environmental groups' statement of principles issued Monday regarding
"As ridiculous as that night was, it is ridiculous that [Karen
Robinson's] nonvote, because she was not comfortable voting, would be
construed as a 'yes' vote."
-- Gary Monahan, Costa Mesa councilman, on news that alittle-known
city ordinance would change fellow council member Karen Robinson's
abstentions at a Feb. 5 meeting to "yes" votes.
"If you got drunk and obnoxious, you had to be careful when you walked
past him in the alley 'cause he'd reach out and grab you."
-- Judge Robert Gardner speaking of Rowland Hodgkinson, Newport
Beach's first police chief. Hodgkinson was Gardner's brother-in-law.
"What are they going to replace it with?"
-- Jaime Castellanos, Newport-Mesa's assistant superintendent of
secondary education, on news that UC President Richard C. Atkinson wants
to eliminate the SATs as an admission requirements for all eight UC
"We do everything we can at the front end. There's not guarantee in
this world. It is the kind of nightmares you live with when you live in a
-- Robert Barbot, Newport-Mesa superintendent of schools, on whether,
in the wake of the school shootings in Santee, Calif., children are safe
"The easy way is to put up a fence. You've done something. But to
actually stop the problem, you need to talk to kids, and that's a lot
-- Ryan Schultheis, Newport Harbor High School student, on ways to
stop school violence.