2005 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Weeklies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Arts & Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions1stChico News & Review11/10/05 and 11/23/05 A&E Issues
Arts & Entertainment CoverageAll Divisions2ndPasadena Weekly11/3/05 and 11/10/05 A&E Issues
Best WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown Newswww.downtownnews.com
Best WebsiteDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weeklywww.paloaltoonline.com
Best WebsiteDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)www.coastlinepilot.com
Best WebsiteDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business Timeswww.sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com
Best WebsiteDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAmador Ledger Dispatch (Jackson)www.ledger-dispatch.com
Best WebsiteDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndSierra Sun (Truckee)www.sierrasun.com
Best WebsiteDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Intermountain News (Burney)www.im-news.com
Best WebsiteDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSt. Helena Starwww.sthelenastar.com
Business / Financial StoryAll Divisions1stChico News & ReviewJosh IndarPlace your bets
Business / Financial StoryAll Divisions2ndAlmanac (Menlo Park)Marion SoftkyKepler's at 50
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stChico News & ReviewTom Gascoyne
ColumnsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndBerkeley Daily PlanetJ. Douglas Allen-Taylor
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)Catharine Cooper
ColumnsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBerkeley VoiceMartin Snapp
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stAmador Ledger Dispatch (Jackson)Sean Rabe
ColumnsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)Buzz Eggleston
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stWeed PressRob McCallum
ColumnsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes LightRobert Plotkin
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stLos Angeles Downtown NewsDoug DavisSkid Row Holiday
Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)Steve BoltonCookies for sale
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)Netflix vs. Blockbuster
Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndIndependent Coast Observer (Gualala)Uncle Biz
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewMelinda Welsh
Editorial CommentDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Dennis Taylor
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stPleasanton WeeklyJeb Bing
Editorial CommentDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndSan Francisco Business TimesJim Gardner
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierChris Samson
Editorial CommentDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewClay Lambert
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe CambrianBert Etling
Editorial CommentDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSonoma West Times & News (Sebastopol)Barry W. Dugan
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay Guardian10/5/05 and 10/26/05 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)10/21/05 and 10/28/05 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Altos Town Crier10/5/05 and 10/12/05 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlmanac (Menlo Park)10/5/05 and 10/19/05 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPalisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades)10/6/05 and 10/20/05 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-Courier10/12/05 and 10/19/05 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star10/6/05 and 10/13/05 Editorial Pages
Editorial PagesDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Healdsburg Tribune10/20/05 and 10/27/05 Editorial Pages
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyTrash talk
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndSacramento News & ReviewThe great Natomas land rush
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)Redwood reckoning?
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceHangar
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-CourierDebate over county GMO initiative
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHi-Desert Star (Yucca Valley)Trash vs. Torrtoises
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Lemoore AdvanceDelta levees in big trouble
Environmental / Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe CambrianWest Village flood project
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Montclarion (Oakland)Sherry LavarsRemo Besio
Feature PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyNorbert von der GrobenShall we dance?
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBerkeley VoiceJoanna JhandaBerkeley cheerleader
Feature PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlameda JournalDean CoppolaSwinging in the new year
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Telegraph (Folsom)Philip WoodSafe trails ahead
Feature PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndCalaveras Enterprise (San Andreas)Craig KoschoTouching the sky
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)Michael A. MariantWhy did the chicken...
Feature PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTwin City Times (Riverdale)Cary EdmondsonWhat a rodeo and spring festival!
