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"We're again going to put up posters around town. We now...

May 18, 2003

"We're again going to put up posters around town. We now have over

125 members on our mailing list. We're going to encourage them to go

out and voice their opposition to the alcohol storage law."

-- Brian Clarkson, spokesman for FreeNewport, a group opposed to

Newport Beach's tightened rules on the Fourth of July.

"Costa Mesa does not believe the bridges needs to be built and is

doing everything we can to delete them. There will be give and take

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on both sides. There will be some mitigation measures we may not be

happy with, but they will be better than a bridge and less expensive,

and the cities need to sit down and hammer it out so it's not

hammered out for them by [the authority]."

-- Gary Monahan, Costa Mesa mayor, on a looming deadline for the

city to kill planned bridges over the Santa Ana River.

"At the risk of bragging a bit, I'd say we've done this grand old

place proud. Thank all of you for being here to celebrate with us."

-- Beverly Ray, chairwoman of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, at the

resort's opening.

"The people in this city want the best, ask for the best, demand

the best, are willing to pay for the best, and it's our pleasure to

give you the best."

-- Steve Bromberg, Newport Beach mayor, during a "state of the

city" address.

"We're all still out here, we're all still frustrated, we all need

to see some action. We'll give Mr. Scheafer a chance. He has some

potential of doing some good things I think that what the City

Council fails to understand is the direction the city is heading.

They're dragging their feet."

-- Paul Bunney, Costa Mesa resident, after Eric Bever removed

himself from the running for a spot on the Costa Mesa City Council.

Mike Scheafer was named to replace former mayor Karen Robinson.

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