Better Newspapers Contest 2016 — Editorial Winners

The table below lists the first- and second-place editorial winners in the 2016 CNPA Better Newspapers Contest. CNPA will announce the final placements at the BNC Luncheon during the 2017 Press Summit from May 18 to 20 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The BNC Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

NewspaperCategoryName of EntryStaff Credit
Alameda JournalBest Front Page BroadsheetAlameda Journal front pagesChris Wagnon
American Canyon EagleEnterprise News Story or SeriesTraffic: A tale of two familiesNoel Brinkerhoff
Antelope Valley PressArts & Entertainment CoverageShowcaseShowcase Staff
Antelope Valley PressBest Sports Game StoryParaclete makes full recoveryMerisa Jensen
Appeal-DemocratBest WritingLolaSteve Miller
Appeal-DemocratBest Sports Page or SectionAppeal-Democrat Sports SectionStaff
Appeal-DemocratSpecial SectionAppeal-Democrat's Prospect MagazineStaff
Atascadero NewsArtistic PhotoRainbow Shines Over City HallLuke Phillips
Auburn JournalBest ColumnsAuburn Journal best columnsTricia Caspers
Auburn JournalBest Front Page BroadsheetAuburn Journal front pagesStaff
Auburn JournalCoverage of EducationAuburn Journal coverage of educationTricia Caspers
Auburn JournalNews PhotoAuburn Journal news photo: submerged SUVMichael Mott
Auburn JournalNon-Profile Feature StoryAuburn Journal non-profile feature storyMichael Mott
Auburn JournalPhoto IllustrationAuburn Journal photo illustrationMegan Houchin, Ike Dodson
Big Bear GrizzlyCoverage of EducationGiving Big Bear students a healthy start in schoolKathy Portie
Big Bear GrizzlyEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireOut of the AshesKathy Portie, Brady Enger
Black Voice NewsBest ColumnsRequiem_What we lost_Dead Man_In the LandPaulette Brown Hinds
Black Voice NewsIllustrationRegulations and ReformAndre Loftis
Brentwood PressArtistic PhotoUp in the cloudsTony Kukulich
Brentwood PressLifestyle CoverageByron Inn Café -a delicious diamond in the roughHeather Brewer
Chico Enterprise-RecordBest ColumnsDavid Little columnsDavid Little
Chico Enterprise-RecordBest Sports Game StoryGarrett captures titleNick Wilson
Chico Enterprise-RecordBest Sports Page or SectionChico E-R sports sectionsStaff
Chico Enterprise-RecordOnline Photo Story/EssayCattle branding at Llano Seco RanchBill Husa
Chico Enterprise-RecordSports Action PhotoShot on goalBill Husa
Chico Enterprise-RecordSports Feature PhotoRed and goldDan Reidel
Chico News & ReviewInside Page Layout & Design TabloidCN&R inside designTina Flynn, Sandy Peters
Chico News & ReviewProfile Feature StoryBrick by brickKen Smith
Chino-Chino Hills ChampionBreaking NewsChino Hills store hits jackpotMarianne Napoles
Daily PressBreaking NewsCoverage of Bluecut FireStaff
Daily PressPhoto Story/EssayA slice of hopeJames Quigg
Dana Point TimesCoverage of Local GovernmentBallot IssuesMatt Cortina, Kristina Pritchett
Del Mar TimesArts & Entertainment CoverageLocal resident Wendy Walker's new legal drama 'Notorious' to air on ABC this fallLois Alter Mark
Del Norte TriplicateArtistic PhotoFireworksBryant Anderson
Del Norte TriplicateBest Editorial CommentCaltrans' callous attitude toward safety on U.S. 101Triplicate Editorial Board
Del Norte TriplicateBest WritingPlugged in to new technologyJessica Cejnar
Del Norte TriplicateBreaking NewsUnfortunate detourMichael Zogg
Del Norte TriplicateInside Page Layout & Design BroadsheetInside layouts by Bryant AndersonBryant Anderson
Del Norte TriplicatePhoto Story/EssayThe Little Things: Dew DropsBryant Anderson
Desert DispatchProfile Feature StoryBarstow mom copes with son's death, uncertain futureJose Quintero
East Bay TimesBest Editorial CommentContra Costa District Attorney should resignDaniel Borenstein
East Bay TimesBreaking NewsGhost Ship warehouse fireStaff
East Bay TimesNon-Profile Feature StoryTragic Love StoryMatthias Gafni
East Bay TimesVideo JournalismFirst day of school offers recent immigrants a fresh startStaff
Elk Grove CitizenSpecial SectionVote! 2016 Voter's GuideElk Grove Citizen Staff
Feather River BulletinInside Page Layout & Design Broadsheetlayout feature pagesJames Machado
Feather River BulletinPhoto Story/EssayAg & ArtDelaine Fragnoli, James Machado
Feather River BulletinSpecial Section150th anniversaryStaff
Free LanceSports Feature StoryLife Renewed for Hughes-FudgeEmanuel Lee
Glendale News-PressBest Sports Page or SectionPride on line as Hoover, Glendale clashStaff
Good TimesProfile Feature StoryNotes From the End of the WorldSteve Palopoli
Grunion GazetteNon-Profile Feature StoryLong Beach Families Get On The Bus, Visit Mom Behind BarsEmily Thornton
Grunion GazetteOnline General ExcellenceGazettes.comStaff
Grunion GazetteSpecial SectionLongines Special SectionStaff
Grunion GazetteSpecial Sports Section2016 High School Football PreviewStaff
Grunion GazetteSports Feature StoryLBUSD Sports Facilities: The Students' StoryMike Guardabascio, JJ Fiddler
Grunion GazetteVideo JournalismDiscovered History: Jergins TunnelJesse Lopez
Half Moon Bay ReviewBest Front Page BroadsheetHalf Moon Bay Best Front pageHalf Moon Bay Review Staff
Half Moon Bay ReviewEnvironmental ReportingThe crumbling CoastsideCarina Woudenberg and Bill Murray
Half Moon Bay ReviewGeneral ExcellenceHalf Moon Bay Review General ExcellenceHalf Moon Bay Review Staff
Half Moon Bay ReviewPhoto Story/EssayPumpkin weigh-offJohn Green
