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2002 Better Newspapers Contest — Weekly winners

2002 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublication  
Arts and Entertainment CoverageAll divisions1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)8/21-27/2002 and 8/28-9/3/2002
Arts and Entertainment CoverageAll divisions2ndSacramento News & Review8/22/2002 and 8/29/2002
Business or Financial StoryAll divisions1stGood Times (Santa Cruz)Greg Archer8/29-9/4/2002 Soul mates
Business or Financial StoryAll divisions2ndSan Francisco Business TimesMark Calvey3/22-28/2002 CEO stages revolution
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMontclarion (Oakland)Janet LevauxColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Downtown NewsDavid FriedmanColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Kate WoodsColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndPoway News ChieftainKevin GemmellColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAmador Ledger-Dispatch (Jackson)Leslie McLaughlinColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHealdsburg TribuneRay HolleyColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Cambrian (Cambria)Kathe TannerColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndWinters ExpressDebra Lo GuercioColumns
Editorial CartoonAll divisions1stPoway News ChieftainIn stocks on Wall Street
Editorial CartoonAll divisions2ndColfax RecordJim BowersAbove the smog
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay GuardianThe case against war
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMontclarion (Oakland)Shift gears to ease transportation woes
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times3/15-21/2002 Weak housing laws
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)Tell us who shot him
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHi-Desert Star (Yucca Valley)Our view: If Klan is organizing, so should we, against it
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)NLTRA lacking Verrue-similitude
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Cambrian (Cambria)Bert EtlingAnother country heard from
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesIllegal or not - these men are our affair
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly4/10/2002 and 4/17/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian4/3/2002 and 4/10/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Altos Town Crier4/3/2002 and 4/17/2002
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Times4/5-11/2002 and 4/26-5/2/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier4/3/2002 and 4/10/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review4/17/2002 and 4/24/2002
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Desert Trail (Twentynine Palms)4/11/2002 and 4/18/2002 Editorial pages
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndWinters Express4/18/2002 and 4/25/2002 Editorial pages
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stIndependent (Huntington Beach)Danette GouletThe Bolsa Chica Restoration Project
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSanta Barbara IndependentMatt KettmannInvation of the house-eating fungus
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Almanac (Menlo Park)Marion SoftkyWater: Can we count on it?
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal Weekly (Eureka)Keith EasthouseDeep trouble
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierKate WattsRestoring Adobe Creek
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Selma EnterpriseTerry KiblerRaisin growers look to machines for salvation
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stLindsay GazetteCarolyn BarbreThe Circle of Gold
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)Kathe TannerHistoric plans could change the face of Hearst development
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Pinnacle South Valley (Gilroy)Joel TurnerSuk Yung Choi Dancers
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndIndependent (Huntington Beach)Kent TreptowBMX bike trick
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)San Bernardino county rodeo
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceTue Nam TonA real life game of rollerball
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stRamona SentinelT.J. HallMiss Ramona 2002
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewMark JordanMilking a goat
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stColfax RecordA. Thomas HomerCity pool offers a chance to keep cool
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)Art RogersMaking their bodies figures of speech
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stCoast Weekly (Monterey)Andrew Scutro5/16-22/2002 Death's door
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNew Times (San Luis Obispo)Daniel BlackburnHospice behind bars
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesJames Temple7/19-25/2002 The rule breaker
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal Weekly (Eureka)Emily GurnonHumboldt dental care
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Selma EnterpriseTerry KiblerScott Foulger's amazing adventures
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndAdobe Press (Nipomo)Emily SlaterThe endless fiesta
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarCarolyn YoungerPen and Prose
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndColfax RecordA. Thomas HomerBack in the saddle
Freedom of InformationDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyMorton: Dysfunctional council violates law
Freedom of InformationDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian3/13-19/2002 State secrets
Freedom of InformationDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Trust is most important attribute
Freedom of InformationDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceExpert: School board held illegal secret meeting
Freedom of InformationDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHealdsburg TribuneHospital may have violated state open meetings law
Freedom of InformationDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndClaremont CourierIn a word - Public debate
Freedom of InformationDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSacramento Valley Mirror (Artois)Valley Mirror to sue Glenn County Finance on public access blocking
Freedom of InformationDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTown Crier (Idyllwild)The Pine Grove Water District Board of Directors
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stIndependent (Huntington Beach)4/4-10/2002 and 4/25-5/1/2002
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMontclarion (Oakland)4/5/2002 and 4/9/2002
Front PageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBerkeley Voice4/12/2002 and 4/26/2002
Front PageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Times4/12-18/2002 and 4/19-25/2002
Front PageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis Independent4/12-18/2002 and 4/26-5/2/2002
Front PageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-Courier4/3/2002 and 4/24/2002
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Weekly Calistogan (Calistoga)4/18/2002 and 4/25/2002
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLemoore Advance4/4/2002 and 4/18/2002
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)
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 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill Times
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Cambrian (Cambria)
Illustration or Info GraphicAll divisions1stSan Francisco Business TimesMajor Oakland development
Illustration or Info GraphicAll divisions2ndSan Francisco Business TimesReassessing San Francisco's skyline
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMetro Silicon Valley (San Jose)Lauren Stein3/21-27/2002 Jagged little pill
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPasadena WeeklyA long, strange trip on the Alabama railroad
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesSan Francisco in crisis
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNorth Coast Journal Weekly (Eureka)Keith EasthousePoisoned Slough
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAmador Ledger-Dispatch (Jackson)American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)Utility district consolidation
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Willits NewsLawsuit against City of Willits by River Watch
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTown Crier (Idyllwild)Drought prompts IWD plan to use radioactive water
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)7/17-23/2002 and 7/24-30/2002 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSanta Barbara Independent7/3/2002 and 7/11/2002 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPleasanton Weekly7/19/2002 and 7/29/2002 Living sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-Tribune7/12/2002 and 7/16/2002 Weekend and Valley Life sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPalisadian Post (Pacific Palisades)7/18/2002 and 7/25/2002 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)7/6/2002 and 7/13/2002 Focus sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star7/18/2002 and 7/25/2002 Living sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndReedley Exponent7/18/2002 and 7/25/2002 - The Reedley Exponent Panorama
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyA community's nightmare
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSanta Barbara IndependentNick WelshWhat's sex got to do with it?