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMore San Pedro (Torrance)Dennis LimMending Broken Hearts
Feature StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPacific Sun (San Rafael)Jill KramerThe Freedom to Choose
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-TimesLisa TothMcHost with the McMost
Feature StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndConcord TranscriptTanya RoseMedical Robot
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReivewStacy TrevenonNot the same old drill
Feature StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierEmily BradyThe wild west side
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stCalistoga TribuneNick TrigliaPolenta Club
Feature StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndPoint Reyes LightPeter JamisonState's first gay Presbyterian
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stMountain View VoiceVoice to sue for hospital contract
Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay GuardianThe nonprofit gold rush
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stIdyllwild Town CrierJ.P. CrumrineIWD's lawyer collecting stream flow
Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndSacramento Valley Mirror (Artois)Tim CrewsHealth Servies Dept. and Human Resources Agency merge
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)9/14/05 and 9/21/05 Front pages
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndHuntington Beach Independent9/15/05 and 9/29/05 Front pages
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)9/16/05 and 9/30/05 Front pages
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBurbank Leader9/3-4/05 and 9/24-25/05 Front pages
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay Review9/14/05 and 9/28/05 Front pages
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-Courier9/14/05 and 9/21/05 Front pages
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under1stLos Banos Enterprise9/13/05 and 9/16/05 Front pages
Front Page - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill Times9/3/05 and 9/9/05 Front pages
Front Page - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stSacramento News & Review9/8/05 and 9/22/05 Front pages
Front Page - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndPasadena Weekly9/1/05 and 9/22/05 Front pages
Front Page - TabloidDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)9/2/05 and 9/23/05 Front pages
Front Page - TabloidDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndDanville Times9/9/05 and 9/30/05 Front pages
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklySeptember 21, 23 and 28, 2005 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndLathrop/Manteca Sun PostNovember 18, 25 and December 2, 2005 Newspaper issues
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business TimesSeptember 2, 9 and 16, 2005 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)September 16, 23 and 30, 2005 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stTahoe WorldSeptember 8, 15 and 22, 2005 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndNovato AdvanceSeptember 7, 14 and 21, 2005 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarSeptember 8, 15 and 22, 2005 Issues
General ExcellenceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill TimesSeptember 3, 6 and 10, 2005 Issues
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions1stContra Costa Sun (Lafayette)The road to ruin
Illustration / InfographicAll Divisions2ndSan Francisco Business TimesNFL deal - Sega's new playbook
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over1stMonterey County Weekly (Seaside)Raul VasquezThe Real Immigration Crisis: Not Enough Mexicans
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMetro Silicon Valley (San Jose)Stett HolbrookHungry
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stNorth Coast Journal (Arcata)Web of lies
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndAlmaden ResidentSandy BrundageCity staff hid cost of complex
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSierra Sun (Truckee)Worlds apart - affordable housing shortage
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndNovato AdvanceThe Investigation of San Marin Coach Chris Augusto
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMt. Shasta HeraldSubstance abuse
Investigative / Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe CambrianSan Simeon charges
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stThe Independent (Santa Barbara)9/1/05 and 9/29/05 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndMountain Democrat (Placerville)9/5/05 and 9/14/05 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stThe Sonoma Index-Tribune9/2/05 and 9/20/05 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndPleasanton Weekly9/9/05 and 9/16/05 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier9/14/05 and 9/21/05 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndNovato Advance9/7/05 and 9/14/05 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star9/15/05 and 9/22/05 Lifestyle sections
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSelma Enterprise9/7/05 and 9/14/05 Lifestyle sections
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyBill D'AgostinoThe End
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndGrunion Gazette (Long Beach)Harry SaltzgaverLegends goes up in flames
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)Rude awakening
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndBurbank LeaderMark R. MadlerThey were amazing, fearless
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stTahoe WorldRoad rage…
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndBig Bear GrizzleyShipwrecked!
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena StarBoy Scouts Troop 1
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndOjai Valley NewsOjai looks at damage
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over1stWalnut Creek Journal10/13/05 and 10/20/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndHuntington Beach Independent10/13/05 and 10/20/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBurbank Leader10/1-2/05 and 10/5/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndContra Costa Sun (Lafayette)10/14/05 and 10/21/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stPetaluma Argus-Courier10/5/05 and 10/12/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndBrentwood News10/21/05 and 10/28/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under1stKingsburg Recorder10/19/05 and 10/26/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - BroadsheetDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill Times10/4/05 and 10/22/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stLos Gatos Weekly-Times10/5/05 and 10/12/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Business Times10/7/05 and 10/14/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stRose Garden Resident (San Jose)10/13/05 and 10/20/05 Newspaper issues
Page Layout & Design - TabloidDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndEast Bay Business Times (Pleasanton)10/21/05 and 10/28/05 Newspaper issues
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over1stPalo Alto WeeklyNorbert von der GroebenForged in Palo Alto
Photo EssayDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Pinnacle (Hollister)Martin JimenezPulp racers
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stWillow Glen Resident (San Jose)Vicki ThompsonUpper cut
Photo EssayDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndCampbell ReporterSean PenelloMeasuring up
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSaratoga NewsGeorge SakkestadMiracle ears
Photo EssayDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndParadise PostNick BakerPast but present
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSelma EnterpriseCary EdmondsonBullfighting Bravado
Photo EssayDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndSelma EnterpriseCary EdmondsonJamz Session
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSan Francisco Bay GuardianA streetcar named Displacement
Public ServiceDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyClimbing to the top
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stAlmanac (Menlo Park)Can this bookstore be saved?
