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August 18, 2022

Photo: Law officials, community unite for National Night Out

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputy German Fernandez joins area youths and others in a game of Musical Squares Tuesday evening during the annual National Night Out at Mesa Village Park.

About 24 booths were spread out, featuring games, information tables, free food, community assistance and more, free to the public. National Night Out is designed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while underscoring the value of community. It also provides an arena to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Watsonville Police Department will have its National Night Out celebration on Oct. 4.

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.

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