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Quotes from 2018

“It’s not about Derrick Abell. It never has been. It should be about us. Everyone in this room has an opportunity, has a gift —  the ability to give, and the ability to serve others before self.” — MBPD Chief Derrick Abell, upon becoming the city’s first African American chief, Jan. 15, 2018

“How old would you be if you didn’t know the year you were born.” — Hermosa Beach ski filmmaker Warren Miller. He passed away Jan. 24, 2018.

“Sometimes, if it’s a tough morning, I’ll say to him, ‘I think I’m going to start off in your class.’ And I think I’m only going to go in for 10 minutes. I end up spending half an hour.” — Sylvia Gluck, principal of Hermosa View School, on music teacher Kenny Harrison, the first full-time music teacher the district has employed in a decade, Jan. 25, 2018

“We’re in a new era. It’s not, ‘Aright, move on to Manhattan, move on to Torrance, move on to Redondo.’ Police departments are not about that anymore.” — Officer Chad Amerine of the Hermosa Beach Police Department, on shifting approaches to policing and homelessness. April 2018.

“We are laying the first building blocks for the home of the next Olympic champions.” — Continental Development’s Richard Lundquist at the El Segundo Aquatics Center groundbreaking. May 22, 2018

“I just wanted to show what a fat, 50-year-old woman can do.” — Marathon swimmer Amy Gubser after swimming from Point Dume to Palos Verdes. June 15, 2018.

“Fifty years from now, kids are going to see our stuff – even if they don’t know who we are, we’re here.” – Outgoing Redondo Union senior Andrew Rodriguez as he walked through RUHS’s new Alumni House during his last day on campus. June 17, 2018.

“I think of you every morning when I wake up.” – Sumeera Gandhi to Redondo Beach Police Officer Mike Dyberg. The two reunited after Dyberg saved Gandhi from choking while visiting family in Redondo from India. July 19, 2018.

“If it happens, it happens. I’m not going to be adamantly against it…but it’s going to suck, you know?” – Redondo Beach resident Brian DeCato, on Metro’s possible plan to run the Green Line light rail South Bay extension next to his backyard. July 5, 2018.

“I was a writer with a weakness for big ideas and my ideas, more than anything else, carried me off to Somalia.” — Mira Costa grad Michael Scott Moore speaking at Pages about his book “The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.” July 19, 2018.

“We were young, we were involved in the anti-war movement. ‘The man’ was bad. But once we realized that there were people in the city trying to do what they thought was right, and they weren’t just a bunch of fascist warmongers, we started looking at how you could make an impact.” — Former Hermosa Beach Councilmember George Schmeltzer on his entrance into local politics in the early 1970s. Aug. 23, 2018

 

“I can’t tell you how happy I am, and proud, that it’s them on this mural, and not some banker, or real estate developer, or hedge fund manager. Because it’s these people, along with the people playing jazz at the Lighthouse in the 1950s, and the surfers and skater, and all the other so-called ‘delinquents,’ who really represent the real soul of this city.” — Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, on the unveiling of the mural dedicated to punk rock and skateboarding in downtown Hermosa. Oct. 12, 2018

“I think everything about this, he’d be like, ‘I made it.’ He’s made it.” — Mackenna Greenberg, 16, speaking of her late brother Harrison Greenberg, for whom the new Roundhouse Aquarium was dedicated. Nov. 5, 2018.

“After I realized I couldn’t get in by road, I figured I know a lot of watermen. We’ll boat in.” — Ryan Harris, organizer of the Dive N’ Surf flotilla that brought aid to Malibu fire victims. Nov. 13, 2018

“Must I answer that?” — Attorney Bradley Hertz to Superior Court Judge James Chalfant, after being asked if he was being paid by CenterCal Properties to sue two Redondo Beach councilmembers. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

“Two dads wouldn’t meet at a school in North Hollywood and decide to make a movie about North Hollywood. What would it be about?” — Screenwriter Dave Harris recalling how me met director Bill Kiely at a Hermosa View teacher’s conference. The two collaborated on the the feature film “Age of Summer.” Sept. 5, 2018

“It’s not about Derrick Abell. It never has been. It should be about us. Everyone in this room has an opportunity, has a gift —  the ability to give, and the ability to serve others before self.” — MBPD Chief Derrick Abell, upon becoming the city’s first African American chief, Jan. 15, 2018

“How old would you be if you didn’t know the year you were born.” — Hermosa Beach ski filmmaker Warren Miller. He passed away Jan. 24, 2018.

