casa Vivian Montes
Photo: Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian

Vivian Montes, owner of Keeping it Poppin, volunteers her efforts to arrange a balloon display during the 19th annual Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) For the Love of Children Luncheon at the Seascape Golf Club. The Wednesday event served as a fundraiser for the Children’s Fund that helps “purchase special or even essential items to enhance a child’s life.” Magi Diego, development and communications director for CASA, said 110 people attended the luncheon. “It was an amazing day with wonderful support for foster children,” she said. CASA is now in its 31st year. For information, visit

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Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. More recently Good Times & Press Banner. 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.


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