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2000 Better Newspapers Contest — Weekly winners

2000 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublication
Arts/Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions1stPacific Sun (Mill Valley)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions2ndHalf Moon Bay Review
Business/Financial StoryAll Divisions1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Business/Financial StoryAll Divisions2ndMetro (San Jose)
Classified AdvertisingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSanta Barbara Independent
Classified AdvertisingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndCoast Weekly (Monterey)
Classified AdvertisingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Classified AdvertisingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-Tribune
Classified AdvertisingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stTahoe World (Tahoe City)
Classified AdvertisingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndLassen County Times (Susanville)
Classified AdvertisingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Classified AdvertisingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndNo winner in this category.
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPacific Sun (Mill Valley)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe North County Tribune (Paso Robles)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Selma Enterprise
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndIdyllwild Town Crier
Display AdvertisingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSanta Barbara Independent
Display AdvertisingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMetro (San Jose)
Display AdvertisingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stCarmel Pine Cone
Display AdvertisingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-Tribune
Display AdvertisingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stRancho Santa Fe Review
Display AdvertisingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndSierra Sun (Truckee)
Display AdvertisingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Ark (Tiburon)
Display AdvertisingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
Editorial CartoonAll Divisions1stIndependent (South San Francisco)
Editorial CartoonAll Divisions2ndRancho Bernardo News Journal (San Diego)
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stIndependent (Huntington Beach)
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Independent
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stCarmel Pine Cone
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndBurbank Leader
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHi-Desert Star (Yucca Valley)
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Selma Enterprise
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Ferndale Enterprise
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndIndependent (South San Francisco)
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stMountain Democrat (Placerville)
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndLos Altos Town Crier
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Selma Enterprise
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndArgus-Courier (Petaluma)
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Winters Express
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPacific Sun (Mill Valley)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNew Times Los Angeles
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndAdobe Press (Nipomo)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Lemoore Advance
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPasadena Weekly
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndConcord Transcript
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Journal (El Cerrito)
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndSierra Gateway Neighbors (Madera)
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndParadise Post
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Ferndale Enterprise
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weekly
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Sunday Star (Arcadia Edition)
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stArgus-Courier (Petaluma)
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndPalisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades)
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stDunsmuir News
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weekly
Front PageDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stFoothill Leader (Glendale)
Front PageDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndNeighbors/Mountain Edition (North Highlands)
Front PageDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBrentwood News
Front PageDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndIrvine Spectrum News
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stColfax Record
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Kingsburg Recorder
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stParadise Post
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndBrentwood News
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Winters Express
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Illustration or Info GraphicAll Divisions1stThe Sunday Star (Arcadia Edition)
Illustration or Info GraphicAll Divisions2ndSan Francisco Business Times
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNew Times Los Angeles
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndCoast Weekly (Monterey)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stArgus-Courier (Petaluma)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndClaremont Courier
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPacific Sun (Mill Valley)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stArgus-Courier (Petaluma)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndKern Valley Sun (Lake Isabella)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stReedley Exponent
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Winters Express
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndIndependent (South San Francisco)
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stBurbank Leader
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-Tribune
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stParadise Post
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndElk Grove Citizen
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMariposa Gazette
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPacific Sun (Mill Valley)
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Times
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stTahoe World (Tahoe City)
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndParadise Post
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Clearlake Observer American
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPasadena Weekly
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stNeighbors/North Edition (North Highlands)
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBrentwood News
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndParadise Post
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTwin City Times (Caruthers)
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stCalifornia Job Journal (Sacramento)
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNew Times Los Angeles
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stMountain View Voice
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Selma Enterprise
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Clovis Independent
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Kingsburg Recorder
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Montclarion (Oakland)
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNew Times Los Angeles
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndPoway News Chieftain
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Selma Enterprise
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndArgus-Courier (Petaluma)
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndReedley Exponent
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNeighbors (Fresno)
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stPress-Tribune (Roseville)
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndFoothill Leader (Glendale)
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Ramona Sentinel
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stColfax Record
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndReedley Exponent
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNeighbors/Carmichael Edition (North Highlands)
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNeighbors/South Placer Edition (North Highlands)
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stNeighbors/Mountain Edition (North Highlands)
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Clovis Independent
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Piedmonter (Piedmont)
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMount Shasta Herald
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMetro (Santa Cruz)
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe North County Tribune (Paso Robles)
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stSierra Sun (Truckee)
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndSierra Sun (Truckee)
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndColfax Record
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChino Hills Champion
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stFoothill Leader (Glendale)
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stParadise Post
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndHi-Desert Star (Yucca Valley)
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Kingsburg Recorder
WritingAll Divisions1stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
WritingAll Divisions2ndArgus-Courier (Petaluma)
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