Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) MediaNews Group
Publisher Gary Omernick
Editor Don Miller
Founded 1856
Headquarters 1800 Green Hills Rd, Scotts Valley, California United States

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is a daily newspaper published in Santa Cruz, California, covering Santa Cruz County, California, and owned by MediaNews Group Inc.

Aside from its main office in Scotts Valley, the Sentinel has a Pajaro Valley news bureau in Watsonville, California. The paper has reporters assigned to beats such as agriculture, county government and surfing.

Ottaway Community Newspapers, a division of Dow Jones & Company bought the paper in 1982 from the McPherson family. Community Newspaper Holdings bought the Sentinel in late 2006 from Ottaway,[1] but quickly sold it, February 2, 2007, to MediaNews.[2]



  1. "CNHI to Acquire 6 Dailies from Dow Jones", press release, November 1, 2006, accessed January 14, 2007.
  2. "MediaNews Group Inc. Acquires Santa Cruz Sentinel", press release, February 2, 2007, accessed February 3, 2007.

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