"She's talked about retiring before, but this time she put the paperwork
in. And she's told me everything she wants to do she needs me to do with
-- Bob Boies, Newport Harbor High School principal, on one reason he is
retiring at the end of the school year.
"They're basically just going through the motions. This is all just an
-- Costa Mesa resident Bob Rasmussen, criticizing the City Council's
plans for the West Side revitalization project. Rasmussen was at a
meeting of the Westside Improvement Assn., a homeowners group.
"To say nobody on the council cares about the West Side is an absolutely
absurd thing, so farfetched it's almost laughable. By no means have we
signed off on anything."
-- Costa Mesa Councilwoman Linda Dixon, in response to comments by
Rasmussen and others at the meeting.
"Growing up, we were taught that this was the ideal world. Then we were
launched into the [real] world and it wasn't there."
-- Actor and artist Martin Mull, on the inspiration for some of his
"If they want a sterile place to live, why don't they move to Irvine or
Newport Beach? If you've got a well-kept RV, like this one, there's
nothing to complain about."
Costa Mesa resident Wayne Anderson, on neighbors' complaints about his
new 36-foot RV parked on the street outside his home.
"Those colors are very, very, very bright. The bright yellow ... well
it's sort of tacky. But being of Swedish decent, I don't really want to
criticize the color scheme."
-- Costa Mesa resident Eloise Ott, on why she opposes the proposed IKEA
store near her Halecrest/Hall of Fame neighborhood.