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1999 Better Newspapers Contest — Daily winners

1999 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Dailies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Francisco Chronicle
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Davis Enterprise
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Union-Democrat (Sonora)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndManteca Bulletin
Business / Financial StoryAll Divisions1stSan Francisco ChronicleSam ZuckermanBreaking the Bank...
Business / Financial StoryAll Divisions2ndLos Angeles TimesKathy KristofBank Errors…
Classified AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Barbara News-Press
Classified AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Bakersfield Californian
Classified AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Classified AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndValley Times (Pleasanton)
Classified AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stFree Lance (Hollister)
Classified AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDaily News (Red Bluff)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeePeter King
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleJohn Carman
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Pat Craig
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndSan Francisco ExaminerRob Morse
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)Michael Fitzgerald
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndRecord Searchlight (Redding)Doni Greenberg
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Napa Valley RegisterKevin Courtney
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndValley Times (Pleasanton)Robert Cuddy
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)Greg Mitchell
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDesert Dispatch (Barstow)Carol Myers
Display AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Argus (Fremont)
Display AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-Press
Display AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stHanford Sentinel
Display AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Display AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Display AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndLake County Record-Bee (Lakeport)
Editorial CommentDivision A: 200,001 & over1stDaily News (Los Angeles)
Editorial CommentDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Editorial CommentDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stSan Francisco Examiner
Editorial CommentDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Editorial CommentDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)
Editorial CommentDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Bakersfield Californian
Editorial CommentDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stValley Times (Pleasanton)
Editorial CommentDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Editorial CommentDivision E: 10,000 & under1stManteca Bulletin
Editorial CommentDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDaily News (Red Bluff)
Editorial PagesDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Sacramento Bee
Editorial PagesDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Editorial PagesDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stSan Francisco Examiner
Editorial PagesDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Editorial PagesDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Barbara News-Press
Editorial PagesDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)
Editorial PagesDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Editorial PagesDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Napa Valley Register
Editorial PagesDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Dispatch (Gilroy)
Editorial PagesDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Daily Democrat (Woodland)
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesMarla ConeDiesel, the Dark Side...
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleGlen MartinOysters Bounce Back
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press-Democrat (Santa Rosa)James Sweeney/Ted AppelSpreading Vines
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)Toxic Waterfront
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Lizette WilsonThe State of the Bay
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Bakersfield CalifornianMichael GreenDBCP
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stValley Times (Pleasanton)Daniel Borenstein/Lisa VorderbrueggenGrowth…
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)Mark SmithUpstream Battle…
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)Andy BourelleMTBE
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)Brenda SandburgSeeds of Discontent
Feature PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeeAnne Chadwick WilliamsReady for Thrills
Feature PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesAnnie WellsAid: Hurricane Victims…
Feature PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)John BurgessGetting His Goat
Feature PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndNorth County Times (Escondido)Cyndy SullivanHelp Spawns Hope…
Feature PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Barbara News-PressSteve MaloneA Future Set to Music
Feature PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Monterey County HeraldVern FisherSky-High Fun…
Feature PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)Christine BakerAs Vibrant and Alive as Members
Feature PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndLodi News-SentinelDarren AntonovichVaulting Into Spring
Feature PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stSan Ramon Valley HeraldBea AhbeckBallerina Babies
Feature PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)Michael EastmanOpening Act
Feature StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesCrumbling Hive of Humanity
Feature StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesA Legal Way Out
Feature StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)When God Fell Silent
Feature StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)The Last Wave
Feature StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)Was Blind...
Feature StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Cruz County SentinelBrush with Death
Feature StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stValley Times (Pleasanton)Grim Tale of Woman
Feature StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)Tale of 2 Boys
Feature StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)Legal Career Goes to the Dogs
Feature StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndSan Ramon Valley HeraldFlying with Faith
Front PageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News
Front PageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento Bee
Front PageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stNorth County Times (Escondido)
Front PageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndSan Francisco Examiner
Front PageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stRecord Searchlight (Redding)
Front PageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndWest County Times (Richmond)
Front PageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Front PageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Front PageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTurlock Journal
Front PageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Dispatch (Gilroy)
General ExcellenceDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
General ExcellenceDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndSan Francisco Examiner
General ExcellenceDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-Press
General ExcellenceDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)
General ExcellenceDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Dispatch (Gilroy)
Illustration / InfographicDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesJail Expansion
Illustration / InfographicDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)Inside the Depot
Illustration / InfographicDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno BeeDoug HansenThe San Joaquin
Illustration / InfographicDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Aaron AtencioOpening Doors
Illustration / InfographicDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Weather
Illustration / InfographicDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Buck Center…
Illustration / InfographicDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stImperial Valley Press (El Centro)Joan Duncan-BushGoing Native
Illustration / InfographicDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndSanta Maria TimesSeth WaiteHeadaches
Illustration / InfographicDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)Chris Morris / Dan ThriftAround the World
Illustration / InfographicDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)Best of Tahoe
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesScott Glover / Matt LaitFall of Partners…
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeDarragh JohnsonDead-End Dreams
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno BeeMark GrossiRescuing the San Joaquin