La Canada Flintridge OutlookSports Feature StoryLCHS Grad Surveys NFL From Thoughtful DistanceMirjam Swanson
La Canada Valley SunBest Sports Page or SectionLa Canada Valley Sun Best Sports SectionStaff
Ledger DispatchFeature PhotoPlayful AlyssaStaff
Ledger DispatchLifestyle CoverageAmador LifestylesStaff
Ledger DispatchNews PhotoDropping a dump on the fireStaff
Ledger DispatchOnline General Excellenceledger.newsMatthew Hedger
Ledger DispatchSpecial Sports Section2016 Amador Varsity FootballStaff
Ledger DispatchSports Feature PhotoMaking History: Champions!Staff
Lodi News-SentinelFeature PhotoSomething wildBea Ahbeck
Lompoc RecordNews PhotoMurder aftermathFrank Cowan
Lompoc RecordVideo JournalismAgnes of Harris GradeJason Anderson
Los Altos Town CrierSports Feature PhotoDon't miss out on the playoffsMegan V. Winslow
Los Angeles Daily NewsCoverage of EducationEl Camino Real charter school seriesDaily News Staff
Los Angeles Daily NewsEnvironmental ReportingPorter Ranch gas leakDaily News Staff
Los Angeles Daily NewsInside Page Layout & Design BroadsheetInside (features) pagesKay Scanlon
Los Angeles Downtown NewsArts & Entertainment CoverageSeptember 26 and October 3, 2016 IssuesStaff
Los Angeles Downtown NewsBest Editorial CartoonElection DayDoug Davis
Los Angeles Downtown NewsCoverage of Business NewsAs Downtown’s Retail Scene Booms, Some Worry About the FutureEddie Kim, Senior Writer
Los Angeles Downtown NewsFeature PhotoSept. 12, 2016Gary Leonard, Photographer
Los Angeles Downtown NewsGeneral ExcellenceLos Angeles Downtown News March 7 and March 14Staff
Los Angeles TimesArtistic PhotoKushti Wrestling in IndiaBarbara Davidson
Los Angeles TimesArts & Entertainment CoverageSunday Calendar/Arts&Books, May 29 and June 5Los Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesBest ColumnsSteve Lopez on California's CoastSteve Lopez
Los Angeles TimesBest Editorial CartoonFake NewsDavid Horsey
Los Angeles TimesBest Editorial CommentAttacking a Cop: A Hate Crime?Michael McGough
Los Angeles TimesBest Front Page BroadsheetL.A. Times Best Front Page BroadsheetLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesBest Investigative ReportingInvestigating OxyContinLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesBest Investigative ReportingCalifornia's National GuardDavid S. Cloud
Los Angeles TimesBest Sports Game StoryKobe Bryant's Last GameMike Bresnahan
Los Angeles TimesBest Sports Page or SectionLos Angeles Times Sports SectionLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesBest WritingFramedChristopher Goffard
Los Angeles TimesCoverage of EducationEducation Coverage: Anna M. PhillipsAnna M. Phillips
Los Angeles TimesCoverage of Local GovernmentBig Money, Unlikely DonorsLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesEnterprise News Story or SeriesCalifornia's Pension CrisisLos Angeles Times, CALmatters and Capital Public Radio
Los Angeles TimesEnvironmental ReportingU2's The Edge and His Fight to Build in MalibuJack Dolan
Los Angeles TimesFeature PhotoWilshire GrandMel Melcon
Los Angeles TimesGeneral ExcellenceLos Angeles Times for General Excellence: Sept. 10 and Sept. 11Los Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesInformational GraphicEvery Shot Kobe Bryant Ever TookLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesInside Page Layout & Design BroadsheetL.A. Times Best Inside Page Layout and DesignLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesLifestyle CoverageL.A. Times SaturdayLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesNews PhotoThe Battle for Mosul, IraqCarolyn Cole
Los Angeles TimesNews PhotoSherpa FireMarcus Yam
Los Angeles TimesNon-Profile Feature StoryL.A. School is a Haven for Teens After Long TreksCindy Carcamo
Los Angeles TimesOnline General ExcellenceLATimes.comLos Angeles Times Staff
Los Angeles TimesPhoto IllustrationThe Cost of Flying CheapMichael Waraksa
Los Angeles TimesPhoto Story/EssayNavigating the River of DreamsGary Coronado
Los Angeles TimesPhoto Story/EssayBrazil's Battle Against ZikaKatie Falkenberg
Los Angeles TimesSpecial Sports SectionKobe BryantLos Angeles Times
Los Angeles TimesSports Action PhotoSimone BilesWally Skalij
Los Angeles TimesSports Feature PhotoU.S. Boxer Shakur StevensonRobert Gauthier
Los Angeles TimesSports Feature StoryOrgan DonorMike Hiserman
Los Angeles TimesVideo JournalismMothers Who Lose a Second Child to ViolenceCallaghan O'Hare
Los Banos EnterpriseBest Editorial CommentJones should quit school boardMike Dunbar
Marin Independent JournalBest Editorial CartoonBack to school fashionsGeorge Russell
Marin Independent JournalBest WritingTrailer residents say goodbye to paradisePaul Liberatore
Marin Independent JournalCoverage of EducationOf the Old SchoolJanis Mara
Marin Independent JournalNews PhotoForward attackRobert Tong
Marin Independent JournalOnline Photo Story/EssayCheckmateAlan Dep
Mariposa GazetteBest Sports Page or SectionSports sectionsMatt Johnson
Mariposa GazetteSpecial Sports SectionYear of the GrizzlyMatt Johnson
Merced Sun-StarBest Editorial CommentOpinski, Jones must quit board positions without delayMike Dunbar
Merced Sun-StarBest Sports Game StoryWarren overcomes nerves in Merced’s football win over GregoriShawn Jansen
Merced Sun-StarBreaking NewsHighway 99 bus crashStaff
Merced Sun-StarCoverage of EducationCoverage of Merced College administrationThaddeus Miller
