The brand-new Santa Cruz Sentinel mobile app is the most comprehensive, accurate, and content-rich source of local news for the communities of Santa Cruz County, including the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Aptos, Capitola, Soquel, Scotts Valley, and the San Lorenzo Valley.

Here are just a few of the many features of our new app:

• Improved push notifications for Breaking News
• Attractive layout for ease of use
• Convenient sharing capabilities
• Frequent updates to ensure the latest news is always at your disposal

What's New

Version 7.3.6

This release includes bug fixes, optimizations, technical improvements and added additional features.

We want your feedback on the apps! You can now submit feedback directly from the app menu.

Ratings and Reviews

Can't get the news when I want it


This app is so annoying. It only lets you read a certain amount of articles before it asks you to sign into your press account if you have a subscription to the news paper. If I had a subscription, I wouldn't need the app. I tried the subscription but had to cancel it because it never got delivered to my second floor apartment. If you don't have a press account, the app kicks you out of the article. I think it only allows you to read a certain amount of articles for free per month because after awhile it doesn't require you to sign in. It's an on going cycle. I end up reading the articles for free on the website. This app is irritating and I'm deleting it. I can read the articles on my desktop or smart phone browser instead.

Not quit what the people want, but could be great.

Apparently a sucker

You did a good job, a Good job. My problem is only with the interface between App format and the sentinel webpage. For example I am unable to find the end of one the issues, that i was reding once I switched over to the App. I am hoping that you will find a way to catagorize those reports that may not immediately transfer over into a category, and possibly place them in an "extras" scroll box. This will keep your format tight And professional as well as allow for the admittedly smaller followers, but invested to you portion of the population to access what is important to them.

Love the "spreed" feature


As a Santa Cruz resident I am really happy I found this app. One of my favorite parts is there "spreed" feature which visually powers you through stories at some specified WPM rate. I am now reading way more stories than before since I can absorb them so much more quickly that way. Overall this is a great local news app for Santa Cruz county.


Media News Group
23.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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