Public ServiceDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndContra Costa Sun (Lafayette)The road to ruin
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stBig Bear GrizzleyThe dark side of white
Public ServiceDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndNovato AdvanceTeen drinking
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under1stColfax RecordNo easy life to call the woods home
Public ServiceDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndThe Lemoore AdvanceA real trooper
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over1stGood Times (Santa Cruz)September 2005 - 30 Years of Good Times
Special IssueDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPasadena Weekly8/11/05 Fall Arts 2005 Preview
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stSan Francisco Business Times2005 San Francisco Structures
Special IssueDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndConcord TranscriptClass of 2005
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stSierra Sun (Truckee)November 2005: Military Memories
Special IssueDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTehachapi NewsJune 2005: California Correctional Institution Mission
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under1stThe Healdsburg Tribune11/3/05 2005 Harvest
Special IssueDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMorgan Hill Times3/29/05 Creative Pursuits
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)3/9/05 and 3/16/05 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto Weekly3/18/05 and 3/23/05 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stBurbank Leader3/16/05 and 3/26-27/05 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Press-Tribune (Roseville)3/2/05 and 3/26/05 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis Independent3/11/05 and 3/25/05 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndTahoe World3/24/05 and 3/31/05 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under1stSt. Helena Star3/24/05 and 3/31/05 Sports sections
Sports CoverageDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndMountain Echo (Fall River Mills)3/15/05 and 3/22/05 Sports sections
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)Juan Esparza Loera'The Ghost' Guerrero
Sports PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyKeith PetersGoal denied
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stAlameda JournalDoug DuranSoccer player Danielle Green
Sports PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceNicholas WrightLet the Eagles soar
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stHalf Moon Bay ReviewLeigh Ann MazeFinal score was too much to bear
Sports PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndHalf Moon Bay ReviewLeigh Ann MazeRiding mountains
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMorgan Hill TimesChris RileyAcorns ousted
Sports PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTimes-Press-Recorder (Arroyo Grande)Michael A. MariantStayin' alive
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over1stSacramento News & ReviewBecca CostelloSkateboarding is not a sport
Sports StoryDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndPalo Alto WeeklyKeith PetersStanford losing its biggest sports fan
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stLos Gatos Weekly-TimesJennifer McLainHot Wheels
Sports StoryDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndMountain View VoiceScott CampbellThe A's land Lansford
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Clovis IndependentLisa HoukAn open lane
Sports StoryDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndPetaluma Argus-CourierJohn JacksonSteroid use still in the shadows
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under1stKingsburg RecorderTerry KiblerKody Swanson to race
Sports StoryDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndWeed PressRob McCallumBears hoist BBB trophy
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over1stVida en el Valle (Fresno)Juan Esparza LoeraEl adios de un amigo
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 25,001 & over2ndThe Independent (Santa Barbara)Paul WellmanA report of disaster
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0001stCoastline Pilot (Laguna Beach)Don LeachRude awakening
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 11,001 - 25,0002ndThe Sonoma Index-TribuneRobbi PengellyComing down
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0001stThe Telegraph (Folsom)Philip WoodRebirth
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 4,301 - 11,0002ndParadise PostNick BakerScorched Earth
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under1stMountain Echo (Fall River Mills)Walt CaldwellTwo escape death
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 4,300 & under2ndTwin City Times (Riverdale)Cary EdmondsonStandoff in Easton
WritingDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over1stThe Independent (Santa Barbara)Nick WelshDiving into Falluja
WritingDivisions A & B: 11,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Bay GuardianA.C. ThompsonThe Fall Guy
WritingDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under1stBrentwood NewsTanya RoseeBART means changes in Byron
WritingDivisions C & D: 11,000 & under2ndSierra Sun (Truckee)David BunkerWorlds Apart