Merced Sun-StarEnterprise News Story or SeriesLack of access to health care in Merced CountyMonica Velez
Merced Sun-StarGeneral ExcellenceMerced Sun-StarStaff
Merced Sun-StarNon-Profile Feature StoryMerced family fights for justice 10 years after unsolved slayingsRob Parsons
Merced Sun-StarSpecial Sports SectionHigh School FootballShawn Jansen, Sean Lynch, Andrew Kuhn
Metro Silicon ValleyArts & Entertainment CoverageMetro Silicon Valley A&E CoverageStaff
Metro Silicon ValleyBest Front Page TabloidMetro Silicon Valley - Front Page (Tabloid)Staff
Metro Silicon ValleyBest Investigative ReportingSkipping Out on BailJennifer Wadsworth
Metro Silicon ValleyBest WritingStuck LoversJennifer Wadsworth
Metro Silicon ValleyEnterprise News Story or SeriesSo You Think You Can HelpJennifer Wadsworth
Metro Silicon ValleyIllustrationWe Will SurviveFred Harper
Metro Silicon ValleyPhoto IllustrationCar and DriverlessKara Brown
Monterey County WeeklyBest ColumnsLocal Spin columnMary Duan
Monterey County WeeklyBest Front Page BroadsheetCovers: Best Of, Local Women React to Trump's Victory, and the Soberanes FireKaren Loutzenheiser
Monterey County WeeklyEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireCoverage of the Soberanes FireMonterey County Weekly Staff
Monterey County WeeklyNews PhotoNews photographyNic Coury
Monterey County WeeklySpecial SectionSummer Activities GuideStaff
Monterey HeraldBest Front Page BroadsheetBest front pagesStaff
Monterey HeraldBest WritingWhen a neighbor can't be trustedClaudia Melendez Salinas
Monterey HeraldEnvironmental ReportingRiver in Recovery?Jim Johnson
Monterey HeraldEnvironmental ReportingChanging the course of the Carmel River’s futureJames Herrera
Monterey HeraldPhoto Illustrationall county baseballStaff
Moorpark AcornPhoto Story/EssayFur flies at agility contestStaff
Moorpark AcornSports Action PhotoTrail blazerMichael Coons
Moorpark AcornSports Feature PhotoCold nightMichael Coons
Moorpark AcornSports Feature StoryRancho deluxeEliav Appelbaum
Mount Shasta HeraldEnterprise News Story or SeriesLiving on the streets in Mount ShastaPaul Boerger
Mountain View VoiceBest Investigative ReportingDisarray at the DojoMark Noack
Mountain View VoiceBreaking NewsGoogle, LinkedIn agree to huge land swapMark Noack, Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View VoiceCoverage of Business NewsRobots rolling in doughMark Noack
Mountain View VoiceCoverage of EducationA not-so-seamless summer for hungry kidsKevin Forestieri
Mountain View VoiceOnline General ExcellenceThe Mountain View Voice onlineStaff
Mountain View VoicePhoto Story/EssayNo easy solution for city's car-dwellersMichelle Le
New TimesCoverage of EducationOut in the open: Cal Poly confronts its diversity problemPeter Johnson
North Bay BohemianBest WritingCondemned Men TalkingTom Gogola
North Bay BohemianCoverage of Local GovernmentCrude AwakeningWill Parrish
North Bay BohemianEnvironmental ReportingOf Water and WineStett Holbrook
North Coast JournalArts & Entertainment CoverageA&E CoverageStaff
North Coast JournalBest ColumnsLinda StansberryLinda Stansberry
North Coast JournalBest Investigative ReportingThe Case of the Missing $5 MillionLinda Stansberry
North Coast JournalEnvironmental ReportingUntil the Sun SetsThadeus Greenson
North Coast JournalInformational GraphicThe ChaseMiles Eggleston
North Coast JournalNon-Profile Feature StorySanity on TrialThadeus Greenson
Palisades NewsBest Columns"The Art of Re-Gifting: Curse of Historians" and "Wanted: Dorm Room with a View"Bob Vickrey
Palisades NewsBest WritingGermans United a NeighborhoodLaurel Busby
Palisades NewsProfile Feature StoryWilliams Solos to Hawaii—and BackLaurel Busby
Palo Alto WeeklyBest Editorial CommentStanford's deafening silenceBill Johnson, Publisher
Palo Alto WeeklyBest Investigative ReportingFailed justice?Elena Kadvany
Palo Alto WeeklyCoverage of EducationA case of bullyingElena Kadvany
Palo Alto WeeklyCoverage of Local GovernmentHuge political contributions spark outcry, suspicionGennady Sheyner
Palo Alto WeeklyEnvironmental ReportingIn pursuit of a plagueSue Dremann
Palo Alto WeeklyOnline General ExcellencePalo Alto OnlineStaff
Palos Verdes Peninsula NewsEnterprise News Story or SeriesLunada Bay Boys and Palos Verdes EstatesEd Pilolla, Megan Barnes, Cynthia Washicko
Pasadena Star-NewsInformational GraphicMars Opportunity roverDaniel Aitken, Jason Henry, Daniel Tedford
Petaluma Argus-CourierArtistic PhotoSunflowersCrissy Pascual
Petaluma Argus-CourierBest Investigative ReportingPetaluma Marina Debt GrowsEric Gneckow
Petaluma Argus-CourierBreaking News2 children die in car crashMatt Brown
Petaluma Argus-CourierEnterprise News Story or SeriesReining in vacation rentals, plus 2 more storiesEric Gneckow
Petaluma Argus-CourierEnvironmental ReportingToilet to TankEric Gneckow
Petaluma Argus-CourierGeneral ExcellenceSeptember 1, 2016 and September 8, 2016Staff
Petaluma Argus-CourierNon-Profile Feature StoryCapturing a defining momentHannah Beausang
Petaluma Argus-CourierOnline Photo Story/EssayFire destroys 4 east Petaluma homesCrissy Pascual
Petaluma Argus-CourierProfile Feature StoryBeekeeping gives blind woman new focusHannah Beausang
Pleasanton WeeklyArts & Entertainment CoverageApril 29, May 6Staff
Pleasanton WeeklyBest Editorial CommentVote no on Measure MMGina Channell, Jeb Bing
