us presidential helicopter watsonville municipal airport Marine V-22 Osprey
Photo: Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian

An armed man keeps watch over the U.S. Presidential helicopter at Watsonville Municipal Airport Wednesday during a practice run for the arrival of President Joe Biden set for Thursday. Two massive U.S. Marine V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor airplanes arrived in concert with two helicopters at 1:30pm, fueled up and then departed in a thunderous roar in front of a crowd of about 200 people.

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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.


  1. Testing new comments page. Looking at older columns, all of Trujillo posts are now viewable. and it has unblocked the sender as well it seems. This is a new Comments provider. Appears the Pajaronian has abandoned Disqus.

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    • As you will see, one can no longer edit or delete your post, and there is no approve/disapprove ‘thumb’ on posted comments. I wonder what ST going to do?

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        • Classic juvenile response from delusional wannabe expert on everything. Of course ST has no idea who I am or what I do. I have lived in SC County for over 60 years, while this moronic transplant has recently arrived and is poisoning the well or at least attempting to. He thinks being a Cabrillo trustee (ideal one and done term) qualifies him as some sort of ‘leader’. Following this narcissist is akin to heading to hell in a hand basket. Readers, do not vote for or support this person in any future campaign. He is a cancer on our County.

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  2. it will be good to see him. we will, no doubt , get special consideration. Kamala Harris , our VP , is from CA. she is our advocate.

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