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Save the Ridge Redwoods
Today (April 6th), UC Berkeley cut down the support foliage, including oaks, at the redwood grove behind Soda Hall. As well, the larger redwoods have been severely pruned and smaller redwoods have been removed entirely. Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm wants the lot for a $20,000,000 privatized tech design institute, named after himself. The UC and Paul Jacobs have been ignoring overwhelming public demand to save the trees. Furthermore, by cutting down a protected species, the design institute goes against its own founding principals, expressed by Paul Jacobs, that that project minimize any negative impact to the environment.