Andrew McIntosh reports in this story that Chief Ruben D. Grijalva, director of Cal Fire, will retire Monday and become the interim chief of a small suburban department near San Jose suburb.
Grijalva, 54, retires after less than three years as director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, though he was state fire marshal for two years before being named the top boss.
Click here to read Grijalva's final memo.
And here's the press release announcing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's choice to replace Grijalva, Del Walters.
IMAGES: Ruben Grijalva (left), Del Walters / www.fire.ca.gov