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March 25, 2023

Newsom visits Pajaro to tour flood damage

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (center) is joined by other dignitaries and officials Wednesday during a visit to Pajaro where floodwaters have shut down the town of around 2,000 people and flooded homes, vehicles and farms. Newsom arrived shortly before noon in Pajaro and was joined by several elected officials in touring parts of the town including homes, businesses and other heavily flooded sites. He then attended a media conference on Salinas Road, where he highlighted aid that is on the way, including millions of dollars earmarked for farmworkers.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is joined by other officials during a tour of a heavily flooded Pajaro. Photo: Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian
Gov. Gavin Newsom chats with Sister Rosa Delores of Casa de la Cultura. Photo: Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian
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.


  1. Another excellent Photo op…
    We’re still waiting on the money he and Prseident Biden spoke about when they showed up for photos at Seacliff beach….

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    • Thank you to President Biden and Gov Newsom. Can’t wait to vote for you again.

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    • Pardon my ignorance, but isnt this Congress? Doesnt FEMA answer to congress (and its director appointed by congress)?

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