Estacio III, John Herlihy and Tom Orvis to the agricultural advisory board; Frank Coelho and Michael Passalaqua to the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District board; Douglas Souza, Alfred Enos and James N. Tavernas to the Denair Fire Protection District board; Harold Agresti and Ladd Hackler to the Keyes Fire Protection District board; Doug Flora, Charles Morrison III and Vince Bizzini to the Woodland Avenue Volunteer Fire Protection District board; David Woods to the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District board; Ronald Brouhard, Kristine Costa, Mike Lucas and Scott Cole to the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Protection District board; Phillip Larson, Brian Genzoli and Allen Peterson to the Turlock Rural Fire Protection District board; Diana Haile and Manuel Vierra to the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District board.
Appointed Tracy Miller to the Agricultural Advisory board; Cecil Russell and Stephanie Burnside to the Economic Development Action Committee; Gary Larson to the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Protection District board; Ed Perry to the West Stanislaus Resource Conservation District board; Shayne Strasser to the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District board; Katherine Borges to the Salida Municipal Advisory Council.
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