Arroyo later cancelled the project after a scandal over its supposed overpricing and the alleged bribery of public officials erupted.
Arroyo was charged with two counts of graft for approving the deal despite being allegedly disadvantageous to government and despite knowing its supposed irregularities.
The prosecution said among the anomalies Arroyo knew was the attempt of Abalos to bribe Neri with P200 million to immediately approve the project despite lack of public bidding.
In 2000, while surveying land east of I-5 for an endangered fish - the unarmored threespined stickleback - for the Fish & Wildlife Service, Courtois identified six arroyo toads, but didn't report the finding until March 23 - after the critical habitat was identified for protection.
Nancy Sandburg, a biologist hired by the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Santa Clara River, has since January discovered more than 10 arroyo toads along the Santa Clara River and San Francisquito Creek.
That plan didn't address the arroyo toad because surveyors didn't find evidence of the species, said Marlee Lauffer, Newhall Land spokeswoman.
Arroyo said he was happy Shiffman was in the stands.
We know what he's going through,'' Ed Arroyo said of Shiffman.
When Arroyo came to the plate in the eighth during the Milligan game, Shiffman yelled, ``Hit it to Woodley.
Meanwhile, if it is placed under regular procedure, Arroyos case may still be tackled in the late part of the year, Gadon said.
Theres urgency for Arroyo to be brought out of hospital detention," Gadon said.
I do it because it feels good,'' said Rudman, who helped carry two shopping carts and hundreds of gallons of trash out of the Arroyo
Conejo this year.