2002 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Dailies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times8/3/2002 and 8/3/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune8/22-28/2002 and 8/29-9/4/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stVentura County Star8/22/2002 and 8/29/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)8/18/2002 and 8/25/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Monterey County Herald8/1-7/2002 and 8/8-14/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSan Gabriel Valley Tribune (West Covina)8/2/2002 and 8/9/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)8/9/2002 and 8/16/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)8/23/2002 and 8/30/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Dispatch (Gilroy)8/2/2002 and 8/9/2002 - Gilroy Life
Arts and Entertainment CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)8/1/2002 and 8/8/2002 - That's Entertainment sections
Business or Financial StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsSPAM
Business or Financial StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times Magazine Cultural Anarchist vs. Hollywood Police state
Business or Financial StoryDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Rick JurgensOil's slippery slope
Business or Financial StoryDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Ted AppelWinery preserves through tumultuous year
Business or Financial StoryDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianChristine MalamanigSo where are all the jobs?
Business or Financial StoryDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-PressScott Hadly, Mark Van De Kamp and Starshine RoshellMillions lost in a financial black hole
Business or Financial StoryDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)Lara RohrStepping to the plate
Business or Financial StoryDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndLos Angeles Daily JournalSusan McRaeMine games
Business or Financial StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)David BrownBanking on tobacco
Business or Financial StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Porterville RecorderDavid ArkinGrowth: Three new businesses scheduled to move
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesSteve LopezColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeMarcos BretonColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Theresa KeeganColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Chris CourseyColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stSanta Barbara News-PressStarshine RoshellColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Bakersfield CalifornianSarah SabalosColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Davis EnterpriseDavid LacyColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Daily Democrat (Woodland)Gary SandyColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Dispatch (Gilroy)Doug MeierColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)William W. BedsworthColumns
Editorial CartoonAll divisions1stLos Angeles TimesMichael RamirezGee, I'd love to help...
Editorial CartoonAll divisions2ndOakland TribuneSteve LaitHappy Birthday!! Strom...ol' buddy
Editorial CommentDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesSlow-motion mass murder
Editorial CommentDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleDo-nothing politics
Editorial CommentDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)No on Bart bond
Editorial CommentDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndVentura County StarFocus on youth, not bureaucrats
Editorial CommentDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stPalo Alto Daily NewsOfficial's conduct simply outrageous
Editorial CommentDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSan Mateo County TimesSave sea life! Say 'no' to sonar
Editorial CommentDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)It's time for new owner of Steelheads
Editorial CommentDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Californian (Salinas)Prunedale bypass must be built
Editorial CommentDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Dispatch (Gilroy)Luigi towers
Editorial CommentDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Porterville RecorderPark this idea right next to city's sign law
Editorial PagesDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News4/8/2002 and 4/26/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times4/17/2002 and 4/22/2002 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)4/7/2002 and 4/21/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndVentura County Star4/2/2002 and 4/28/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Bakersfield Californian4/14/2002 and 4/21/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)4/23/2002 and 4/28/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stMerced Sun-Star4/18/2002 and 4/24/2002 Perspective sections
Editorial PagesDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndAuburn Journal4/9/2002 and 4/10/2002 Opinion sections
Editorial PagesDivision E: 10,000 & under1stManteca Bulletin4/16/2002 and 4/25/2002 Opinion sections
Editorial PagesDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)4/12/2002 and 4/26/2002 Opinion sections
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeeDale Kasler and Stuart LeavenworthLiquid Assets
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsKarl SchoenbergerWhere computers go to die
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Fresno BeeMark GrossiLast gasp
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)David Danelski and Cathy Armstrong8/25-26/2002 Industry vs. Environment
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Sun (San Bernardino)Andrew SilvaOur troubled local waters
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)Lukas VelushGrowth and nature, a plan for the future
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stVisalia Times-DeltaAmee M. ThompsonDairy deficit
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)Catherine MoyA growing dilemma
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stSiskiyou Daily News (Yreka)Andy MartinRiver of death
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Dispatch (Gilroy)Jonathan JeiselSouth Valley target for wastewater
Feature PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesDon BartlettiMisery's company
Feature PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesDon BartlettiSoaring
Feature PhotoDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Bob LarsonAmerican reflection
Feature PhotoDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Jose Carlos FajardoSomber parade marks AIDS Day
Feature PhotoDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stValley Times (Pleasanton)Norbert Von Der GroebenThe boys of slumber
Feature PhotoDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Cruz SentinelShmuel ThalerPlaying cat and mouse
Feature PhotoDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stMerced Sun-StarMarci StenbergMonarch butterfly
Feature PhotoDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndMerced Sun-StarDave GetzschmanPerched high above the action
Feature PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stOroville Mercury-RegisterDavid C. NeilsenAw, nuts!
