Help Needed at the Oak Sun/Mon, 12/1-2
John Quigley announced today that signs have been put up on the street
beside the 400 year-old Pico Canyon oak tree announcing no parking starting
Monday, December 2. He believes this means that the developer John Laing
Homes will start to cut the roots and box the tree in preparation for
moving it (which is likely to kill it).
He is asking for everyone who can make it, to come out Sunday night, park
by the tree and sleep in their vehicle to form a protective barrier. Or
come out early Monday morning and plan to stay all day, if possible. For
the latest info, check the website, http://www.saveoldglory.com
In addition, Doug Korthof announced that he is organizing a demonstration
every day this next week, Monday - Friday, (12/2-6), 9:30 - 11 am, at the
Headquarters of the Developer John Laing Homes, 895 Dove Street, Newport
(It will be announced to the media as 10 am, be there by then.) For info,
contact Doug Korthof 562-430-2495 or cell 714-496-1567
If you can't make it, please send more faxes to Supervisor Michael
Antonovich, Fifth District, Los Angeles County, at Fax 213-974-1010. You
can also send faxes to Lawrence Webb, CEO, John Laing Homes at
949-265-2500. And to the company doing the moving of the tree, Burton
Sperber, Valley Crest Tree Service, Calabasas, Fax 818-222-7307
Directions to Tree: Take I-5 north to McBean Parkway /Stevenson Ranch
Parkway exit. Turn left over the freeway. McBean becomes Stevenson Ranch
Parkway on the West side of I-5. Continue on Stevenson Ranch Parkway west
until it dead-ends at a stop sign at Pico Canyon Road. Turn right and
continue on Pico Canyon Road to Whispering Oaks
Avenue. Park and walk to the tree.
Directions to John Laing Homes:
>>From LA County, take the 5 South to the 55 South to 73 South
Exit at Jamboree, turn left on Jamboree and
then an immediate left (back north) on Bristol
and park at the minimall at Bristol and Jamboree.
Walk out of the north end of the parking lot and turn right on Dove.
Or take the 5 South to the 55 South to 73 South and follow the directions
>>From Orange County, take Jamboree West, turn right on Bristol and park at
the minimall at Bristol and Jamboree. Continue walking north on Bristol to
Dove and turn right.