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPoway News ChieftainJessica LongMissing girl a kidnap victim
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceJohn GeluardiA wary city eyes its new mayor
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stKern Valley Sun (Lake Isabella)Fire storms through Isabella
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndThe Oakdale LeaderMarg JacksonFiery end to high speed cop pursuit
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesJonathan JeiselRaging fire devastates hills
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndHighland Community NewsChristina BuiceMissing girl found dead
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over1stCoast Weekly (Monterey)5/23-29/2002 and 5/30-6/5/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weekly5/17/2002 and 5/22/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-Times5/8/2002 and 5/15/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Times5/10-16/2002 and 5/17-23/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSaratoga News5/8/2002 and 5/15/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review5/8/2002 and 5/15/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Cambrian (Cambria)5/23/2002 and 5/30/2002
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Willits News5/24/2002 and 5/29/2002
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyDancing through the years
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Acorn (Agoura Hills)Learning a sense of discipline
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLedger-Dispatch (Antioch)A spirit soars
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)From the hoses to hard drives
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewReview magazine January 2002 Bodies in motion
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndRamona SentinelA rip-roarin' good time
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)Unbelievable
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesOur future is you Class of 2002
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay GuardianWhy San Francisco needs to get rid of PG & E
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGood Times (Santa Cruz)Flag order
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stMountain View VoiceTEC's health risks
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Lack of graffiti patrol
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stTahoe World (Tahoe City)Immigrants risk lives to reach U.S.
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSierra Star (Oakhurst)Groundwater
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Cambrian (Cambria)Cambria’s water-supply crisis
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndIndependent Coast Observer (Gualala)The Gualala River and the Albion River
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewBest of Sacramento
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weekly2003 Edition
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPalos Verdes Peninsula News (Rancho Palos Verdes)Our Town Summer 2002 - Salute to Hometown Heros
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)From horses to hard drives
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review2002 Coastside Guide
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTehachapi NewsMay 2002 - East Kern Visitors Guide
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTown Crier (Idyllwild)9th Annual Jazz in the Pines
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)8/24-25/2002 9th Annual Jazz in the Pines
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stIndependent (Huntington Beach)11/14/2002 and 11/21/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndNeighbors City View (Fresno)11/14/2002 and 11/28/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBurbank Leader11/23-24/2002 and 11/27/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)11/28-29/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Selma Enterprise11/6/2002 and 11/13/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndRamona Sentinel11/7/2002 and 11/14/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stReedley Exponent11/21/2002 and 11/28/2002 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)11/13/2002 and 11/20/2002 Sports sections
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stIndependent (Huntington Beach)Steve McCrankOn to state!
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMontclarion (Oakland)Steve MaslankaHead-Royce blows past College Prep
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-TimesGeorge SakkestadCats win NorCal volleyball title
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceTue Nam TonWhellin' and dealin' on the court
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stRamona SentinelKeith HansenBackstrokin'
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndKern Valley Sun (Lake Isabella)Aaron StewartLocal rodeo ropes in fans
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stOjai Valley NewsChris CantleThacher's takes a desperate leap
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMountain Echo (Fall River Mills)Ron MosherLady Bulldogs take Tulelake Tourney
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNeighbors City View (Fresno)Margaret SlabyWorth his weight...in gold
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)Matt PalmquistThis is NOT a story about Kolby Bryant
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stWillow Glen Resident (San Jose)Dick SparrerThe Ref
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly-TimesSandy SimsWheels of Fortune
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewJeanine GoreGnarly grinds at skate contest
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)Nathan LaverRippey given highest honor
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)Shannon MorrowBraving the middle fork
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena StarDave WilliamsDecade of dominance
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMontclarion (Oakland)Tue Nam TonA quickly moving brush fire
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyDon FeriaSigns of peace
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Sonoma Index-TribuneRobbi PengellyThree-vehicle wreck
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndContra Costa Sun (Lafayette)Kristopher SkinnerPoignant moment
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)Jeff McPheeClassroom crash
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndRamona SentinelT. J. HallEverything's Okay
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSacramento Valley Mirror (Artois)Tim CrewsCrash recalls pleas for stop sign
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)Andrea BlumDoomed cow
WritingAll divisions1stCoast Weekly (Monterey)The mythic wild boar
WritingAll divisions2ndSan Francisco Bay GuardianKimiko's burden
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