“It amazes me when someone says they’re endorsed by the Bay Guardian and don’t mention they were the third choice.”
     SF Bay Guardian executive editor Tim Redmond, on candidates’ exploitation of ranked-choice voting

“They are still trying to blame me for s— I didn’t do. I wish I never joined the Guard. I regret it, and I hate the Guard.”
     California Army National Guard Master Sgt. Toni Jaffe, on her involvement in a scandal concerning tens of millions of dollars in government incentives improperly paid to non-combatant guard members

“I feel terrible. It’s a whole lot to swallow, but I’ll try to do my best to get over it. I feel absolutely terrible right now. I wish I could just dig a hole and go sleep in there.”
     -Error-prone Braves’ 2nd baseman Brooks Conrad after yesterday’s Braves-Giants game

“It’s shocking, stunning, very disappointing. It’s much deeper than just a game here — it’s tradition, part of the blood of Cal.”      Ex-major leaguer and Cal Baseball alumnus Kevin Maas on Cal’s elimination of varsity baseball

“The technology is ahead of the law in many areas. If you look at the vehicle code, there are dozens of laws pertaining to the driver of a vehicle, and they all presume to have a human being operating the vehicle.”
     California DMV lawyer Bernard Lu, on Google’s driverless car project

“This is what lawyers warned me about when I opened the collective. What’s happening is an organized group of people trying to misinterpret Prop. 215, to say the activities we are doing are illegal. It’s simply not the case.”
     Dave Hodges, founder of the San Jose Cannabis Buyers Collective, on the raid of another San Jose marijuana dispensary

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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