.Tarmo Hannula

Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
May 22, 2024

Southern Visions

In addition to its productive agricultural fields, Watsonville is also fertile ground for public art, from the murals of historic produce labels to the annual outdoor sculpture exhibits at Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens.
April 3, 2024

Capitola on the Mend

Wharf House dismantled
February 28, 2024

BLM Mural Vandalism Suspect Arrested

Six-month investigation finds vandalism was not a hate crime
January 8, 2024

King Tides On The Horizon

King tides, or the highest tides of the year, are expected to move into the Monterey Bay Area Wednesday through Friday. Dial Hoang, meteorologist with...
Black-Headed Gull
January 2, 2024

Rare Black-Headed Gull Spotted at Rio Del Mar

Bird enthusiasts got a dramatic treat at the year’s end when an extremely rare black-headed gull dropped by Rio Del Mar State Beach. While...
Capt. Aaron Ching
December 20, 2023

CHP Captain Aaron Ching Bids Farewell

While some retirees may sail off into the sunset, California Highway Patrol Captain Aaron Ching is taking a new approach to that old adage...
Soquel High School Football
December 14, 2023

Soquel High School Football Wins First State Championship

The Soquel High School football team paraded onto their home field Wednesday, sandwiched between the school’s band percussion team and the varsity cheerleaders in...
Police Arrest
December 13, 2023

Six People Were Injured In UCSC Bus Crash

Six people were injured Tuesday night on the UC Santa Cruz campus when a bus veered off the road and slammed into a  stone...