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The Santa Cruz Sentinel is a daily newspaper published in Santa Cruz, California, covering Santa Cruz County, California, and owned by Digital First Media.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Digital First Media
Headquarters324 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, California United States

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 Group.[2] The MediaNews Group formed Digital First Media in 2013 when it merged with Journal Register Company. The company is controlled by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital.


  • Publisher/Editor: Gary Omernick[3]
  • Vice President of Advertising: Steve Bennett
  • Managing Editor: Melissa Murphy
  • Sports Editor: Julie Jag
  • Lifestyles Editor: Anthony L. Solis


  1. ^ "CNHI to Acquire 6 Dailies from Dow Jones" Archived 2012-12-09 at, press release, November 1, 2006, accessed January 14, 2007.
  2. ^ "MediaNews Group Inc. Acquires Santa Cruz Sentinel" Archived 2013-01-19 at, press release, February 2, 2007, accessed February 3, 2007.
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