Santa Barbara Media Blog

Bias, Legality Once Again Debated at News-Press Hearing

Testimony from editorial page editor Travis Armstrong continued. Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2007

News-Press Takes the Offensive

While lawyers begin bargaining with the union, the paper is again seeking to cancel employers vote to unionize. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

News-Press's Special Expert Witness Not Special Enough

Starshine Roshell and Travis Armstrong graces the stand today, the last day of testimony for more than a week. Read story.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Steepleton, Apodaca Return to the Witness Stand

News-Press attorney Barry Cappello outlines his side of the ongoing NLRB trial. Read story.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Evans, Keegan Take Stand in News-Press/NLRB Trial

Job performance and union support were scrutinized during Wednesday's testimony. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Heart-and Humor-of the News-Press Matter

Tuesday's testimony of Colby Frazier, Starshine Roshell, and Melissa Evans also included crucial arguments. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Starshine's Cancellation Questioned

Former News-Press Life section editor Andrea Huebner and former crimes and court reporter Dawn Hobbs took the stand on Friday, September 7 as the National Labor Relations Board hearing continued. Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Hobbs Takes the Stand

Dawn Hobbs, former crime and courts reporter for the News-Press, bantered with Ampersand Publishing attorney Barry Cappello as she took the stand Friday, September 7, to testify as a government witness against the daily newspaper, which is accused of illegal interference with union organizing. Read story.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Fired Davison Faces News-Press Attorney

Cappello attempted to show that poor job performance, not union support, got her fired. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Battle of the Bias

Anna Davison disputed charges of biased reporting in the first half of today's proceedings at the News-Press-NLRB trial. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

KEYT Finally Gets High-Definition Broadcast

A long-standing but little-discussed disagreement finally ended in an agreement today. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Cappello Seeks Sanctions Against Teamsters

He claimed today that NLRB attorneys failed to provide a critical piece of e-mail evidence. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Houses Rocked, Wires Crossed, and Emails Hidden

Sarah Sinclair, Tom Schultz, Barney McManigal, and Anna Davison take center stage. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

News-Press Trial Enters Third Week

It was the moment former Santa Barbara News-Press reporter Melinda Burns had been dreading for months-facing cross-examination from attorney A. Barry Cappello, Santa Barbara's renowned courtroom barracuda representing News-Press owner and co-publisher Wendy P. McCaw, whom Burns and her union campaign have been battling the past 14 months. Read story.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Military Investigation of Dr. Laura's Son Complete

Deryk Schlessinger is still serving in Afghanistan, but the military won't comment on whether he was reprimanded for an objectionable MySpace page. Read story.

Friday, August 31, 2007
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