2001 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationEntry TitleCredit(s)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions2ndMetro Silicon Valley (San Jose)
Business/Financial StoryAll Divisions1stSan Francisco Business Times
Business/Financial StoryAll Divisions2ndPalo Alto Weekly
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndIndependent (Huntington Beach)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stPalos Verdes Peninsula NewsJosh Cohen
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndFive Cities Times-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under1stOjai Valley News
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOjai Valley NewsKelly Feser Eells
Editorial CartoonAll Divisions1stCupertino Courier
Editorial CartoonAll Divisions2ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Montclarion (Oakland)
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stMountain Democrat (Placerville)
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-Tribune
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stNovato Advance
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Oakdale Leader
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stOjai Valley News
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Ferndale Enterprise
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Times
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Clovis Independent
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Escalon Times
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndAlpine Sun
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPacific Sun (Mill Valley)Battle for the bayJill Kramer
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndChico News & Review
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Let there be darknessJulie Morris
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndCarmel Pine Cone
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewPowerful garbageBen Schnayerson
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndSaratoga News
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSouthern Sierra Messenger (Springville)
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLedger Dispatch (Antioch)The face of an angelNader Khouri
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyPremature babyKate Robertson
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Well-adjusted animalsAeon Hopi Schmoock
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndContra Costa Sun (Lafayette)
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBrentwood News
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Clovis IndependentEnd of an eraDean Slagel
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stAlpine Sun
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Lemoore Advance
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewOur man in AfghanistanTom Walsh
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndChico News & ReviewTown crier, town crankRobert Speer
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stConcord TranscriptO'Learys have one 'Honey' of a love storyTheresa Harrington
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndConcord TranscriptSmallest graduate has a mighty big voiceTheresa Harrington
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stAdobe Press (Nipomo)
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndPalisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades)ErasedLaurel Busby
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Kingsburg Recorder
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNeighbors Northeast Edition (North Highlands)
Front PageDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stParadise Post
Front PageDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndCarmel Pine Cone
Front PageDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBrentwood News
Front PageDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndMartinez Record
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Kingsburg Recorder
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndClearlake Observer
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNew Times (San Luis Obispo)
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-Times
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndParadise Post
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Clovis Independent
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndSaratoga News
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Illustration or Info GraphicAll Divisions1stSan Francisco Business TimesCEO's bail for cash landingsDaniel Levine and Lizette Wilson
Illustration or Info GraphicAll Divisions2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)Dirty poolPeter Byrne
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown News
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stClaremont Courier
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Clovis Independent
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Gridley Herald
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Intermountain News (Burney)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Independent (Santa Barbara)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stPleasanton Weekly
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndConcord Transcript
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-Courier
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Reedley Exponent
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanger Herald
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Independent (Santa Barbara)
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stParadise Post
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndParadise Post2 deputies killedRobyn Moormeister
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stTahoe World (Tahoe City)
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndSierra Sun (Truckee)Teen skiers mournedShannon Darling and Abby Hutchison
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stCalaveras Ledger-Dispatch (Angels Camp)
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Willits NewsCrash claims two livesRoy Bagley
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndIndependent (Huntington Beach)
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stCampbell Reporter
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndConcord Transcript
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Clovis Independent
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Selma Enterprise
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill Times
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNeighbors Arden/Carmichael Edition (North Highlands)
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNeighbors Northeast Edition (North Highlands)
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndConcord Transcript
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewA tale of two countriesNichole Achs Freeling
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndPalisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades)A photographer's journey to New YorkLaurel Busby
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill Times
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndCoast Weekly (Monterey)
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndThe Almanac (Menlo Park)
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Ferndale Enterprise
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Independent (Santa Barbara)
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndClaremont Courier
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Selma Enterprise
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Exeter Sun
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Independent (San Mateo)
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndConcord Transcript
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Clovis Independent
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Reedley Exponent
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSanger Herald
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLedger Dispatch (Antioch)
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLedger Dispatch (Antioch)Undefeated Bobcats clinch division titleDean Coppola
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Bullish on bull ridingJoel Turner
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly-Times
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stElk Grove Citizen
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndKern Valley Sun (Lake Isabella)
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Intermountain News (Burney)Collision with a CardinalCraig Harrington
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Exeter Sun
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & Review
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLedger Dispatch (Antioch)
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Foiled againJawara Harrison
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndSpectrum (Sacramento)
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stThe Clovis Independent
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Clovis IndependentPitcher perfectLisa Houk
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSun Bulletin (Morro Bay)
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Ark (Tiburon)A long-fought sweet victoryDeirdre McCrohan
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNeighbors East Edition (North Highlands)
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVida en el Valle (Fresno)
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)The nation reactsAeon Hopischmoock
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001-25,0002ndCampbell Reporter
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0001stBrentwood News
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301-11,0002ndThe Clovis Independent
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill Times
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Kingsburg RecorderCrowd packs services for Jason HurtadoPatrick O'Donnell
WritingAll Divisions1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)
WritingAll Divisions2ndCoast Weekly (Monterey)