Injunction Extended On UC Berkeley Sports Center

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A controversial plan to build a sports center at University of California, Berkeley, has been further delayed by a ruling that will halt construction for several weeks.

The state Court of Appeals extended an injunction Thursday that
halted the project and punted the case back to Alameda County
Superior Court.

The effort to build a new sports center has spawned an 18-month
tree-sitting protest in an oak grove that would make way for the new building.

Two groups took the fight against the university to court, arguing against the project because of environmental and seismic safety concerns.

The Court of Appeal's ruling will keep the building injunction in place at least until Aug. 21, when the Alameda Court judge is expected to issue a preliminary ruling on the plaintiffs' motion for a new trial.
Information from: The Oakland Tribune,

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

AP-NY-08-08-08 1458EDT

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