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)John Hill / Mary PolsThe Drug Next Door
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Barbara News-PressMelinda BurnsPlight of the Mixtecs
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndLedger Dispatch (Antioch)Sarah RohrsRio Vista…
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Napa Valley RegisterMark Johnson / Kevin CourtneyRegister Probes… Properties
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndLodi News-SentinelMartin SteinCrisis on our Streets
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)Failure to Execute
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)Dennis OpatrnyConflicts Conspiracy
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Francisco Chronicle
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Cruz County Sentinel
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndRecord Searchlight (Redding)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Napa Valley Register
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over1stDaily News (Los Angeles)Gunman Wounds 5
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsHP Breaks Up
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno BeeCrash Kills 13
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Flash Fire
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stDaily Pilot (Costa Mesa)It Is Insanity
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Lucas to Presidio
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stTimes-Standard (Eureka)On Solid Ground
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndVallejo Times-HeraldNew Twist...Missing Girl
Local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDesert Dispatch (Barstow)Murder Victim…
Local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)Jury Slams Tobacco
Non-local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Non-local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Chronicle
Non-local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno Bee
Non-local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Bakersfield Californian
Non-local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stSan Ramon Valley Times (Danville)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndValley Times (Pleasanton)
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndVentura County Star
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stRecord Searchlight (Redding)
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndOakland Tribune
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndValley Times (Pleasanton)
Page Layout & DesignDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Page Layout & DesignDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTurlock Journal
Photo EssayDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)Bruce ChambersEducating Alex
Photo EssayDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)Eugene GarciaRoots of Unrest
Photo EssayDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stSan Bernardino County SunDavid CreamerAgainst the Odds
Photo EssayDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Mark ZaleskiIslam in the Desert
Photo EssayDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianHenry BarriosOn a Mission to Love
Photo EssayDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)Ricardo Rolon…War Over Grapes
Photo EssayDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Napa Valley RegisterTodd WhartonA New Leg to Stand On
Photo EssayDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)Craig KohlrussShared Joy
Photo EssayDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Dispatch (Gilroy)James Mohs / Nelson Craig / JJ MedinaA Stinking Good Time
Photo EssayDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTurlock JournalDiane StevensonFor the Love of Animals
Public ServiceDivision A: 200,001 & over1stDaily News (Los Angeles)
Public ServiceDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury News
Public ServiceDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Public ServiceDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndSan Francisco Examiner
Public ServiceDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Barbara News-Press
Public ServiceDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Monterey County Herald
Public ServiceDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Public ServiceDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndLodi News-Sentinel
Public ServiceDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)
Public ServiceDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndUkiah Daily Journal
Special IssueDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Special IssueDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury News
Special IssueDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stSan Francisco Examiner
Special IssueDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press-Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Special IssueDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
Special IssueDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
Special IssueDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stSignal (Santa Clarita)
Special IssueDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Special IssueDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Special IssueDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndLake County Record-Bee (Lakeport)
Sports CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Sports CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Sports CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Sports CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Sports CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Sports CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndRecord Searchlight (Redding)
Sports CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Napa Valley Register
Sports CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Sports CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Sports CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Daily Democrat (Woodland)
Sports PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesAnacleto RappingA Day to Embrace…
Sports PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Diego Union-TribuneScott LinnettFlipping Out
Sports PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stDaily Breeze (Torrance)Branimir KvartucFlying High
Sports PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno BeeTomas OvalleCardiac Coach
Sports PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stDaily Press (Victorville)Eric ReedCourageous Wrestler…
Sports PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)David MiddlecampNorthern League: Eagles Upended
Sports PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stSan Ramon Valley Times (Danville)Doug DuranLittle League
Sports PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndSan Ramon Valley Times (Danville)Gregory UrquiagaDiamond Backs
Sports PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stFree Lance (Hollister)Pablo BalancioClear Path to Post-season
Sports PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTurlock JournalDiane StevensonEagles Turn Up Offense
Sports StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesTim KawakamiLakers Swap Rumors
Sports StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeAilene VoisinFrench Twist
Sports StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno BeeBill McEwenLong Road Home
Sports StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndNorth County Times (Escondido)Mike SullivanBenirschke's Battle
Sports StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stOakland TribuneBill SolidayObsessed with Winning…
Sports StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)Larry BohannanDaly Struggles
Sports StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)Mike MassaClass Clown...
Sports StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndLodi News-SentinelRichard MyersLodi Cinderella Story
Sports StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under1stFree Lance (Hollister)Dave MoseleyUnraging Bull
Sports StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTurlock JournalDon EldridgeOvercoming All Obstacles
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsMeri SimonWorld Trade Organization Meeting…
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Diego Union-TribuneNancee LewisA Road to Tragedy
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Kurt MillerEnd of Chase
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno BeeTomas OvalleSWAT Team…
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stDaily Pilot (Costa Mesa)Justin WarrenHundreds Mourn Loss…
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndDaily Press (Victorville)Eric ReedArmed Woman…
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)Craig KohlrussYuba-Sutter Community Shocked by Loss
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Napa Valley RegisterSean GalvinMishap at Marine World
Spot News PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)John RobertsTrucker Dies…
Spot News PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndManteca BulletinRose Albano RissoManteca Says Goodbye
WritingAll Divisions1stSan Francisco Examiner
WritingAll Divisions2ndThe Sacramento Bee
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