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New Sentinel editor makes changes

Don Miller, who was just promoted from managing editor to editor of MediaNews Group’s Santa Cruz Sentinel, has replaced the paper’s city editor, dropped a weekly entertainment section and started Web sites about local schools and sports, according to a Q&A the Sentinel published.

Julie Copeland, who was the paper’s Watsonville editor, will replace Kurtis Alexander as city editor. Alexander will become the Sentinel’s political editor.

Miller said the Sentinel has stopped printing The Guide, a weekly entertainment section that started about two years ago, because it wasn’t able to attract advertisers as it competed against Santa Cruz’s two weeklies, Good Times and Metro.

Miller said he doesn’t believe more layoffs are on the way, even though the previous editor, Tom Honig, said he resigned to spare the newsroom from budget cuts. Honig, after 35 years at the Sentinel, took a job with the Monterey-based Armanasco Public Relations firm. (Photo credit: Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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