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After the Rain: How Much of a Dent Did the Storm Put in the Drought?

February 10, 2014 | 6:18 pm

After the Rain: How Much of a Dent Did the Storm Put in the Drought?

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One home truth for all of Northern California after weekend storm: The drought’s a long way from over.

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Willits Tree-Sitter Resumes Highway Bypass Protest on the Ground

April 4, 2013 | 3:48 pm

Willits Tree-Sitter Resumes Highway Bypass Protest on the Ground

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by Deborah Svoboda Warbler might be back on the ground, but she is continuing her hunger strike and says this fight is not over. California Highway Patrol officers on Tuesday used cherry pickers to nab Warbler and other tree-sitters who were trying to block the construction of a Highway 101 bypass around the town of […]

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(Video) Willits Tree Sitters Removed and Arrested in Highway 101 Bypass Protest

April 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

(Video) Willits Tree Sitters Removed and Arrested in Highway 101 Bypass Protest

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Warbler has come to earth. Police arrested the 24-year-old tree sitter, whose real name is Amanda Senseman, on Tuesday morning, bringing an end to her two-month act of civil disobedience aimed at stopping a Highway 101 bypass construction near Willits. A supporter said police arrested two other tree sitters as well, reportedly after firing a […]

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Arrests Reported in Tree-Sitting Bypass Protest

March 21, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Arrests Reported in Tree-Sitting Bypass Protest

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From her vantage point in a ponderosa pine, Amanda Senseman—better known as Warbler—can see for miles. Thursday morning she spotted something that made her angry: California Highway Patrol officers arresting folks who share her opposition to a Highway 101 bypass. Warbler said at least one of the protesters was chanting support for the tree sitter, […]

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March 12, 2013 | 5:30 am

The Bird vs. the Bypass: Tree-Sitter Fights Mendocino Highway Project

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By Deborah Svoboda If you want to talk face-to-face to Warbler, you have to be OK with heights. Warbler, the name adopted by a 24-year-old farmer, is living indefinitely in a ponderosa pine on the southern outskirts of Willits, up in Mendocino County. She’s been up in the tree since the end of January to […]

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Up in the Air With a Mendocino County Tree-Sitter

March 1, 2013 | 2:19 pm

Up in the Air With a Mendocino County Tree-Sitter

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“Warbler” is a 24-year-old goat farmer who has decided to make her home in a ponderosa pine near the Mendocino County town of Willits in hopes she can help head off a big Caltrans highway project. The agency has already begun preliminary work on a bypass that would shift U.S. 101 from its current route […]

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