.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.
March 20, 2023

Community Serves Hot Meals to Pajaro Residents

Volunteers have been preparing dinners for hundreds of flood victims every night
March 17, 2023

Victims reel from Pajaro flooding

Thousands of displaced residents, primarily migrant farmworkers, await assistance.
March 14, 2023

Pajaro River Levee Flooding Leaves Thousands in Limbo

It could be months before evacuated residents can return to their homes
March 11, 2023

Pajaro River Levee Breaks

The breach causes more flooding and forces over 1,700 residents to evacuate
March 3, 2023

Juan R. Fuentes’ ‘Resilience: Works of Strength and Dignity’ Opens in Watsonville

The celebrated artist’s exhibit will show at the Pajaro Valley Arts Porter Building
January 10, 2023

Santa Cruz County Takes Shelter From the Storm

Tidal waves, demolished piers, debris-littered beaches and roads, flooding, power outages, widespread evacuations and closures leave Santa Cruz County shell-shocked—and it’s not over.
January 1, 2023

Flooding Causes Widespread Damage Countywide

Santa Cruz County contemplates making disaster declaration following massive storm
December 20, 2022

A Strange Low-Speed Chase Leads to Felony Arrest

Royal Oaks man charged with carjacking, hit and run, evading police, concealing a handgun and more