“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

Today’s Quotes: PG&E’s New Gas Leaks, Fiorina & Whitman ‘Not Thelma & Louise’ 26 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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