Pleasanton WeeklyBreaking NewsCourt denies mayoral candidate's lawsuit against city clerkJulia Reis
Pleasanton WeeklyInside Page Layout & Design TabloidFeb. 12, Aug. 26, Oct. 26Staff
Pleasanton WeeklyLifestyle CoverageJune 24, July 1Staff
Pleasanton WeeklyOnline General ExcellencePleasanton Weekly OnlineStaff
Pleasanton WeeklyProfile Feature StoryA Year After Pier 14Meredith Bauer
Porterville RecorderEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireEast Porterville water, drought and recoveryStaff
Porterville RecorderSports Feature PhotoCoach showered with GatoradeChieko Hara
Porterville RecorderSports Feature StoryFootball is FamilyNayirah Dosu
Poway News ChieftainBest Sports Game StoryBroncos incredible run ...Michael Bower
Record SearchlightBest Investigative ReportingOffice asked for deputies help; Lawyer: Hmong afraid to voteAlayna Shulman
Record SearchlightCoverage of Business NewsBurney yelling 'Timber'Alayna Shulman
Record SearchlightOnline General ExcellenceRedding.comStaff
Register-PajaronianNews PhotoR-P News Photo 4Tarmo Hannula
Rosamond NewsVideo JournalismBialecki's Backyard Riding TrainJohn Joyce, Mike Crabtree, Gayle Joyce
Roseville Press TribuneBest Sports Page or SectionRoseville Press Tribune - Best Sports SectionSteven Wilson
Sacramento News & ReviewBest Front Page TabloidSummer guideBrian Breneman
Sacramento News & ReviewBest WritingBros gone wildDave Kempa
Sacramento News & ReviewBreaking NewsThe nazis are comingRaheem F. Hosseini
Sacramento News & ReviewEnterprise News Story or SeriesArt, race and moneyJanelle Bitker
Sacramento News & ReviewEnvironmental ReportingCalifornia's war on bugs/Poison profitsAlastair Bland
Sacramento News & ReviewEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireBurned outAlastair Bland
Sacramento News & ReviewGeneral ExcellenceClass Wars / Up in smokeStaff
San Clemente TimesSpecial Section2016 Election IssueStaff
San Francisco Business TimesBest Editorial CommentGeneration next: San Francisco's housing market is eating its youngJim Gardner
San Francisco Business TimesCoverage of Business NewsPulling the stagecoach out of the ditchMark Calvey
San Francisco Business TimesFeature PhotoInfoScout collects data from shopping receiptsTodd Johnson
San Francisco Business TimesGeneral ExcellenceGeneral ExcellenceStaff
San Francisco Business TimesIllustrationStartup CEOs Behaving BadlyMitch Green
San Francisco Business TimesInformational GraphicBody of EvidenceMitch Green, Ron Leuty
San Francisco Business TimesSpecial SectionThe Business of PrideStaff
San Francisco Business TimesVideo JournalismOakland nonprofit Gameheads seeks to diversify tech through gamingEmma Marie Chiang
San Francisco ChronicleAgricultural ReportingSeafood's new normalTara Duggan
San Francisco ChronicleBest Editorial CommentA civic disgrace: Editorial on S.F. homelessnessJohn Diaz
San Francisco ChronicleBest Sports Game StoryGiants eliminated after bullpen suffers a final meltdownHenry Schulman
San Francisco ChronicleBreaking NewsGhost Ship FireStaff
San Francisco ChronicleCoverage of Business NewsAs city lowers boom, Airbnb and rivals thriveCarolyn Said, Joaquin Palomino
San Francisco ChronicleEnvironmental ReportingRising RealityJohn King
San Francisco ChronicleGeneral ExcellenceMarch 6-7, 2016Staff
San Francisco ChronicleIllustrationIllustration: The future of retailSteven Boyle, Christopher T. Fong, Danielle Mollette-Parks
San Francisco ChronicleLifestyle CoverageS.F. Chronicle lifestyle sectionsStaff
San Francisco ChronicleOnline Photo Story/EssayBlack Lives, Black Voices online photo storyHamed Aleaziz, Leah Millis, Lucio Villa
San Francisco ChroniclePhoto IllustrationS.F. Chronicle: Future too bright for their own good?John Blanchard
San Francisco ChronicleProfile Feature StoryTiny Curry Corner in Hayward feels the love for the last timeJonathan Kauffman
San Francisco ChronicleSpecial SectionHabitat Magazine: Bay Area Home and StyleKitty Morgan, Erin Feher, Elizabeth Burr
San Francisco ChronicleSports Feature PhotoCelebrating with StephScott Strazzante
San Francisco ChronicleSports Feature StoryThe Najee ChroniclesRon Kroichick, Michael Macor
San Francisco ChronicleVideo JournalismThe Regulars: Suu the Street SweeperErin Brethauer
San Francisco ExaminerBest Front Page TabloidBest Front Page: TabloidExaminer Staff
San Francisco ExaminerBest WritingMeasuring the half-life of Sept. 11Michael Howerton
San Francisco ExaminerFeature PhotoWill San Francisco See the Writing on the Wall?Jessica Christian
San Francisco ExaminerNon-Profile Feature StoryA holy mission: Weekly prayers held for SF homicide victimsJonah Owen Lamb
San Jose Mercury NewsArtistic PhotoHorse Walks On WaterPatrick Tehan
San Jose Mercury NewsBest ColumnsMarcus Thompson columnsMarcus Thompson II
San Jose Mercury NewsBest Front Page TabloidEYE coversStaff
San Jose Mercury NewsBest Sports Page or SectionBANG Sports SectionsBANG Sports Staff
San Jose Mercury NewsCoverage of Business NewsThe Hidden Workforce Expanding Tesla's FactoryLou Hansen
San Jose Mercury NewsCoverage of Local GovernmentDrug DocsKaren De Sa and Tracy Seipel
San Jose Mercury NewsIllustrationKeeping You SafeJeff Durham
San Jose Mercury NewsInside Page Layout & Design TabloidEYE tabloid inside pagesStaff
San Jose Mercury NewsNon-Profile Feature StoryTrue cost of the Epi-PenTracy Seipel
San Jose Mercury NewsOnline General ExcellenceMercuryNews.comStaff