“Sometimes, if it’s a tough morning, I’ll say to him, ‘I think I’m going to start off in your class.’ And I think I’m only going to go in for 10 minutes. I end up spending half an hour.” — Sylvia Gluck, principal of Hermosa View School, on music teacher Kenny Harrison, the first full-time music teacher the district has employed in a decade, Jan. 25, 2018

“We’re in a new era. It’s not, ‘Aright, move on to Manhattan, move on to Torrance, move on to Redondo.’ Police departments are not about that anymore.” — Officer Chad Amerine of the Hermosa Beach Police Department, on shifting approaches to policing and homelessness. April 2018.

“We are laying the first building blocks for the home of the next Olympic champions.” — Continental Development’s Richard Lundquist at the El Segundo Aquatics Center groundbreaking. May 22, 2018

“I just wanted to show what a fat, 50-year-old woman can do.” — Marathon swimmer Amy Gubser after swimming from Point Dume to Palos Verdes. June 15, 2018.

“Fifty years from now, kids are going to see our stuff – even if they don’t know who we are, we’re here.” – Outgoing Redondo Union senior Andrew Rodriguez as he walked through RUHS’s new Alumni House during his last day on campus. June 17, 2018.

“I think of you every morning when I wake up.” – Sumeera Gandhi to Redondo Beach Police Officer Mike Dyberg. The two reunited after Dyberg saved Gandhi from choking while visiting family in Redondo from India. July 19, 2018.

“If it happens, it happens. I’m not going to be adamantly against it…but it’s going to suck, you know?” – Redondo Beach resident Brian DeCato, on Metro’s possible plan to run the Green Line light rail South Bay extension next to his backyard. July 5, 2018.

“I was a writer with a weakness for big ideas and my ideas, more than anything else, carried me off to Somalia.” — Mira Costa grad Michael Scott Moore speaking at Pages about his book “The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.” July 19, 2018.

“We were young, we were involved in the anti-war movement. ‘The man’ was bad. But once we realized that there were people in the city trying to do what they thought was right, and they weren’t just a bunch of fascist warmongers, we started looking at how you could make an impact.” — Former Hermosa Beach Councilmember George Schmeltzer on his entrance into local politics in the early 1970s. Aug. 23, 2018

“I can’t tell you how happy I am, and proud, that it’s them on this mural, and not some banker, or real estate developer, or hedge fund manager. Because it’s these people, along with the people playing jazz at the Lighthouse in the 1950s, and the surfers and skater, and all the other so-called ‘delinquents,’ who really represent the real soul of this city.” — Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, on the unveiling of the mural dedicated to punk rock and skateboarding in downtown Hermosa. Oct. 12, 2018

“I think everything about this, he’d be like, ‘I made it.’ He’s made it.” — Mackenna Greenberg, 16, speaking of her late brother Harrison Greenberg, for whom the new Roundhouse Aquarium was dedicated. Nov. 5, 2018.

“After I realized I couldn’t get in by road, I figured I know a lot of watermen. We’ll boat in.” — Ryan Harris, organizer of the Dive N’ Surf flotilla that brought aid to Malibu fire victims. Nov. 13, 2018

“Must I answer that?” — Attorney Bradley Hertz to Superior Court Judge James Chalfant, after being asked if he was being paid by CenterCal Properties to sue two Redondo Beach councilmembers. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

“Two dads wouldn’t meet at a school in North Hollywood and decide to make a movie about North Hollywood. What would it be about?” — Screenwriter Dave Harris recalling how me met director Bill Kiely at a Hermosa View teacher’s conference. The two collaborated on the the feature film “Age of Summer.” Sept. 5, 2018

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