The Cal athletic department has finally succeeded in ejecting a group of longhairs who had been living in trees in an area the university had selected for construction of a new $140-million sports-training center. A judge in Alameda County ruled,
late Tuesday, Miller orders the injunction that has been in place since February 2007 to be lifted seven days from today.
“(Construction) is going to start as soon as the injunction is finally over and we are very, very close,” said UC attorney Charles Olson. “We’re delighted with the judge’s judgement. It is exactly what we had asked her to do and we are very pleased.”
But first, the last three tree sitters will have to be removed from a redwood at the grove where the sports training center is planned. As part of the construction, 44 trees will be cut down. Tree sitters are protesting the plan. The university has been supplying food and water to the tree sitters for several weeks after cutting off supplies from outside groups.
University officials declined to say what will immediately happen with the tree sitters.
This is welcome news for Cal fans, who have enjoyed a resurgence in their football program, which now regularly competes for the Pac-10 title. And, but for the dominance of USC may actually have a chance to win the Pac-10.
With the sports portion out of the way; back to the tree-sitting hippies. These people had been living in these trees for the past 19 months.
First, who has that little going on in their lives that they can climb a tree – and apparently not that successfully, like longhair Nate Hill who fell from the tree – for almost two years?
Second, why do these people think the trees would want them living in them? From the looks of their rather-shabby tree forts, the trees were not that happy. Where were these people relieving themselves? You can bet the trees were not happy about that.
Now that they are out of the trees, these no-groomers can go back to their true passion: trying to legalize the hippie lettuce.