News-Press Mess: from 2006 to 2010

Judge Rules Against News-Press Again

Anderson orders that illegally fired workers get rehired with back pay. Read story.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Roberts Beats McCaw, $900,000 - $0

News-Press owner will appeal arbitrator’s ruling in dispute with former editor. Read story.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Roberts Wins Round

After three-and-a-half years of hell, a $900,000 victory over Wendy McCaw. Cappello comments added. Read story.

Friday, February 5, 2010

News-Press Owner Prevails

Court rules workers’ journalistic integrity threatens McCaw’s free speech. Read story.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Roberts Prevailing over McCaw

The arbitrator has spoken, and Wendy McCaw doesn't like it. Read story.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Jerry Roberts Beating Wendy McCaw

News-Press owner's attorneys seek new arbitrator after first one rules in former editor's favor. Read story.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

News-Press' Don Katich Explains Lay-Offs

Daily paper's director of news operations discusses December 3 cuts, closure of Goleta Valley Voice. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wendy McCaw Shuts Down Goleta Valley Voice

News-Press owner kills weekly Goleta paper in latest round of cutbacks. Read story.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Citizen McCaw Filmmakers Defy News-Press Owner

Film about Santa Barbara daily newspaper's meltdown will show despite threats from Wendy McCaw's lawyers; plus, how's the Smart Car? Read story.

Monday, June 16, 2008

McCaw "SLAPPed" Down

Appeals court dismisses News-Press suit as an attempt to silence journalist. Read story.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Union Reporters Remain Confident

This week's decision by a judge who refused to immediately order fired Santa Barbara News-Press reporters back to work was "just a speed bump" in the union battle, according to one journalist. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sue, Sue, Sue Again

Is Citizen McCaw headed to court? Insiders say that Wendy McCaw wants to take the filmmakers down, and is looking for any attorney willing to take the case. Read story.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

News-Press Lays Off Another One

Patrick Windmiller is the 11th employee to hit the bricks in the past two weeks. Barney has the story in this extra edition of his column. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

In the Valley of the Dogs

The Angry Poodle grills up the lawsuit that the Santa Barbara News-Press filed against The Indy, which was settled this week. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

News-Press, Indy Settle Lawsuit

An end to dispute over alleged copyright infringements. Read story.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

UPDATED: Who's the Queen of the May?

Heads rolling again at the News-Press. Read story.

Friday, May 2, 2008

A Warrior by Any Other Icon

Demonstrations in defense of Carpinteria High's Indian mascot provoke fond memories of Chief Illiniwek. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Meet the Neighbors

Lawyers and celebrities and cement truck crews, oh my! Read story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In Case You Missed It: Citizen McCaw

If you weren't able to sit in one of the sold-out seats at the Arlington Theatre for the premiere of this powerful documentary, the filmmakers and producers are offering two final showings this weekend. Read story.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Riff and Raff

"I am in an argument with the city," confesses Richard Ross, a 30-year UCSB professor of art. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Notes from the Citizen McCaw Red Carpet

Report from the premiere of the film about the News-Press meltdown. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shots from Citizen McCaw

A gallery of the talked-about News-Press doc premiere. Read story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Too Sexy for Garcia

Fiesta Pequena committee bars flamenco dancing from the Old Mission, Wendy gives Citizen McCaw premiere a miss. Read story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

NLRB Files Motion Against News-Press to Enforce Employee Return

Case to be heard Monday in the US District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Read story.

Friday, March 7, 2008

News-Press, Union Negotiations Crawling Along

Twenty months after turmoil at her paper reached a boiling point with the departure of several top newsroom staff, Santa Barbara News-Press owner Wendy McCaw continues to sit not far from the center of attention in town. Read story.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

To See and Not Be Seen

Brown bags with eye holes will be offered at the Arlington for the debut of Citizen McCaw. Read story.

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Wendy Chronicles

For a while, they were calling it The Last Reporter. Read story.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cuba Libre

Barney discusses the authors and journalists weighing in on Castro's fall. Read story.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Teamsters, News-Press Trade Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Union claims raises were denied; News-Press alleges interference with delivery Read story.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

And the Show Goes On

CITIZEN McCAW: Producers of the film Citizen McCaw, which chronicles the News-Press meltdown saga, plan to screen the documentary on March 7, despite four warning letters from owner Wendy McCaw's lawyers and a subpoena demand. Read story.

Thursday, January 17, 2008
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