San Marino OutlookBest Sports Game StoryWick Brothers Finish High School as State ChampsOscar Areliz
San Marino OutlookNon-Profile Feature StorySMHS Bonds Endure Across 60 YearsEric Noland
San Marino TribunePhoto Story/EssaySpring Break Photo Essay SpreadMitch Lehman, Mary Buckley
San Marino TribuneSports Feature StoryKindred SpiritsMitch Lehman
Santa Barbara IndependentAgricultural ReportingFollowing the Santa Barbara Wine Country OrdinanceMatt Kettmann
Santa Barbara IndependentArtistic PhotoLas Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope NetworkPaul Wellman
Santa Barbara IndependentCoverage of Business NewsIs it High Time? Santa Barbara and the Pot PropTyler Hayden
Santa Barbara IndependentIllustrationVanilla IceBen Ciccati
Santa Barbara IndependentInside Page Layout & Design TabloidCommunity Arts Workshop, Staycation, and Nell CampbellBen Ciccati, Caitlin Fitch
Santa Barbara IndependentNon-Profile Feature StoryTransgender Life In Santa BarbaraRichie DeMaria
Santa Barbara IndependentSports Action PhotoSandspit SurfPaul Wellman
Santa Barbara News-PressLifestyle Coverage"Rooted in history" and "Slam dunk?"Charlotte Boechler
Santa Barbara News-PressNon-Profile Feature StoryTiny lives, big tearsScott Steepleton, city editor
Santa Cruz SentinelArtistic PhotoDowntown DancersShmuel Thaler
Santa Cruz SentinelProfile Feature StoryThough his life was short, Joe Spence died with a clear sense of destinyWallace Baine
Santa Cruz SentinelSports Feature StoryCo-football champions SLV, Harbor to settle a score — 20 years after epic tieJim Seimas
Santa Maria SunAgricultural ReportingThe new workforceBrenna Swanston
Santa Maria SunEnterprise News Story or SeriesOut of the shadowsJoe Payne
Santa Maria SunGeneral ExcellenceSept. 8 and 15 issuesThe Sun
Santa Maria SunNews PhotoSMPD-involved shootingDavid Minsky
Santa Maria SunNon-Profile Feature StoryReclaiming a communityJoe Payne
Santa Maria TimesAgricultural ReportingH-2A: Filling the GapsApril Charlton, Logan Anderson
Santa Maria TimesGeneral ExcellenceSanta Maria TimesStaff
Santa Maria TimesVideo JournalismHour of CodeJason Anderson
Santa Ynez Valley NewsLifestyle CoverageLifestyle CoverageMary Ann Norbom
Santa Ynez Valley StarBest Front Page TabloidSYV Star Best Front Page - TabloidAimee Reinhart Avery
Shasta Lake BulletinOnline Photo Story/EssayChildren's Community Christmas PartyRon Harrington
Sierra StarArtistic PhotoA Proud TraditionMichael Costa
Sierra StarArts & Entertainment CoverageSmall town theatre - big time entertainmentBrian Wilkinson
Sierra StarEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireColossal clean upBrian Wilkinson
Sierra StarOnline General ExcellenceSierra Star websiteStaff
Sierra StarSports Feature PhotoYosemite Youth FootballBrian Wilkinson
Sierra StarSports Feature StoryBadger girl makes history on baseball fieldMark Evan Smith
Simi Valley AcornNews PhotoFully involvedMichael Coons
Simi Valley AcornSports Action PhotoAll-Star catchRichard Gillard
Simi Valley AcornSports Feature PhotoTough breakMichael Coons
St. Helena StarAgricultural ReportingBefore the grapes, there was the Bale Mill Tom Stockwell
St. Helena StarBest ColumnsThe unintended outcome of Kaepernick's protest; Rose's rape case can teach us a lotYousef Baig
St. Helena StarBest Editorial CartoonGrieving for those we never knew ...Mason McCarty
St. Helena StarBest Front Page BroadsheetJan. 14, Jan. 28, Nov. 10Staff
St. Helena StarBest Sports Game StoryDefense keeps Saints in game in comeback winYousef Baig
St. Helena StarBest Sports Page or SectionAug. 25 and Sept. 1Yousef Baig
St. Helena StarGeneral ExcellenceSept. 22 & 29, 2016Staff
St. Helena StarSports Action PhotoTwo down, one to goYousef Baig
St. Helena StarSports Feature PhotoLet the Games beginYousef Baig
St. Helena StarSports Feature StoryUnbeatable, humble Schuh to be famousYousef Baig
Taft Midway DrillerNews PhotoNew North fireDoug Keeler
The AcornFeature PhotoSpark of InspirationBobby Curtis
The AcornVideo JournalismSaving Chesebro MeadowJohn Loesing
The AlmanacCoverage of EducationSeparate & unequal: Proposal aims to narrow wide education equity gap in local schoolsBarbara Wood
The AlmanacCoverage of Local GovernmentHow local resident fights aircraft noise in small claims courtBarbara Wood
The AlmanacFeature PhotoFighting Parkinson's DiseaseMichelle Le
The AlmanacInside Page Layout & Design TabloidThe Almanac Inside Page LayoutStaff
The AlmanacNews PhotoFormer homeless Veteran finds homeMichelle Le
The AlmanacOnline Photo Story/EssayPraise amid tragedyMichelle Le
The ArkBest Front Page TabloidBest Front Page - TabloidStaff
The ArkBest WritingOn tour of Richardson Bay anchorage …Gretchen Lang
The ArkBest WritingTorn-out memorial benchDeirdre McCrohan
The ArkBreaking NewsTiburon man rescues woman in San RafaelMatthew Hose & Elliot Karlan
The ArkCoverage of EducationEmotional students, parents make plea …Matthew Hose
The ArkCoverage of Local GovernmentRiders save Route 8 commuter busMatthew Hose
The ArkEnvironmental Reporting$1.37 million cleanup …Gretchen Lang & Elliot Karlan
The ArkFeature PhotoWith Mickey ears, mermaids … Elliot Karlan
The ArkNon-Profile Feature StoryTorn-out memorial bench …Deirdre McCrohan & Elliot Karlan
The ArkProfile Feature StoryPeninsula woman lauded as leaderHeather Lobdell & Elliot Karlan
The ArkSpecial SectionHome - Sept 28Staff
The Bakersfield CalifornianBest ColumnsLois Henry columnsLois Henry
