Today’s Quotes: PG&E’s New Gas Leaks, Fiorina & Whitman ‘Not Thelma & Louise’

“If not for the requirement from the CPUC, would they have known about these leaks? Was there another leak somewhere that could have caused another tragedy?” -Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo), on PG&E’s discovery of 38 gas leaks during an inspection

“We take any leak seriously, and any leak that creates a potential safety issue is repaired immediately.” -Jonathan Marshall, PG&E spokesman

“A station in Palo Alto should be seen as a huge opportunity, not a problem.” -Jumana Nabti, addressing the Palo Alto City Council, which voted against the proposed high-speed rail station at California and University avenues

“We just don’t have the streets and capacity to consider doing this at either California Avenue or University Avenue.” -Palo Alto Vice Mayor Sid Espinosa

“The notion that somehow their fates are inextricably tied like they’re some political Thelma and Louise is absurd.” -Marty Wilson, campaign manager for Carly Fiorina, on the relative chances of GOP candidates Fiorina and Meg Whitman

“People need to understand it’s important to stop at a red light at a right turn.” -Barbara Pierce, City Council member in Redwood City, on the unanimous vote Monday to keep and possibly add traffic cameras at certain intersections

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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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