Photo Gallery | Aug. 30, 2019

A peacock roams around the grounds at Casa de Fruta in the Pacheco Valley off of Highway 152. (Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian)

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A butterfly garden on Green Valley Road is open for business. (Photo by Ed Show)


A rail worker catches a lift into the Martinelli's yard off West Beach Street. (Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian)


Rainbow Canyon  was the site of a recent fatal plane crash. Lt. Charles Z. Walker lost his life after he crashed a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet into the canyon wall on July 31. (Photo by Robert T. Higaki)


This boy plays a game of chess with a giant chess set recently in downtown Santa Cruz. (Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian)


These common mergansers perch on a log in the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz. (Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian)


An outdoor mural of jellyfish adorns a concrete stairwell at Aptos High School. (Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian)