Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Tribute to What Was

Arcadia Woodlands Tree Sitters: arraignment Set for Thursday, February 3, 2011

News Conference to Follow Court Appearance

Tree sitters John Quigley, Andrea Bowers and Julia Posin will be arraigned on charges of trespassing and obstruction of an officer in the performance of his duty on Thursday Feb. 3, 2011. Following their court appearance John Quigley and Julia Posin will hold a news conference to discuss their case.

Local community resident and one of the leaders in the fight to save the Arcadia Woodlands, Camron Stone will comment on the response by the Board of Supervisors to calls for an investigation into the LA County Department of Public Works.

WHEN: Arraignment:Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

News Conference:Immediately following the court appearance, Approximately 10:30 am

WHERE: Alhambra Court House
150 W Commonwealth,
Alhambra, Ca
Judge Jose A Rodriguez

PURPOSE: To discuss the case of the brave Tree Sitters and to update the press on the call for an independent investigation of the LA County DPW and its deception of local citizens, communities and elected officials throughout the entire three-year planning process for the Santa Anita Dam Sediment Removal Project. That process finally led to a trampling of rights of local residents and environmental groups who desperately wanted to talk about alternatives to the Woodland destruction with minimal impact to the major stated goals of the project.

Update: Arraignment Postponed Until February 18 - see article from Arcadia Weekly Also, Cam Stone's photos of the remaining wasteland. And now a legal defense is being mounted by the "Arcadia 4"