“In order for me to move back (the pipeline) will have to be removed. I can’t go to bed at night knowing that pipeline is there.”
-Tina Pellegrini, whose house was destroyed in the San Bruno gas fire, at a press conference today announcing that PG&E is committed to moving the pipeline

“I think Ms. Andre underestimated the power of the gay press. A combination of the deficit at Pride, the beverage issues, and the issue of openness and transparency were the perfect storm that led to the resignations.”
-Bevan Dufty, San Francico supervisor, on the resignation of Amy Andre as executive director of San Francisco Pride

“(Google is flying a banner of doing no evil, and then they’re perpetrating evil under our noses.”
-Abraham J. Briloff, professor emeritus of accounting at Baruch College, on the complicated tax structure that significantly reduces the company’s tax liability

“We’re super-stoked. We said we needed to have change, a revolution, and run the contest for the surfers, by the surfers.”
-Kenny “Skindog” Collins, 42-year-old Santa Cruz surfer, on a new surfer-run company taking over the Mavericks’ surfing competition

“I am not good. I don’t want them to be like me.”
-Hassan Zaher, 36-year-old janitor, discussing his lack of computer skills and his hope for his children’s. Zaher lives in a Tenderloin housing complex in which residents have been given free Wi-Fi by a Washington non-profit.

Author

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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