"Any time you have a major crowd moving in, throughout the city, it's very difficult to get officers in place. We were able to do that and make arrests without using any force."
--Jeff Thomason of the Oakland Police Department on Friday's protest over the Mehserle sentence, and the police response
"I felt trapped."
--Anonymous woman protester in Oakland who says she was part of a group surrounded by police. She asked if she could leave but the police refused, she said.
"We heard the message and we will deliver."
--Tom Nolan, chairman of the Municipal Transportation Agency's governing board, on the passage of San Francisco's Proposition G, which eliminates the guarantee that Muni operators earn the second-highest wage among transit workers nationally
--Robert Musgrave, on the sparse attendance at San Francisco's Veterans Day Parade on Sunday
"To be honest, I don't even know. Ten or fifteen?"
--Chris Martin, when asked how many cats he and his wife owned, at a San Jose cat show this weekend