— Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on a three-day training exercise aimed at testing local, state and federal response capabilities during a terrorist attack.
“I think the strongest message here is: We at the Police Department will weigh every case individually and respond accordingly. We certainly don’t want any parent or family member to feel they can’t report something to us in fear of civil compensation.”
— Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz on possibly seeking civil action against Nancy Salas, the 22-year-old Glendale resident who last week lied about being abducted after sparking a massive search.
“We’ve been looking at middle and high school staffing, and we can move those elementary teachers up. [Then] we bring back the teacher they displaced because we have room in our secondary schools.”
— John Garcia, Glendale Unified assistant superintendent, on how the district is finding space to rescind teacher pink slips.
“It’s hard for them to understand when there are two different groups saying two different stories.”
— Deputy Supt. Dick Sheehan on a forum for Edison Elementary School parents and teachers intended to provide additional context into the district’s finances and teacher layoffs.
“I enjoy being inclusive and not exclusive; that’s one of my big mottoes.”
— Rosemont Principal Michele Doll on her philosophy, as she will be principal of Crescenta Valley High School next year.
“I can’t wait to interview the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ on the same lot where they filmed ‘Casablanca.’”
— Conan O’Brien, on filming his new late-night TBS show at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank.
“There’s no question there’s hundreds of jobs involved.”
— Gavin Koon, an entertainment industry representative for the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, on the potential economic impact of Conan O’Brien’s show coming to Burbank.