The effort throughout Glendale and Burbank schools mirrors similar donation drives for Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005 and the 2004 tsunami in Asia that killed about 230,000 people, Mitchell said.
“I wanted to get my butt off the couch and do something.”
— La Crescenta resident Cara DiMaggio of participating in a training program for Glendale’s five-mile run and walk Downtown Dash event.
“This is not a fire. You can escape a fire. There is no way to escape the mud.”
— La Crescenta resident Karlis Kalejs of evacuating his home.
“We are very undercounted. That is why we are telling them now there is an opportunity to be counted.”
— U.S. Census representative Anahit Tovmasyan of increasing Armenians significantly underreported population count.
“We find the way the code is written today is restricting our ability to expand the system.”
— Glendale Water & Power Assistant General Manager Peter Kavounas on expanding the city’s recycled water pipeline.
“It’s going to be a much safer location.”
— Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero on an alley in south Glendale the city acquired through eminent domain.
“I think people are so devastated by what’s going on in Haiti and the pictures and news reports and things, they just want to help and are almost grateful for the opportunity to do so.”
— Clark Magnet High School teacher and student club advisor Ellen Armitstead on the $1,400 her school raised in three days to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
“With continuing growth, we could have a group with staying power to continue long beyond us.”
— Howard Hakes, president of the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition, on the community support the coalition has received.
“We could hear the water thundering down the canyon, and we’re just checking to keep an eye on it.”
— Steven Turner, a 31-year Canyonside Street resident, who emerged from his home to watch a river of dark brown water and tumbling rocks rushing down the road during a storm Monday.