Once Upon a Time a Few Old Ladies Sat In A Tree
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Former Mayor up a Tree
On the UC Berkeley campus, there is a grove of old oak trees which is now in jeopardy. The UCB regents are planning to cut the trees to expand the university's sport stadium. They will have a difficult time, though, as a tree sit is in progress. Within the last few days, three women "of a certain age" have joined in the protest. Former mayor Shirley Dean is 71 years old. She is joined by 86 year old Betty Olds and 90 year old Sylvia McLaughlin. The women have a long history of working in the city government and on environmental issues.
They are not about to quit now. READ More on Indy Media HERE
Then I read the following over on the site "wwwsavetheoaks.com"
"Three of the most respected and enduring civic leaders in the city of Berkeley took to the trees on Monday morning in support of the ongoing Memorial Oak Grove protest ......."
Set For January 23 2007
The injunction hearing is set for Tuesday January 23rd. If an injunction is granted, it would forbid UC Berkeley from beginning work on the proposed projects until after the 4 lawsuits against them can be heard in court. If an injunction is NOT granted then the university could try to cut down the oak trees and begin construction before the current lawsuits can reach the courts.
At this time their are now four suits against the UC expansion plans. The plaintiffs are - an Oaks coalition that includes the California Oak Foundation - the City of Berkeley - the Panoramic Hill Association - and the Save Tightwad Hill group.
Complete article here at: SAVE THE OAKS.COM
SIGN THE PETITION HERE (its easy to do)
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 9:51 PM PST
Updated: Friday, 26 January 2007 10:44 PM PST