“People up there in the canyon community really use it more as a children’s library.”
— Director of Libraries Cindy Cleary on changes to Chevy Chase Branch Library that will increase its focus on children’s books and programming.
“I think we have gotten to the point where we have rounded the bend and people have accepted whether we get to stay here or not, that we are going to be about being the church.”
— The Rev. Rob Holman on his Anglican congregation’s legal battle with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles over the St. Luke’s of the Mountains property in La Crescenta.
“You really don’t know if they are going to stop or not.”
— Rita Guild, Church of the Incarnation parish coordinator, on a dangerous and curved crosswalk, which motorists often speed through.
“It just kind of happens. I wish it was something that we could predict.”
— Glendale police Det. Mauricio Barba on vehicle burglaries occurring in the city.
“It’s a cost-effective way of having our customers save money and reducing our city’s carbon footprint.”
— Ned Bassin, Glendale Water & Power’s assistant general manager of customer and support services, on city-based companies moving toward becoming more green.
“Any business that comes in selling the same products is going to take some business away.”
— Gus Malouf, Cordons Ranch Market’s owner, on a new Trader Joe’s and a revamped Vons that are expected to move into Montrose and cause some competition.
“I just think this is awful.”
— Ruberta White, on the cutting down of mature trees along Elk Avenue as crews prepare the public right of way for extensive street repairs. The city plans to replace the trees once the work is completed.
“If you go home and don’t do that, is it the doctor’s fault? Of course not.”
— Tami Carlson, president of the Glendale Teachers Assn. on proposed state legislation that would leave teachers open to being evaluated on student testing scores and other data, a move unions strongly oppose.
“It’s a sobering reality, isn’t it?”
— Glendale Unified School District Supt. Michael Escalante during the fifth annual State of the Schools address, which included a presentation on the district’s fiscal woes and projected $23-million deficit in 2012-13.