“We are really sad and frankly shocked to be in this situation.”
    Ken White, Peninsula Humane Society president, on the loss of $2 million in donations due to shelter construction setbacks

“A third-grader can see that what the regents on the investment committee are doing is unethical. It goes far beyond the ‘appearance’ of a conflict of interest. These are core conflicts of interest.”
    Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, on a published report that members of the UC regents’ investment committee benefited from hundreds of millions of dollars in university investments

“It’s going to be nice… seeing our neighbors move back. I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy.”
    Bill Bishop, Claremont Drive home owner, on the wrapping up of operations to clear out homes destroyed in the San Bruno gas explosion

“If you leave, you’re the weak one, and you get shunned in your own hood. Nobody wants you around. You have to fend for yourself.”
    Tim Rudder, former gang member, speaking at a “Gang Summit” at Deer Valley High in Antioch

“Bartz represents a problem we find at many other firms with poor pay-for-performance grades: excessive compensation awarded to executives to encourage them to join or remain with a company.”
    Report from an institutional investor advisory firm on the most overpaid S&P 500 CEOS. Yahoo’s Carol Bartz came in at No. 1.

Quotes of the Day 12 October,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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