A seven hour standoff in Watsonville ended early Tuesday morning after the Sheriffs Office SWAT team entered the house to find the two inside dead. Photographic coverage of the event was provided by Shmuel Thaler and myself, John Williams.
Silhouettes of a SWAT team enter the house on Lawrence Ave around midnight where a seven hour standoff ended with two dead in Watsonville. (John Williams/Sentinel)
Twenty-three pounds of marijuana buds worth more than $80,000 as well as 1,400 marijuana plants were found inside a house the 3800 block of Redwood Drive in Aptos Saturday. In addition, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies confiscated nine guns as well as more than $40.000 cash and arrested one man.
An early look at the Sentinel's A1 for Nov. 30, 2010. (Photo by Shmuel Thaler)
Booking mug shots of people arrested during Operation Southern Exposure are posted at Santa Cruz Police Headquarters as Interim Chief Kevin Vogel addresses the media on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel
Drugs, money and weapons seized during Operation Southern Exposure are displayed at Santa Cruz Police Headquarters on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Homeland Security Assistant Special Agent In Charge Joe Vincent, right, is joined by Santa Cruz Police Department Interim Chief Kevin Vogel and Drug Enforcement Agency Agent in Charge Amy Clark at a press conference at Santa Cruz Police Headquarters on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Interim Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel, center is joined by members of his department as well as Drug Enforcement Agency Agent in Charge Amy Clark, third from left, and Homeland Security Assistant Special Agent in Charge Joe Vincent, fourth from left, at a press conference detailing the progress of Operation Southern Exposure on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Weapons seized in Operation Southern Exposure are displayed on a table at the Santa Cruz Police Department as a television videographer shoots booking mugs related to the operation before a press conference on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
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Rus Orlandos and chief Manny Solano of the Watsonville Police Department display illegal knives and fighting tools confiscated from Cigarette City on Freedom Blvd. where store owner Kahil Rahim was caught selling cigarettes to minors. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)