The Bakersfield CalifornianBest Sports Game StorySports game storyZach Ewing
The Bakersfield CalifornianBest Sports Page or Section2016 Varsity PreviewStaff
The Bakersfield CalifornianBest WritingBakersfield Californian best writingJennifer Self and Robert Price
The Bakersfield CalifornianEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireBakersfield Californian environmental/wildfire seriesStaff
The Bakersfield CalifornianNews PhotoBakersfield Californian fire arrest photoFelix Adamo
The Bakersfield CalifornianSpecial SectionThe Story of Us: Kern County, 1866-2016Staff
The Bakersfield CalifornianSports Feature PhotoBakersfield Californian sports feature photoHenry Barrios
The Bakersfield CalifornianSports Feature StoryBakersfield Californian sports feature story 3Zach Ewing
The Bakersfield CalifornianSports Feature StoryBakersfield Californian sports feature story 1Jeff Evans
The Beach ReporterPhoto IllustrationThe Beach Reporter PhotoIllustration 40AnniversaryStaff
The Business JournalCoverage of Business NewsConstruction-defect litigation bankrupts Clovis homebuilderGeorge Lurie
The Camarillo AcornBest Editorial CommentSeeking straight talk, not pillow talkDaniel Wolowicz
The Camarillo AcornBest Sports Game StoryScorpions tell Walnut to take a seatEliav Appelbaum
The CambrianCoverage of EducationCoverage of Coast Unified School District in CambriaStaff
The Capistrano DispatchArtistic PhotoMariachi San Juan CapistranoAllison Jarrell
The Capistrano DispatchSpecial Sports SectionSan Juan Football PreviewSteve Breazeale
The Capistrano DispatchSports Action PhotoShow Jumping at the Riding ParkAllison Jarrell
The Davis EnterpriseBest Editorial CommentKateji runs out of excusesSebastian Oñate
The Davis EnterpriseBest Sports Game StoryGoing out with a bangBruce Gallaudet
The Davis EnterpriseCoverage of EducationKatehi resignsTanya Perez and Felicia Alvarez
The Davis EnterpriseEnvironmental ReportingFirst oil, now coal- More rail fears surfaceFelicia Alvarez
The Davis EnterpriseFeature PhotoSunset sunflowersWayne Tilcock
The Davis EnterpriseSpecial SectionWelcome to DavisStaff
The Davis EnterpriseSports Action PhotoRain-soaked soccerWayne Tilcock
The Davis EnterpriseSports Feature PhotoDiving silhouetteWayne Tilcock
The Desert SunAgricultural ReportingFarm labor shortageGustavo Solis
The Desert SunBest Front Page BroadsheetDesert Sun Best Front pagesTake Uda
The Desert SunBest Investigative ReportingBodies at the BorderBrett Kelman, Gustavo Solis, Omar Ornelas
The Desert SunBest Investigative ReportingFreed but ForgottenStaff
The Desert SunBreaking NewsPalm Springs police officers shot and killedStaff
The Desert SunCoverage of Business NewsBracing for big weedRosalie Murphy
The Desert SunCoverage of Business NewsBorder Health: the allure of cheap doctors, drugs and dentists in MexicoBarrett Newkirk
The Desert SunCoverage of EducationEducation divideKristen Hwang, Robert Hopwood
The Desert SunEnterprise News Story or SeriesTribal landsRosalie Murphy, Jay Calderon, Robert Hopwood
The Desert SunEnvironmental ReportingSalton Sea's DeclineIan James
The Desert SunEnvironmental ReportingObama's clean energy legacySammy Roth
The Desert SunEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireClimate changeIan James, Sammy Roth, Jay Calderon
The Desert SunEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireCoping with Sputtering TapsIan James, Zoe Meyers
The Desert SunFeature PhotoDrag show prepZoe Meyers
The Desert SunInformational GraphicDrug arrests drop after Prop 47Robert Hopwood
The Desert SunInside Page Layout & Design BroadsheetDesert Trip to PoliticsTake Uda
The Desert SunLifestyle CoverageDESERT magazineKristin Scharkey and Kate Franco
The Desert SunNews PhotoElection night dismayJay Calderon
The Desert SunNon-Profile Feature StoryThe newly deportedGustavo Solis and Richard Lui
The Desert SunPhoto Story/EssayMigrants flooding the borderOmar Ornelas
The Desert SunSpecial SectionTrump TowersStaff
The Desert SunSpecial Sports SectionCareerBuilder Challenge golf preview sectionStaff
The Desert SunSports Action PhotoSerena WilliamsJay Calderon
The Desert SunSports Feature StoryConcussion awarenessAndrew John
The Desert SunVideo JournalismQueens of the DesertZoe Meyers
The Downey PatriotOnline Photo Story/EssayPhoto Gallery: Downey Christmas ParadeEric Pierce
The Fresno BeeArtistic PhotoMagical moonbows at YosemiteCraig Kohlruss
The Fresno BeeBest Editorial CartoonCalifornia Rain: Jan. 8, 2016SW Parra
The Fresno BeeBest Editorial CommentSpineless delay in slumlord fight by Fresno City CouncilBill McEwen
The Fresno BeeBest Investigative ReportingFresno Slum Housing main barAndrea Castillo, Barbara Anderson and BoNhia Lee
The Fresno BeeBest Investigative ReportingTainted Water: Why did it take a dozen years for Fresno’s leaders.....?: Sept. 24, 2016Tim Sheehan and Marc Benjamin
The Fresno BeeBreaking NewsFresno police release body camera videos in Dylan Noble shooting: July 13, 2016Rory Appleton
The Fresno BeeCoverage of Business NewsValley hospitals spending millions to build pediatric networks: May 21, 2016Barbara Anderson
The Fresno BeeCoverage of EducationLocal school districts do little to protect themselves from conflicted advisers: June 25, 2016Rory Appleton
The Fresno BeeGeneral ExcellenceSept. 24-25, 2016Staff
The Fresno BeeInside Page Layout & Design TabloidCaptain America: May 6, 2016John Alvin
