Monday, February 09, 2009
Local Hero Saves Tree then goes on Vacation
Excerpts from the UT:
[Jru's] sister said yesterday that [Jru] told her Saturday morning that Encinitas Mayor Maggie Houlihan had called him on his cell phone. According to Watkins, the mayor said the city was not going to cut down the tree. Watkins also told his sister that the platform on which he had been sitting would remain and the mayor said a community garden would be planted at the tree.
“I made no call,” Houlihan said. “I was surprised, but he's obviously been spreading this story around.”
Brandt said her brother called her and said he was on a train heading to Santa Barbara to “recoup and relax.”
“He told me he was going to turn his cell phone off for about a week and that he would be back Friday,” Brandt said.
Local 3rd graders propose replacing the tree with a statue to honor Jru.
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