2003 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Arts and Entertainment CoverageAll divisions1stThe Independent (Santa Barbara)
Arts and Entertainment CoverageAll divisions2ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)
Business or Financial StoryAll divisions1stSan Francisco Business TimesBreaking point: Workers' comp
Business or Financial StoryAll divisions2ndCalistoga TribuneCanine Chiropractor
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown NewsJon RegardieColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGood Times (Santa Cruz)Sven DavisColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Lt. Col. Richard Johnson Reports from Kuwait
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceMartin SnappColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stNovato AdvanceEric BaxterColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndNovato AdvancePatty GoodinColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under1stOjai Valley NewsBret BradiganColumns
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe CambrianKathe TannerColumns
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stAlmaden Resident (San Jose)You're low on salsa
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndNews Chieftain (Poway)Your future $1.00
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stRose Garden Resident (San Jose)The economy must be worse…
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndArgus-Courier (Petaluma)Petaluma's e-z solution to parking
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMontclarion (Oakland)Janet Levaux and Eric KurhiPolice Reform
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)Editors Michael Raffety and Pat LakeyDictatorial DA
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stAlameda JournalLucinda RyanThis is personal
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceEric KurhiDetox program needed
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPiedmonterJanet LevauxOffensive or opportunistic?
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSelma EnterpriseLinda RennPicture yourself a raisin farmer
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stOjai Valley NewsBret BradiganStreams of thought
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)Debra CoatesSeparation of powers
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto Weekly6/11/03 and 6/25/03
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay Guardian6/11/03 and 6/18/03
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times6/6/03 and 6/27/03
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndLos Gatos Weekly-Times6/4/03 and 6/18/03
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stArgus-Courier (Petaluma)6/18/03 and 6/25/03
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review6/4/03 and 6/18/03
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)6/18/03 and 6/25/03
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill Times6/10/03 and 6/13/03
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Pinnacle South Valley (Gilroy)PerchloratePerchlorate
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGood Times (Santa Cruz)Breaking point
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)New home for condors
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceUnforeseen risk
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stTahoe World (Tahoe City)What's wrong with the water?
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)What does the future hold for Tahoe Vista?
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesWells contaminated
Environmental or Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOjai Valley NewsReturn of the native
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNeighbors Cityview (Fresno)Scott AdamsOdd jobs
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLedger Dispatch (Antioch)Nader KhouriUp to their elbows
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Record (Pleasant Hill)Kristopher SkinnerA face in the crowd
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlameda JournalTue Nam TonHip lesson in dance
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stBrentwood NewsSherry LavarsAn angel takes flight
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewPaolo VesciaOctober 2003 Review Magazine
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Escalon TimesMarg JacksonRefreshing break
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPatterson IrrigatorHime RomeroAcrobatic action
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood Times (Santa Cruz)Confessions of a modern-day spinster
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGood Times (Santa Cruz)The Family Gift
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal Weekly (Eureka)Mistaking the enemy
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business TimesCampbell settles in
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis IndependentFinding hope
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSierra Sun (Truckee)Living with diabetes
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarA special kind of harvest
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMt. Shasta HeraldSigns of a culture
Freedom of InformationDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyWeekly lawsuit unlocks e-mails...
Freedom of InformationDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMetro Silicon Valley (San Jose)County's bounty
Freedom of InformationDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Award homes
Freedom of InformationDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHealdsburg TribuneTown Meeting on hospital crisis
Freedom of InformationDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewAnonymous $50,000 donation
Freedom of InformationDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMountain Echo (Fall River Mills)Fish & Game investigation
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)10/1-7/03 and 10/29-11/4/03
Front PageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndHuntington Beach Independent10/2/03 and 10/9/03
Front PageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stAlameda Journal10/10/03 and 10/17/03
Front PageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley Voice10/17/03 and 10/24/03
Front PageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stNovato Advance10/8/03 and 10/29/03
Front PageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndParadise Post10/25/03 and 10/30/03
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)10/8/03 and 10/17/03
Front PageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPatterson Irrigator10/2/03 and 10/16/03
Illustration or Info GraphicAll divisions1stCrestline Courier-NewsDid he do it?
