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, but quickly sold it, February 2, 2007, to MediaNews.
- Publisher: Gary Omernick
- Vice President of Advertising: Robert S Powell
- Editor: Don Miller