Feature PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTurlock JournalDiane StevensonWhiling away the hours
Feature StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesPaul LiebmanGraveyard shift
Feature StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsMichelle GuidoA victim's hidden struggle
Feature StoryDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Suzanne PardingtonA shadow on their future
Feature StoryDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Fresno BeeDoug HoaglandBishop in title; priest at heart
Feature StoryDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelPeggy TownsendA beautiful mind
Feature StoryDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSan Mateo County TimesJustin JouvenalBlood on the tracks
Feature StoryDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stLos Angeles Daily JournalCheryl RomoMisty, who got no breaks
Feature StoryDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndTracy PressTanya RoseTeen triumphs over adversity
Feature StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)Jason HoppinMaking a record
Feature StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndManteca BulletinDennis WyattVance is much more than a statistic
Freedom of InformationDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesThe Fellowship Foundation
Freedom of InformationDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsMatt MarshallCalPERS releases
Freedom of InformationDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Modesto BeeRequest for FPPC's investigation records
Freedom of InformationDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndDaily Breeze (Torrance)Bond projects raise eyebrows
Freedom of InformationDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianCounty firefighters raking in overtime
Freedom of InformationDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndInland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario)Rancho action sparks anger
Freedom of InformationDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)Solano's public documents are not all that public
Freedom of InformationDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndLos Angeles Daily JournalCheryl RomoA child suicide in foster care
Freedom of InformationDivision E: 10,000 & under1stUkiah Daily JournalGlenda AndersonCounty to buy Masonite?
Freedom of InformationDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)Public courts, private records
Front PageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Sacramento Bee4/5/2002 and 4/15/2002
Front PageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury News4/14/2002 and 4/21/2002
Front PageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stDaily Breeze (Torrance)4/17/2002 and 4/28/2002
Front PageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)4/7/2002 and 4/24/2002
Front PageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Monterey County Herald4/11/2002 and 4/29/2002
Front PageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Cruz Sentinel4/21/2002 and 4/22/2002
Front PageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Californian (Salinas)4/20-21/2002 and 4/27-28/2002
Front PageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)4/14/2002 and 4/27/2002
Front PageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTurlock Journal4/24/2002 and 4/25/2002
Front PageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)4/26-28/2002
General ExcellenceDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
General ExcellenceDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Chronicle
General ExcellenceDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
General ExcellenceDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
General ExcellenceDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stSanta Barbara News-Press
General ExcellenceDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
General ExcellenceDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
General ExcellenceDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
General ExcellenceDivision E: 10,000 & under1stManteca Bulletin
General ExcellenceDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDaily Triplicate (Crescent City)
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe San Diego Union-TribuneBrian CraginA trip in the motor home
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsDoug GriswoldThe faded glory of Iraq
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Fresno BeeWhy our valley air is polluted
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Tiny wild things & mini monsters
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stOakland TribuneJames GaylesTrue selves
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-PressTom de WaltWhale of a festival
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Napa Valley RegisterCaution: Detour Ahead
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)Solano's public documents are not all that public
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision E: 10,000 & under1stManteca BulletinCity dweller writes from the sticks
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)Windy city presence in the Bay Area
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesFar from battlefield, Marines lose...
