82) ELVIN MIALI, 54, Fountain Valley ... Fountain Valley's police
chief for 14 years ... Goals include expanding protection for growing
senior community and combating computer crime ... Became an officer by
accident when he attended a law enforcement class so he could meet a girl
... Worked as an officer for 33 years ... Motto: "Don't tell me I can't
because I'll show you I can" ... Loves his wife's pasta, R&B and jazz ...
Held jobs as a truck driver for a pottery company and a doughnut shop
worker ... Likes woodcarving, painting and walks by the ocean ...
Favorite movie is "The Dirty Dozen"... Hit 140 mph in Chief's Race ...
Says the craziest thing he has ever done was traveling to Hawaii with a
friend for 17 days with only $250 between them ... Grew up in El Monte
and helped raise horses, cows, chickens and geese ... Married to Charli
and has a daughter, Carla, and son, Elvin Jr. ... Last year's ranking: 76
83) EILEEN MURPHY, 83, Huntington Beach ... Activist ... With
daughter, Flossie Horgan, is one of the founding members of the Bolsa
Chica Land Trust ... Is active in fighting development on the mesa ...
Calls work "one of the most important things in my whole life" ...
Graduated from Cal State Long Beach at age 76 with a bachelor's degree in
history, with an emphasis on Mexico and Africa ... Quit school in 1938
after marrying the UCLA quarterback ... Widowed 13 years, after 50 years
of marriage ... Has four daughters, seven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren ... Has been to Ireland seven times ... Went to
Israel with a church group last year ... Loves living by the ocean
because it's restful ... Last year's ranking: Unranked
84) DUANE DISHNO, 58, Huntington Beach ... Superintendent of
Huntington Beach City School District since 1991 ... Says he loves to go
to work every day ... Member of Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce's
Business and Government Relations committee... Member of the city's
Children's Needs Task Force ... Past president of the Orange County
Superintendent Organization ... Proud that during his term, the