The Fresno BeeOnline General ExcellenceThe Fresno Bee: Online General ExcellenceStaff
The Fresno BeeProfile Feature StoryAs new Syrian refugees adapt to life in Fresno ...Andrea Castillo
The Fresno BeeSpecial SectionLiving in Misery: Fresno Slum HousingAndrea Castillo, Barbara Anderson and BoNhia Lee
The Fresno BeeSports Action PhotoJesse Aitken slams against the bullEric Paul Zamora
The Fresno BeeVideo JournalismApartment family lives with roaches, mice, mold and neglect. Why will no one help?Silvia Flores
The Gridley HeraldBest Sports Game StoryGridley Herald sports game story entriesDavid Vantress
The Intermountain NewsArts & Entertainment CoverageAfter FiveStaff
The Intermountain NewsFeature PhotoMud running for fitnessCraig Harrington
The Intermountain NewsSports Action PhotoWhat's the call ump?Craig Harrington
The Modesto BeeCoverage of Business NewsGallo Winery cashing in on MID's low industrial electricity pricesGarth Stapley
The Modesto BeeCoverage of Local GovernmentTurlock farmers market controversyGarth Stapley
The Modesto BeeEnterprise News Story or SeriesThink MID’s rates are low? You’d better think againGarth Stapley
The Modesto BeeSports Feature PhotoRodeoAndy Alfaro
The Napa Valley RegisterAgricultural ReportingRound-up in wineHoward Yune
The Napa Valley RegisterArtistic PhotoAutumn spectacularJL Sousa
The Napa Valley RegisterArts & Entertainment CoverageArts and Entertainment sectionsSasha Paulsen
The Napa Valley RegisterBest ColumnsSimple & SassySamie Hartley
The Napa Valley RegisterBest Editorial CommentBind up the nation's woundsStaff
The Napa Valley RegisterCoverage of Business NewsFrom Cambodia's 'killing fields' to Napa: Life in a doughnut shopJennifer Huffman
The Napa Valley RegisterLifestyle CoverageLifestyles sectionsSasha Paulsen
The Napa Valley RegisterProfile Feature StoryAn artist in his own landSean Scully
The Orange County RegisterEnterprise News Story or SeriesHomelessness in Orange CountyTheresa Walker, David Whiting, Jordan Graham
The Orange County RegisterFeature PhotoDr. DolittleCindy Yamanaka
The Orange County RegisterInformational GraphicAnatomy of a jail breakJeff Goertzen, Keith Sharon, Kurt Snibbe
The Orange County RegisterSpecial Sports SectionBaseball 2016Staff
The Orange County RegisterSports Action PhotoOut at HomeBill Alkofer
The PiedmonterGeneral ExcellencePiedmonter general excellenceJon Kawamoto
The Press DemocratAgricultural ReportingCan parks, ranches really get along?Guy Kovner
The Press DemocratArtistic PhotoPicture Postcard ChristmasKent Porter
The Press DemocratBest ColumnsPaul Gullixson columnsPaul Gullixson
The Press DemocratBest Sports Game StoryCardinal Newman championshipPhil Barber
The Press DemocratBest Sports Page or SectionPress Democrat Sports sectionStaff
The Press DemocratBreaking NewsTwo children die after truck plunges into riverRandi Rossmann and Julie Johnson
The Press DemocratCoverage of Local GovernmentSanta Rosa aims to be epicenter of legal pot industryKevin McCallum
The Press DemocratEnterprise News Story or SeriesValley fire: One year laterStaff
The Press DemocratEnvironmental ReportingHow will state's parks be preserved?Derek Moore
The Press DemocratFeature PhotoAlana's ArtChristopher Chung
The Press DemocratGeneral ExcellenceMarch 19 & 20, 2016Staff
The Press DemocratNews PhotoStories That Stay With UsBeth Schlanker
The Press DemocratOnline General Excellencepressdemocrat.comStaff
The Press DemocratProfile Feature StoryThompson battles gun-control gridlockPaul Payne
The Press DemocratSports Action PhotoPlaying into the NightChristopher Chung
The RecordBest Editorial CommentIt is timeMike Klocke
The RecordBest WritingCause for HOPEAlex Breitler
The RecordGeneral ExcellenceSept. 10 and 11Staff
The RecordOnline General ExcellenceOnline General ExcellenceStaff
The RecordSpecial SectionOutlook sectionStaff
The RecordSpecial Sports SectionPrep Football sectionStaff
The RecorderBest Investigative ReportingLawyers Without BordersCheryl Miller
The RecorderCoverage of Business NewsUber driver settlementBen Hancock
The RecorderCoverage of Business NewsLeadership Fight Over the VW Diesel LawsuitRoss Todd
The RecorderNon-Profile Feature StoryBacklashBen Hancock
The RecorderProfile Feature StoryThe Great DissenterScott Graham
The Sacramento BeeBest Front Page BroadsheetSacramento Bee front pagesStaff
The Sacramento BeeBest WritingRecovery on Cobb MountainCynthia Hubert
The Sacramento BeeEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireSacramento Bee Drought CoverageDale Kasler, Ryan Sabalow, Phillip Reese
The Sacramento BeeOnline Photo Story/EssayFaisal RazmalRenée C. Byer
The Sacramento BeeProfile Feature StoryDid Mike Lehmkuhl have to die?Cynthia Hubert
The Sacramento BeeSpecial SectionNo Safe PlaceStephen Magagnini, Renée C. Byer, Jessica Koscielniak
The Salinas CalifornianBest Columns"Life expectancy is based on where you live" and "Our poor nutrition is killing us"Jeff Mitchell
The San Diego Union-TribuneArts & Entertainment CoverageArts & Entertainment sectionsStaff
The San Diego Union-TribuneCoverage of EducationStories about charter schoolsMaureen Magee
The Selma Enterprise/Kingsburg RecorderAgricultural ReportingBee decline is affecting cropsLaura Maldonado
The SignalFeature PhotoHappy SquirrelDan Watson
The SignalNews Photo126 Fatal CrashDan Watson
The SignalOnline General Excellencescvsignal.comStaff
