Crescenta Valley High softball Baillie Kirker hit three home runs Thursday to power the visiting Falcons to a 19-0 Pacific League win against rival Hoover. Kirker, a senior, put herself in uncharted territory. She’s hit 47 career home runs, shattering the state mark of 45 set by Perelini Koria of San Pedro between 2005-08.
Glendale High’s boys’ tennis team picked up a 10-8 Pacific League road victory against Crescenta Valley on Thursday. Ashot Papikian swept his three sets to pace the Nitros. Dro Mahmoudi of Crescenta Valley won two sets.
“The number’s going to get really nasty when that building gets delivered.”
— Linda Lee, a senior managing director for the Charles Dunn Company real estate firm, referring to the city’s office vacancy rate of 16.8%, which she predicted would jump to 19% once a new building adds 186,000 square feet of empty space to the market in the coming weeks.
“We’re not trying to stop the event, we’re trying to not get squashed under the event.”
— Dale Dawson, president of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn., which sponsors the Harvest Market every Sunday, on Americana at Brand developer Rick Caruso’s compromise decision to hold his own farmers market on Saturday.
“The city is going to have to come to us very shortly for an extension, and I’m going to have to see progress.”
— Ilona Volkmann, district administrator for the county Regional Park and Open Space District, who controls a $700,000 grant, awarded in 1992, toward the city’s planned $7.92-million Adult Recreation Center. The project was delayed again Tuesday to address bid protests.
“The idea isn’t to give them tickets. The idea is for them to be careful, so they don’t get it.”
— Councilman Bob Yousefian of red-light cameras at four city intersections that take photographs of traffic violations.
“For art teachers, this is our Grammys.”
— Teacher Amy Rangel of being honored with a BRAVO award from the Music Center of Los Angeles for excellence and innovation in teaching arts to students.
“I am keeping the bling in the jewel city.”
— City employee Javier Covarrubias of removing graffiti off public and private property in the city.