Notable Quotables

“I am so sick of burying these kids.”

— Addiction specialist Cary Quashen at a substance abuse forum organized for the public by Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition.

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“Not in my wildest dreams did I expect this.”

— Mike Gatto, an attorney and the top Democratic vote-getter in Tuesday's special primary election to fill a vacant office in the 43rd Assembly District, which encompasses much of Glendale and Burbank.

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“We feel good.”

— Republican Sunder Ramani, who came in second place during balloting Tuesday for the special primary election in the 43rd Assembly District, where Democrats far outnumber Republicans.

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“It just seems whoever's in, you want out.”

— Burbank resident Cynthia Tobin, who voted for a Republican on Tuesday because she thought the Democrat-controlled Legislature was doing a poor job of solving state problems.

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“This ordinance and this whole process came about because basically one particular company acted less than respectfully to a neighborhood. And because of that, as a city, it's our responsibility to step in and make sure that doesn't happen again.”

— Councilwoman Laura Friedman on the City Council decision to more strictly regulate where and how cellular antennas are built in residential neighborhoods.

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“This whole area is really going to change dramatically.”

— Peter Zovak, Glendale's deputy housing director, on the addition of two affordable housing developments at the city's southernmost edge on San Fernando Road.

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“This is my 14th year on the City Council. I've waited five years to be [chairman of] the Redevelopment Agency again. I think it's only proper that positions be rotated occasionally so other members do have a chance. So I am throwing my hat in the ring again.”

— Councilman Dave Weaver before being passed over for the third consecutive year for one of the top leadership spots at City Hall.

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“We have to look through every nook and cranny to get through the economic hurricane we're in.”

— Greg Krikorian, Glendale Unified School District Board of Education vice president, on potentially charging Clark Magnet High School families for bus service.


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