The SignalOnline Photo Story/EssaySave LexiKatharine Lotze
The SignalSpecial Sports SectionThe Signal's 2016 High School Football PreviewStaff
The SignalSports Action PhotoHart Football catchDan Watson
The SignalVideo JournalismResidents move forward from Sand FireAustin Dave
The Sonoma Index-TribuneArts & Entertainment CoverageArts & Entertainment - B sectionStaff
The Sonoma Index-TribuneBest ColumnsChanging the Culture of Rape / Daughters of the RevolutionJason Walsh
The Sonoma Index-TribuneBest WritingLeaf Blowers: And the Rest Is Silence / Changing the Culture of RapeJason Walsh
The Sonoma Index-TribuneCoverage of Business NewsThe Spirits of Wine CountryLorna Sheridan
The Sonoma Index-TribuneEnterprise News Story or SeriesSpotlight on HousingStaff
The Sonoma Index-TribuneOnline General ExcellenceSonomanews.comStaff
The Sonoma Index-TribuneSports Action PhotoLady Dragons Lose Soccer ShootoutBill Hoban
The TribuneAgricultural ReportingGuest worker program provides labor, poses difficulties for SLO County growersLindsey Holden
The TribuneArtistic PhotoPastel sunsetJoe Johnston
The TribuneArts & Entertainment CoverageTicketStaff
The TribuneBest ColumnsJoetopia: The septic system fails AND Pirate's Cove is a messJoe Tarica
The TribuneBest Editorial CommentLooking for help in a post-Diablo Canyon economyStephanie Finucane
The TribuneBest Front Page BroadsheetThe Tribune front pagesStaff
The TribuneBest Sports Page or SectionTribune sports sectionStaff
The TribuneBreaking NewsDiablo Canyon to close: 2 days of coverageStaff
The TribuneCoverage of Local GovernmentThird District race turns sour amid accusations of online “trolling”Kaytlyn Leslie
The TribuneEnterprise News Story or SeriesDiablo Canyon's road to closure 4-day seriesStephanie Finucane, Kaytlyn Leslie
The TribuneGeneral ExcellenceThe TribuneStaff
The TribuneInside Page Layout & Design BroadsheetThe TribuneStaff
The TribuneOnline General Excellencesanluisobispo.comStaff
The TribuneSports Feature PhotoFired Up FootballJoe Johnston
The TribuneVideo JournalismKnife makerJoe Johnston
The Trinity JournalBest Editorial CommentTrinity would be better servedWayne R. Agner
The Trinity JournalCoverage of Local GovernmentTrinity Hospital skilled nursing facilityAmy Gittelsohn
The Trinity JournalOnline General ExcellenceTrinity Journal onlineStaff
The UnionBest Editorial CartoonIt takes a village idiotR.L. Crabb
The UnionCoverage of Local GovernmentMarijuana in Nevada CountyAlan Riquelmy
The UnionEnterprise News Story or SeriesColorado goes first; Bakin' a mile high; Decision on Prop 64Alan Riquelmy
The UnionEnvironmental Reporting: Drought/FireOngoing drought increases bark beetle populationTeresa Yinmeng Liu, Laura Mahaffy
The UnionOnline Photo Story/EssayA Day In The Life of Western Nevada CountyStaff
The UnionSpecial SectionA Day In The Life Of Western Nevada CountyStaff
The Weekly CalistoganBest ColumnsWhen a victim is a member of your familyAnne Ward Ernst
The Weekly CalistoganBreaking NewsManhunt ends after hourslong searchAnne Ward Ernst, Sean Scully, Maria Sestito
Thousand Oaks AcornCoverage of Local GovernmentThe termination of Scott MitnickKyle Jorrey, Becca Whitnall
Thousand Oaks AcornPhoto Story/EssayGames with a heartBobby Curtis
Thousand Oaks AcornPhoto Story/EssaySuper Bowl Teams Raise the FlagMichael Coons, Timm Sinclair
Thousand Oaks AcornSports Feature PhotoThrill of victoryMichael Coons
Thousand Oaks AcornSports Feature StoryHockey hero: Westlake girl inspiresEliav Appelbaum
Times-HeraldArtistic PhotoQueen of the deadChris Riley
Times-StandardBest Sports Game StoryComing up acesDanny Penza
Tracy PressVideo JournalismWildfire live updatesMichael Langley
Turlock JournalCoverage of Local GovernmentFarmers market seriesKristina Hacker, Sabra Stafford, Angelina Martin
Turlock JournalVideo JournalismArrests follow Turlock Sikh Temple FightFrankie Tovar
Turlock JournalVideo JournalismThe Blitz SNH: Turlock vs MercedFrankie Tovar and Eddie Ruiz
Twin Cities TimesProfile Feature StoryShe brings the heatDerek Wilson
Ukiah Daily JournalCoverage of Local GovernmentTime to stop the revolving doorJustine Frederiksen, Chris Pugh
Ventura County StarCoverage of Local GovernmentThousand Oaks city manager firedMike Harris and Wendy Leung
Ventura County StarFeature PhotoBuilding a FutureJuan Carlo
Ventura County StarProfile Feature StoryI was the bearded ladyAmanda Covarrubias
Vida en el ValleArtistic PhotoEl Grito!Hector Navejas
Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-RegisterArts & Entertainment CoverageChoices: A&E Section Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-RegisterZachary Newcott and James Ward
Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-RegisterBest Investigative ReportingTulare Regional Medical Center coverageJames Houck and Juan Villa
Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-RegisterLifestyle CoverageVisalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register lifestyle coverageJames Ward, Parker Bowman and Donna Orozco
Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-RegisterSports Action PhotoMt. Whitney vs. El Diamante baseballRon Holman
Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-RegisterSports Feature PhotoGirls basketball player of yearRon Holman
Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-RegisterSports Feature StoryRichard Torrez Jr. featureMike Hazelwood