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Santa Barbara city leaders discuss potential acquisition of vacant News-Press building in closed-door meeting

John Palminteri / KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The vacant Santa Barbara News-Press building was the topic of discussion at a closed-door meeting involving city leaders this week.

Tuesday's agenda item said the mayor, city attorney and city administrator held a meeting on price and terms of payment for 715 and 718 Anacapa Street.

Those addresses belong to the News-Press building and two parking lots near city hall.

The city may be looking to purchase those properties, though city leaders could not confirm the exact details.

News-Press owner Wendy McCaw filed for bankruptcy in July, laying off the newspaper's remaining staff members.

The News-Press' publishing company is Ampersand Publishing LLC. The building and associated real estate are part of a separate company, 715 Anacapa St LLC, also owned McCaw.

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