.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.
November 17, 2022

Oswald Hosts Santa Cruz Black Thanksgiving

Restaurant owner Damani Thomas demonstrates unconventional turkey cooking techniques for local nonprofit's video
November 11, 2022

Caught Red-Footed

The rare tropical red-footed booby is hanging around Santa Cruz
September 9, 2022

15-year-old Arrested in Watsonville Homicide

The suspect was picked up on Waters Alley, not far from where Adrian Ayala was shot multiple times
September 9, 2022

Santa Cruz County Fair Returns with New Exhibit

'Slavic Community in the Pajaro Valley' showcases the contributions from Croatian immigrants on the Pajaro Valley ag industry
September 8, 2022

No Arrests Made in Watsonville’s Second Shooting Death of 2022

Mother says victim was striving to ‘clean up’ life
September 8, 2022

Phil’s Fish Market and Eatery Closes

The owner of the legendary Moss Landing restaurant says smaller nearby location will remain open
September 6, 2022

Michael’s on Main Closed for Repair After Fire

The beloved Soquel restaurant is known for supporting the local music scene and embracing all things Grateful Dead
August 24, 2022

Audio Provided from Fatal Watsonville Plane Collision

Multiple audio files outline the back-and-forth between the two pilots before the crash