— Resident Ted Dearman on his Ocean View Boulevard home being destroyed by Saturday’s mudslide.
“Honestly, I think the mudflows are scarier than the [Station] fire because at least we can see what is going on, and we were able to have enough time. We could outrun that. This just hit us. You’re trapped. You can’t outrun this. This to me was worse stress and scarier.”
— Homeowner Cecilia Nava on the unpredictability of swift debris flows.
“She had knowledge of what she was supposed to do. She was supposed to stop and seek remedy, and the work continued and was completed.”
— Councilman Dave Weaver on the gate “CSI: Miami” actress Eva La Rue installed in front of her north Glendale home without proper permits.
“We need to dispel those myths for people who are against the idea of a tunnel, but who are not willing to take action and let their voices be heard because they think that it’s just such a remote possibility of being a reality. The tunnel and connector are at the most advanced stage that they’ve ever been.”
— Councilman Ara Najarian, on the proposed underground tunnel extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway.
“For us not to do anything would’ve been fiscally irresponsible.”
— Kathy Thorossian, Glendale Unified School District assistant superintendent for educational services, on new fees for students who want to take summer school.
“My favorite thing about Sugi is she lives in Nepal.”
— Mountain Avenue Elementary School kindergartner Eliana Haah said about the class’ adopted 13-year-old guest, Sugi-kumari Ram.