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesTerry McDermott9/1/2002, 12/22/2002 Plotting terror
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Students living in material world
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)The Bay Bridge: Where the fault lies
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Sun (San Bernardino)A night of horror
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Bakersfield CalifornianCounty firefighters raking in overtime
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stLos Angeles Daily JournalWhen death comes for the forgotten
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndSanta Maria TimesGangs behind the headlines
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stUkiah Daily JournalMaking it work
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)North Carolina Senator John Edwards
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times7/9/2002 and 7/10/2002 Southern California Living sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Chronicle7/14/2002 and 7/21/2002 Living sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Fresno Bee7/4/2002 and 7/6/2002 Life sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Food & Wine section and 7/4/2002 Time Out section
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stOakland Tribune7/27/2002 and 7/28/2002 Bay Area Living sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Cruz Sentinel7/6/2002 and 7/7/2002 Santa Cruz Style sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Napa Valley Register7/20/2002 and 7/21/2002 Living sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)7/27/2002 and 7/29/2002 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Dispatch (Gilroy)7/19/2002 and 7/26/2002 Gilroy Life sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndLake County Record-Bee (Lakeport)7/24/2002 and 7/31/2002 Lake County Lifestyles sections
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesKenneth R. Weiss and Mitchell LandsbergGunman kills two at LAX
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-TribuneJury recommends death
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Fresno BeeCyndee Fontana, Jennifer Fitzenberger and Valerie Avalos-LavimodiereKiller fog
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Murder verdict in dog mauling
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Sun (San Bernardino)Alan SchnepfCajon Burns
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Sun (San Bernardino)Joe Nelson and Alan SchnepfSB Hotel fire kills 4
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)Kevin ClericiDrenched!
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Union (Grass Valley)Doug MattsonHistory in flame
Local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Dispatch (Gilroy)Jonathan JeiselCroy fire
Local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndLos Gatos Daily NewsSantana Row burns
Non-Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times2 captured in shootings; guns linked to 11 attacks
Non-Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-TribuneTijuana's chief, dozens of Baja police detained
Non-Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Modesto BeeChandra's remains found in D.C. park
Non-Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Fresno BeeMerced man kills 4 children
Non-Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)Francis P. GarlandLand feud ends in killings
Non-Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Sun (San Bernardino)Chris T. NguyenSouthland searched for Samantha's killer
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Francisco Chronicle5/20/2002 and 5/21/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune5/5/2002 and 5/6/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)5/25/2002 and 5/26/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)5/11/2002 and 5/12/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)5/8/2002 and 5/9/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Monterey County Herald5/30/2002 and 5/31/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stSanta Maria Times5/27/2002 and 5/28/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Davis Enterprise5/17/2002 and 5/19/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTurlock Journal5/3/2002 and 5/4/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndManteca Bulletin5/1/2002 and 5/2/2002
Photo EssayDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesEnrique's Journey - Chapter One
Photo EssayDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesCarolyn ColeLos Angeles Times Magazine Bringing Bethlehem home
Photo EssayDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Fresno BeeLost in America
Photo EssayDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Good survives the evil - 9/11 revisited
Photo EssayDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianThe untold costs of meth
Photo EssayDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Cruz SentinelA sisters love
Photo EssayDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)Jerry, just an ordinary guy
Photo EssayDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)A mission to Mexico
Photo EssayDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDaily Triplicate (Crescent City)Relighting an old flame
Photo EssayDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Dispatch (Gilroy)Shifting inferno
Public ServiceDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesCardinal Mahony kept Cleric's abuse secret for 16 years
Public ServiceDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)Who's watching the children?
