March 28, 2023
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Ampersand cuts more staff


The parent company of the Santa Barbara News-Press said Dec. 3 that it is eliminating 17 positions and consolidating operations of two other publications it owns.

Ampersand Publishing LLC, which owns the News-Press and other publications, said that its Carpinteria Valley Living and Valley Voice editions will be “incorporated into the daily pages” of the News-Press.

The News-Press said it will continue to cover the Santa Ynez Valley, Goleta, Montecito and Carpinteria with a single news-gathering operation. “The economic forces affecting the newspaper industry are not limited to the News-Press or Santa Barbara,” co-publishers Arthur von Wiesenberger said in a statement.