The university waits until the clock ticks down to Aug. 13 in the next battle between bear and tree. And now they’re asking for a $28 million bond if an appeal goes through court.

Back after Judge Barbara J. Miller ruled in the last court case, the tree-sit supporters had the option to appeal. While the city of Berkeley backed out from appealing, the California Oak Foundation and the Panoramic Hill Association went ahead and filed their appeal. The panel of appellate judges is expected to rule by Aug. 13. read more »