-- Mike Montgomery, of Texas, at John Wayne Airport on Christmas
"We're going to move. You can chisel that in stone."
-- Dan Marcheano, owner of the Arches, on plans to open a new
version of the popular eatery.
"People in this district are Republicans and conservatives, but
they have more of a positive, laid-back approach to things. They
don't really have the same rough edges around their philosophy as the
type of people Bob [Dornan] is used to representing. Our constituents
do not want someone to be demagogic in their approach. They want
someone to be a little more thoughtful."
-- Dana Rohrabacher, on his coming primary battle with former Rep.
"I've been asking him what he wants, but he said it's a secret,
he'll only tell Santa. He really wanted to see Santa, and no one had
time to take him, so I thought I would."
-- Carole Meldau, on her grandson, 5-year-old Brian Robinson.
"But, ultimately, we succeeded."
-- Jim Ellis, Costa Mesa Fire chief, on fighting the Southern
"There were rumors flying around like crazy. Someone was wondering
if this was a terrorist attack. Police officers evacuated restaurants
and asked everyone to leave."
-- Michelle Brittell, on an explosion and blackout at Fashion