Public ServiceDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stVentura County StarJuvenile injustice
Public ServiceDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)The National Guard's ability to respond to a terrorist threat
Public ServiceDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Confronting cancer
Public ServiceDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-PressCold cases
Public ServiceDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stMerced Sun-StarUnserved arrest warrants
Public ServiceDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndLodi News-SentinelHigh school student nearly drowns
Public ServiceDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDesert Dispatch (Barstow)Barstow votes count
Public ServiceDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)Judicial misconduct
Special IssueDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe San Diego Union-Tribune9/11, one year later
Special IssueDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento Bee9/11, How we've changed
Special IssueDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Fresno BeeLost in America
Special IssueDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Election: Head of State
Special IssueDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)A world changed
Special IssueDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Growing up in Marin
Special IssueDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)A changed America
Special IssueDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndSanta Maria TimesOne year later
Special IssueDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTurlock JournalPride 2002
Special IssueDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Porterville RecorderOld glory still flying high
Sports CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times11/15/2002 and 11/24/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Chronicle11/3/2002 and 11/14/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Fresno Bee11/10/2002 and 11/12/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndVentura County Star11/23/2002 and 11/24/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Bakersfield Californian11/14/2002 and 11/15/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)11/23/2002 and 11/24/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)11/1/2002 and 11/10/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Californian (Salinas)11/27/2002 and 11/28/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)11/18/2002 and 11/28/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDesert Dispatch (Barstow)11/8/2002 and 11/16/2002 Sports sections
Sports PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleJim MerithewIn your face
Sports PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeBryan PatrickAnaheim Angels - championship celebration
Sports PhotoDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stPress-Telegram (Long Beach)Steven GeorgesNext!
Sports PhotoDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)William Wilson Lewis IIIOne for the Horry books
Sports PhotoDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stSan Francisco ExaminerJeff ChiuCarried out of harm's way
Sports PhotoDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)Carlos ChavezCut above the rest
Sports PhotoDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stThe Signal (Santa Clarita)Bryan KneidngIn the driver's seat
Sports PhotoDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Californian (Salinas)Richard Green7/20-7/21/2002 Freeze frame
Sports PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Porterville RecorderChieko HaraSad in second place
Sports PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Dispatch (Gilroy)James M. MohsHigh-flying act
Sports StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesDiane PucinMini sensation
Sports StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndDaily News of Los AngelesHoward BeckO'Neal sees more to conquer
Sports StoryDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Jeff FletcherBulking up, breaking down
Sports StoryDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndVentura County Starbob ButtittaGifted with gloves
Sports StoryDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stOakland TribuneDave NewhouseBerg puts ex-racehorse back on their feet
Sports StoryDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)Dan RuthemeyerThe wooling of Billie Jo Grant
Sports StoryDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stLodi News-SentinelJeff SuttonFrom tragedy comes triumph
Sports StoryDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndLodi News-SentinelScott HowellThe deaf destroyer
Sports StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)Mike McKeeOut on the field
Sports StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)John ReidBaler freshman has been showing skills
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesRick LoomisInjured
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesCarolyn ColePalestinian death
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Kent PorterHorse to the rescue
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 75,001 - 200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Christopher ChungPetaluma firefighter collapses
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0001stThe Argus (Fremont)Anda ChuNature's wrath
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 25,001 - 75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-PressRafael MaldondoStranded surfers rescued during storm
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0001stWhittier Daily NewsKeith BirminghamTraffic stopper
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 10,001 - 25,0002ndThe Californian (Salinas)Richard Green2/2-3/2002 Family salutes fallen Marine
Spot News PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Porterville RecorderJohn TiptonTwo people stuck in overturned auto
Spot News PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)Jason DoiyGridlock over garage
WritingAll divisions1stLos Angeles TimesStephanie SimonThe only sense is of loss
WritingAll divisions2ndSan Francisco ChronicleStacy FinzThe case of a lifetime