Next time you dip into a bowl of guacamole or brunch on avocado toast, you might want to thank Pete Changala.
Eight high school seniors recently graduated from the Irvine Police Department’s Explorer program, where they learned what it takes to keep Irvine the safest city in America.
He is a native Southern Californian and a decorated Korean War veteran. During a long and accomplished career, he served as the chief executive officer of the Transportation Corridor Agencies — and as founding city manager of four California cities. Irvine was one of them.
When the story of Irvine’s elected and appointed officials is written, the chapter on Sally Anne Sheridan will be a long and satisfying read.
Julia Engen joined the Irvine Police Department as a patrol officer in 1994. Today she serves as the department’s first female deputy chief.
Mark Linsenmayer was hired in July to help direct Irvine’s circulation network.