Court temporarily prohibits UC Berkeley from demolition, tree clearing at People’s Park

By KTVU staff : ktvu – excerpt (includes video)

BERKELEY, Calif.UC Berkeley is temporarily prohibited from moving forward with plans for demolition at People’s Park to make way for student housing after a stay was granted by the California Court of Appeals.

“All construction, demolition, tree clearing, or other landscape alteration activities at People’s Park in Berkeley, California, are temporarily stayed,” the court ruled on Friday

Earlier this month, we reported the university was in the process of relocating homeless people who sleep in the park to transitional housing in Berkeley.

Cal was set to begin building student housing this summer.

The park has been the site of many protests during the 1960s and was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places… (more)

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