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K-I-S-S-I-N-G: Environmentalists Get Community Service for Sitting in a Tree

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After being arrested for protesting the destruction of an Arcadia woodland by chilling in some foliage, the charges against two so-called "tree-sitters" have agreed to a settlement that includes 10 hours of community service and a $60 fine each. The Pasadena Star-News reports that the sentences for Julia Jaye Posin, 23, of Venice Beach and Andrea Bowers, 45, of Los Angeles were significantly reduced -- originally, prosecutors requested more than $22,000 in restitution, and fines up to $3,000.

Two men who were also found up in a tree on January 12, John Quigley, 50, of Glendale and Travis Jochimsen, 28, will appear in court in July.