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Sentinel leaving Santa Cruz for Scotts Valley

The Santa Cruz Sentinel says it is leaving Santa Cruz after 150 years and moving to this office park in Scotts Valley in order to cut costs. Rumors about the move began circulating after the paper shut down its presses in Santa Cruz on April 30 and shifted the printing to the San Jose Mercury News. Both papers are owned by MediaNews Group.

The Sentinel’s Church Street building, home to the daily newspaper since 1967, was put on the market with a $6 million asking price earlier this year and is in escrow, the article said. The purchase price was not disclosed. The Sentinel was the oldest business in Santa Cruz.

Editor Tom Honig, who has worked in downtown Santa Cruz, said:

By the numbers:

(Photo credit: Dan Coyro, Sentinel)

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