"We can take a more humane approach and try to put children in the
closest school to make a connection with their teacher, with the
students, with the principal. Those are major stabilizing influences
in their lives."
Michael Murphy, the district's director of student services and
former homeless liaison, said about educating the homeless
"Why would we build a rail system to move people from one area to
another without going past South Coast Plaza. This is for the people,
not to benefit one specific person."
Tom Smalley, the general manager of the Wyndham Garden Hotel on
Avenue of the Arts, said about the preferred route for the CenterLine
light rail system.
"The prosecution themselves have acknowledged that the pool cue
was an innocuous object and not a deadly weapon."
David Macher, one of rape defendant Gregory Haidl's attorneys,
said while arguing whether the pool cue was allegedly used in a way
that caused great bodily injury to the victim -- adding that Haidl
did not touch the pool cue.
"I think it's gone on way too long. [The property] is a constant,
changing scene of debris."
Newport Beach resident Laura Perry said regarding the property at
1918 Dover Drive, which has been the subject of documented nuisance
complaints since 1961.
"It feels good because I know that people may not be that
fortunate and we can give them supplies they need."
Elizabeth Cornejo, 12, said while helping feed the needy during
the CM900 Thanksgiving food drive.
"They made a threat, and that is bad enough. We want to stop
[anything from happening] and get some help for him."
Robert Barbot, the superintendent of the Newport Mesa Unified
School District, said regarding a violent threat by a Corona del Mar
High School student made via the Internet.