Illustration or Info GraphicAll divisions2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)The great left hope
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)Son of Super SwindlerSon of Super Swindler
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay GuardianThe Adam Clay Thompson story
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stAlmanac News (Menlo Park)Firestorm Brewing
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMilpitas PostUpward trend
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stNovato AdvanceA tale of two cities
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewFirestormFirestorm
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stCrestline Courier-NewsBoles Murder Story
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)SF Regional Water Quality Control Board
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)11/5/03 and 11/26/03
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMetro Silicon Valley (San Jose)11/6/03 and 11/13/03
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stVisalia Cityview11/16/03 and 11/23/0311/16/03 and 11/23/03
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlmanac News (Menlo Park)11/5/03 and 11/19/03
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSierra Sun (Truckee)11/7/03 and 11/28/03
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay Review11/5/03 and 11/12/03
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star11/13/03 and 11/27/03
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Weekly Calistogan11/13/03 and 11/20/03
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyHit and Run Tragedy
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)EDHS girl drowns
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBurbank LeaderThe Manhunt Continues
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBurbank LeaderCrash probe goes on
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stArgus-Courier (Petaluma)Petaluma Prowler
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewFire: Cunha's store burns
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesGirl's suicide stuns Britton campus
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMountain Echo (Fall River Mills)Historic Mill Burns
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSF Weekly (San Francisco)8/6/03 and 8/13/03
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndHuntington Beach Independent8/21/03 and 8/28/03
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLaguna Beach Coastline-Pilot8/1/03 and 8/8/03
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBurbank Leader8/13/03 and 8/16-17/03
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stContra Costa Sun (Lafayette)8/13/03 and 8/20/03
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndNovato Advance8/20/03 and 8/27/03
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under1stCalistoga Tribune8/22/03 and 8/29/03
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)8/6/03 and 8/13/03
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMountain Democrat (Placerville)End of the Line
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyAlways open
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-TimesHot stuff
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)New home for older folks
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewCunha's store burns
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndBrentwood NewsDown on the farm
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stCalistoga TribuneKnife man
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTwin City Times (Riverdale)Riverdale rodeo
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Pinnacle South Valley (Gilroy)PerchloratePerchlorate
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSouth Coast Beacon (Santa Barbara)Poor Access to Health Care
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)New Home For Condors
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceToxics
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewCunha's Employee Relief Fund
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)The State of North Tahoe Athletics
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stPoint Reyes Light (Point Reyes Station)Bolinas man near death
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLindsay GazetteSupervisors Made Right Choice
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)Cesar Estrada Chavez
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay GuardianPoverty amid plenty
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Pinnacle Photo Workshop
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndNews Chieftain (Poway)Guide to Poway Days 2003
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPalisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades)Celebrating 75 Years
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHealdsburg TribuneHarvest Edition 2003
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Weekly Calistogan2003-2004 Wine Edition
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndCalistoga TribuneNovember 2003 - Mud City Weekender
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNeighbors Cityview (Fresno)10/16/03 and 10/30/03
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weekly10/1/03 and 10/24/03
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Pinnacle (Hollister)10/9/03 and 10/16/03
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)10/15/03 and 10/25/03
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis Independent10/3/03 and 10/31/03
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSun Post News (San Clemente)10/28/03 and 10/30/03
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star10/23/03 and 10/30/03
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMountain Echo (Fall River Mills)10/21/03 and 10/28/03
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyKeith PetersAnother winning finish
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndVentura County ReporterJoshua Gates WeisbergFlying home
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stConcord TranscriptKristopher SkinnerFacing the spring-like sun
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceDon FeriaAll wrapped up
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stBrentwood NewsNader KhouriA bum steer?
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndContra Costa Sun (Lafayette)Kristopher SkinnerReaching for the sky
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stFeather River Bulletin (Quincy)Shannon MorrowFeather River College baseball celebrates…
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndCalistoga TribuneNoah Hampton-AsmusWildcat shot
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stNeighbors Cityview (Fresno)Makes a case for perseverance
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSF Weekly (San Francisco)The Rush of Victory
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)Running on Empty
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlmanac News (Menlo Park)Sport of Kings
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSaratoga NewsDétente at Westmont
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewJune 2003 Review Magazine - Wild Child
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stColfax RecordFalcons seal the deal
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndLemoore AdvanceBulls eye
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyDon FeriaYou've got a friend
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndHuntington Beach IndependentSean DufreneStumping Iron
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCorridor News (San Diego)Karl GroblRanch spirit unscorched
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCorridor News (San Diego)Karl GroblProject Phoenix
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stTehachapi NewsMatthew ChewChilling rescue
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World (Tahoe City)Court LeveFire suppressed
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMountain Echo (Fall River Mills)Ron MosherMotorhome on Fire
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMt. Shasta HeraldPaul BoergerCamp cabin burns
WritingDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stThe Independent (Santa Barbara)Nick WelshA Matter of Life or Death
WritingDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndChico News & ReviewJosh IndarTales of the Dead
WritingDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stThe CambrianKathe TannerTested
WritingDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndSaratoga NewsGloria I. WangA Christmas Miracle