— Note from owner Doug Dutton
"As of July 1, 2008, Dawson's Book Shop and the Michael Dawson Gallery will go to an appointment-only schedule."
— Email from Dawson
"It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Emmis Publishing, the parent company of Tu Ciudad magazine, has suspended our publication and business effective Thursday, June 12th."
— Publisher Jaime Gamboa's email
"They should have a crucifix up in front. I will come and bless the goddamn place."
— Ray Bradbury objecting to the demise of Acres of Books in Long Beach
"Today, we are announcing the cancellation of News & Notes and Day to Day, and significant budget reductions across the organization."
— National Public Radio memo
"As a parent of two young children, I believe itís time for me to explore new career opportunities..."
— Nic Harcourt, KCRW music director and "Morning Becomes Eclectic" host
"As you may know by now, Vinnie Malcolm has decided to resign as general manager of KTLA."
— Channel 5 memo to station employees
"Like all families, we've had our ups and downs. We've been together in joy and sorrow. Good economies and bad."
— Talk show host Larry Elder on leaving KABC
"Pete was the horror of the modern-day, corporate human resources department manager, who would rather have employees high on horse-tranquilizers, sedated and content, than hot on the trail of a good story, full of grit and indignation, breathing fire."
— Fox 11's John Schwada on retirement of TV news legend Pete Noyes
"I felt horrible when I called them. They were nothing but kind and wonderful."
— Steve Lowery resigning as editor of CityBeat after one issue.
"Boy has that been a blast!"
— Rick Garcia announcing the end of the My13 News he co-anchored with Lauren Sanchez
"Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me..."
— Larry Lipson's last column after 50 years as Daily News restaurant critic
"It's open season on critics. We are an endangered species."
— 83-year-old Alan Rich, on being let go by the LA Weekly
"I must concede, too, I had reached a point where I routinely was embarrassed by the product I worked for, and if you find yourself feeling that way, maybe itís time to go."
— Sports columnist Paul Oberjuerge, not too broken up about being fired by the San Bernardino Sun