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The ongoing saga of the once beloved Santa Barbara News-Press continued its downward spiral in 2007. The twists and turns included more firings of award-winning reporters; protests by the employees and community across town, from the front door of the News-Press building to the overpasses on the 101 freeway.

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Protest on the overpass at the 101 freeway.

Published on December 19, 2007

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Court battles over unionization at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, led to the subpoenas of former editors such as Michael Todd.

Published on December 19, 2007

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Court battles over unionization at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court brought out News-Press heavies such as attorney David Millstein, co-publisher Arthur von Wiesenberger, spokeswoman Agnes Huff, and attorney Sandra McCandless (pictured left to right, ).

Published on December 19, 2007

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Some serious breaching of journalistic ethics, including the front-page, unsubstantiated article linking child pornography to former editor Jerry Roberts, who is pictured left with attorney Dennis Merenbach during a press conference where they threatened a slander suit.

Published on December 19, 2007

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Perhaps most newsworthy, however, was the federal government's prosecution of the newspaper for violating labor laws-that even brought to the stand owner Wendy McCaw, pictured above left, with attorney Barry A. Cappello (center) and boyfriend Arthur von Wiesenberger. If you missed it, don't worry-there seems to be plenty more in store for 2008.

Published on December 19, 2007

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