Cal Sports Complex Delayed Again

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley has to wait a little longer to start building the campus sports center that spurred an 18-month-long tree-sitting protest and several lawsuits delaying the project.

Two civic groups on Thursday appealed a Superior Court judge's
ruling this week to lift her previous injunction blocking construction. UC Berkeley was preparing to move forward on July 29, but the appeal means the injunction will have to be extended for at least 20 days to give the appeals court time to decide whether to take the case.

UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof says campus officials are
negotiating with the handful of tree-sitters still perched in the oak grove that would be felled to make way for the project.

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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