santa cruz county fair face painting
William Estes, 8, gets his face painted by Tessa Knight at the Smiley Orca booth. Photo: Tarmo Hannula

The Santa Cruz County Fair runs through Sunday. 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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