The Pacifica board voted 11-7 to fire Summer Reese, 40, from
her $105,000 job in March. Days later, Reese returned with bolt
cutters and moved into the office with her mother and other
supporters, equipped with air mattresses for beds.
Reese's presence in the office "constitutes a trespass and
nuisance," Alameda County Judge Ioana Petrou ruled Monday,
granting the board a temporary restraining order against Reese.
The judge also denied a motion that would have allowed Reese to
keep her job until a lawsuit filed by board members supporting
her is determined.
Pacifica board Chair Margy Wilkinson called the decision a
"total victory." Wilkinson said Reese left the office
voluntarily after the order and the transition was "relatively
Pacifica runs five progressive radio stations across the
country, including KPFA in Berkeley and New York's WBAI.
The parties have been ordered next week to a mandatory judicial
(Editing by Miral Fahmy)
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