The state appeals court that protestors were banking on to overturn Judge Miller’s earlier ruling also declined to block UC Berkeley’s nefarious designs upon our campus’s sacred oak grove earlier today, thereby incurring the wrath of the Panoramic Hill Association and the gratitude of almost everyone else. University officials, doing a jig of victory, say they’re planning to move forward immediately with construction. Not to be thwarted, tree advocates intend to leapfrog the pesky state appeals court by appealing directly to the big daddy-o of judicial authorities first thing tomorrow morning. Will the California Supreme Court drag out this sorry fracas, or is this really the end? Stay tuned. More dramatik developments are sure to follow.

Of course, there’s still the matter of the four tree-sitters idling up in those branches. Suggestions on how to go about disengaging them from their tree-top perch, short of prying them off with crowbars! Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Image Source: Kanaka’s Paradise Life under Creative Commons
Cal gets go-ahead for sports training center [SF Chron]
Construction Can Begin at UC Berkeley Stadium [Daily Cal]



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