Palo Alto Weekly

News - January 1, 2010

The year in quotes

There is gossip, and then there is gossip on Facebook, where everyone hears about it.

There is no way to describe how cool that was. Just, yay.

Seems to me they're on an express train and we're on a bicycle trying to catch up.

It's sort of like a mosquito on an elephant.

It's like the Fire Department is giving the city the finger.

This is a real black eye for the city process.

It's a really, really dumb idea.

Hopefully ... we can put this difficult episode behind us.

I'm going to the East Coast for college because I feel like once Palo Alto sucks you in you end up living here for 20 years.

Hug your kids. Tell them you love them. ... And celebrate any passing grade.

It's not just a horse of a different color; it's a zebra.

We're at a dangerous point right now.

We're dealing with a crisis ... and there's no audience.

We're not a community that beats down doors to collect $75.

We've only had one dog so far, and no babies.

The only other thing we can do in this city is eat.

While a number of serious mistakes were made, they were made with good intentions.

— Palo Alto Public Works Director Glenn Roberts in December on clearcutting California Avenue trees in mid-September. Seventy-five new trees will be planted this winter along the three-block stretch of the California Avenue business district.

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